I visited the Skeena River in northwestern BC to find out what it takes to look after a wild place. On my journey, I discovered that a healthy river is more than just water, trees and fish. It’s also people. – Post by Andrew Stegemann, MEC Community Involvement Manager
I’m in Neil’s Harbour, Nova Scotia, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean. Somewhere out there, past the visible horizon, is a fishing boat with our sea turtle research team in search of the endangered leatherback. – Post by Kathleen Martin of the Canadian Sea Turtle Network (CSTN)
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This summer, MEC launched Homewaters, a multi-year commitment dedicated to preserving Canada’s fresh water from coast to coast. To kick things off we held a contest, asking our Instagram followers to capture their perfect Homewaters moment (be sure to check out Tiffany Orpana-Kennedy’s winning pic). The response we received was inspiring – we Canadians really love our lakes and rivers! – so in the weeks to come, we’ll be doing “behind the image” features on our favourite shots.
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On July 25, MEC launched Homewaters, a multi-year commitment dedicated to preserving Canada’s fresh water from coast to coast. To kick things off we held a contest, asking our Instagram followers to capture their perfect Homewaters moment for the chance to win a NRS Earl 4 Inflatable Stand Up Paddleboard and a Jimmy Styks Adjustable SUP Paddle.The response was inspiring—we Canadians really love our lakes and rivers!—so we’ll be featuring “behind the image” posts for our top four favourite shots in the weeks to come. Read more…
Comments Off on Our Sustainable Ways: MEC’s 2013 Accountability Report
Every year, we issue an Accountability Report that captures how we did against our sustainable business targets, which address every area of our business: product design, sourcing and manufacturing, operations, employees, members, financials, and governance.
On a recent hike to BC’s Flathead Valley a group of teens and I saw the raw power of nature in action. Our trip was part of Wildsight’s Go Wild! Program, which aims to connect teens to wilderness areas and to get them to understand conservation issues. The MEC/ACMG Adventure Access Program helps makes this program possible. – Story by Jenny Meens
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Since 1970, people around the world celebrate April 22 as Earth Day – 24 hours set aside to revel in the greatness that is nature. This year, as part of their “A billion acts of green” campaign, the Earth Day Network is asking you to commit to an action to help improve your community. Our very own Poonghi Huliyappa has made a big commitment towards lightening MEC’s load on the planet.
Comments Off on Freshwater Movement: It starts with each of our names
Lindsay Telfer from the Canadian Freshwater Alliance shares how her family’s experiences outdoors have shaped her passion for keeping Canada’s waters swimmable, drinkable and fishable, and why she’s so excited about a new partnership with MEC.