Prof. Dale recognized by Nature Canada for volunteerism and leadership

Professor Ann Dale received the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Award from Nature Canada on Tuesday night. As one of the oldest environmental non-profits in Canada, they have recognized the leadership she provided as one of the founders of and co-chair of Women for Nature. In particular, Nature Canada wished to recognize her outstanding contribution to the organization with her talents and time. They are appreciative of her leadership and her initiative around the Biodiversity Conversations series, which she led across the country from 2017-2018. Resulting in the 2019 publication of the Biodiversity Action Agenda for all Canadians, this action agenda contains 24 on-the-ground steps for reversing biodiversity loss before it is too late. 

Building on the publication of this agenda, her environmental NGO, the National Environmental Treasure (NET), just launched a two-year campaign urging immediate action on biodiversity loss in Canada. With the doom and gloom often associated with biodiversity loss and climate pollution, NET’s goal is to communicate tangible solutions, engage Canadians with the science while blending the arts. The world is grey without biodiversity, together, let’s conserve the colours in our world.

Please share the campaign widely with your networks to increase outreach.

Image courtesy of Joanna Chin