March 26, 2013
EALT Releases Great New Video
Have you ever wondered where your donation really goes when you donate to a charity? When you donate to EALT, you can be sure that your money is used wisely and efficiently in order to conserve and steward land in perpetuity.
We work with many volunteers on a wide variety of projects, from field work, research, reports, videos and interpretive signs, to brochures. Check out our latest video project here.
Thank you to Corin Boersma from The King’s University College for providing the voice for this project!
Two minutes gives you a very good idea of how donations go to conserve natural areas for everyone’s benefit!
March 1, 2013
Mitigate Climate Change by Conserving Natural Areas
Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. One topic that can get lost in the conversation is how natural areas can help mitigate climate change. In fact, maintaining and enhancing existing natural areas is a more cost-effective method of mitigating against climate change than replacing lost ecological functions using infrastructure and technology.
EALT has developed an information sheet, geared toward municipalities, businesses and policymakers, that describes how costly climate change can be, and how natural areas can help reduce the damage. For example, wetlands play a crucial role in regulating flood waters, and green areas slow runoff.
Because EALT conserves natural areas in the Edmonton region, we are already taking steps to mitigate climate change through the conservation of natural areas. We value your support to continue to make gains for conservation and mitigate against climate change. We’d like to say a special thank you to volunteer Kristen McFaden for her assistance with researching for this very important topic.