“Delivering these programs to our communities would be incredibly difficult without Encana’s ongoing support,” NEAT’s Program Coordinator, Karen Mason-Bennett said. “Multi-year partnerships allow us to help affect positive change in a much more efficient way. It also allows us to build stronger relationships with community members.”
Encana says their mission statement for funding programs is focused on 3 key pillars: environment, education and community life, which seems to organically fit into the purpose of NEAT, a local non-profit that has a lengthy history of environmental education in northeast B.C.
“NEAT’s mission to empower environmentally sustainable communities aligns with Encana’s community investment programs,” Community Relations Advisor for Encana, Brian Lieverse said. “We are proud to support NEAT in its continued effort to enrich the communities where we live and work.”
NEAT is currently celebrating their 25th anniversary.
The 2014 partnership has already delivered a youth-led water conference in Dawson Creek, Water Works: Exploring the Value of Water at Home and Abroad, as well as the 4th Annual Arbour Day in Fort Nelson.
“The lasting impacts of this community investment are being felt throughout northeastern B.C.,” NEAT concludes.