In a world where disposability often reigns, the rise of Repair Cafés stands as a beacon of hope for a more sustainable future. These community-driven spaces, such as SPEC’s Repair Cafés in Vancouver, play a vital role in promoting the circular economy – an economic model focused on reducing waste and promoting resource efficiency.
October 16, 2023 Vancouver Landmarks Turning Green for Waste Reduction Week Celebrating waste reduction for a brighter future The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is proud to announce a captivating initiative in honor of Waste Reduction Week. Several iconic landmarks across Vancouver, including City Hall, Burrard Bridge, Vancouver Convention Center, the Olympic Torch, and BC
“One of the Most Rewarding Things I’ve Ever Done!” Embracing Leadership and Fulfilment as a Guiding Elder
By Dr. Carole Christopher Four years ago I stepped down as the president of SPEC* and was given the title, Guiding Elder. I liked it but I wasn’t sure what it meant. Since then, I ask myself frequently, “What would a Guiding Elder do or say about this? “ As I’ve explored and grown in
In June 2023, SPEC Guiding Elder Carole Christopher, along with two SPEC members, had the privilege of meeting with MP Joyce Murray. The focal point of the discussion centered around the SPEC Elders Circle, delve deeper into its purpose and significance. Additionally, the opportunity was seized to align this program within the broader spectrum of SPEC’s initiatives, engaging in fruitful conversations about our other programs.
We’ve rounded up 10+ events from local organizations doing great things in our community and environment As we navigate the challenges posed by a changing climate, it becomes increasingly important to find moments of serenity and inspiration in nature. From guided nature walks to eco-friendly workshops and immersive outdoor experiences, these events offer a unique
Vancouver, BC – April 18, 2023 – The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is excited to announce the release of the updated version of the “South Coastal BC Compost Guide”, a comprehensive resource aimed at providing information to farmers about locally available composts. Purpose of the Guide The “South Coastal BC Compost Guide” is designed
Celebrating Earth Day 2023 in Vancouver: Top 10 Events to Join! As we strive to protect our planet and raise awareness about environmental issues, Earth Day serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of conservation and environmental stewardship. Vancouver, known for its stunning natural beauty and commitment to sustainability, is gearing up to celebrate
The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is currently seeking passionate and engaged individuals to join our volunteer board of directors. We invite those interested in environmental conservation, resilient community building, and the promotion of urban sustainability to apply. ABOUT SPEC The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is a non-profit charitable organization that addresses urban sustainability
Written by Teresa Porter, Farmland Ecosystem Services Project Coordinator World Soil Day is celebrated every year on December 5th to highlight the importance of healthy soils. This year’s theme is ‘Soil: Where Food Begins’. Given that roughly 95% of our food comes from the soil, healthy soils are integral to our food systems! Plants obtain