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Listed below are some links to our partners, related sustainable forestry sites and other general information.

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Our Special Relationships

The Trust for Sustainable Forestry
Trust for Sustainable Forestry logoThe Trust for Sustainable Forestry was founded by a group of individuals passionate about the forest and the values it bestows on us and the world in which we live. From modest beginnings on Cortes Island, British Columbia the Trust has grown from contributions and support from universities, companies, NGOs and individuals who believe in its Vision.

The Land Conservancy
The Land Conservancy logoCommonly known as TLC, The Land Conservancy is a non-profit, charitable land trust working throughout British Columbia. TLC protects important habitat for plants, animals and natural communities as well as properties with historical, cultural, scientific, scenic or compatible recreational value.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada
Nature Conservancy Canada logoThe Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) is a private, non-profit organization working for the direct protection of Canada's biodiversity through the purchase, donation or placing of conservation easements on ecologically significant lands.

Bluewater Technologies Corporation
Bluewater was founded on the Vision that through the recovery of submerged tropical timber it would be possible to offset the terrestrial deforestation currently occurring in the tropical rainforests across the globe. It would also be possible to employ and build capacity within the local people and communities in the areas where Bluewater operates. It is paramount that Bluewater employs technology which maintains and fosters the integrity of the environment in which it operates.

The Canadian Institute of Forestry
The Canadian Institute of Forestry has been the national voice of forest practitioners since 1908. Its mission is to advance the stewardship of Canada's forest resources, provide national leadership in forestry, promote competence among forestry professionals, and foster public awareness of Canadian and international forestry issues.

Level Ground Trading
Level Ground Trading Ltd. was started in 1997 in response to trade inequity and a lack of communication between producers in developing countries and North American consumers. The company is a recognized Fair Trade Organization, and a direct importer, wholesaler, and roaster of coffees, naturally dried tropical fruit and cane sugar.

Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University is designed to meet the needs of learners and the requirements of the global marketplace. Our convenient learning models maximize convenience and accessibility while our undergraduate, graduate and executive education programs offer applied, real-world relevance and experience.

QuantumShift.tv
Quantum Shift TV delivers solution orientated inspiring news and entertainment that moves the audience to take action on current issues. We provide a high quality worldwide broadcast via the internet and engage the public through citizen journalism and our online community services.

City of Victoria Urban Forest Master Plan
The City has hired Gye and Associates Urban Forestry Consultants Ltd. to conduct a systematic review of Victoria's urban forest over the next coming months and to develop an Urban Forest Master Plan. This plan will present strategies on how best to invest in and maintain Victoria's urban forest over the next 20 years and beyond. The draft plan is expected to be ready for public input in the spring. A steering committee, which includes Doug Makaroff as a development industry representative, has been formed to help guide this process, and consists of representatives from community associations, the development and design communities, environmental organizations, and the City of Victoria.

Mobilizing Hope: Capturing the Power of Personal Story
There is an undeveloped resource within many individuals and their organizations, the power of personal story. Everyone has a story. If we ask the right questions it's amazing the stories that come out, the experiences we can learn from, the connections we can make. This site offers personal stories as well as the opportunity to attend Power of Personal Story workshops.

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Environmental, Conservation and Responsible Forestry Organizations

Centre for Non-Timber Resources - Royal Roads University
The Centre for Non-Timber Resources at Royal Roads University is an applied research and development centre dedicated to promoting the sustainable use of non-timber forest resources.

The Forestry Stewardship Council of Canada
The FSC is an international, membership-based, non-profit organization that supports environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world's forests. The FSC was the first forest certification program to emerge and it provides standard setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services for companies, organizations and individuals.

Ecoforestry Institute
The Ecoforestry Institute Society is dedicated to promoting ecologically, socially and economically responsible forest use that maintains and restores the complexity and diversity of our forests. We believe that ecoforestry is the science of preserving fully intact forest ecosystems while providing for appropriate levels of commercial timber extraction. Ecoforestry is adaptable to the inclusion of ecological, cultural, heritage, scenic, recreational, wildlife and fisheries objectives within the value set identified for mitigation or maintenance.

David Suzuki Foundation
Since 1990, the David Suzuki Foundation has worked to find ways for society to live in balance with the natural world that sustains us. Focusing on four program areas - oceans and sustainable fishing, climate change and clean energy, sustainability, and the Nature Challenge - the Foundation uses science and education to promote solutions that conserve nature and help achieve sustainability within a generation.

Ecotrust Canada
Ecotrust Canada builds the capacity of communities, institutions and businesses to participate in the conservation economy; raises and brokers capital to accelerate the transition to a conservation economy; and connects conservation entrepreneurs to each other, and to the marketplace. We champion the conservation economy.

Sierra Club of BC
Sierra Club BC's dynamic and professional staff work to preserve B.C.'s imperilled wilderness and wildlife, and to ensure that B.C. is a global leader when it comes to tackling climate change.

LifeCycles Project Society
LifeCycles is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating awareness and initiating action around food, health, and urban sustainability in the Greater Victoria community. They work proactively to promote and create personal, shared and community gardens, research, and educational activities and youth skills development programs. Through partnerships they strengthen individual, community and global health.

T. F. Sawmill Inc.
TF Sawmill Inc. is primarily a supplier of British Columbia, coastal, FOHC, No Wane, Dense, Douglas fir and Red cedar timber in all grades, to 60' and longer. The mill's environment-friendly, value-added, philosophy targets production of sustainable, 100% certified, wood products.

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Sustainable Solutions

Jeff Speck: City Planner and Architectural Designer
Jeff Speck is a city planner and architectural designer who, through writing, lectures, and built work, advocates internationally for smart growth and sustainable design.

International Composting Corporation
International Composting Corporation is achieving its combined, simple and very profitable vision of cost-effective composting of organic materials in an odour-free environment. In addition, by combining existing technology with some developments of our own, we have provided a proven process chain to ensure the effective composting of organic waste products.

Energy Alternatives
Energy Alternatives Ltd is based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Operating since 1984, we have designed, supplied or installed thousands of alternative power systems. Let our extensive experience benefit your project!

Macdonald & Lawrence Timber Framing Ltd.
Macdonald & Lawrence Timber Framing Ltd. is a specialist carpentry company: we offer a range of services to help private and professional clients make beautiful and lasting timber structures. Our team designs, builds and erects structural timber systems, and we conserve / repair historic timber buildings.

Gaining Ground Summit
Gaining Ground is one of the premier conference events in North America for leaders in business, policy, governance and education focused on an integrated and regenerative approach to development and land use.

Green Drinks
Green Drinks is a monthly networking event where people gather to connect and communicate. It is an opportunity for those who are environmentally concerned to get together for a non-structured evening of networking, sharing information, and socializing.

EarthFuture
Welcome to EarthFuture: the website for Guy Dauncey's projects and writings. Guy Dauncey is an author, speaker and consultant who specializes in developing a positive vision of a sustainable future, and translating that vision into action.

Sightline Institute
Sightline Institute (formerly Northwest Environment Watch) is a not-for-profit research and communication center--a think tank--based in Seattle and founded in 1993 by Alan Durning. Sightline's mission is to bring about sustainability--a healthy, lasting prosperity grounded in place. It's a slow-motion revolution, but it's happening.

Globe-Net and the Globe Foundation
Globe-Net is an initiative of the Globe Foundation of Canada. The GLOBE Foundation is dedicated to finding practical business-oriented solutions to the world's environmental problems. Named from the acronym Global Opportunities in Business and the Environment, the GLOBE Foundation is a unique organization that contributes to Canada's image as a leading source of innovative technologies; as a key player in the rapidly expanding global environmental marketplace; and as an international champion of environmental business.

EcoLiving Center
EcoLiving Center links readers with websites that promote naturally healthy, Earth-friendly living. Link categories include green living and sustainable shopping.

Forests.org - Forest Conservation Portal
Forests.org works to end deforestation, preserve primary and old-growth forests, conserve and sustainably manage other forests, and to commence the age of ecological restoration.

Home Builder Magazine
Home BUILDER Magazine is the official magazine of the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) - the best-read magazine in Canada's multi-million dollar residential construction industry.

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Environmental Directories

WiserEarth
WiserEarth is a community directory and networking forum for organizations and people addressing the central issues of our day: climate change, poverty, the environment, peace, water, hunger, social justice, conservation, human rights, and more. Content is created by people like you from around the world.

Conservation Connection
This on-line network of conservation and stewardship organizations working in the Capital Regional District of Victoria, British Columbia, was created to provide a way for organizations to foster collaboration and cooperation and to strengthen relationships with one another.

The Environment Directory
The Environment Directory is the result of a group of hard working people dedicated to helping others keep in touch and informed on the World Wide Web. With thousands of sites, it is the largest exclusively environmental organization directory on the Web and includes sites from over 100 countries.

The National Environmental Directory
A directory of more than 13,000 organizations in the United States concerned with environmental issues and environmental education. This directory is the most complete and most comprehensive environmental directory in the United States.

Green Pages
Your comprehensive guide to the full spectrum of environmental products & services, featuring 7000 leading suppliers from 152 countries. Information about organisations, conferences and publications is complemented by editorial contributions from distinguished experts in their respective fields.

EcoEarth.Info - Environment Portal & Search Engine
A one of a kind Environment Portal - with genuine Internet search, cutting biocentric commentary & constant news and link tracking - all dedicated to achieving global environmental sustainability.

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Media Sources

QuantumShift.tv
Quantum Shift TV delivers solution orientated inspiring news and entertainment that moves the audience to take action on current issues. We provide a high quality worldwide broadcast via the internet and engage the public through citizen journalism and our online community services.

350.org
All around the world, a movement is building to take on the climate crisis, to get humanity out of the danger zone and below 350. This movement is massive, it is diverse, and it is visionary. We are activists, scholars, and scientists. We are leaders in our businesses, our churches, our governments, and our schools. We are clean energy advocates, forward-thinking politicians, and fearless revolutionaries. And we are united around the world, driven to make our planet livable for all who come after us.

WorldChanging
WorldChanging.com works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us. That plenty of people are working on tools for change, but the fields in which they work remain unconnected. That the motive, means and opportunity for profound positive change are already present. That another world is not just possible, it's here. We only need to put the pieces together.

Utne Reader
Founded in 1984 by Eric Utne, UTNE READER reprints the best articles from over 2,000 alternative media sources bringing you the latest ideas and trends emerging in our culture... Provocative writing from diverse perspectives... Insightful analysis of art and media... Down-to-earth news and resources you can use... In-depth coverage of compelling people and issues that affect your life... The best of the alternative media.

TreeHugger
TreeHugger is the leading media outlet dedicated to driving sustainability mainstream. Partial to a modern aesthetic, we strive to be a one-stop shop for green news, solutions, and product information.

EnviroLink
EnviroLink is a non-profit organization... a grassroots online community that unites hundreds of organizations and volunteers around the world with millions of people in more than 150 countries. EnviroLink is dedicated to providing comprehensive, up-to-date environmental information and news.

Ethisphere
The Ethisphere Council is an exclusive group of leaders and practitioners who are raising the visibility of ethics and compliance and improving upon current methodologies. In an age of deeper government scrutiny of business operations, increased civil and criminal penalties for compliance failure, and heightened consumer awareness and sophistication, organizations that want to lead realize that there is a direct link between ethics and profits. Ethisphere Magazine was created to illuminate this important correlation.

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