Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) is determined to protect the planet for future generations and encourages organizations with innovative sustainable development programs.
Our environment partners include:
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Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation
P&WC is proud to support an organization dedicated to threatened species. The Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation comes to the aid of injured birds of prey, caring for them before releasing them back into their natural habitat. The foundation also has a centre where ornithologists and volunteers study the populations of birds of prey (eagles, falcons and owls) and raise awareness among visitors of the importance of a healthy environment. The organization also preserves endangered species such as the Burrowing Owl by breeding them in captivity and returning them to nature.
To find out more about the Alberta Birds of Prey Foundation, visit www.burrowingowl.com.
Nature Conservancy of Canada
P&WC believes it is critical that we pass on our natural heritage to future generations. In order to highlight our support of the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), the organization has recognized P&WC for its contribution at the entry way to the Happy Valley forest, near King City in Ontario. NCC is dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of ecosystems of Canada's natural heritage. Through partnerships, donations and acquisitions of sites of ecological importance, and by supporting the natural ecosystems of these areas, NCC has successfully protected more than 2 million acres (800,000 hectares) of eco-sensitive land since 1962.
To find out more about the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC), visit www.natureconservancy.ca.
Nova Scotia Nature Trust
P&WC has joined the Nova Scotia Nature Trust in order to preserve the environment for future generations. Nova Scotia has an impressive variety of natural habitats. The mission of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust is to protect the unique biodiversity of the province. Environmentalists are studying forests, islands, lakes, coasts and wetlands such as marshes and swamps in order to gain a better understanding and maintain the fauna and flora of these environments. The organization aims to educate people about and raise awareness of the protection of their natural heritage, and to permanently protect outstanding natural areas in partnership with landowners.
To find out more about the Nova Scotia Nature Trust, visit www.nsnt.ca.
Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation
P&WC makes a difference to the environment by offering the Rideau Valley (Ontario) a greener future. Since 2004, P&WC's participation in the foundation's Green Acres and Trees for Tomorrow reforestation programs has allowed more than 500,000 trees to be planted in the catchment basin of the Rideau River. In 2007, P&WC's contributions also helped with the construction of a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certified conservation centre. The Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation protects the fauna and flora of the Rideau Valley, which covers an area of over 4,000 square kilometres of Eastern Ontario.
To find out more about the Rideau Valley Conservation Foundation, visit www.rvca.ca/foundation.
Les amis de la montagne
P&WC is very enthusiastic about protecting and enhancing Mount Royal (in Montreal, Quebec) through its association with Les amis de la montagne. P&WC sponsors Mount Royal Month, during which the Corvée du Mont-Royal takes place. The mountain cleanup is carried out each spring by citizens who are concerned about improving the preservation of the mountain's fauna and flora. Other educational ecological activities take place during the summer season; for example, visiting the historical and natural heritage of Mount Royal, the Environmental Stewardship Program, which encourages citizens' initiatives for preserving the mountain, and themed hikes.
To find out more about Les amis de la montagne, visit www.lemontroyal.qc.ca.