At Plenty Canada we recognize that people are part of the environment and we sustain healthy lives only when the environment as a whole is healthy.
For us the environment and the bio-diversity of our environment is a precious treasure we have a responsibility to protect. When we take on community development initiatives the activity should achieve economic, environmental, social and cultural sustainability objectives.
Historically Plenty Canada has relied upon traditional Aboriginal knowledge (TAK) and western science to guide our environmental work. Our projects have included working to protect species at risk including protection from invasive alien species, traditional medicine protection, forestry (including tree marking, tree planting, woodlot management, wildlife enhancement, traditional crafts and policy advise), heritage seed preservation, erosion control, and appropriate technology (such as photo-voltaics, gravity fed water systems and green building design).
Our team has been involved in many activities including the Earth Summit in 1992, ongoing involvement with the Convention for Biodiversity, Forest Stewardship Council certification development, and other environmental education and policy development initiatives.