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 web
These recommended websites are free and easily accessible! All you need is an internet connection.
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.
More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world! Learn more about Earth Day activities happening in your community and around the world, as well as year-long programs and tools you can use to support and participate in the global environmental movement.
Welcome to the home of thousands of elder climate activists, all committed to a non-partisan effort to end the Climate Crisis and build a just and sustainable future for our children, our grandchildren, and all children.
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.
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.
Artisan Farmers Markets "provide the opportunity to shop locally and support economic growth and environmental sustainability in our community." Markets are open May - October in Lonsdale Quay (Saturdays) and Ambleside Park (Sundays).
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!
The Year of the Salish Sea (June 8, 2022-June 7, 2023) is a call on our leaders and on the public to take action, a provocation for greater collaboration, and a catalyst for change.
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.