One Planet BC uses the One Planet Living framework (and its 10 Principles) to create a shared language around sustainability. We are engaging local governments alongside schools, businesses and community groups to accelerate ‘One Planet Living’ actions. Led locally by a team of sustainability practitioners from the BC-based nonprofit OneEarth and BCIT’s Centre for Ecocities, One Planet BC is part of Bioregional UK’s international One Planet Cities initiative. The initiative brings together the footprinting work done by BCIT’s Centre for Ecocities with the engagement work in Saanich. We encourage municipalities, community organisations and businesses to join us on this journey.
Cora Hallsworth leads One Planet BC. She is also Senior Associate with OneEarth and Manager of Municipal Programs at the BCIT Centre for Ecocities.
“BC’s growing One Planet Living community inspires and motivates me. Our network is advancing sustainable living in ways that we could never achieve alone. Partnerships between the municipality, community builders, businesses and schools are uniting us around a vision of sustainability and focusing us on critical actions that will get us to healthy, equitable and sustainable one planet living.”
OneEarth is a BC-based think-and-do tank, focused on innovating and amplifying solutions for sustainable ways of living. We anchor One Planet BC, acting as a hub for joined up action across BC communities. Our diverse team makes change happen. Getting to one-planet living is a team effort and we are excited to work with our partners around the world, sharing our hopes, knowledge, talent and passion as we move forwards together.
Dagmar is the Managing Director, Strategic Initiatives of One Earth, a non-profit “think and do” tank she co-founded in Vancouver.
Edna is an Associate at OneEarth, specializing in information visualization and sustainability research.
Alice is an Associate at OneEarth, focusing on interdisciplinary research and program coordination. They are also the Chief Community Officer at ElevateHub BC and Program Manager at Share Reuse Repair Initiative.
Fergus is the Director & Co-Founder of Shift Australia. He is also an Associate with OneEarth and Program Manager at the British Columbia Sustainable Energy Association.
Bioregional UK brings together people who are passionate about sustainability and have years of diverse expertise in creating a better future – from business and the built environment to influencing UK and international policy. The Bioregional team connects One Planet BC with leaders from around the world with a shared goal – One Planet Living.
Nicole is the Head of One Planet Living at Bioregional, and also leads One Planet Oxfordshire. Nicole has a background in civil engineering.
The Centre for Ecocities, based at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), supports the evolution of ecocities worldwide, by advancing research, tools, metrics, expert planning and policy advice, and training. The BCIT team are technical lead for One Planet BC, generating the core ecological and carbon footprint metrics to inform action.
Dr. Jennie Moore is a groundbreaking urban ecologist, planner and sustainability leader. Jennie is founder of the Centre and creator of the ecoCity Footprint Tool, which generates footprint estimates for cities.
Christina is Manager of the Centre. She uses her 20-year background in sustainability research, consulting, and operational management around the world to leverage system change for cities.
Ryan is technical lead for the Centre. He is also a Sustainability Consultant with nearly 20 years of experience developing technology and working with organizations on sustainable solutions.
One Planet Saanich
One Planet Saanich has successfully engaged a range of organizations across the community and is anchored by the support of staff at the local government, the District of Saanich.
Rebecca is the Manager of Sustainability at the District of Saanich. She has 12 years of experience in sustainability and planning in both the UK and Canada.
Glenys is a Sustainability Planner with the District of Saanich. Previously, she worked at City Green Solutions, an enterprising non-profit specializing in energy efficiency in buildings..
One Planet Saanich Participant Representatives
- Alison McLean (Artemis Place)
- Annalee Tyler (Reynolds Secondary School)
- Amelita Kucher (Mount Douglas Secondary)
- Ashleigh Hawes (Power To Be)
- Ashley Howe (Supply Victoria)
- Beverly Devries (Royal Roads University)
Bryce Gilroy-Scott (Community at large)
- Carinna Kenigsberg (Power to Be)
- Carla Monteiro (One Planet Saanich)
- Clare Atwell (Conversations for a One Planet Region)
- Diana Gibson (Community Social Planning Council)
- Enrico Barbon (Beespot Neighbourhoods)
- Frances Litman (Creatively United)
- Gerry Gaydos (Bumblebee Electric Vehicles And Solar Energy CCC Inc.)
- Glenyss Turner (First Unitarian Church)
- Jason Cole (Power to Be)
- Joanna Linger (Claremont Secondary School)
- John James O’Brien (Oaklands Rise Woonerf)
- Julian West (Urban Thrive)
- Maria Bremner (Royal Roads University)
- Mark Neufeld (Claremont Secondary School)
- Natalino (Nino) (Beespot Neighbourhoods)
- Sadie Fox (SUPPLY Victoria)
- Sara (Woodsy) Wood (Artemis Place)
- Sarah Reynolds (Uptown)
- Shannon Craig (Camosun College)
- Susan Haddon & Sher Morgan (Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association)
Ted Sheldon (Community at large)
- Trevor Barry (North Quadra Community Association)
- Trevor Hancock (Conversations for a One Planet Region)
We’re also thrilled to work with a range of resource people in our community, including: Dallas Gislason (South Island Prosperity Partnership), Lindsey Boyle (OneEarth), Linda Geggie (CR-FAIR), Rick Kool (Royal Roads University), Ted Sheldon (One Planet Saanich), Tom Hackney (BC Sustainable Energy Association), and more!
We are grateful to live, work, and be in relation with people from across many traditional and unceded territories, covering all regions of British Columbia.