Vancouver Island & Coast Conservation Society
The Vancouver Island and Coast Conservation Society works for sustainable development on the Island and along the coast, integrating local, rural and community sustainability and stewardship with the protection of essential ecological systems.
VICCS will promote practices and implementation of sustainability and stewardship for Vancouver Island and the coast, fostering the balanced approach first advanced in 1987 by the UN report ‘Our Common Future’ , which encourages local and global long-term objectives for economic, social, cultural and environmental health and well-being.
• Assemble Island ideas and perspectives concerning land use, growth and development, ecological systems, habitat requirements and communities.
• Formulate consensus and preferences for Island and coastal land and water use, and for sustainable community development.
• Encourage discussion and educational initiatives for the Island and coastal communities particular to sustainability best practices for land, water and air, food security, waste and pollution, wildlife and biodiversity, and climate change.
• Serve as a point of contact and exchange of information among existing organizations and institutions with similar objectives, seeking partnership and cooperative initiatives with all sectors and interests.
• Represent local, Island and coastal perspectives to relevant authorities.
• Assist local, Island and Canadian efforts for sustainability and stewardship, furthering outreach for sustainable development to coastal communities.
• Identify and attract sources of funding in support of these objectives.