Membership Magazine

In every issue of our regular publication, Ecology & Action, you can find:

  • Informative feature articles on a wide range of environmental topics
  • Action Is Our Middle Name: updates on the Ecology Action Centre's current activities
  • Seasonal Gourmet: delicious recipes using local, seasonal ingredients

If you are interested in writing for Ecology & Action, or joining our volunteer committee, please contact Cormekia Clayton at or (902) 429–2202. 

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Read our most recent issue by clicking on the image above, or view by article:

  • Saving Seed Diversity, One Cabbage at a Time:  In the last century, we’ve lost 75 per cent of our global agricultural biodiversity. According to the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, a further 60,000 to 100,000 plant species are at risk of extinction.
  • Moving Past Meatless Mondays: From social media to news coverage to restaurant menus, it is hard to overlook the rising popularity of plant-based diets.
  • Edible Opportunities: Can designing our gardens in a way that replicates natural forest settings be the key to ensuring food security?
  • Common Roots Grow Deep: Everyone who’s spent time at Common Roots says some version of the same thing; meeting new people, spending time together, learning and connecting in a community are what this place is about.
  • A look back at Ecology Action Centre's Food Work (2002 - 2017)
  • Cultivating Climate Resilience: Producing and distributing food in our region is going to become more difficult as weather patterns become more erratic, extreme weather events become more frequent, and sea levels rise.
  • Beyond The Box: According to a 2011 research study on Canadian household food insecurity, Nova Scotia has the highest rate of food insecurity of all Canadian provinces (excluding territories).1 This means that many Nova Scotians do not have reliable access to affordable, healthy food.
  • Ecological Agriculture: When we think of local agriculture, we often think of fresh produce and meats, but did you know that ecological farming can also play an important role in creating a greener Nova Scotia?
  • Once Upon a Restaurant: Everyone has a favourite restaurant, but what about a favorite food experience?

Some of our past issues are available in .pdf format here:

Ecology and Action, Fall 2016
Summer 2016 Ecology & Action Ecology and Action Fall 2015
Summer 2015 Ecology & Action Spring 2015 Between the Issues November 2014
July 2014
Fall 2014
BTI Spring 2014
Spring 2014
Between the Issues, November 2013
Between the Issues, Summer 2013
Summer 2013
Between the Issues, Spring 2013
Spring 2013

BTI 2012
Fall 2012
Between the Issues, June 2012
Summer 2012
April 2012 Between the Issues
Spring 2012
November 2011
November, 2011

BTI Summer 2011: Celebrating 40 Years of Action2011 - 40th Anniversary Edition

Between the Issues, Fall 2010
Fall 2010

Summer 2010Summer 2010

Between the Issues, Spring 2010
Spring 2010

Between the Issues, Fall 2009
Fall 2009

 June 2009
Summer 2009

March 2009
Winter/Spring 2009
November, 2008
Fall 2008

   Summer, 2008

Fall, 2007
       Fall, 2007
Between the Issues, Spring 2007
     Spring, 2007
     Winter 06-07

Formerly known as Between the Issues, Ecology & Action is edited, written and illustrated almost entirely by volunteers.  Would you like to become a published writer or illustrator, or gain valuable editing experience?  Have your work seen by people across Nova Scotia?  We are always looking for keen, talented people to help us with all aspects of producing Ecology & Action.