Nature Conservancy Canada

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is Canada’s leading national land conservation organization. A private, non-profit organization, we partner with individuals, corporations, other non-profit organizations and governments at all levels to protect our most important natural treasures — the natural areas that sustain Canada’s plants and wildlife. We secure properties (through donation, purchase, conservation agreement and the relinquishment of other legal interests in land) and manage them for the long term.

Since 1962, NCC and our partners have helped to conserve more than 2.8 million acres (1.1 million hectares) of ecologically significant land from coast to coast.

Vision of Nature Conservancy Canada :

  • Nature Conservancy Canada envisions a world in which Canadians conserve nature in all its diversity, and safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life.

Mission of Nature Conservancy Canada :

  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada leads and inspires others to join us in creating a legacy for future generations by conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.

Values of Nature Conservancy Canada :

  • Durable Conservation Outcomes
  • Evidence-Based Decision-Making
  • Respect For Nature and People
  • Integrity First
  • Conservation Through Collaboration and Cooperation

If you are interested in more stories of Nature Conservancy Canada, visit http://www.natureconservancy.ca/.

 

Energy Probe

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Energy Probe is a consumer and environmental research team, active in the fight against nuclear power, and dedicated to resource conservation, economic efficiency, and effective utility regulation.

Current Priorities of Energy Probe :

  • Restore strong regulation in monopolized markets, such as those involving gas pipelines and electricity grids
  • Promote competition in naturally competitive markets
  • Promote a clean energy future
  • Stop nuclear expansion
  • Explain that global warming alarmism promotes an all-electric society of uneconomic and environmentally destructive  dams, industrial wind farms and nuclear reactors
  • Protect consumer interests when considering energy purchases and options

Energy Probe’s Funding :

  • Energy Probe depends overwhelmingly on individual donations and commercial activities for its operation
  • Individual donations include receipted monies and unreceipted pro bono work, including from whistle-blowers, lawyers and scientists

For more details about Energy Probe’s projects and goals, visit https://ep.probeinternational.org/.

Degrowth Canada

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Degrowth Canada is asmallnot-for-profit organization recently set-up by a number of participants and organizers of the International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas (Montreal 13-20 May 2012) to act as a vehicle for communications across Canada on regional and local degrowth activities.

Mission Statement of Degrowth Canada :

  • The mission of Degrowth Canada is to actively engage and mobilize citizens in Canada in the global post growth movement. Degrowth Canada is organized based on self-management and aims to use a transdisciplinary approach; grassroots, bottom-up participation; and the integration of civil society in its research and discussions. To articulate the needs and aspirations of the Americas for a post-growth, more equitable and better world, Degrowth Canada worked with others in the organization of the Montreal International Conference on Degrowth in the Americas held in May 2012 and with groups across Canada which express an interest in sharing information and actions which promote policies and activities  toward a post growth Canada. After the conference, we continue to engage and mobilize citizens in post growth activities that challenge the growth–driven economic model on which existing policies are based. Our ultimate goal is to enable Canada to smoothly transition into a post growth society ripe with social and environmental justice

Bridges :

Bridges will be a periodical publication that aims at collaborative research, that promotes inter-regional alliances to help engage citizens and mobilize them into actions related to the post growth movement.

Subversion :

Degrowth Canada hopes to Identify and promote collaborative experiences that challenge the dominant paradigm. (Experiences: workshops, public lectures, art and actions in public spaces, alternative communities)

Capacity Development :

Degrowth Canada hopes to provide tools and resources for social actors at all scales (starting from local communities to the international community) to critically reflect on current post growth dialogues, in order to develop and articulate new post growth pathways.

For more information about Degrowth Canada and their activities, visit https://degrowthcanada.wordpress.com/.

 

 

Windfall Centre

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Established in 1998 by Brent R. Kopperson, Windfall Ecology Centre is a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to building sustainable communities. The creation of Windfall was inspired by a vision of healthy communities, where economic, social, and environmental needs achieve balance through social innovation, community partnership, and community action. The Centre’s activities focus on empowering communities to create lasting wealth in a carbon constrained 21st century.

What Do They Do?

  • Energy Efficiency
  • Transportation
  • Solar Services
  • Windfall Ecology Festival
  • Water Protection
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Sustainability Planning

Conservation Council

 

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Our Vision

Conservation Council of New Brunswick believes the future of all life depends on bringing human activity in balance with ecological limits.

Our Mission

Conservation Council of New Brunswick is a non-profit organization that creates awareness of environmental problems and advances practical solutions through research, education and interventions.

Our History

The idea for a provincial environmental organization for New Brunswick was first proposed in January 1969 at the annual meeting of the New Brunswick Institute of Agrology by soil scientist Kenneth Langmaid. With a $50 grant from the institute, Ken joined with a group of other scientists, writers, and journalists to found the Conservation Council of New Brunswick on October 18, 1969. Kenneth Langmaid served as our first president. The original provisional directors included Robert Strang, Gerald Shaw, and Austin Squires.

In 1979, the Conservation Council hired its first Executive Director, Dana Silk. Dana was succeeded by Janice Harvey in 1983. In 1985, David Coon joined Janice to serve as Policy Director. By 1990, the organization had grown such that it was organizing its work into programs, beginning with its Marine Conservation Program. Sustainable Agriculture and Environmental Health Programs were added in the mid-1990?s. These were followed by the establishment of Forest Conservation, Climate Action, Health Watch Programs, and most recently, Buy Local NB, Freshwater Protection, and Learning Outside.

If you’d like to learn more about CCC please click on the image above.

Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication

1ffa3bb62aThe Canadian Network for Environmental Education and Communication (EECOM)/ Le réseau canadien d’éducation et de communication relatives à l’environnement, is Canada’s only national, bilingual, charitable network for environmental learning (EL). EECOM works strategically and collaboratively to advance EL to ensure Canadians are environmentally literate, engaged in environmental stewardship and contributing to a healthy, sustainable future. At a time when the environment and sustainability issues are a clear priority to Canadians, EECOM’s role is more important than ever before.

EECOM works with multi-disciplinary, multi-regional, multi-cultural and multi-sectoral partner individuals and organizations from across Canada. Reflecting the fundamental importance of networking and collaborating among regions, cultures and sectors in EL, EECOM’s network is comprised of teachers, students, academics, community leaders, nature interpreters, youth, and business leaders. Current members and associates include representatives and decision makers from provincial, territorial or national environmental learning organizations, from a variety of sectors including: all levels of government, NGOs, universities, K-12 schools, private sector, industry, autonomous workers and retirees.

If you’d like to learn more please feel free to click the image above to be directed to their website.

Canadian Environmental LAW Association

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The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a non-profit, public interest organization established in 1970 to use existing laws to protect the environment and to advocate environmental law reforms. Funded by Legal Aid Ontario, CELA is one of 76 community legal clinics located across Ontario, 18 of which offer services in specialized areas of the law. CELA also undertakes additional educational and law reform projects funded by government and private foundations. To find out more see our most recent Annual Report.

Clinic Mandate

The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is a specialty community legal clinic providing services to low income individuals and disadvantaged communities across Ontario in environmental law matters. CELA was established in 1970, funded as an Ontario specialty legal aid clinic since 1978, and incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation without share capital pursuant to the laws of Canada in 1982, providing legal aid services to the community without fees for service. CELA services include environmental law legal services, including representation before a variety of courts and tribunals as well as assistance to individuals representing themselves, summary advice, law reform and public legal education.

CELA’s objectives are:

  • To provide equitable access to justice to those otherwise unable to afford representation for their environmental problems;
  • To advocate for comprehensive laws, standards and policies that will protect and enhance public health and environmental quality in Ontario and throughout Canada;
  • To increase public participation in environmental decision-making;
  • To work with the public and public interest groups to foster long-term sustainable solutions to environmental concerns and resource use;
  • To prevent harm to human and ecosystem health through application of precautionary measures.

In accomplishing all of these objectives, primary recognition is given to CELA’s mandate to assist low-income people and disadvantaged communities.