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7th Generation Initiative - Sustainability Project, Lanark. To collect, study, develop and share ideas, information, technologies and customs to help evolve sustainable ways to live.
Abbey Gardens Community Trust, Haliburton. We are a not-for-profit organization focused on a community-based effort to secrue agriculture, energy and financial sustainability for Haliburton County. Research, innovation and demonstration projects are designed to increase the ecological and cultural viability fo the community and the health and well-being of its residents
ACT for the Earth, Toronto. ACT for the Earth (formerly ACT for Disarmament) educates and mobilizes people to take action for peace, ecology and human rights.
Action Volunteers For Animals, Unionville. To help animals and people with the feeding & adoption of strays, animal rescues, a very strong spay/neuter program; and to educate the public on a variety of animal abuses. These are a few examples of AVA's committment to the animals on our planet.
Active & Safe Routes To School, Peterborough. (ASRTS) can now provide Ontario French schools and communities with all of our walking resources in French. Our ASRTS Resource Guide and brochure were recently translated. Copies can be obtained by email.
Ad Hoc Committee to Save Concord West, Vaughan. The Ad Hoc Committee to Save Concord West is a grassroots community organization formed to protect a heritage greenspace and river ravine system in Vaughan, Ontario. This area follows the West Don River and is ecologically and geographically integral to Vaughan's Bartley Smith Greenway, a l5 kilometre trail that follows the river, beginning at Steeles Avenue, near Dufferin Street. The Concord West Greenspace lies between the Marita Payne portion of the Greenway just north of Steeles, and the Langstaff Ecopark, just north of Rivermede and continuing up to Langstaff Road. The parkland and trails of Marita Payne Park, thanks to the environmental stewardship it has received, are now considered to be amongst the most beautiful in Vaughan. Wildlife is abundant. The Langstaff Ecopark, just north of Concord West, is a valley that, also with dedicated stewardship, was transformed with new marshlands, and is now the largest constructed wetland in Ontario. Thousands of new trees and shrubs were planted, which has resulted in an explosion of wildlife - birds, beavers, foxes, birds, snakes, turtles and frogs, and many other species. The Keffer Marsh, at the southern part of the Ecopark, also lies on the Greenway, just north of Concord West, and was described by TRCA's Watershed Management Advisory Board, in October of 2007, as "the most significant natural regeneration area in the upper West Don". Some Endangered and some Protected species rely specifically on the Concord West portion of the landscape system and upon its integrity with the rest of the Greenway. With Marita Payne to the south and the Langstaff Ecopark to the north, the Concord West Greenspace is situated at a critical, central linkage point in the Greenway. It is also, for our residents, the last walkable point of access with the natural heritage of Vaughan, and has been treasured by the community for generations. The Ministry of Transportation, in direct opposition to the community of Concord West, has planned to implace a massive intermodal transit hub meters from our small residential community, and right on top of the Concord West Greenspace. We maintain this will result in a critical loss of habitat, will fragment the fragile and vital wildlife connection corridor currently afforded by the Greenway System and will severely impact the habitat and reclamation efforts north and south of us. Such a facility will send its noise and air pollution into our community, endangering our households, and its toxic runoff will run right into the river, which, just north, in the Ecopark, and south in Marita Payne, has been the subject of such concerted rehabilitation initiatives. The community of Concord West is calling for immediate transfer of this area to the TRCA and for granting the stewardship rights that the residents have been requesting for many years now. Visit us at www.saveconcordwest.org and lend your voice to the growing opposition to this extraordinarily poor planning decision.
Adaptations Public Research and Innovations Lab, Toronto. APRIL is a not-for-profit environmental organization at the University of Toronto. Serving to predict and respond to the many social, economic and environmental problems we now face, we develop cutting-edge methodologies, technologies, and even ecologies in response to a rapidly-changing world. APRIL does projects in three core areas: Developing new systems to help scientists, policymakers and ordinary Canadians visualize and understand the numerous problems we face and the things we can do about them. Designing and building innovative new technologies to improve quality of life, bring Canada to the forefront of research for the 21st Century, and respond to the social, environmental and economic problems faced as our world warms up and changes. Setting out plans and strategies to help the whole of Canadian society cope and respond to the problems we face whether on the level of the whole society, the locality, or even the individual family or homestead.
Adopt-a-Pond Conservation programme, Toronto. Adopt-A-Pond is a wetland conservation programme with a number of initiatives and projects that take place on site at the Toronto Zoo and within Ontario. We have concentrated on designing stewardship and outreach programming to help protect clean water and wetland habitats since 1991, with a particular focus on the preservation of Species at Risk reptiles and amphibians and the habitats that sustain them. This is achieved through the provision of resources and training that enable communities and individuals to initiate and sustain stewardship action for the benefit of wetland wildlife and wetland ecological processes. Programs offered by Adopt-A-Pond promote conservation opportunities in communities across Ontario, and reach audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Agricultural Groups Concerned About Resources and the Environment, Guelph. AGCare, through 14 member groups, represents 45,000 Ontario growers of field and horticultural crops and advises on agricultural pesticide use, application of agricultural biotechnology to crop production, and other related environmental issues.
Air & Waste Management Association - Essex-Kent Chapter, Windsor. The Essex-Kent Chapter is part of the Ontario Section of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA). The Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA) is a non-profit, non-partisan professional organization that enhances knowledge and expertise by providing a neutral forum for information exchange, professional development, networking opportunities, public education, and outreach to more than 9000 environmental professionals in 65 countries. A&WMA also promotes global environmental responsibility and increases the effectiveness of organizations to make critical decisions that benefit society. The Mission of A&WMA Essex-Kent Chapter is to assist in the professional development and critical environmental decision-making of our members in the Essex-Kent region to benefit society. The core Purpose of A&WMA is to improve environmental knowledge and decisions by providing a neutral forum for exchanging information.