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It takes a village to raise a child, it's said. It takes a village to change the world as well. Community organizations enrich the lives of all Vancouver Island residents, long-term or temporary.
Green Companies (20)
Vancouver Island companies dedicated to sustainability, LEED certification, carbon-neutral, organic lifestyles.
Green Products and Suppliers (16) updated
Suppliers of environmental products and services, solar power, wind energy, construction materiels etc
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Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub and Guesthouse popular

http://www.spinnakers.com/

Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses is committed to farm fresh local ingredients year round so that our guests can experience the magic of the Island and all that its regions have to offer.

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Atomique Productions

http://www.atomiqueproductions.com

Established in the summer of '99 by Nick Blasko, Dimitri Demers, and Gary Van Buskirk, Atomique productions Ltd. is a respected and dynamic independent producer and promoter of entertainment events on Canada's West Coast. The partnership was built on a mutual desire to see world class music on Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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Benoit and Associates Health Education, Duncan, Cowichan Valley

http://www.naturalpathremedies.com

Regain your health, understand challenges & work with them naturally. Using herbs, nutritional supplements, exercise, body or energy work and diet tailored to your lifestyle, blood and body type

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Cumberland Village Works

http://www.cumberlandvillageworks.com/

Welcome to the Cumberland Village Works… a vision, a beginning and a vehicle for the burgeoning and bursting cultural community of the Village of Cumberland.

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Ecosip Industries - Green Building Materials updated

http://ecosipsinc.com/

SIP stands for “Structural Insulated Panel”. These panels are made like a sandwich composed of two sheets of oriented strand board, (a durable and stronger version of plywood), plus rigid extruded, polystyrene foam (EPS) which comes in different thicknesses and various predictable insulation values (based upon the value R 4 per inch of thickness). These sandwich panels provide 2-3 times the strength of a traditionally built wall, floor and roof, because they have the properties of a continuous column or I beam. These panels don’t twist, warp or rack. Instead, they provide perfectly square and plumb walls, roofs and floors…which are a huge benefit to every builder.

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Island Chefs Collaborative updated

http://www.iccbc.ca/

Island Chefs Collaborative. Building a local and sustainable food system on Vancouver Island, our fundraising activities generate microloans that enable local farmers to grow more food and connect with local merchants. The Island Chefs Collaborative (icc) are a liked-minded community of chefs and food and beverage professionals with a common interest in regional food security, the preservation of farmland and the development of local food systems. We invite you to take part in our annual fundraiser — Food Fest — where you get to eat delicious food and help fund local farms with every ticket sold.

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Island Rail Corridor Foundation

http://www.islandcorridorfoundation.ca/

We are a Coalition of Islanders’ who are convinced our Rail Corridor is the key to preserving our environment, developing our economy, creating safe transportation for our families and enhancing our way of life for the next 100 years.

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Lighthouse Brewing Company

http://www.lighthousebrewing.com/

A progressive and forward thinking microbrewery based in Victoria BC. Lighthouse Brewing Company is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year (2008). The first decade of success saw Lighthouse bring home a Gold medal with each of its four brand lines in the ever-growing Canadian Brewing Awards field. We are confident that Riptide Pale Ale (our newest beer) will shortly follow suit. We have also won two CRD Eco-Star awards for Outstanding Achievement in Source Control and continue to be one of the most conscientious local manufacturing businesses in the city.

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Mud Girls Natural Building Collective

http://mudgirls.ca/

We are a network of women who build natural structures for ourselves and each other, as well as helping others build their own. We specialize in building with cob, as well as other natural material such as strawbale, driftwood, adobe, cordwood and recycled materials like glass, car tires, glass bottles and more.

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Nature Trust of BC

http://www.naturetrust.bc.ca/

The Nature Trust is dedicated to the conservation of habitats and the naturally occurring plants and animals they nurture as well as areas of ecological significance and scenic beauty within British Columbia.

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Pender Creatives

http://www.pendercreatives.com/

The Pender Creatives web site features the artists and artisans of Pender Island, BC, Canada, including painting, animation, graphic design, photography, fabric arts, the performing arts and literary arts.

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Pink Bicycle Gourmet Burger Joint

http://www.pinkbicycleburger.com/

Gourmet Burgers using locally sourced fresh ingredients, Victoria, BC

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Race Rocks Ecological Reserve

http://www.racerocks.com/

Race Rocks, off the coast of Victoria, live web cams, Marine Protected Area, Ecosystem,Tidal Energy, Race Rocks, webcams, remote control camera,Lester Pearson College, OceanQuest, Metchosin environment.

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SPUD.ca Organic Grocery Delivery Victoria

https://www.spud.ca/

Small Potatoes Urban Delivery (SPUD), your healthy grocery delivery service.

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Stark Raving Tattoo

http://www.starkravingtattoo.com

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

Since 1991, Master Tattooist Mike Dick has delivered unique custom tattoo work to the people of Victoria, tribal tattoo, west-coast tattoo artist

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The Eagles of Hornby Island

http://hornbyeagles.com/

10 out of 10 stars (1 vote)

The Eagles of Hornby Island is home to Doug Carrick and his eagle cam. Watch a live pair of Bald Eagles on their nest in Hornby Island BC Canada

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The Galloping Goose Trail

http://www.gallopinggoosetrail.com/

Hiking and biking trail from Victoria to Sooke, a rails-to-trails conversion, named after a 1920s gasoline powered passenger car that operated on this abandoned CNR line; now passes through urban, rural, and semi-wilderness landscapes.

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The Great Walk - Tahsis to Gold River

http://www.greatwalk.com/

The Annual Great Walk sponsored by the Tahsis Lions Club, takes place on the 63.5 kilometres (40 miles) of gravel logging road between Gold River and Tahsis in Nootka Sound on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada

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Untamed Feast Wild Mushroom Products

http://untamedfeast.com

Untamed Feast harvests specialty wild Mushrooms. Eric and Michelle Whitehead, respectfully harvest gourmet, wild mushrooms throughout beautiful British Columbia. All of the mushrooms we harvest are gourmet edible species which have long been enjoyed in epicurean circles. These mushrooms are non-cultivatable, they are gathered from secret, wild remote regions in BC the old fashioned way, with high hopes, hard hiking and knowledge based on previous harvests.

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Vancouver Island 100 Mile Diet

http://www.vancouverislanddiet.com/

The Vancouver Island Diet means eating food produced on the island, and supporting our local farmers, fishers and food producers by providing them with a decent livelihood.

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Victoria Pride Society

http://www.victoriapridesociety.org/

The Victoria Pride Society's mission is based on empowerment. We empower those who are - or think they might be - gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered, two-spirited, intersex, friends and allies. Victoria Pride fosters learning and empowerment through social celebration and networking. We strive to create a better public understanding of our community’s history, courage, diversity and future.

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Western Canada Wilderness Committee - Victoria Chapter

http://www.wildernesscommitteevictoria.org/

The Wilderness Committee is working to save the remaining ancient forest on Vancouver Island, 73% of which has already been logged, and to ban raw log exports.

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up your media, your vancouver island apple technician

Up Your Media is Vancouver Island's mobile Apple computer specialist. Regularly scheduled service calls to the West Coast, Port Alberni, Duncan, Cumberland, Parksville Qualicum and Nanaimo. Macinstosh computer repairs, training, upgrades and support.