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About the Built Environment Team

The Ecology Action Centre’s Built Environment Team engages in urban planning issues across Halifax Regional Municipality and strives to be a voice for sustainable growth. We take action through plan and policy reviews, connecting community groups on development issues and creating opportunities to learn about urban planning.

Projects & Programs

  • The Halifax Greenbelt is a network of green spaces in HRM that provide free and public access to nature and help to direct growth into existing urban areas.
  • The EAC promotes more sustainable development patterns and complete communities can meet our needs for housing, transportation and access to goods and services.
  • Halifax has one of the most ambitious climate action plans in the country. Learn more about HalifACT and the city's plan to help tackle the climate crisis!
  • Our HRM Alliance is a coalition of 60+ organizations from environment, business, health and community sectors advocating for sustainable growth in HRM.
  • Learn about some of the Built Environment Team's past projects and initiatives!
  • Green burial is the act of returning a body as naturally as possible to the earth.
  • Click here to read a brief history of the decades-long fight to protect the Blue Mountain - Birch Cove Lakes.

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