Environment and Nature

Published on Thu, 09/05/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Unwind from school with nature

Unwind from school with nature

Summer is out and school is in; a phrase hardly celebrated by those heading back to class this fall. Thankfully weekends exist; two days a week free for family time. And what better way to unwind with your family, than spending time in nature? After all, some say fresh air and open spaces might be just what you need to be successful throughout school year.

Published on Wed, 07/17/2013 by Petro-Canada Lubricants

Insects and your garden: The good, the bad and the ugly.

Insects and your garden: The good, the bad and the ugly.

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We spend a lot of time during the summer months avoiding insects such as mosquitoes and black flies but when it comes to gardening, some insects are actually beneficial. Don't worry though, the good bugs for your plants are usually not the same ones that are most bothersome to humans.

Published on Tue, 07/02/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Helping children, one nature day at a time

Helping children, one nature day at a time

With summer holidays now in full force, parents are enrolling their kids in sports lessons, camps and classes. And although these activities can help kids spend less time indoors, perhaps the most exciting summer adventure awaits them right outside your door - in nature.

Published on Wed, 06/26/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada ranked top environmental charity in Canada

Nature Conservancy of Canada ranked top environmental charity in Canada

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Nature Conservancy of Canada ranked top environmental charity in Canada

News Release

24 June 2013 Toronto, ON - The 2013 Charity 100 ranking in the summer issue of MoneySense Magazine once again places the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) as Canada's top environmental charity. For the fourth year in a row, MoneySense recognizes NCC as one of Canada's most responsible and efficient charities, with an overall grade of A.

Published on Wed, 06/05/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Count dragonflies, birds and butterflies and call yourself a Citizen Scientist!

Count dragonflies, birds and butterflies and call yourself a Citizen Scientist!

Toronto, ON (June 3, 2013) - The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is encouraging Canadians this week to become citizen scientists and get involved in taking care of nature up close.

Spanning coast to coast, NCC's Conservation Volunteers program provides an easy way for Canadians to explore outdoors alongside experts while helping to gather valuable information on plants and animals in their neighbourhoods and beyond.

Published on Wed, 05/22/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Turtle Trauma Centres busy in spring - how YOU can help save a species at risk this spring.

Turtle Trauma Centres busy in spring - how YOU can help save a species at risk this spring.

At least 25 turtles had been struck one rainy day last June, but one Blanding's turtle, a nationally listed species at risk and one of the rarest in Canada, was particularly lucky that Jennifer McCarter, a conservation biologist and reptile specialist for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) was the one to find and rescue her.

Having been struck, by multiple cars, on a county road in rural Ontario, McCarter pulled over to help the injured turtle.

Published on Thu, 05/09/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Make the most of your garden this year; plant with purpose

Make the most of your garden this year; plant with purpose

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and gardening season has arrived across Canada. From melons and marigolds -- gardens are a great way to put home grown produce on your table and provide a colourful backdrop. And while most store shelves will be cleared of tulips and lilies, it's the untraditional plants that you may want to consider to set your yard apart from the rest.

Published on Fri, 04/19/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

Volunteers Caring for Canada

Volunteers Caring for Canada

(National Volunteer Week - April 22-26)

Volunteers across the country are being recognized this week as National Volunteer Week kicks off. From Goose Bay to North Bay, Canadians who donate their time and talents continue to be a driving force in Canada's economy.

Erica Thompson spends her days coordinating the cross-country Conservation Volunteers program for the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC). She sees the positive impact Canadians make every day on the environment.

Published on Mon, 04/08/2013 by Nature Conservancy of Canada

How to get your hike on: trail tips for the masses

How to get your hike on: trail tips for the masses

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By Laura Mousseau, Nature Conservancy of Canada

If you haven't been enjoying some winter skiing or snowshoeing, then surely spring's arrival means it's time to hit the trails! Across Ontario, many Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) properties are open and accessible to hikers, and I've got some tips to help you enjoy nature while keeping yourself and wildlife safe. Here are five great hiking DOs for any trail:

Published on Mon, 12/17/2012 by Ontario Electronic Stewardship

Not sure what to do with the leftover electronics from holiday gadget buying? Tips from RecycleYourElectronics.ca can help!

Not sure what to do with the leftover electronics from holiday gadget buying? Tips from RecycleYourElectronics.ca can help!

Whether as a present for a loved one or a personal indulgence over Boxing Week, electronics are always a popular gift during the holiday season. Sometimes all the hype about new features and tech advances can distract us from thinking about what to do with the gadgets hiding in our basements, closets and drawers.

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