“CAVI is a collective effort to see where we can go on Vancouver Island, and do it in a way that is a little bit different. CAVI represents a genuine team effort,” stated Eric Bonham.
Convening for Action in 2007
CAVI explained: Roundtable of Vancouver Island partnerships provides leadership in water sustainability
CAVI is the acronym for Convening for Action on Vancouver Island. CAVI is a regional pilot program that is being implemented under the umbrella of the Water Sustainability Action Plan for British Columbia. By 2010, the CAVI vision is that Vancouver Island will be well on its way to achieving water sustainability.
“CAVI brings together those who plan and regulate land use (local government), those who build (developers) and those who provide the legislative framework (the Province),” states Jack Hall, REFBC Governor and founding member of the CAVI Leadership Team.
The REFBC 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.
Creating Our Future on Vancouver Island – Green Infrastructure Leadership Forum will initiate a dialogue about A Positive Settlement Strategy
“Communities in the Georgia Basin are being transformed by settlement and economic growth. The goal of the Green Leadership Leadership Forum is to start a conversation that will lead to a region-wide dialogue in 2008 around achieving settlement in balance with ecology on Vancouver Island,” stated Kim Stephens.
Creating our Future Workshop at Gaining Ground Summit set the stage for Showcasing Innovation Series and Green Infrastructure Leadership Forum
The workshop celebrated Vancouver Island success stories and provided context for green value, designing with nature, green infrastructure and water sustainability.