Earth Day 2020 | Ecology Action Centre

Earth Day 2020

On Earth Day, staff at the Ecology Action Centre shared aspects of their ongoing work to protect the environment, nature, and coastlines in Nova Scotia.

Speakers:

Urban Wilderness (6:36)
Karen McKendry: EAC’s Wilderness Outreach Coordinator will discuss the threats and opportunities for three big, wild spaces around urban Halifax, and why we need time in nature more than ever. 

Coastal Protection (28:00)
Nancy Anningston:  EAC’s Coastal Adaptation Senior Coordinator will share a brief overview of the work of the EAC’s Coastal Team as we protect our coastline, inform citizens about coastal climate change and influence decision-makers on advancing a coastal adaptation strategy for Nova Scotia.

Energy Efficiency (58:00)
Ben Grieder:  EAC's Efficiency Project Coordinator will explain the growing Energy Efficiency industry in Canada and the role we can all play in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Climate Goals (1:28:45)
Meghan McMorris: EAC's Community Energy Coordinator, will share why Nova Scotia is well poised to take the lessons of COVID-19 and reignite the economy while deeply valuing and preserving the environment. 

Watch a recording of four presentations celebrating our shared environment and the role we can all play to protect it.

Resources for kids:

  1. Download our Mako colouring sheet and learn a little more about Canada's fastest shark. Shortfin Mako are the world's fastest shark. Often found off the coast of Atlantic Canada, they can swim up to 35km/hour with bursts of up to 80 km/hr! They're fast, but they can't out-swim indiscriminate fishing gear. The Ecology Action Centre works with organizations around the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea to ensure endangered sharks like the Shortfin Mako are protected.
     
  2. Test your marine knowledge with this ocean-themed crosswordThe Ecology Action Centre works locally, nationally and internationally towards protecting the marine ecosystem and maintaining sustainable fisheries, which support vibrant coastal communities and livelihoods. We also work to ensure that we support Indigenous communities in accessing healthy food and sustainable livelihoods from the marine environment.