Ecology Action Centre | action is our middle name


This October, Halifax Regional Municipality, along with all Nova Scotian municipalities, are holding municipal elections. The results of this 2020 election will set the tone of Nova Scotia's locally-based environmental action for the next four years.



Endangered Atlantic shortfin mako sharks are set to take centre stage in the 2020 deliberations of the International Commission for Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT). Canada is proposing science-based catch limits that include a complete retention ban to protect the seriously overfished North Atlantic population. Click the link to read EAC and Shark League's full statement.



TAKE ACTION: Affordable housing is an environmental issue that Halifax's Centre Plan can address through secondary and backyard suites. Secondary and backyard suites can offer gentle density, more age-friendly and affordable housing options, protect ecosystems, and decrease costs through making better use of urban areas.

Click the link to learn more, and have your say on HRM's Centre Plan.



EAC is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and is following the recommendations and guidance of the Chief Public Health Officer. For the safety of our community, EAC's office will remain closed until further notice and staff will be working remotely. Despite these precautionary measures, we will continue to do what we do best: taking action for our environment! Click the link to read a message from our Directors.


Posted: Fri, Oct 16, 2020
NGOs herald proposal for international science-based fishing limits, urge US & EU to get on board FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 16, 2020
Posted: Thu, Oct 08, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020  Ecology Action Centre releases Halifax council candidates’ responses to environmental issues survey 
Posted: Thu, Oct 01, 2020
Announcements could undermine biodiversity protection in sensitive marine habitat FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, October 1, 2020
Posted: Thu, Sep 24, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2020