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.
"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
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
Helping Nature Heal
"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
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
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
Garrison Brewing Co.
"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.
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
"CoPower is a clean energy investment firm whose mission is to finance the solutions to climate change and empower Canadians to participate in and profit from those solutions. Through our innovative Green Bonds, we give investors of all sizes the opportunity to put their money to work in support of Canada’s clean energy transition. We’re thrilled to partner with the EAC to support businesses and individuals across the region."
- Greg Overmonds, CoPower
"Since our founding, fifteen years ago, we have strived to create a sustainable, authentic business that demonstrates leadership on environmental practices and economic development, that respects the heritage, traditions and values of our community. Working with EAC as a new Sustainability Ally will amplify our collective efforts, enhance public awareness of the importance of our work and further the protection of our environment. This work is critical given the deleterious impact that our civilization is having on the natural world."
- Glynn WIlliams, Authentic Seacoast
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 email@example.com .