A message from our Directors:
To our membership and the broader EAC community,
We hope this note finds you healthy and safe. Like all of you, the Ecology Action Centre is adapting to the many challenges of COVID-19 and physical distancing.
There is a great re-imagining happening all around us. How do we build and maintain strong communities while we physically distance? How do we put people and the planet ahead of GDP? How do we come out of COVID-19 with a better normal?
While we don’t necessarily have all the answers, we know the solutions are rooted in community, care and creativity. We are developing a set of principles that we want decision makers to abide by for a just and sustainable recovery in Nova Scotia. If you haven’t yet taken our survey on this subject, please click here.
Though our physical office has been closed, our work continues. We have given away 42 bicycles to newcomers and others in need of transportation options. The Mobile Food Market has increased its offerings: during the pandemic over 2,000 produce packs and 200 emergency food boxes have been distributed. We are calling for the Halifax Regional Municipality to invest in a just and green recovery. With our partners, we are seeking a federal judicial review of an incomplete and deeply flawed environmental impact assessment for oil and gas exploration offshore of Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure key environmental protections remain strong.
None of this would have been possible without the continued support of our members and community.
Our team remains committed and focused on the important work of supporting a just and sustainable recovery for our communities, our province and the planet. Stay tuned for opportunities to lend your voice and support to a growing movement toward a better normal for Nova Scotia and beyond.
Marla MacLeod, Director of Programs
Andrew Sponagle, Director of Operations and Development
EAC is monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 and is following the recommendations and guidance from the Chief Public Health Officer. For accurate, up-to-date information on novel coronavirus, including prevention tips and details on Nova Scotia’s preparation, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus
You are encouraged to follow credible, evidence-based information and recommendations available from the World Health Organization (in English, en Francais) and the government of Canada (in English, en Francais) as well as local health authorities.