Citizens Association to Save the Environment (C.A.S.E.)
Organization profile published 1979
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX950
Established in 1972 Citizens Association Act to Save the Environment (C.A.S.E.) is a dedicated part of the movement from our present consumer to a future conserver society.
Abstract: Established in 1972 Citizens Association Act to Save the Environment (C.A.S.E.) is a dedicated part of the movement from our present consumer to a future conserver society. The Association is concerned with a wide range of environmental issues including maintaining a healthy living soil, health care through nutrition, retention of productive land, and food, free from harmful chemicals.
In September, 1977, C.A.S.E. made a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Agriculture of the Government of British Columbia. It called for a revision of the conventional agricultural system which was no longer directed to human health but to productivity and profit, required high fossil fuel and resource input, and produced environmental damage. The paper stated: "If
we consider the energy input/output equation the energy input is about five times the food energy output. Such an energy addiction is most inefficient, it is wasteful." The submission also recommended municipal composting plants, nine of which exist in the United Kingdom, and in other industrialized countries as France, Holland, United States, Germany and Japan.
Among other past activities are courses on nutrition and food production, and an annual Fall exhibition/fair including bread making, butter churning, ice cream and cheese making, bees/honey, meat supplements.
C.A.S.E. is affiliated with the Soil Association of Great Britain whose booklets and reprints are available from C.A.S.E. (75 cents and under), e.g. composting plants, earthworms, organic farming, poultry keeping, weeds. C.A.S.E. also has a selection of booklets of recipes and nutritional supplements (35 cents and under).