Village Vancouver

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

Environmental Justice + Decolonisation

Environmental justice, for much of its history, has been treated as a separate movement from our social climate and has been stereotyped for having poor involvement in terms of social justice and systemic racism. Here at Village Vancouver, we aim to be inclusive to all groups and acknowledge whose lands we are on (Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Wautuh). VV, in our climate action movement, works to create opportunities for inclusive dialogue and to engage with Indigenous groups. Environmental justice isn’t simply about the environment, but also the cultures that are deeply intertwined with it. Indigenous cultures are rooted to their environment; their way of life is strongly based on their relationship with the land. With the threat of climate change and environmental degradation, there is a fear for cultural loss. The environmental justice movement is emerging to a more progressive direction. One where Indigenous voices are seen essential and not as an afterthought. Being unified in this movement will only make us stronger as we continue to support one another.  

 

Here are some resources if you’re interested in learning more about environmental racism and some Indigenous led initiatives! 

https://www.wildernesscommittee.org/sites/default/files/2020-09/2020_conservation_indigenous_rights_paper_web.pdf  

https://www.ecowatch.com/environmentalism-colonialism-racism-religion-2647696055.html?rebelltitem=3#rebelltitem3  

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

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*VV Events October 14-31 at Multiple

October 14, 2021 to October 31, 2021
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*VV Events October 14-31 at Multiple

October 14, 2021 to October 31, 2021
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Andres Searle is now a member of Village Vancouver
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Ganimul Singh joined Village Vancouver's group
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Ongoing Activities

Interested in getting involved or volunteering with Village Vancouver? check out http://www.villagevancouver.ca/page/volunteering-1.

Regular activities:

Interested in participating in a VV garden? We have collaborative gardens/garden spaces in 5 neighbourhoods. Contact us at gardening@villagevancouver.ca. Gardening now in progress. New gardeners welcome (space allowing).

Kits Village Recycling Depot (2nd or 3rd Thursdays Kits Community Centre) Next depot: Thursday, August 19th 

Main St. Village monthly gatherings (1st Tuesdays Little Mountain Neighbourhood House) Currently on hold due to COVID

Permaculture Vancouver Meetups (3rd Wednesdays VV McBride Park Fieldhouse (sometimes elsewhere) Next meetup: Special date Thursday, July 29th

West End Community Potluck/WE Urban Garden Club (3rd Sundays West End Community Centre, in July and August 4th Thursdays - July 22nd and August 26th.

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