Conversations For A One Planet Region

 

Learn – Discuss – Understand – Imagine – Design – Create

 

Schedule of Upcoming Conversations

We face two big challenges

1. We act as if we have several planets to sustain us when in reality we only have one. 

So we have to learn to live within the limits of the one small planet that is our only home, in a way that is socially, culturally and ecologically just.

2. We are not talking about our local and global crisis, or what it means for us, our children, our communities and future generations.

If we don’t learn, share and work together, we won’t understand the challenges or opportunities we face, and we won’t be able to imagine, shape and create a better future for all.

Through the Conversations for a One Planet Region we want to engage, educate and empower people across the Greater Victoria Region to discuss the challenges and strengths of becoming a One Planet Region. 

Our vision is that the Greater Victoria Region achieves social and ecological sustainability, with a high quality of life and a long life in good health for all its citizens, while reducing its ecological footprint to be equivalent to one planet’s worth of biocapacity.

Our Mission is very simple: to establish and maintain community-wide conversations on One Planet living and a One Planet Region.

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Supported initially by UVic, the CRD, the Robert Bateman Centre, the BC Sustainable Energy Association, the Victoria Foundation and individual donors.

We are grateful to the Greater Victoria Public Library for hosting our meetings since 2018

We are encouraged by the participation of the District of Saanich and a group of Community Integrators in One Planet Saanich, an international initiative organised by Bioregional, a UK-based consultancy and developer.