Ecology Action Centre
Organization profile published 1981
Year Published: 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2322
Ecology Action Centre, with its membership of 600, works for environmental restoration, preservation or improvement by means of research, education and community action.
Abstract: Ecology Action Centre, with its membership of 600, works for environmental restoration, preservation or improvement by means of research, education and community action.
In the past year, the Centre has done research and consultation on various aspects of a soft energy path for Nova Scotia, a review and update of the Centre's 1977 carpool project, and has made input into the provincial energy policy. Also undertaken by the Centre was an extensive survey of common lands and rights-of-way in Nova Scotia. Erosion of these rights, rights-of-way and expropriation of common lands in the wake of increased pressure for commercial development present a serious threat to their survival, according to the Centre's study.
An Environmental Lecture Series, completion of a draft edition of a high school textbook in Environmental Law, extensive media appearances, formal speaking engagements, a regular newsletter and school visits are all aspects of Ecology Action Centre's program of public education.
Community action projects have included: a recycling program; opposition to the construction of a high-rise office complex; participation in the planning process of downtown Halifax and the presentation of briefs on economic aspects of energy conservation, energy policy and the environment. The Centre also co-sponsored an anti-nuclear demonstration at the Maritimes Premiers' Conference, and coordinated a petition campaign which drew 15 000 signatures from Nova Scotia residents urging the declaration of a moratorium on nuclear generating plant construction.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1981.