Rob Lawrance (120p) – City of Nanaimo Environmental Planner
The first City of Nanaimo public building to meet a LEED Silver standard is the Oliver Road Community Centre, completed in 2007. The lessons learned from this precedent-setting project are transferrable to other communities that are considering LEED policies.
VI Coordinating Team (VICT)
“The challenge for the City is in how to ensure that developers and house builders fulfil their obligations to provide and preserve the minimum required depth,” states Sandy Pridmore.
Kate Miller champions 'regional team approach' to rainwater management and green infrastructure in the Cowichan Valley
Kate Miller (160p)
The pilot Cowichan Valley Learning Lunch Seminar Series provided a forum for bringing together an inter-governmental group to develop a policy framework for consistent region-wide rainwater management.
Dean Mousseau tells the story of Inland Kenworth truck and heavy equipment site: where 'design with nature' meets 'green value'
Dean Mousseau – City of Nanaimo (160p)
The Inland Kenworth story, as told by Dean Mousseau and his colleague Gary Noble, has resonated so much so that it has been incorporated into the curriculum for Convening for Action on Vancouver Island.
VICT members share their success stories at the 2007 Green Infrastructure Leadership Forum on Vancouver Island
Chris Jensen (120 pixels)
The Leadership Forum was designed to start a conversation that would lead to a region-wide dialogue about achieving settlement in balance with ecology. Celebration of on-the-ground successes energized Forum participants.
Jay Bradley (120p)
Jay Bradley, Chair of the Vancouver Island Coordinating Team (VICT), is 'walking the talk'. He is converting his backyard into a rain garden. The soil absorbs and holds water for longer periods and releases it at much slower rates.
Cowichan Water Balance Model Forum introduces "Living Water Smart" application to development community
2008 Cowichan WBM Forum
In October 2008, the Cowichan Valley forum was delivered to a “by invitation” target audience comprised primarily of developers and consultants.
Peter Nilsen (160p)
Within the Cowichan Valley Regional District, there are five local government jurisdictions. A consistent message regarding rainwater management and green infrastructure expectations is an essential element of a regional team approach.
In December 2006, three provincial Ministries and DFO formed a Vancouver Island Coordinating Team to facilitate a consistent, science-based approach to rainwater management on the Island.
VICT – Michael McCarthy, First Nations (120pixels)
VICT has provincial, federal, local government and now First Nations representation. Changing practices towards water sustainability happens from the ground up, and there are many opportunities to work with First Nations to realise this goal.