Year Published:  1984  
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2932

Abstract:  Environment '83 was a provincial gathering held on Oct. 15, 1983. the purpose of the meeting was to bring together representatives of environmental organizations and interested individuals to discuss environmental issues, get to know one another and to improve future communications and co-operation. The Conference was organized by members of the provincial Environmental Non-Governmental Organization (ENGO) steering committee, led by the National ENGO Steering Committee representative. The sponsorship is part of the National ENGO's program to develop better networking among the environmental organizations.

This was the first of what organizers hope will be a series of conferences. The day-long programme consisted of education, small workshops and plenary discussion. The issues covered at the first Conference were: water and land use; wildlife and wilderness; toxic and hazardous wastes; and ecological futures.

The other prairie provinces have held similar meetings; subsequent meetings are planned in several provinces to prepare for a national meeting in May 1984, near Ottawa.

The second Manitoba meeting, in April, 1984, is expected to bring together environmental groups, health groups, Native groups, women's groups, wildlife and wilderness groups and agricultural and forestry groups.

The long-term objective is to contribute to the development of the Sustainable Development Plan for Canada, which is the goal of the national environmental network of organizations.

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