This is a big year for environmentalist organizations across Canada. As mentioned previously in this blog, it marks the fortieth anniversary of Toronto's Pollution Probe and the British Columbia-based Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC). Of course, that's not all. Also celebrating their fortieth anniversaries in 2009 are the Conservation Council of New Brunswick - which I understand is the oldest environmentalist organization in the Maritimes - and the Conserver Society of Hamilton & District, which was originally known as Clear Hamilton of Pollution (CHOP). I wouldn't be surprised if there are other groups celebrating their fortieth anniversary in 2009 ... and if so I hope somebody sends me an email about it.
I wonder how many of these organizations have taken the time to write down their histories. I suspect very few. That said, there's no time like an anniversary to undertake such a project.