Part of what makes EarthCare so effective in its mission is its partnership with the citizens of Thunder Bay. This unique relationship gives EarthCare its ingenuity, strength, and platform for making real change in the community.

EarthCare has 11 Working Groups made up of a variety of stakeholders from across the community representing all sectors: residential, commercial, industrial, and institutional. All meetings are open to the public, and you are always welcome. Contact the Sustainability Coordinator to find out when meetings are happening. Working Group Terms of Reference

The citizens that make up the working groups are the backbone of EarthCare. It is the working groups who developed relevant sections of the most recent EarthCare Sustainability Plan 2014-2020 , based on their interests and expertise and in consultation with the broader community. Most of the working groups came together under the EarthCare banner and have been collaborating since 2007, or even earlier in some cases.

11 Working Groups

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Each working group has an overarching goal with objectives and recommended actions to achieve this goal. Each action is categorized into one of two categories: the Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay, or the community, depending on who is responsible for carrying out the action. The working group members work hard in collaboration with each other, the City of Thunder Bay and EarthCare Community Partners to implement their recommended actions. Every year, each working group picks at least one action to realize, which can vary from carrying out an awareness campaign to physically building a rain garden.

While the goals and objectives envisioned in the Sustainability Plan are implemented, everyone in the community is invited to participate and provide feedback. EarthCare working group meetings are open to the public, and new participants are always welcome.

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