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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 one of the oldest environmental non-profits 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 communities with the tools and skills to build greener cities together. We work with citizens, industries and government agencies, to develop capacity to address a wide range of sustainability challenges, using science-based, practical approaches. Our areas of work include:

Food - building a more sustainable and resilient local food system

Energy - promoting conservation and the use of renewable energy

Transportation - advocating for sustainable transportation

Waste - promoting practices that lead to waste reduction

Climate Change - Supporting communities on climate action and climate justice

Through Betsy's Eyes

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


Copyright © 2021

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@spec.bc.ca

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