Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Nature Conservancy of Canada asks us to take on small acts of conservation during Canadian Environment Week. From bats to butterflies, you can be part of caring for our beautiful country!

A bit about the NCC

Vision: The Nature Conservancy of Canada envisions a world in which Canadians conserve nature in all its diversity. They safeguard the lands and waters that sustain life.

Mission: The NCC leads and inspires everyone to join them in creating a legacy for future generations. How? By conserving important natural areas and biological diversity across all regions of Canada.

Their continuous commitment: to promote healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy planet for everyone.

Your role in the Nature Conservancy of Canada

Join the NCC in some playfully-solemn ways of caring for our wild country! Visit their Face Book page for regular inspirations and reminders: you and I are part of tending our earth.

Participate in their “Be Batty!” challenge.

Are bats a hard “Nope!” for you? Consider a small act of conservation by turning your attention to bees and butterflies instead.

Species saving super heros

The Nature Conservancy of Canada is celebrating life! Honoring Canadian Environment Week, Dan Kraus writes (Mr. Kraus has a significant body of work — do click on the link and learn from him!),

“We can save species from extinction. This is not a rallying cry. There is clear evidence that past generations have pulled wild species back from the edge of extinction.

I can see this evidence around me. I now witness wildlife that just a generation ago did not exist where I live. It’s the trumpeter swans that I see in a local wetland, the wood ducks that search our swamp for a large tree with a hole to nest in each spring, and even the wild turkeys that I regularly see outside my window. The promise of wildlife recovery lives across Canada in the swift foxes now found in the Prairies, humpbacked whales along the Atlantic coast, and the small white lady’s-slipper in the tallgrass prairies…”

You can be that hero

Dan Kraus goes on to write, “Each of the species that we have saved has an extraordinary recovery story. Some required ambitious reintroduction and captive breeding programs. For others, we needed new laws and policies. Often their stories unfolded over decades and benefitted from transformations in our culture and perceptions of wildlife. But they all had this in common: Behind every wildlife recovery story, there were people that cared enough to take action. Maybe people like you.

Canada’s Environment Week was founded to celebrate Canada’s environmental accomplishments and encourage Canadians to contribute to conserving and protecting their environment. It’s important that we understand and celebrate these Canadian stories about wildlife recovery. This is not to dilute or distract us from the biodiversity crises, but to direct us toward a different future. These stories are just a beginning — the first chapters as we slowly change course toward a more sustainable path.

For me, wildlife recovery is powerful evidence of hope. It should inspire us. But we need more of these stories, and we need to build on their success. Wildlife recovery represents the best in people. It counters the notion that we are destroyers of nature and shows we can be stewards that make the natural world richer for ourselves and those who will follow.”

Your act helps NCC’s work

Donating your vehicle on behalf of the Nature Conservancy of Canada is one big act of conservation! Donate a Car Canada is served by many recycling agents across Canada. Many of our towing agents and scrap yards pride themselves on caring for the earth. They do this by tending their own businesses well.

Safely disposing of fluids and metals is part of that process. Reusing and re-selling are other means of stewarding responsibly.

You can donate a car, truck, motorcycle, or boat for this cause! When you donate your vehicle (running, or ready to come off the road for good) on behalf of the NCC we will,

  • get you sorted with a free tow (the donation process is simply and friendly!). This usually takes less than 15 minutes to set up. Your free tow will likely occur within 3 – 5 business days.
  • send the net proceeds from the re-sale/recycle of your vehicle to the Nature Conservancy of Canada. There are no costs to the NCC for this service.
  • follow-up to ensure you receive your tax receipt from the charity.

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