FOSTERING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY SINCE 1969
SPEC is the oldest environmental non-profit 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.
Through its public education and advocacy work, SPEC has built a lasting legacy of environmental protection. Some of our most important achievements include:
* SPEC House picture: The SPEC team in 1972! 4 vertical lines, from top to bottom:
- 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!
Below you will find a video covering some of SPECS's work in the last 5 decades. Below the video you will find timelines with campaigns and programs under a number of different themes.
Here is a summary of our work in the last 46 years. You can also check out the detailed timelines below:
Over this time SPEC has called many different buildings home.
1969: SPEC opens an office and information centre at 4857 Kingsway in Burnaby
1972: SPEC moves to 1095 West 7thAve in Fairview Slops
1973: SPEC moves to 2007 West 4thAve
1976: SPEC moves to 1603 West 4thAve, under Granville Bridge
1979: SPEC moves to 3253 Heather St
1980: SPEC moves to 2150 Maple.
2011: SPEC moves to 2060 Pine St.
2014: SPEC moves to 2305 West 7th Ave