Climate Change Solutions
We promote climate change action in the NWT through education and awareness and initiatives. Recent projects include the launch of a twitter bot that broadcasts live climate data and the coordination of the upcoming Young Leaders’ Summit on Northern Climate Change 2019, which will equip Northern youth with environmental stewardship and leadership skills.
Ecology North has been active in waste reduction initiatives since the mid 1990s. Some of our successes include spearheading the recycling and centralized composting programs in Yellowknife, running a zero-waste plate rental service, and creating free tools for green event planning. If you are interested in participating in our current waste reduction initiatives, join our Waste Reduction Committee!
Local Food Production
We support local food production here in the North through facilitating community garden planting, creating resources for northern growers and producers, and by partnering with other local food advocates. We are currently working with schools across Yellowknife to establish school gardening programs.
Education is central to our work promoting water stewardship in the NWT. We run yearly events like Rivers to Oceans Day and Water Week, and recently hosted a Water Stewardship Gathering in March, 2019. Our #loveNWTwater awareness campaign has encouraged hundreds of individuals and dozens of organizations reduce dependence on bottled water in favour of local NWT water. Visit our sister website www.lovenwtwater.ca for more info and to sign the pledge!
Youth Environmental Education
Through out the school year Ecology North visits dozens of classrooms in and around Yellowknife to provide kids with fun and engaging opportunities to learn about a variety of environmental topics, from bats to permafrost to composting. We have developed an extensive database of free environmental education resources for educators, visit our sister site www.nwtsciencefocus.ca to take a look!
The Northern Centre for Sustainability (NCFS) is a living lab and innovation hub built upon the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It will demonstrate cutting edge pre-commercial building technologies, and be the first “Living Building” in Canada’s North – one of the world’s most stringent eco-building certification programs. Follow our progress at www.northerncentreforsustainability.ca. This project will actively promote technology replication, build retrofit economy momentum in Canada, and be the first project of its kind in the North.