Membership: Frequently Asked Questions | Ecology Action Centre

Membership: Frequently Asked Questions

Changed your address? Need to update your financial information? Call our front desk at 902-429-2202 or email alicia.wilson@ecologyaction.ca

For all other membership inquiries, please contact our friendly Membership team:

**Please note, that due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, our office will be closed until further notice. Our staff will be working remotely and will respond to membership inquiries as quickly as possible. 

Hope Perez, Community Giving Officer - Cell: 902-452-7914 Emailhopeperez@ecologyaction.ca

Alicia Wilson, Membership Relations Officer -  Cell: 902-527-7575 Office: 902-487-4173 Emailalicia.wilson@ecologyaction.ca

How do I make changes to my Sustaining Membership?

Please contact Alicia Wilson, EAC Membership Relations Officer, at 902-487-4173 or email alicia.wilson@ecologyaction.ca to make changes. At any time, you can adjust the amount of your monthly contributions or place your contributions on hold making Sustaining Membership your most flexible option.

How do I renew my Annual Membership?

Renewing your EAC membership is easy! You should receive reminder emails with a link to renew, or you can contact one of our Membership Relations Officers at 902-487-4173  to renew by phone. If you are trying to renew your membership directly on our website, click here or you can renew as a Sustaining Monthly Member.

Why does it matter if I join the Ecology Action Centre or not?

With a healthy and robust membership, the Ecology Action Centre can truly state that we represent a large portion of Nova Scotia’s population, and this in turn gives us greater influence. It lets decision-makers know that the public at large is aware and concerned about environmental issues facing the province. Your voice matters!

Besides that, your neighbours and friends are more likely to get involved and support environmental change when they see so many others are already taking part!

What does my membership fee pay for?

Your contribution is a source of core funding for a wide variety of worthwhile environmental causes and projects. Essentially, membership fees are an independent source of funding which allows the Ecology Action Centre to continue its efforts for the benefit of all citizens in the province.

What do I have to do as a member?

While volunteering your time with the EAC is certainly appreciated, it is by no means required. In fact, most of our members support our efforts in other ways like attending special events and expressing public support for many of our campaigns. Just being a member of the EAC makes our voice louder. The more members we have, the more influence we have, and thus the greater our ability to make a difference in Nova Scotia.

What do I get with my membership?

The Ecology Action Centre is a registered non-profit society with charitable status. When you become a member of EAC, you will receive a tax receipt. You will also receive a subscription to our triannual magazine Ecology and  Action. The magazine is a great resource for environmental information in Nova Scotia, school projects, or just general interest.

I don’t have time to volunteer, how can I support the EAC otherwise?

You are not alone; many of our members simply do not have the time to dedicate on a regular basis due to a variety of reasons. If this is the case, you can support our work simply by becoming a member. There is strength in numbers; we establish our force from our members. Become a member today!

I can’t afford a membership right now, but I would like to get involved, what should I do?

We encourage everyone to become a member. We have some of the lowest membership fees among NGOs in the province, starting at $2 per month! If you cannot afford a membership, the EAC will still welcome you with open arms. There is lots of work to be done! Select a committee, or project, or come work in our office!

How are charitable tax receipts sent?

We send our tax receipts by email from taxreceipt@ecologyaction.ca and can send it by postal mail if requested. For Sustaining Monthly Memberships, we send out a cumulative tax receipt for each year in January and February. Please note, we can only issue tax receipts for amounts of $15 and greater. 

 

 

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