TELUS understands it has the power to make a positive impact on communities and the environment. Its natural partnership with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) on a number of initiatives has furthered important conservation work across Canada.
During Canadian Environment Week 2017, TELUS committed $750,000 over the three years as official technology and innovation partner. The partnership will provide NCC with internet connectivity, data capacity, hardware, a wide area network (WAN) and new phone systems, to help more effectively protect nearly 3,000,000 acres (1214,056 hectares) of natural spaces. This will support direct protection of habitats for more than one-quarter of Canada’s most imperiled plants and animals, including 75 of Canada’s most endangered species.
Conservation today depends on big data and digital infrastructure to help inform securement and management activities. In caring for nearly three million acres of habitat across the country, NCC relies on vast amounts of mapping and scientific information in its on-the-ground conservation work. From hand-held GPS devices, to drone footage and satellite imagery, staff will now have better connections, faster internet access and the latest technology when making decisions.
TELUS’ philosophy, “we give where we live,” comes to life through this partnership and commitment to help save priority ecosystems across the country.
Since 2010, TELUS has invested $1.47M in NCC initiatives as part of a focus on protecting Canada’s natural environment, connecting their customers to nature and preserving wildlife and animal habitats. These initiatives have included the Shop Wildly campaign that raised over $215,000 to support projects across the country, a successful e-bill conversion initiative where, for each customer who converted from a paper bill to an e-bill, TELUS donated $2 to NCC, and in 2012 by celebrating NCC’s 50 years of conservation work as Presenting Sponsor of NCC’s 50th Anniversary Gala.
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