About the Ecology Action Centre | Ecology Action Centre

About the Ecology Action Centre

The Ecology Action Centre is a member-based environmental charity in Nova Scotia.  We take leadership on critical environmental issues from biodiversity protection to climate change to environmental justice. 

Since 1971, the Ecology Action Centre has been working at the local, regional, national and more recently, international level to build a healthier and more sustainable world.

We are grounded in community, and a strong voice and watchdog for our environment. We work to catalyze change through policy advocacy, community development, and building awareness. We take a holistic approach to the environment and our economy to create a just and sustainable society.

Vision Values and Purpose

Our vision is "A society in Nova Scotia that respects and protects nature and provides environmentally and economically sustainable solutions for its citizens."

Learn more about our Vision, Values, and Purpose here...

Our Current Work

Our areas of focus include Built Environment, Marine, Coastal and Water, Wilderness, Food, Transportation and Energy. Learn more about our current Projects and Action Teams here...

For our latest Annual Reports and financial statements, click here.

Get Involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved with our work right now.  Learn more about ways you can take action today by becoming a member, volunteering, or joining our email to stay in-the-loop on events and action alerts here.

Our History

The Centre's earliest projects included recycling, composting, and energy conservation. These are now widely recognized environmental issues. Learn more about The EAC Story here.

Some accolades we've received over the years include:

  • 2018 Canada Green Building Award, Sustainable Architecture and Building Magazine
  • 2018 Bright Business Innovation Award
  • One of Canada’s Clean50 (www.clean50.com) Top Projects for 2019. 
  • "Best Activist Organization" in The Coast for ten years running
  • One of the Globe and Mail's 10 best-run charities in Canada, 2000
  • 2009 Arthur Kroeger Award for Public Affairs, Citizenship and Community Affairs
  • One of Tides Canada's Top 10, 2003 and 2010