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Volunteer Project
4 hours per week
Volunteers for Vancouver BEC Join the Movement for a Sustainable Vancouver Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Would you like to volunteer some free time to make Vancouver more sustainable? Biosphere Eco-Cities Canada (BECC) is seeking four or five volunteers, to dedicate 3-4 hours a week to develop a Database of Sustainability Projects for the city. This will be maintained on the Vancouver Biosphere Eco-City (VBEC) website ( The database will allow residents to have an overview of current sustainability projects in their city. This will help them understand more about Vancouver’s sustainability activities, find what interests them, and even contact managers for more information. This work is conducted online, so volunteers do not need to be residents of Vancouver although they may be. ABOUT BIOSPHERE ECO-CITIES A Biosphere Eco-City (BEC) includes an urban core and the surrounding countryside. It uses simple Themes and Tools to engage people and develop a culture of sustainability in a city. BEC’s 10 Tools of Sustainability – Transportation, Energy, Design, Habitat, Food, Natural Capital, Waste, Health, Recreation, and Sense of Place – represent all areas of direct action for sustainability. They serve as a framework for the database. BECC is a national charity that supports development of BECs. Currently there are five BEC initiatives in Canada – Ottawa, Toronto, Brampton, Edmonton, and Vancouver. For more information on the program visit You may also visit for an example of a developing Database of Sustainability Projects. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please send your resume or questions to Mention “Development of the Database-Vancouver” in the subject line. We can arrange an online interview at a time convenient to you.