My exclusive T-shirts help support local volunteer organizations who work to create, improve and maintain local trails. I also support non-profits who work to conserve and advocate for wilderness protection around the province of Nova Scotia (and/or nationwide). These volunteers and unsung heroes are often on the front lines of combating the climate crisis through advocacy. Their advocacy positively influences government policy, raises public awareness and education in addition to making our priceless natural gems accessible to all visitors.
Despite our local parks, trails and wilderness areas often being marketed as Nova Scotia’s main attractions, their funding ranges from woefully inadequate to non-existent. It is often up to volunteer organizations to make these wilderness areas safe, inviting and enjoyable destinations for all.
On top of building trails and improvements, these organizations build community. Young, old, rich, poor, immigrant or native, volunteering creates an important bond with fellow citizens of varying socio-economic status. Few things unite people the way a mutual appreciation for nature does. These organizations bring about a confluence of good to our community’s social, physical, mental, economic & environmental health.
Thank you for contributing to these commendable organizations.
Greg Taylor – Creator @HalifaxTrails.ca
A group that has been around for many years, maintaining trails in Fairview, Clayton Park, Rockingham & South Bedford. Beyond trail maintenance, the Halifax North West Trails Assocation is very community-oriented and is focused on inclusion and diversity. They often run fun, educational events for children and always reach out to newcomers to our region and make everyone feel welcome. A true community-building organization that uses nature to bring everyone together.