West Coast Environmental Law is BC's legal champion for the environment. Through legal advice, education and advocacy, West Coast provides citizens and organizations with the knowledge, tools and innovative solutions needed to protect our environment and build sustainability locally, nationally and internationally.
The MMCD Association is a Non-Profit Society, funded by BC municipalities and other users to bring well defined, systematic and continuously improving construction documents for construction of roads, sidewalks, sewers, water, traffic signals and street lighting.
The goal of the Celebrating Green Infrastructure Program is to build regional capacity through sharing of green infrastructure approaches, experiences and lessons learned as an outcome of ‘designing with nature'. The program was launched in May 2006 in the Greater Vancouver region as a provincial pilot. The intention is that local governments on Vancouver Island and in the Okanagan regions will undertake similar initiatives.
The Green Infrastructure Partnership: Convening for Action in British Columbia – July 2005 Progress Report
The main focus of the 2005 Green Infrastructure Consultation Workshop was on proposed policy and technical communication guides for elected officials and senior managers, respectively. The objective was to solicit the participation of willing municipalities in developing content.
Green Infrastructure Supplement for Subdivisions: Report on the Green Infrastructure Consultation Held on May 11, 2004 in Vancouver
The May 2004 Green Infrastructure Consultation Workshop provided a timely and strategic opportunity to formally launch the Green Infrastructure Partnership and broaden awareness of the goals and objectives of the Partnership in developing a Model Subdivision Bylaw and Green Infrastructure Standards.
The issue of how to accommodate a doubling of the population in the high growth regions of British Columbia is the driver for implementing changes in the way we develop land and use water. Conversations with elected officials are yielding insights that are shaping implementation of Convening for Action pilot programs in three regions of British Columbia, namely: the Okanagan, Vancouver Island and Greater Vancouver.
The Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia is pursuing a strategy to persuade local governments on Vancouver Island to adopt “green value” approaches to planning for and accommodating settlement growth. The Foundation uses the term “green value” as a generic reference to use and conservation of land and real estate that achieves social and economic goals while minimizing harmful effects on ecological assets.