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Sustainability Allies

Our Sustainability Allies are a small group of businesses in our communities who believe in a mandate of environmental stewardship and social justice. They seek to promote the values and mission of the Ecology Action Centre while also making an annual contribution to our Centre.

We wish to recognize and thank these incredible partners for their support and commitment to making our province and world taste, smell, look and feel better.


Assante Hydrostone

"For the past 25 years, I’ve been working with clients to help consider their social, environmental and ethical concerns that applies to their money.  Part of that includes investing in local community projects such as renewable energy projects.  I’m a socially responsible investor and I support my clients in choosing high-quality investments that align with their values."

- Richard Nickerson, CDFA, CFP®, Assante Hydrostone

Click here for the full interview with Assante Hydrostone


Mountain Equipment Co-Op

"Running a business, any business, has impacts on the environment. It’s important to identify the impacts, locate connections and find ways to contribute to conservation efforts that are directly linked to the operation of the business." -MEC

Click here for full interview with MEC


Helping Nature Heal

Rosmarie Lohnes

"On a personal level I feel deeply committed and responsible for all my actions. I feel that each of us has an inherent ethical duty to do our best to respect, and protect the environment, after all if we don’t have clean air, water and food what is the point of our lives?"

-Rosmarie Lohnes, Helping Nature Heal

Click here for full interview with Rosmarie


Innovative Real Estate

Trevor Parsons, Innovative Real Estate

”When we contemplated support for EAC, we realized that just using recycled paper and adding the line, “please recycle” to our marketing mail-outs was an inadequate response to the environmental crisis we are facing.”

-Trevor Parsons, Innovative Real Estate

Click here for full interview with Trevor


Just Us! Coffee

"To truly take responsibility for the results of your work and your actions in your workplace, community or (more generally) on this Earth is of paramount importance. Every one of us shapes the world that we live in with every decision we make."

-Joey Pittoello, Just Us Coffee

Click here for full interview with Joey


Garrison Brewing Co.

Brian Titus

"I try and approach business (& life) from an optimistic angle. I can make beer, period. I can also make beer using local materials and supplies, sort out my waste streams, improve efficiencies, build relationships with local restaurants/groups and create a unique and welcoming destination that creates pride among locals and draws visitors from far and wide."

-Brian Titus, Garrison Brewing Co.

Click here for full interview with Brian


Laughing Whale Coffee

"What affects one, in the long run, affects us all.  When we support one another we are all lifted up."

- Steve and Deborah, Laughing Whale Coffee

Click here for full interview with Laughing Whale Coffee








Our Sustainability Ally program is limited to a group of ten businesses who are local or have local operations in our province. We take a relationship based approach with our Allies who are selected and evaluated by three criteria; fit, mechanism and value. Each ally generously makes an annual financial contribution to the Ecology Action Centre.

Looking for more information on our Sustainability Allies program? Contact Rowan Swain, Member Relations Officer, at .