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Rainforest Solutions Project wins prestigious Fuller Challenge for Great Bear Rainforest conservation

Great Bear Rainforest. Photo: Andy Wright

Great Bear Rainforest. Photo: Andy Wright

Tides Canada project Rainforest Solutions Project (RSP) is the recipient of the prestigious 2016 Fuller Challenge from the Buckminster Fuller Institute. The Challenge awards $100,000 for work that pushes the boundaries of socially responsible design and considers ecological, economic, and social impacts.

RSP is a longtime project on Tides Canada’s shared platform and is a unique coalition consisting of Greenpeace, Sierra Club BC, and Stand.earth. For over 15 years, RSP was instrumental in the collaboration between the Government of BC, First Nations, environment organizations, and logging companies to develop a new conservation approach in the Great Bear Rainforest called Ecosystem-Based Management.

The Great Bear Rainforest is now protected under historic agreements, which laid out the most comprehensive conservation and commercial forest management plan in all of North America. The agreements ensure the preservation of 85 per cent of 15 million acres of old-growth forests in the Great Bear Rainforest.

Congratulations to RSP and all parties involved on winning the Fuller Challenge. Read more about the award here.

Learn more about our work in the Great Bear Rainforest and surrounding region here.

Why freshwater matters: Our Living Waters and MEC

Our Living Waters (OLW) is a national water network that recognizes that achieving freshwater conservation requires the organization and alignment of diverse groups addressing freshwater issues. Outdoor retailer MEC is one organization deeply involved with OLW. We interviewed Meriko Kubota, MEC’s Director, Strategic Partnerships and Community Investment, to find out why freshwater is important in Canada and to MEC and its members.

Start your next meaningful relationship with our spectacular, natural backyard

What does conservation mean to you? Give Green Canada, a project on Tides Canada’s shared platform, and the Stewardship Centre for BC (SCBC) have come together with “Celebrating Stewardship Legacies”, a campaign to celebrate individuals who are working hard every day to help protect our land and water as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary of confederation.

Learning trip to Opaskwayak Cree Nation and Sherridon, Manitoba

Two weeks into my new role as Program Associate with Tides Canada working on the Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative (NMFCCC), I had the opportunity to go on the 2016 NMFCCC Learning Trip. The Collaborative’s fourth learning trip took us to Opaskwayak Cree Nation (OCN) and Sherridon for one week. The trip provides the Collaborative’s funders with an opportunity to get to know the community partners, learn about life in northern communities, and understand some of the challenges the people on the ground face.