Village Vancouver

Vancouver's Leader in Transition toward Strong, Resilient, Complete Communities

Village Vancouver is the official Transition Initiative for the city of Vancouver and a hub for communities throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Village Vancouver coordinates, organizes and facilitates individuals, neighbourhoods and organizations to collaborate in taking actions that build sustainable and resilient communities, cities and bioregions. 

Our Vision for Vancouver (what we are working to achieve)

We envision Vancouver as a vibrant city at the leading edge of sustainability, where residents know their neighbours and participate in collective actions to minimize their ecological footprint.  The focus is on quality of life issues including local food production and distribution, a full-employment local economy, renewable energy, and low-impact transportation.  Residents participate actively in their governance and work with civic, business, labour and voluntary sector groups in planning and carrying out activities that respond to changing conditions and that contribute to a high quality of life for all in Metropolitan Vancouver.  A central focus of our planning work is the creation of an Energy Descent Action Plan, a set of defined milestones on the path toward fossil fuel independence.

Village Vancouver inspires a transition to a sustainable culture by encouraging, facilitating and supporting individuals and organizations to take actions that help people to adapt to changing ecological conditions and contribute to a high quality of life for all.  We hold the provisions of The Earth Charter as the core principles of our understanding of sustainability and peaceful co-existance.

Key Values (Principles)

Action: encouraging, facilitating and supporting action towards a sustainable future for Vancouver

Adaptation: anticipating and responding to current ecological circumstances including climate change, peak oil and social and economic instability

Innovation: encouraging an exchange of ideas that fosters innovative responses and solutions to current conditions

Collaboration: creating the space for those with bridging interests to find common ground and the will to work together in support of sustainable communities

Shared leadership: supporting the emergence of leaders in all walks of life, in local neighbourhoods and throughout Metropolitan Vancouver 

AND PLEASE REMEMBER: Don’t let the world end because it felt too risky to save.

Last updated by Ross Moster Apr 1, 2012.

Village engages individuals, neighbourhoods & organizations to take actions that build sustainable communities & have fun doing it. Join us!

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Meet the Board of Directors! at Trout Lake Community Centre

October 17, 2019 from 6:30pm to 8pm
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*EcoReslience Workshop: How do you and I live in a society that wipes out ecosystems? at Village Vancouver Field house

October 7, 2019 from 6pm to 9:30pm
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