FOSTERING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY SINCE 1969
SPEC is one of the oldest environmental organizations in Canada. For more than 45 years SPEC has brought a range of environmental concerns to the attention of policy makers, industry and the public.
SPEC was founded in 1969 in Coquitlam, BC. In 1981, SPEC partnered with the City of Vancouver, the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada in creating the Vancouver Energy Information Centre in Vancouver’s Kitsilano neighbourhood.
The building was now home to several environmental organizations, showcases sustainable building and living techniques and serves as a community meeting space until 2011, when SPEC re-located due to building maintenance issues.
- 1st line: Peter Witte, Jim Bryan, Ken Pattern (and his dog!), Allison Appelbe.
- 2d line: Ginny Howe Witte, Maggie Ziegler, ?, Gary Gallon.
- 3d line: Steve Boyce, ?, Allan Fossen.
- 4th line: Lindsay, Terry Chantler, ?, ?.
If you know any of the unidentified mystery people in the photo, please let us know!
Here is a summary of our work in the last 46 years. You can also check out the detailed timelines below: