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Practical Solutions for URBAN SUSTAINABILITY

We empower local communities in the Lower Mainland to build a greener future through our interactive programs and activities. The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is a non-profit, charitable and volunteer-driven organization, founded in 1969. We are the oldest environmental non-profit in Canada. 

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.

Core Values:

Rooted in Community: We are local, grassroots and volunteer-driven. We collaborate with other community members and organizations as a way to strengthen community and increase our impact.

Respectful: We work with integrity and an open mindset. We listen to others and work to include other perspectives.

Empowering: Through a positive and fun environment, we strive to support, nurture, enable and educate community members for action.

Purposeful: We value clarity, focus and a resilient structure that can make our work more effective and productive.


Education, Research & Advocacy

 Through our open education and outreach programs we provide our communities with the tools to build greener cities together. We work with citizens, industries and government agencies, putting our brains together to create a healthy environment we can call home.  Our areas of work include:
  • Food - building a more sustainable and resilient local food system
  • Energy - promoting energy conservation and the use of renewable energy
  • Transportation - advocating for sustainable transportation
  • Waste - promoting practices that lead to waste reduction
  • Land and Water - helping to protect our green and blue spaces

Through Betsy's Eyes

Click below to view SPEC's 2018-2023 Strategic Plan and Snapshot document.


Copyright © 2017

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

Canadian charitable registration number:

118836311 RR0001

Society Promoting Environmental Conservation

2305 West 7th Ave 

Vancouver, BC  V6K 1Y4

T: 604.736.7732

E:  admin(at)spec(dot)bc(dot)ca

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