Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides – Newfoundland and Labrador (CAP-NL)

Year Founded:    2009
Status:   Non-Incorporated Group

CAP-NL is a provincial coalition of health and environmental organizations and citizens. Their mandate is to defend basic rights to health and environmental quality and to eliminate the use of toxic substances such as pesticides and replace them with ecologically sound alternatives. The Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides-NL has been advocating for changes in pesticide legislation, for a ban on non-essential pesticides that are shown to be harmful to people and the environment, and for a “white” list of safe acceptable products and for protective legislation comparable to that in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Provincial

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Labrador, Western, Central, Eastern, Avalon, NE Avalon

Email:                  pesticidealternatives@gmail.com

Website:              https://pesticidealternativesnl.wordpress.com/

Other URLs:        Facebook

Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador (CCNL)

Year Founded:    1993
Status:   Incorporated Not for Profit & Registered Charity

Mandate: Conservation Corps Newfoundland and Labrador is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to provide youth with training and employment in environmental/cultural heritage conservation.

Goals: To work with communities/partners to enhance, restore and sustainably develop the natural and cultural resources of the province. To help young people gain leadership, teamwork and employment skills. To develop and promote a strong conservation ethic in Newfoundland and Labrador.

CCNL was created in 1992 by the Economic Recovery Commission to increase quality employment, training and career-development opportunities for youth and community partners within the province in the areas of environmental/cultural enhancement. CCNL was incorporated in 1993 as a not-for-profit agency governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and is a provincial community based organization that works to facilitate a strong environmental ethic and create partnerships and capacity in communities across the province to address environmental and cultural issues.

Focusing on environmental and cultural projects and resources has allowed CCNL to provide strong employment training as well as a stronger connection for young people to their communities, encouraging youth to be more active in the development and conservation of the local environment and cultural resources. The basis of CCNL programs has been partnerships with community based organizations and focusing its efforts on reaching rural and remote communities. CCNL have used direct employment programs, such as the Internship and Green Team Programs, and general public education and outreach initiatives to educate a wide audience on environmental issues.

In 2002, the Climate Change Education Centre (CCEC) was added, reaching out to thousands of young people in schools and youth organizations across the province educating on local impacts of climate change and encouraging youth to take to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions each day.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Provincial

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Labrador, Western, Central, Eastern, Avalon, NE Avalon

Mailing & Street Address:
Suite 103 – 10 Austin Street
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4C2

Telephone Number:         709-729-7265
Secondary Phone:             709-729-7279
Fax:                                        709-729-7270

Email:                  contactus@ccnl.ca
Website:              www.ccnl.ca
Other URLs:       Facebook
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@ConservationCorpsNL
@CorpsNL

Friends of Pippy Park (FoPP)

Year Founded:    1984
Status:   Incorporated Not for Profit & Registered Charity

The Friend’s of Pippy Park’s mission is to engage citizens in order to conserve and ensure the prosperity of Pippy Park. The Friends of Pippy Park are connected and are represented among organizations throughout the Park.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Local

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
NE Avalon

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box  8861
St. John’s, NL
A1B 3T2

Street Address:                  15 Mount Scio Road

Telephone Number:       709-737-3655
Fax:                                      709-738-3616
Email:                                  friendsofpippypark@gmail.com
Website:                             www.pippypark.com/friends-of-pippy-park.asp
Other URLs:                       Facebook

Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden (MUNBG)

AKA: Memorial University Botanical Garden, Oxen Pond Botanic Park
Year Founded:    1971
Status:   Non-Incorporated Group

Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden is a place to explore and play. Visit our cultivated gardens and meandering trails nestled in our boreal forest. Discover beautiful displays of traditional and native plants, perennial and vegetable gardens, and a few surprises. Stop to feed the ducks in our pond then pause in the café for coffee or lunch. A gardener’s paradise, a place to inspire, come step into nature.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Provincial

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Avalon, NE Avalon

Mailing Address:               MUN Botanical Garden
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1N 5S7

Street Address:   306 Mount Scio Road

Telephone Number:        709-864-8590
Fax:                                      709-737-8596
Email:                                  Garden@mun.ca
Website:                             www.mun.ca/botgarden/
Other URLs:                      Facebook
Twitter
Instagram: @mun_botanical_garden
YouTube
Flickr

Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice (MCEJ)

Year Founded:    2003
Status:   Non-Incorporated Group

The Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice highlights our congregation’s commitment ‘ to focus our resources and energy towards examining, challenging and healing injustice and oppression’ and ‘to live a spirituality flowing from a sense of the sacredness of creation’. The centre works to engage all people and especially youth, in its many projects and activities. The centre serves as facilitator, advocate, educator and prophet in the many aspects of ecology and justice. Supported by an NGO at the United Nations.

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Local, National and International

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
NE Avalon

Mailing & Street Address:
101 Mount Scio Road
St. John’s, NL
A1B 4E8

Telephone Number:         709-722-0082
Email:                                  teersm@hotmail.com
Website:                             http://mercycentreforecologyandjustice.org/wordpress/
Other URLs:                       www.sistersofmercynf.org/mercyinaction/default.cfm?loadref=44

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Western Environment Centre (WEC)

Year Founded:    1996
Status:   Incorporated Not for Profit & Registered Charity

The Western Environment Centre (WEC) is a charitable, non-profit, non-governmental organization that is based in Corner Brook and services all of Western Newfoundland.

Our organization strives to:
1) engage communities in environmental issues in a balanced, objective, and informed manner
2) work with community partners, businesses, and government agencies to build capacity and involvement in projects related to environmental action and sustainability
3) create a community of environmentally pro-active citizens

Geographical Scope of Mission:   Regional

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Western

Mailing & Street Address:
86 West Street, Suite 6
Corner Brook, NL
A2H 2Z3

Telephone Number:         709-639-0937
Email:                                  info@wecnl.ca
Website:                             www.wecnl.ca

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World Wildlife Fund Canada (WWF-Canada)

Year Founded: 1967
Status: Incorporated Not for Profit and Registered Charity

For half a century, WWF has worked to protect the future of nature. WWF (World Wildlife Fund) is Canada’s largest international conservation organization with the active support of more than 150,000 Canadians. We connect the power of a strong global network to on-the-ground conservation efforts across Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Prince Rupert, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, St. John’s, Iqaluit and Inuvik. Our Mission: To stop the degradation of the planet’s natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by: Ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable; Promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption; and conserving the world’s biological diversity.

Geographical Scope of Mission:
National

Regions in which this organization has an ongoing, strong presence:
Avalon, NE Avalon

Mailing & Street Address:
245 Eglinton Avenue East Suite 410
Toronto, ON
M4P 3J1

Local Regional Office:
40 Quidi Vidi Road, Suite 103 Caledonia Place
St. John’s, NL

Telephone Number: 709-722-9453
Email: ca-panda@wwfcanada.org
Website: www.wwf.ca