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GLRPPR Contacts: Institute of Urban Ecology

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Institute of Urban Ecology
Douglas College
P.O. Box 2503
New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 5B2
Telephone: 604-527-5522
glas.bc.ca/community/urban-ecology/
iue@douglas.bc.ca

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  • Local

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  • The Institute of Urban Ecology is about nature in the city. We seek to know more about nature and the importance of urban biodiversity. Our work is to make nature an important part of improving our quality of life and the health of the greater natural ecosystems in which a city is found. Since 1984 the Institute has been conducting biophysical inventories, offering environmental education programs and creating more natural habitat. Our activities involve students of all ages and community volunteers. We take a holistic approach that involves direct action to improve natural habitat and indirect, educationally oriented actions directed at changing social values whereby we are more likely to care about and enhance natural ecosystems. We are best known for our plantings of native vegetation, workshops on sustainable living, native vegetation and bird and bat boxes, nature murals, and a local focus on environmental issues.

GLRPPR is a member of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange, a national network of regional information centers: NEWMOA (Northeast), WRRC (Southeast), GLRPPR (Great Lakes), ZeroWasteNet (Southwest), P2RIC (Plains), Peaks to Prairies (Mountain), WSPPN (Pacific Southwest), PPRC (Northwest).

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One East Hazelwood Drive; Champaign, IL; 61820; (800) 407-0261; glrppr@istc.illinois.edu