The Institute of Man & Resources
Year Published: 1981
Organization profile published 1981
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2323
The Institute for Man and Resources (IMR) is an independent, non-profit corporation which was incorporated in Prince Edward Island in 1975.
Abstract: The Institute for Man and Resources (IMR) is an independent, non-profit corporation which was incorporated in Prince Edward Island in 1975. P.E.I. has a long history of self-reliance, and the people at IMR feel there is a greater need for that self-reliance today. Events in the past year - both national and international - have underlined the urgent need to establish a sustainable economy in P.E.I. The Institute believes that through a careful develoment of its renewable resources and conservation potential, the Province can lessen its dependency on imported goods, services and energy and thus be less susceptible to the world's economic and political changes of fortune.
In order to encourage the Province to become more self-reliant, IMR is researching and developing technology, systems and processes appropriate to the scale and resources of P.E.I. They encourage both private and public sector use of their technology through financial mechanisms, regulations, education and information-sharing.
Their renewable energy program includes wood, wind, solar, low head hydraulic power, shelter construction, electric power system modeling and food production. They have publications available on all these topics and more. They also produce a general publication or newsletter called "Report."
Most recently, IMR has included an assessment of the support systems required to ensure widespread acceptance of the technologies they have developed and demonstrated as being effective and reliable. Their hope is that their approach will play an important part in the transition to a strong, sustainable, renewable resource economy for Prince Edward Island.
This organization no longer exists.