Protecting Water Resources – Panel Discussion with Samuel Gargan and Daniel T’seleie

This panel discussion will feature Samual Gargan, Keepers of the Water Board Member, and Daniel T’seleie, K’asho Got’ine Chief Negotiator, which will be held via ZOOM from 12:00PM to 1:00PM on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021. Join by going to this web address at the time of the event:

This event is made possible thanks to funding from Environment and Natural Resources (Government of Northwest Territories).

POSTPONED Ice Road Run to Dettah

This event has been postponed due to extreme weather warnings.

Meet us at the Ice Road entrance by Rotary Park for a socially distant physical activity between 10:00am and 1:00pm on Sunday, March 14th, 2021. Any form of active transportation such as walking, running, kicksledding, fat biking is welcome! Go the entire 12km to Dettah and back, or stop at any point and turn back. We will have tents provided by Yellowknife Search and Rescue with fires for participants to warm up next to, as well as Bannock from Birchwood Cafe to fuel your adventure. Make sure to dress for the weather and wind!

This event is made possible thanks to funding from NWT Recreation and Parks Association, the City of Yellowknife, and Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

Water Week 2021

Ecology North is hosting a number of events during Water Week starting on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 and ending on World Water Day, Monday, March 22nd, 2021.

POSTPONED: Ice Road Run to Dettah

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021: Panel Discussion with Samuel Gargan and Daniel T’seleie

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021: Film Screening: Cold Amazon

Monday, March 22nd, 2021: Film Screening: Nahanni: River of Forgiveness

All events are free and open to the public.

Please respect social distancing rules and wear a mask where appropriate.

Thank you to our funders NWT Recreation and Parks Association, the City of Yellowknife, and Environment and Natural Resources (Government of Northwest Territories) for making these events possible.


Online Book Launch with Jamie Bastedo – PROTECTORS OF THE PLANET

Ecology North has teamed up with the Yellowknife Book Cellar and nature writer Jamie Bastedo to host a virtual book launch of Jamie’s latest title “Protectors of the Planet Environmental Trailblazers from Age 7 to 97”. This book takes you on a deep dive into the lives of a dozen eco-heroes from across Canada who are leading our troubled world towards hope, healing, and renewal. Join Jamie for some excellent adventure stories, deep inspiration, and practical advice offered up by the awesome cast of real-life characters celebrated in his book. 

The program will include opening comments by the Yellowknife Book Cellar, Red Deer Press, and Ecology North, followed by stories and readings by the Author, a Q & A session, and e-door prizes.

This event is free and open to the public.  You can join by simply clicking the following ZOOM link at the time of the event:

Screening of “Happening to Us” – a Tuk TV Film

Ecology North will be hosting a FREE film screening of the short 20-minute film, Happening to Us, brought to you by Tuk TV. Experience the impacts of climate change through the eyes of Inuvialuit youth from Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories, a remote community on the coast of the Arctic ocean. Come watch this incredible film as they share their stories of how their community, one of the hardest hit places in the world by climate change, is falling into the ocean.

The film showcases conversations with community members of Tuktoyaktuk, Scientists, Natan Obed, President of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, and the former Canadian Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna. Embark on a journey to explore authentic human stories behind climate impacts.

This event requires pre-registration as spots are limited. You can register at the following link:

Social distancing measures will be in place. People are encouraged to wear masks. Funding for this event is kindly provided by the City of Yellowknife. 

If you have any questions, please contact Jessie at

Waste Reduction Week – Waste Forum: COVID-19 Edition

Waste Forum: COVID-19 Edition

Join Ecology North for a Waste Forum: COVID-19 Edition discussing how the pandemic has impacted waste management and operations in Yellowknife. Stakeholders have been invited to share setbacks and/or opportunities they have experienced throughout the pandemic.

Guest speakers will include:

  • Chris Vaughn, Manager, Sustainability and Solid Waste Management;
  • Jason Brinson, Executive Director, The Salvation Army Yellowknife;
  • Peter Houweling, General Manager, Kavanaugh Bros;
  • Christa Domchek, Recycling Program Coordinator, GNWT ENR; and
  • Steve and Jennifer Payne, Admins & Moderators of Salvagers Unite Facebook Page.

You can join us for this event by following this Zoom link:

Or join us in person at the Northern United Place auditorium. If you decide to join us in person please practice social distancing.

Ecology North AGM 2020

Attention Members and Supporters

Ecology North’s 2020 AGM is fast approaching. This year’s AGM and election of the Board of Directors will be hosted on zoom conferencing on September 24th, 2020 from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

Find out what we’ve been working on, how we have adapted (and continue to adapt), discuss our strategic plan moving forward, or just drop in to say hi and show your support for our northern environment. Members in good standing will have the opportunity to vote-in our new Board of Directors. Unsure if you are a member? Contact Marie at or 873-6019 to find out!

Join the meeting by following this link:

We’re Looking for New Board of Directors

Want to make a direct impact in your community? Put your name forward to be part of Ecology North’s next Board of Directors! Ecology North is entering a challenging but exciting time. We are entering a new strategic planning year with a small but dedicated core group who are looking for driven and engaged Board Members. If you believe in our mission of bringing people and knowledge together for a healthy northern environment forever, then consider joining us and put your name forward. If you are not interested but know friends or family who might, please help us spread the word. Ecology North aims to be representative of the diverse population of the North, and we are actively seeking candidates from various backgrounds. Fill out this nomination form to put your name forward.

Managing Hazardous Waste in Your Community

Step-by-step tips for community staff in NWT aiming to safely manage hazardous waste. This video will help you to understand how to separate, store, label and inventory hazardous waste before ultimately shipping it out of your community to a registered receiving facility. Learn how to create and follow a waste management plan that will keep the people, land and water in your community safe and healthy.