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Upcoming events

    • 08 Jan 2019
    • 14 May 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Meet with members of SPEC's Food & Environment Committee. The meeting is free and visitors are welcomed.

    Note: there will not be a meeting in December. Next meeting will be in January.

    Location: Kits House: 2305 west 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Schedule: The 2nd Monday or Tuesday (alternating) of each month.

    Room: Ask at the front desk for the room location. 

    New? Meet Leadership Team members Art Bomke, Kate Menzies and Tara Moreau.

    To read about their passion for our environment, click on the link, or go to: Home>About us> Our People 

    • 16 Jan 2019
    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (Kits House)

    Take part in our monthly meeting to chat with members of SPEC's Energy & Transportation Committee and learn what projects we are working on . The meeting is free and visitors are welcome. 

    See what projects and programs the Energy and Transportation Committee runs. 

    Also: The Energy Committee is looking for leadership! If you are interested in becoming a Co-Chair, drop by the next meeting and introduce yourself, or check out the volunteer position description
    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver

    On the fourth Tuesday of every month, join us to learn about SPEC's work in the community. This is usually a small meeting where we cover upcoming volunteer opportunities with SPEC and get the chance to get to know you better!

    If you are interested in getting involved, want to learn what volunteer opportunities exist and would like to meet like-minded people, come and share some time with us!

    If you are a current volunteer and would like to know more about other work we are doing, this is also the place for you!

    Date: Next session will be January 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm

     Meet Robin, SPEC's Volunteer Coordinator, at the front entrance of Kitsilano Neighbourhood House (2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver).

    • 24 Jan 2019
    • 6:45 PM - 8:45 PM
    • Po Kong - 1334 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC
    • 14

    Chinese Vegan Dinner & Fundraiser for SPEC

    Please note: as this is a set-menu event, you MUST register in advance to help the restaurant prepare. The cost will be paid at the dinner (cash only). Those cancelling with less than 24 hours notice will be asked to pay the cost of their meal.

    This event is organized by Meatless Meetup (learn about this group below) as a fundraiser for SPEC!

    EVENT Details

    This event is being held in support of SPEC's School Gardens Program, which has the goal of connecting children to their food, to each other, to nature, and to their community. It provides the opportunity for students to learn about food security and how to grow their own organic fruits and veggies, while teachers learn to incorporate fun and thought provoking agricultural topics into their curriculum.

    All are welcome, including those who do not normally follow a meatless diet.

    Our All Vegan Menu for the night:

    • Assorted Vegetables and Wonton soup
    • Deep fried Crispy Vegetarian Drumstick
    • Tasty Fresh Shitake Mushrooms
    • Spicy Green Beans (not very spicy)
    • Orange Cutlets
    • Bean Curd Skin Rolls with Black Bean Sauce
    • Four Kinds of Vegetables with Portuguese sauce hot pot
    • Spicy pan-fried noodle with vegetables (not very spicy)
    • Spicy Kung - Po Diced Veggie Chicken (not very spicy)
    • Brown Rice

    Price for this event is $18 (CASH only) per person, including tax & tip. A portion of the proceeds will go to SPEC's School Gardens Program. Dinner payment will be collected by a volunteer at each table.

    about Meatless meetup

    We're foodies with an environmental conscience & concern for animal welfare.

    Meatless Meetup is run by a group of volunteer hosts who believe it to be of critical environmental importance that we drastically reduce our meat and dairy consumption. Meatless isn't just for Monday anymore!

    Although food at our events is vegan, we're not a vegan club. Anyone interested in lowering their carbon footprint by eating more plant based meals, even if not planning to ever cut out all meat or animal products, has found the right group. Welcome!

    • 13 Feb 2019
    • (PST)
    • 13 Nov 2019
    • (PST)
    • 10 sessions
    • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver

    Please note, the January 9 meeting has been cancelled!

    Location: Kits House, 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, BC  V6K 1Y4

    Time: 6:30pm – 8pm: The meetings are free and visitors are welcome.

    Schedule: The 2nd Wednesday of each month (with some exceptions).

    Please email if you have any questions.

    Past Update for Nov 14th Meeting:

    Meeting location: Online via Google Hangouts

    Please visit for more information about the system. It's very easy.

    Meeting Link

    Visit the above link at 6:30pm to join the meeting!

    Note: You can try the meeting link before the meeting time to ensure that you can access it. 

    You will be able to check your mic and camera and join the hangout even if no one is there.

    Meeting Agenda:

    1. Introductions and Acknowledgements
    2. Project Updates / Announcements
    3. Waste Committee ToolBox Discussion - Please check out the Google Doc to see the Living Project file. You all are welcome to view and comment on the file.
    4. Planning the Waste Committee Presentation for SPEC AGM on Dec 6
    5. Your agenda item here (please email to add your agenda item)

    For this week's meeting, please review the Living Project file, make comments and think about the following:

    - Which solutions from the brainstorming page you like and that you might want to work on, you can comment on them as you wish

    - Additional solutions, ideas, and solution areas to add to the brainstorming page

    - Research documents, public initiative documents

    - Comments and feedback about the project idea and any feedback are welcome. You can share it during the meeting or in an email at any time to

    Past Updates for October 10th Meeting:

    Hello Waste Committee!

    Exciting times are ahead as we take a new direction for the coming year. My name is Daniel, I sit on the Board of Directors with SPEC, and I will be co-leading the committee again (I led the committee back in 2015-2016). I also Co-Direct and Co-facilitate the Master Recycler Vancouver Program, and run a consulting company at the crossroads of waste management and behaviour change. I am excited to be working with the committee again in this capacity. 

    Please find the agenda below.


    1. Introductions and Acknowledgements
    2. Project Updates
    3. New Committee Direction -  Creating Practical Solutions to Urban Waste Problems (See more below)
    4. Your agenda item here (please email to add your agenda item)

    Project Proposal: Creating Practical Solutions to Urban Waste Problems

    SPEC’s Mission and Vision:
    Mission: To provide our community with practical solutions for urban sustainability.
    Vision: A healthy, just and vibrant urban life that enhances local and global eco-systems.

    Project Guiding Questions:
    Considering SPEC’s Mission, how could the committee provide practical solutions for urban sustainability? What problems are we providing solutions for? How will these solutions lead to a healthy, just and vibrant urban life?

    Scope of Work:

    6-10 practical solutions chosen by the committee. They could be created from scratch, or simply adapted from something already out there.

    To help answer these questions and help change our local community, we will work collaboratively and in small groups. The SPEC Waste Committee has been diligently working over the past number of years and I believe it has considerable knowledge. I am proposing to consolidate and document our knowledge, and embed them in practical solutions!

    Tentative Outline:

    October/November Meeting

    - Brainstorming and discussing what our practical solutions might be

    December Meeting

    - Project Planning

    2019 Meetings
    Creating our practical solutions for the community at large. This project would not be the sole work of the committee but would be the major focus for the next term of the Committee.

    Please come to the meeting ready to talk about this project and let’s make SPEC’s Mission and Vision a reality!


    Daniel Rotman

    Co-Facilitator, Master Recycler Vancouver

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