Founded in 1971

Supporting sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level.


The Ecology North office is once again open to the public. We’re still doing our part to stay safe and healthy, but are excited to be able to welcome the public back into our space.
Please email if you have any pressing inquiries.
Take care, from Ecology North board and staff.

Ecology North is a charitable, non-profit organization based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada that was formed in 1971 to support sound environmental decision-making on an individual, community and regional level.

Ecology North’s programs focus on five priorities: climate change, environmental education, water, waste reduction, and local food production. A common thread throughout all of the Ecology North programming is an emphasis on environmental, social, and community well-being.

Ecology North maintains collaborative partnerships with a number of other local community and educational organizations to promote public education, sustainable living and climate change adaptation and mitigation on environmental initiatives.

Our Mission

Bringing people and knowledge together for a healthy northern environment.

Our Priorities

We organize our work into five areas

Local Food

Water Stewardship

Climate Action

Waste Reduction


Upcoming Events

Browse through upcoming Ecology North events.

Trash-formation 2022

Ecology North is pleased to announce an exciting upcoming opportunity that is open to Yellowknife artists and general public, as part of the 15th Annual Old Town’s Ramble and Ride festival, July 29th – 31st: 
We are inviting you to create art pieces out of your ‘waste’ to showcase at our space at the Ramble & Ride festival. The Trash-formation Art Show is an amazing opportunity to showcase the artistic talent in our community and provide a creative outlet to challenge ourselves to extend the life-cycle of unwanted items.

Sign up by filling out this form!

Ecology North will be running the environmental team and Rent-a-Plate services once again at this year’s Folk on the Rocks, July 15-17 at Long Lake.

Sign up to volunteer here!

50th Anniversary – Thank you!

Our 50th anniversary on June 5 was a great success, we were so pleased to see everyone who came out! It was wonderful to celebrate 50 years of bringing people and knowledge together for a healthy northern environment. The weather could not have been more lovely.

A very big thank you goes to our Golden Eagle ($1000+) sponsor Kavanaugh Waste Removal Services, champions of waste diversion with over 50 years providing waste solutions in the NWT.

Thanks as well to our Boreal Chickadee ($100-$399) sponsors Old Town Glassworks, France Benoit, Diane Boudreau and Eric McNair-Landry.

A big thank you to our contributors MLA Katrina Nokleby, Minister Julie Green, MLA Kevin O’Reilly, Minister Caroline Wawzonek, MLA Rylund Johnson, and Premier Caroline Cochrane.

Other contributors included Field Law, Eh Five Tree Five Outdoor Adventure Products, Lisa Worthington and Dave Speakman.

We’d also like to thank Aurora Fiddle Society, Miranda Currie and Ryan McCord for their fantastic performances, and our emcee Jade Halcyon.

We are so grateful for all of your support!

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Ecology North is always looking for volunteers to help make all projects, events and initiatives continuously successful. If you are interested in volunteering, sign up today.