Ecology Action Centre

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Ecology Action Centre

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1971 -


The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) is a not-for-profit Halifax-based environmental activist organization founded in 1971. The organization has worked with communities on issues including recycling, transportation, urban development, energy, agriculture, forestry, uranium mining, marine, coastal, and energy issues, the built environment, wilderness, food, and transportation. The EAC works closely with scientific communities and incorporates scientific data into its messages and policy recommendations.

The EAC's operations staff is directed by a board of elected individuals from across the province. The first board had five directors; later there were as many as23. Directors are closely involved in fundraising, participate in setting general policy, and act in advisory capacities. Prominent past members include Halifax-Chebucto NDP MLA Howard Epstein (1991-1994). Committees are an integral part of the EAC's administrative structure; they serve specific areas and act somewhat independently within the organization, holding meetings and organizing public events for educational purposes. The committee structure has evolved over time, with new committees or sub-committees being formed in response to needs.


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