Partners in creating a resilient "green" local economy!

Join the expanding network of organizations offering innovative business models, strategies and services! Contact Christopher at 214-606-2006 or cminnes@ecoecho.ca.

Bioneers is inspiring a shift to living on Earth in ways that honour the web of life, one other and future generations. Annual conferences, workshops, audio and video are some of the many tools available. www.bioneers.org

R.D. Chin, Feng Shui Architect, based in New York City, has extensive experience in this ancient art and taught a workshop at Eco Echo in August 2012. www.rdchin.com

Catalyst Mind, founded by Hilary Samuel, introduced the Natural Systems Thinking Process: a practical and accessible means to access our natural inherent state of well-being. Rediscover the restorative power in cultivating a relationship with the natural world at www.catalystmind.com

Creative Wheel Centre (CWC) in Val-des-Monts believes that connecting with nature through physical, contemplative and artistic pursuits is the most potent medicine of all. The creative wheel model (Courage, Wisdom and Compassion) reminds us to embrace the full power of imagination and self-awareness on a daily basis in creating a joyful life.  Founder Dominique Laroque has been educating individuals of all ages on the health benefits of outdoor recreation, nature therapy and the healing arts since 1994. www.creativewheel.ca

The EARTH PATH NATURE PROGRAM offers young people opportunities for nature-based, experiential learning that nurtures curiosity, self-confidence and respect for each other and the land, actively supporting Eco Echo. www.earthpath.ca

Environmental Management and Landscape Architecture founder Brad Peterson developed Eco Echo’s watershed masterplan and co-created an inspiring permaculture workshop at Eco Echo in October 2008. www.bradpeterson.ca

Friends of Gatineau Park is a co-operating, non-profit organization that works with park management to help foster this understanding and appreciation. It does this by providing volunteer support for the park’s interpretation program. www.friendsofgatineaupark.ca

The Global Sufficiency Network is fueling a global viral conversation for sufficiency - catalyzing action to address scarcity as a fundamental root cause of the environmental crises, the social justice crisis, the spiritual crisis and the economic crisis. www.globalsufficiency.org

Claudie Hehr is an animal communicator who shows how we can truly communicate with animals, what animals hear when we talk with them and how anyone can help an animal by knowing how to corectly communicate to reduce fear and stress. Her workshop in May 2015 was inspiring. www.claudiahehr.com

Hidden Harvest Ottawa: Harvest a tree or buy a tree! Fruit and nuts that would otherwise go to waste on public and private property are rescued by connecting tree owners with eager harvesters. The bounty is shared with community members in need. ottawa.hiddenharvest.ca

The International School for Earth Studies (ISES) in Ladysmith, Quebec has promoted environmental awareness and initiative for three decades. They are committed to innovative solutions for renewable energy, green building, wildlife conservation, and sustainability. We honour their vision in raising a universal environmental consciousness committed to preserving our natural resources and protecting wildlife. www.earth-studies.ca

KHEWA in Wakefield, Quebec promotes and preserves the culture of native people. In a warm atmosphere, Khewa creates links and open its door for a better understanding between native people and non-native people. Khewa partnered with Eco Echo in developing the philosophical basis for its educational and community connections. www.khewa.com

Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics teaches people of all ages how to enjoy the outdoors responsibly, and is the most widely accepted outdoor ethics program used on public lands. Through relevant and targeted education, research and outreach, LNT ensures the long-term health of our natural world.  www.lnt.org

Life Without Plastic offers non-plastic alternatives for day-to-day products such as water bottles, food storage containers and children’s dishes, bottles and cups. www.lifewithoutplastic.com

Mycologists amateur de l’Outaouais (MAO) has been operational since 1978 as a group of 200 amateurs of natural science. It offers weekly excursions, lectures and practical workshops recognizing the importance of nature to maintain environmental sustainability as well as gathering, identifying and consuming wild mushrooms. www.mao-qc.ca

Natural Capitalism Solutions’ mission is to educate senior decision-makers in business, government and civil society about the principles of sustainability. Natural Capitalism Solutions shows how to restore and further enhance natural and human capital while increasing prosperity and quality of life. www.natcapsolutions.org

Nature Atout is a not-for–profit organization comitted to integrating the agricultural, forestry and the recreational and tourism spheres of society to encourage sustainable development of our regional and social economies. They are supporting the Milkweed Project to identify and sustainably harvest the abundant natural resource available in the MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais. http://natureatout.org/

One Planet Communities is creating a network of the earth's greenest neighbourhoods, where it is easy, attractive and affordable for people to live a healthy, happy lifestyle within a fair share or our planet's resources. www.oneplanetcommunities.org

Pachamama Alliance’s two-fold mission is: To Preserve the earth’s tropical rainforests by empowering the indigenous people who are its natural custodians and to contribute to a new global vision of sustainability and equity for all. www.pachamama.org

Sierra Club Canada is one of North America’s oldest and most established environmental organizations. Together, thousands of members and supporters have been safeguarding the environment and working towards a sustainable Canada for our future and the present. www.sierraclub.ca

Slow Money inspires us to invest 50% of our assets within 50 miles of where we live as if food, farms and fertility mattered.  Slow Money connects investors to the places where they live, creating vital relationships and new sources of capital for small food enterprises. www.slowmoney.org

Students On Ice, an award-winning organization has provided unique educational expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic since 2000. Programs inspire high school students, educators and scientists from around the world to foster a new understanding and respect for the planet. www.studentsonice.com

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable organization established in 1992 that provides education, technical assistance, resources and financial support through working partnerships to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in an effort to help reduce the harmful effects of carbon dioxide emissions. www.treecanada.ca

TreeSisters is a new women’s campaign to help crowd fund the reforestation of the tropics within 10 years, building community around this vision and sharing the birthing process with like-hearted men and women.  www.treesisters.org

Tucker House Renewal Centre is a charitable retreat and environmental learning centre that promotes sustainable living. This 30-acre facility is located in Rockland, Ontario and offers environmental programs, workshops and activities for the local and wider community. www.maisontuckerhouse.ca

Wakefield, La Pêche Fair Trade Steering Committee facilitated recognition for the community as the first municipality/town in Quebec (the second in Canada) to be officially certified by TransFair Canada as a“Fair Trade Town”. https://www.facebook.com/FairTradeVillageEquitableWakefieldLaPeche

Marc Walter, specializing in "land art" and making art fun and accessible, created "Le Souffle" for Eco Echo in the summer of 2012. During the last five years, he has focused on creating ephemeral works using strictly natural materials. Active in over 50 collaborative school and community projects, Marc returned in September 2012 for the 24th Annual “Artists in their Environment Studio Tour”. www.marcwalter.ca

Wakefield --La Pêche Chamber (of Commerce, Tourism, Arts and Community) is a new community organization that builds on the Chamber of Commerce and Wakefield Ensemble's thirty year history. Together they have led the way in capturing the imagination of residents and accomplishing projects with lasting benefit and beauty to our village. Annual Earth Day Celebrations are hosted in Chlsea, Masham and Wakefield. http://jourdelaterrecollines.ca/

Wildflower Farm in Orillia, Ontario is a popular destination for wildflower and native plant enthusiasts. Visitors can explore the gardens, take photos of flowers and butterflies, meet informative staff and buy the highest quality wildflower plants, seeds and seed mixes from the nursery.  www.wildflowerfarm.com

Windpath Media produces innovative documentaries, dramatic feature films and visual artworks that investigate the human condition and draw attention to alternate perspectives and common sense. Filmmaker Dan Gainsford's documentary Searching for Dragons: A New Collective Story, explores our increasingly precarious connection to a sacred natural world. http://www.windpathmedia.com/searching_for dragons.html

WiserEarth helps the global movement of people and organizations working toward social justice, indigenous rights, and environmental stewardship to connect, collaborate, share knowledge, and build alliances. www.wiserearth.org