Resources for Environmental Groups
Common Cause: The Case for Working with our Cultural Values
Published by WWF-UK, Common Cause: The Case for Working with our Cultural Values makes the case that civil society organisations can find common cause in working to activate and strengthen a set of helpful 'intrinsic' values, while working to diminish the importance of unhelpful 'extrinsic' values. The report highlights some of the ways in which communications, campaigns, and even government policy, inevitably serve to activate and strengthen some values rather than others.
A Guide to the Environmental Petitions Process
In January 2009, the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development announced the publication of Getting Answers: A Guide to the Environmental Petitions Process. This new 27-page guide explains the purpose and mechanics of the process, describes the scope of requests that can be made within petitions, and provides guidance on how to write and submit a well-designed petition. For more information, please visit the website of the Office of the Auditor General of Canada.
Participating in Federal Public Policy: A Guide for the Voluntary Sector
Developed by the Capacity Joint Table of the Voluntary Sector Initiative, Participating in Federal Public Policy: A Guide for the Voluntary Sector, is a resource to help voluntary organizations participate in the federal public policy development process. The guide also gives federal government departments insight into how to involve their voluntary sector counterparts more effectively. For more information, visit the Voluntary Sector Initiative website.
Ideas for a More Effective Environmental Movement in Canada
A paper entitled Ideas for a More Effective Environmental Movement in Canada, written by Jerry DeMarco for the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation. Jerry DeMarco is an ex-Managing Lawyer of the Ontario office of Sierra Legal Defence Fund. For more information, please contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.