Kings Environmental Group (N.S.) fonds

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Kings Environmental Group (N.S.) fonds

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  • 1974-1998 (Creation)
    Kings Environmental Group

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2.5 boxes of textual records
23 photographs : b&w, col.
1 map ; 92cm x 1.24m

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Incorporated in December 1987, the Kings Environmental Group (KEG) grew out of several special interest and ad hoc groups, such as Small Earth Community, Kings Association to Save the Environment, and Concerned Citizens of Canning, who shared concern for environmental action. The Board met on the first Monday of each month in the Kentville Recreation Centre. The KEG had three objectives: to increase environmental awareness among residents of Kings County; to publicize specific environmental issues; and to promote alternatives to
environmentally hazardous policies and practices. Since its inception, KEG actively pursued these objectives. The KEG prepared and presented letters and briefs to municipal, provincial
and federal politicians. They held a regular Spring and Fall Public Open Forum on such issues as pesticides, groundwater pollution, incineration, and recycling with excellent public attendance. They also held quarterly public meetings to exchange information with local citizens, and monthly executive meetings.

As well as public forums, the KEG had seven Committees: waste management, pesticide, water, transportation, education, government documents and membership and newsletter. These Committees undertook many activities including school presentations, government hearings, information booths, monthly meetings, and letter writing. But, the scope of their
activity was limited by the lack of funding and so a large amount of time and energy was expended on fundraising activities.

The KEG participated in or maintained contact with a number of external committees and activities. These external groups included: the Nova Scotia Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, the Environmental Committee of [Kings County] Council, Enviro-Clare (Saulnierville, NS), the Energy Prove Research Foundation (Toronto, ON), the Conservation Council of New Brunswick, the Canadian Environmental Network, the Clean Nova Scotia Foundation, the Blomidon Naturalists’ Society, and the Atlantic Earth Foundation.

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The fonds consists of files maintained by the office for the Kings Environmental Group in Kentville and consists of two series:

  1. administrative papers ([19--?], 1979-1996), consisting of five sub-series: i) minutes, correspondence, and membership ii) by-laws and joint stocks iii) Committee papers iv) newsletters v) activities 2. reference information (1979-1998).

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