Energy & Transportation Team

The health of our planet depends on reducing our energy consumption and shifting to sustainable and renewable energy sources.

SPEC’s Energy & Transportation Team works to educate individuals, businesses, communities, and children about renewable energy, energy conservation and sustainable modes of transportation.

We also advocate at a municipal and provincial level for energy and transportation policies that move us toward energy conservation, responsible energy production and a healthy and just urban environment.


Monthly meetings are free and open to the public. We discuss current projects, upcoming events, and share new ideas.

  • Third Wednesday of the Month
  • 6:00-7:30pm
  • Virtual via Zoom

Current Projects

tREX: The Renewable Energy eXperience

Summer walking tours around Olympic Village to explore sustainable energy technology.

RED: Renewable Energy Demonstration

Display at Riley Park Community Garden used for educational programs for kids.

CAWS: Climate Action Workshop Series

Multi-day workshops to help kids grade 4-9 learn about renewable energy and climate change.

Carbon Offsets

Research project conducted by UBC Students in SCIE420. Learn about carbon offsetting.

Go Solar Tours

Tours to visit the new location of SPEC’s solar panels, previously at MEC.

Past Projects

2018 research and policy recommendations for the BC Government on homeowner’s and renter’s fundamental right to be able to dry their clothes on a clothesline. Read Blog Post.

2014 research on the largest sources of emissions in Vancouver and how to reach zero emissions. Learn More

Meet the Team Leads

Chris Gooderham

Co-Chair, SPEC Board Member

Theresa Cashore


Team History

For over 50 years, SPEC has been committed to promoting energy conservation and sustainable transportation in the Lower Mainland.

We have opposed new large-scale power generation infrastructure as well as highway expansion mega projects. We worked to establish an Energy Demonstration Centre in the 1980’s which focused on educating the public about the benefits and feasibility of solar power generation.

Passionate about Energy & Transportation?

Help us continue to educate the public on climate change and renewable energy solutions.