Save Tomorrow, Oppose Pollution (S.T.O.P.) - Conservation Kit
Organization profile published 1979
Publisher: Save Tomorrow, Oppose Pollution (S.T.O.P.), Edmonton, Canada
Year Published: 1979
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2039
Abstract: Save Tomorrow Oppose Pollution (STOP) was a small anti-pollution organization in Edmonton in 1979. Since then it has expanded and now carries out research, public information projects and action programs on a spectrum of issues, including nuclear power, health safety and over-packaging. "STOP is committed to social and economic change based on a study of ecology, economic factors, resource limits, political reality and social and individual values."
This group has been active in collaborating with other public interest groups on a province wide basis: lobbying convinced the province of Alberta to create a central department of environment; STOP has introduced worker protection legislation; joint action programs have been launched throughout Alberta to improve air and water quality in the environment.
The STOP Environmental Counsel uses research and the courts to change laws and advance alternative legislation. STOP's future goals include lobbying for an Environmental Bill of Rights, and a tougher Canadian energy policy.
Recently STOP produced The Conservation Kit, a collection of energy and resource-saving ideas. "It deals with the variety of personal choices each of use can make to reduce our impact on our beleagured environment." two manuals provide suggestions on saving energy and avoiding waste at home and on the road. 'The Conservation Cookbook" contains recipes for alternative to store bought foods that consume more energy because of processing and packaging; "General Motors, the Car and the City" outlines how the transportation system has become distorted and energy wasteful because of the monopoly power of the GM corporation.
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1979.