Environment & Sustainability
Researching environmental topics or just interested in doing your part to save the Earth? These resources will help you get started.
You can also visit our Climate Future page to learn more about ways our community can come together to deepen knowledge and take action around the climate crisis.
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ON THE SHELF
Check these out the next time you’re in the Library.
ON THE web
These recommended websites are free and easily accessible! All you need is an internet connection.
Enjoy a relaxing Sunday in Ambleside Park at West Vancouver’s farmers’ market where you can meet growers, bakers and artisans Sundays, May through October from 10am to 3pm.
Our goal is to build capacity to protect, restore, and be stewards of the health, biodiversity, and human values of the Sound’s aquatic environment.
The Climate Emergency Unit (CEU) is a 5-year initiative to mobilize Canada to confront the climate crisis. The unit’s work is inspired by and seeks to advance the ideas in Seth Klein’s A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate Emergency.
Indigenous Climate Action (ICA) is an Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country. We believe that Indigenous Peoples’ rights and knowledge systems are critical to developing solutions to the climate crisis and achieving climate justice.
The 6th Assessment, released August 9, 2021, was prepared by 234 scientists from 66 countries and highlights that human influence has warmed the climate at a rate that is unprecedented in at least the last 2,000 years.
Love Food Hate Waste Canada works with businesses, governments and community groups across Canada to inspire and empower people to make their food go further and waste less.
The North Shore Climate Hub is a community based team made up of several local community climate action groups and individuals on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC and is here to unite civil society, business , government, and the citizens of each of the regional districts in our community.
Ocean Ambassadors is a not-for-profit organization turning the tide of marine pollution. "Through our educational programs and community initiatives we get people to the ocean, educate them about the threat of marine pollution and empower people to make real change."
Did you know BC has Canada's longest standing recycling council? Their website is a wealth of information on sustainability. Call their hotline or check out their Recyclepedia!
SPEC is a non-profit, charitable and volunteer-driven organization, founded in 1969. We work with citizens, industries and government agencies, putting our brains together to create a healthy environment we can call home.
Metro Vancouver's Think Thrice About Your Clothes campaign focuses on reducing textiles waste and encourages residents to think thrice about their clothes, and to reduce, repair, and donate them to minimize waste.
West Coast works with communities, non-governmental organizations, the private sector and all levels of government, including First Nations governments, to develop proactive legal solutions to protect and sustain the environment. They offer free legal advice and support to groups and individuals who are facing environmental problems. This website also includes their publications, an Environmental Law Alert Blog, and information on programs and campaigns to help protect land, air, water and the climate.