Why forests matter speakers series reminds us of the value of trees

Forest by the Humber River, ON (Photo by Michael Gil, Wikimedia Commons)

Forest by the Humber River, ON (Photo by Michael Gil, Wikimedia Commons)

I think everyone intrinsically knows that nature matters. That forests, made up of trees, literally give us life. But I also think it’s easy to forget (I, myself, am guilty of this). The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) set out to remind...

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#YYC Earth Day cleanup: What we found may surprise you

Earth rise (Photo by NASA, Wikimedia Commons)

Earth rise (Photo by NASA, Wikimedia Commons)

In some ways, every day is Earth Day when you work at the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) — our very mandate means that we are constantly thinking, planning for and even working in some of the planet's most beautiful landscapes. So...

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What my six-year-old son says about nature

Fox and skink (Drawing by Simon Ruzylo)

Fox and skink (Drawing by Simon Ruzylo)

With Earth Day approaching, I thought I’d ask Simon, my six-year old son, to share his thoughts on the natural world. The following conversation took place over dinner:Mom: Si, what comes to mind when you think of "nature"?Simon: I see a...

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Earth Day should be every day

Jefferson salamander (Photo by Leo Kenney, Vernal Pool Association)

Jefferson salamander (Photo by Leo Kenney, Vernal Pool Association)

Earth Day is April 22, 2014. This is the day that we show how much we appreciate the Earth by going green. That includes recycling, reusing materials and reducing the uses of some things. Have you noticed how much garbage is blowing around now...

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