Power of We

Now, more than ever before, we believe the solutions to the world’s energy and environmental problems lie at the grass roots level – where people and organizations can work together in a climate of mutual responsibility and trust.

We call this the Power-of-We. It’s a simple concept – we are part of a larger system, and if we all recognize this, and participate to the best of our abilities, the system will get better.

We will find ways to tap the assets we have at our fingers, and in the process make cleaner, healthier, more sustainable communities in which to live, work and play.

This page honours the many organizations and businesses that weave the fabric of our next generation society.

Composting Council of Canada – a national non-profit, member-driven organization with a charter to advocate and advance composting and compost usage.

Recycling Council of British Columbia – a non-profit organization working towards waste avoidance, supporting waste management solutions by conducting research, and facilitating the exchange of ideas and information.

City Farmer – a non-profit society that promotes food production and environmental conservation.

Earthwise Society (Formerly Delta Recycling Society) – a society with a mission to cultivate sustainable communities through environmental education and stewardship.

Environment Canada – the Federal Government.

Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection – the BC Government.

North Shore Recycling Program – a municipal agency that offers and administers a variety of recycling programs and services for the three North Shore municipalities: City of North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver and West Vancouver.

One Day – a program by the City of Vancouver that provides tools and resources to make it easy to reduce energy use. One Day is part of Vancouver City’s Climate Protection Program.

The Recycling and Environmental Action Planning Society – a non-profit society, established in 1989, with a main focus on waste reduction through waste avoidance.

Other Useful Links

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
BCEIA – British Columbia Environment Industry Association
British Columbia Landscape and Nursery Association
City Farmer
David Suzuki Foundation
Earth Day Canada
Environment Canada
Environment – Province of British Columbia
European Compost Network
Food Scraps Recycling Hotline – (604) 432-6200
Green Streets – City of Vancouver
LEED Canada Website
The Society for Promoting Environmental Conservation
Soil Conservation Council
Urban Eco-Positive
Vancouver Landfills
Zero Waste Challenge

Guide: PartSelect’s “Play Your Part” – A Home Guide to Composting
Report: Comparison of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Waste-to-Energy Facilities and the Vancouver Landfill (PDF)

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