Nature Conservancy of Canada receives Earth Day Award
Selected by Canada’s Top 100 Employers
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has received a national honor.
The not for profit, private land conservation organization has been selected as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 2015 in the ninth annual competition.
Canada’s Greenest Employers competition awards organizations that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada was honored for unique environmental initiatives, reducing the organization’s own environmental footprint, and involving employees in these programs. It was also noted that these efforts have become linked to the organization’s public identity and as an employer, helps it to attract new people..
These award criteria were met in the following ways:
• The Nature Conservancy of Canada protects ecologically significant areas through outright purchase, land donations and conservation agreements
• NCC employees are actively encouraged to "take time out for nature", volunteer and contribute to improving the natural environment in their areas.
• Unique in its position, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has been better than carbon neutral since its establishment in 1962 – with its carbon footprint quickly eclipsed relative to the millions of tonnes of carbon stored and sequestered on its lands each year
• NCC’s "Conservation Volunteers" program involves people and communities with over 100 events annually. The public is invited to participate in tree planting, beach clean ups, stream restorations, birding surveys and removal of invasive species from lands
• The Nature Conservancy of Canada provides financial support, along with professional planning and conservation expertise towards conservation projects undertaken by other local land trusts, helping them build capacity.
“We are pleased to be recognized by Canada’s Top 100 Employers with this meaningful award,” said John Lounds, President and CEO of the Nature Conservancy of Canada”. “As a conservation organization, it is important to lead by example, walk the talk and engage people and communities across the country to help make Canada a greener, better place. It also demonstrates that we have the ethics and values of an employer that people can envision joining”.
The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962, NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 2.7 million acres (1.1 million hectares), coast to coast.
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