Above: Walbran Valley
Photo: TJ Watt
Welcome to the Enviro Team
Photo Left by: Robert Keziere
7th Unitarian Universalist Principle: Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The Environment Team is guided by the 7th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. We meet once a month to share information and coordinate actions. Feel free to drop in, meet the team, and learn more about our work. To visit a meeting, contact the Outreach Coordinator
Above: Some of the Enviro Team members at a monthly meeting
Above: Musqueum and Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw guests of honour at Wild Salmon educational event. (Cynthia Lam third from left)
Above: Vancouver Unitarians joined the protest against Kinder Morgan at the Vancouver Art Gallery, September 2017
The Environment Team is made up of a diverse group of people with many different interests that intersect in different ways. What brings us together is a desire to protect the environment.
Many of us are organizers, peace marshals, or participants in the marches and rallies against pipelines, tankers, and climate change. As well, we organize film screenings, educational events, and fundraising dinners in support of various social justice, Indigenous, and environmental groups.
There are two dedicated groups within the Enviro Team: the Zero Waste Team and the Wild Salmon Action Team
Zero Waste and
Everyday Climate Action
Credit: Getty Images / EyeEm
According to UN Habitat: … cities consume 78 per cent of the world’s energy and produce more than 60 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, they account for less than 2 per cent of the Earth’s surface.
The Zero Waste Team challenges consumption and disrupts consumer culture by hosting events and social gatherings on everyday climate action including … permaculture and composting, plant-based eating, buy nothing, mending and alterations, reducing food waste, a book group and more.
Learn about the Zero Waste Team here …
Wild Salmon Action
Credit: ©Tavish Campbell
Floating open-net fish farms are an existential threat to wild Pacific salmon
The Wild Salmon Action Team has launched a dedicated website and campaign calling for Canada Pension Plan to divest from Mowi, the world’s largest producer of farmed Atlantic salmon.
Learn more about the Campaign …
Learn more about WSAT the Wild Salmon Action Team …
There are two dedicated groups within the Enviro Team
- Wild Salmon
- Climate Action
- Old Growth
- Ethical Eating
- Stories From the Past
- Burns Bog
- Indigenous Land and Water
- Earth Day Services
- Zero Waste
Coming Enviro Events
Water Always Wins – Zero Waste Book Group
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
Zero Waste Forum – Green Summer
Sun, Jun 11, 2023
Circle of Voices: Benefit concert for RAVEN Trust featuring Luke Wallace
Mon, Jun 19, 2023
Enviro Team News
- Hot off the presses: Read our Climate Justice Dialogue series report
- “All We Can Save” Book Study Group
- Doctrine of Discovery & Terra Nullius Forum Recording
- Holiday Advice from Zero Waste Team
- Tips for Reducing Food Waste this Festive Season