8 for 8: Celebrating International Women's Day at NCC

Prairie rose (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

Prairie rose (Photo by Karol Dabbs)

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8, 2016, I asked biologist Marie-Michèle Rousseau-Clair to answer eight questions about her work at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), along with what led her to her current role as...

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NCC teams up with David Arrigo for the 2015 Gifts of Canadian Nature (Part Two)

David Arrigo, artist behind 2015's Gifts of Canadian Nature art prints

David Arrigo, artist behind 2015's Gifts of Canadian Nature art prints

Recently, I phoned David Arrigo to chat about his art, his experiences with nature and this year's Gifts of Canadian Nature campaign collaboration. Below is Part Two of our two-part interview (Part One is here): WH: Can you tell us a story behind...

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NCC teams up with David Arrigo for the 2015 Gifts of Canadian Nature (Part One)

David Arrigo, artist behind 2015's Gifts of Canadian Nature art prints

David Arrigo, artist behind 2015's Gifts of Canadian Nature art prints

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) recently teamed up with world-renowned artist David Arrigo to create collectible art prints for this year’s Gifts of Canadian Nature program. I recently spoke with David about his art and...

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Conservation across borders

Transborder Land Protection Fund map (Photo by Open Space Institute)

Transborder Land Protection Fund map (Photo by Open Space Institute)

With Canada Day just behind us and the coming of Fourth of July in our midst, Vice-president of Conservation Grants and Loans for the Open Space Institute, Jennifer Melville, recently got together with the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC')...

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Why stories matter: An interview with Andy Goodman (Part 2)

Andy Goodman, co-founder and director of The Goodman Center

Andy Goodman, co-founder and director of The Goodman Center

Recently, I phoned Andy Goodman of the Goodman Center to chat about his work, why he thinks storytelling is important and how it can help non-profit organizations like NCC in our work. Below is Part Two of our two-part interview (Part One is...

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Why stories matter: An interview with Andy Goodman (Part 1)

Andy Goodman, co-founder and director of The Goodman Center

Andy Goodman, co-founder and director of The Goodman Center

Much of my role at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) involves searching for great stories about our work, and then either sharing them myself or helping others to share them with our friends and supporters. For many years, I've been following...

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Life is a highway

Anna Heslop (Photo courtesy Anna Heslop)

Anna Heslop (Photo courtesy Anna Heslop)

I learned about Anna Heslop though an email from a colleague that contained a link to her blog and a subject line that implied a potential story. The description in the message was brief — she was biking across Canada and fundraising for NCC...

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Sarah and Scott TRI To Keep it WILD in Dartmouth

Scott McClennan, Sarah McClennan and Michael Ayerst pose together at the finish line (Photo courtesy of Sarah McClennan)

Scott McClennan, Sarah McClennan and Michael Ayerst pose together at the finish line (Photo courtesy of Sarah McClennan)

Sarah McClennan is a full-time emergency physician in Mississauga, ON and a mother to two boys, ages four and seven. On June 29, she completed the completed the Dartmouth Triathalon with her brother Scott. Their team was named TRI To Keep it WILD...

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Rewilding Canada: An interview with J.B. MacKinnon (Part 2)

JB MacKinnon

Author J.B. MacKinnon (Photo courtesy the author)

In 2005, JB MacKinnon and his partner Alisa Smith embarked on a year long journey to feed themselves exclusively from locally-sourced foods. Their experiment gave birth to the 100 Mile Diet concept, which was popularized in their book that...

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Rewilding Canada: An interview with J.B. MacKinnon

JB MacKinnon

Author J.B. MacKinnon (Photo courtesy the author)

In 2005, JB MacKinnon and his partner Alisa Smith embarked on a year long journey to feed themselves exclusively from locally-sourced foods. Their experiment gave birth to the 100 Mile Diet concept, which was popularized in their book that...

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