The membership committee’s prime directive is to ensure that Nova Scotia’s environmental workforce actively attracts local, national, and international business.
In keeping with the ESANS Strategic Plan 2009 - 2014, all activities and initiatives to be developed, organized, and/or conducted by the membership committee in the upcoming fiscal year are intended to increase awareness of ESANS, encourage participation, attract new members, solidify relations with existing members, publicly acknowledge members who exhibit exemplary environmental industry stewardship and enhancement, and facilitate productive interaction of environmental industry related human and social capital.
The committee has undertaken a review of the ESANS membership structure and is considering ways to offer more services to the membership, develop levels of membership to increase the numbers, and allow for more active involvement by members. The membership committee is focussed on realizing an increase in membership from industry, academic, government, and environmental service providing sectors.
ESANS aims to create an organizational culture which provides opportunities for active involvement and support of all members, and to establish long-term revenue reserves to be able to sustain the organization and assure stable funding for projects. ESANS is also focusing on establishing operating procedures for committee succession planning to ensure continuation and continuity.
The activities and initiatives engaged by the membership committee during the past fiscal period have served to engage ESANS' core membership and generate interest from several environmentally related industry sectors, including but not
limited to, eco-tourism, agriculture & fisheries, forestry, academia, sustainable infrastructure and energy, mining, and
In keeping with the ESANS Strategic Plan 2009 – 2014 and the results of the recent Membership Survey, ESANS intends to increase the membership through continuing and enhancing services. Revenue generated through these efforts will help to assist in the association’s ongoing goal of financial sustainability.
- Enhancement of on-line accessibility to membership profiles and updating process
- Emphasis on providing web-based promotion for participants of ESANS events which has served to increase event participation
- Implementation of membership rate structure to entice potential members to join at key times of the year
At the forefront of all membership committee efforts will be solidifying the core membership base of environmental service providers upon which to welcome new members from several other industry sectors.
Committee actions will build on ESANS’ position as “voice of the environmental industry sector” and to continue providing a networking, information, and knowledge platform to facilitate the stimulation of social and economic prosperity of those in the environmental industry.
ESANS believes that development of a solid and interactive membership will serve to create a business climate that attracts investors and encourages local businesses to start and grow in ways that support sustainable competitiveness.