Some of our major success over the years include:
- launching the first recycling program in Nova Scotia. Now Nova Scotia has a waste diversion rate higher than any industrialized nation;
- organizing the first International Deep Sea Coral Symposium, now a biannual event;
- successfully advocating for the creation of strict new laws banning the use of all terrain vehicles (ATVs) in parks and protected areas as well as sensitive ecosystems (beaches, streams, wetlands, etc.);
- protecting and restoring over 30 hectares of ecologically significant Bay of Fundy salt marshes through the Cheverie Creek pilot salt marsh restoration project;
- building support for the development of a transit pass for students at three of Nova Scotia’s universities; The Saint Mary’s program resulted in 50,000 additional student rides per month;
- getting 30,000 students walking and wheeling to school across Nova Scotia during International Walk to School Week;
- working with dozens of schools across Nova Scotia to develop walk-to-school programs including five walking school buses;
- creating Nova Scotia’s first working demonstration of a green office renovation;
- successfully calling for the creation of an energy efficiency agency for the province, Conserve Nova Scotia;
- confirming the establishment of the third offshore Marine Protected Area: The Stone Fence Coral Closure.
- conserving 300 acres of working farm land;
- collaborating with community organizations, schools, youth, and seniors to establish community gardens (and a related weekly gardening program) in Halifax Regional Municipality;
- being named by the Globe and Mail ‘one of the 10 best run charities in Canada’ in 2000;
- receiving the national Arthur Kroeger College Award for Public Affairs in 2009.
For a more complete list of our accomplishments, please see The EAC Story.