What We Do
SPEC through Betsy's eyes
Practical Solutions for Sustainable Cities
Founded in 1969, the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is a non-profit charitable organization that addresses environmental issues in British Columbia, with a particular focus on urban communities in the Lower Mainland and the Georgia Basin.
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.
Education, Research & AdvocacyThrough our public education programs and advocacy work, SPEC works hard to raise public awareness on issues and encourage policies and practices that lead to urban sustainability. We believe that by working together with citizens, government and industry we can reach our goal of creating a truly healthy, liveable environment. SPEC is a member-based society with an elected Board of Directors and a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. The Directors, members, staff and volunteers actively participate in SPEC’s on-going environmental projects. SPEC areas of work are: