This week, we’re excited to introduce another group of Green Resilience Project partners.
The Columbia Institute, Dan Meades, Ecology North (in partnership with Alternatives North) and West Kootenay EcoSociety will be hosting community conversations on Vancouver Island and in Newfoundland and Labrador, Yellowknife and the West Kootenay region. Here’s a little bit about their work:
The Columbia Institute is an independent public policy think tank based in British Columbia. Our mission is to foster and support leadership for inclusive, equitable and sustainable communities across Canada. We believe that communities who value social justice, the environment and strong local economies are healthier and happier places to live. Our projects and initiatives focus on civic governance, scholarships and research. For more information, visit our website here.
Dan Meades has been doing poverty reduction and housing security work for many years all over Canada. He currently serves as the Provincial coordinator of the Transition House Association of Newfoundland and Labrador which supports organizations that provide emergency housing to women and children experiencing violence.
Ecology North is a charitable, non-profit organization based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada that was formed in 1971 to support sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level.
Ecology North’s programs focus on five priorities: climate change, environmental education, water, waste reduction and local food production. A common thread throughout all of the Ecology North programming is an emphasis on environmental, social and community well-being.
Ecology North maintains collaborative partnerships with a number of other local community and educational organizations to promote public education, sustainable living and climate change adaptation and mitigation on environmental initiatives.
West Kootenay EcoSociety is a non-profit community-driven organization that brings together local residents to protect the natural environment while building just, equitable, healthy and livable communities in the West Kootenay region.