Organizations

The following organizations are involved in promoting sustainability in the Okanagan region.

Avalon Alliance

The Avalon Alliance is a group of BC Benefit companies advancing sustainable development, ethical business, green tech, wellness and education through professional leadership and public engagement.  We have a deep vision and innovative solutions for personal, workplace, community and global transformation.

CENTRAL OKANAGAN FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

CENTRAL OKANAGAN FOOD POLICY COUNCIL

Our mission is to nurture a just and sustainable food system through policy, education, and food action.

First Things First

FIRST THINGS FIRST OKANAGAN

The mission of First Things First Okanagan is to promote awareness of climate change and work to find solutions for a better future.

FRESH OUTLOOK FOUNDATION

FRESH OUTLOOK FOUNDATION

The Fresh Outlook Foundation (FOF) envisions a future where people of all ages and from all sectors collaborate to make our communities healthier, happier, and more prosperous.

GLOBAL CITIZEN EVENTS

GLOBAL CITIZEN EVENTS

Global Citizen Events is an annual initiative that promotes the UN Sustainable Development Goals and celebrates the impact Okanagan citizens have in global and local humanitarian efforts.

GREEN OKANAGAN

GREEN OKANAGAN

Our mandate is to progress sustainability from an individual level. By sharing our own experiences and local information, we hope to empower you to make smart consumer choices and adapt your lifestyle to improve your overall sustainability.

OKANAGAN COLLABORATIVE CONSERVATION PROGRAM

The OCCP is a partnership of organizations and government with shared goals, which include maintaining regional biodiversity, protecting Species at Risk, maintaining ecological connectivity throughout the Okanagan Basin.

PEACHLAND WATERSHED PROTECTION ALLIANCE

PEACHLAND WATERSHED PROTECTION ALLIANCE

Our mandate is the preservation and protection of all watersheds in our community, with a goal of providing a consistent quantity, quality and timing of flow of water.

START FRESH

START FRESH

Our mission is to contribute towards social equity in our community through inspiring people about local food, and by providing access to educational and employment opportunities for vulnerable community members.

SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING BRITISH COLUMBIA

SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING BRITISH COLUMBIA

SWBC offers free access to online assessments and educational resources and training to help vineyards and wineries establish sustainable practices, share best practices, and measure and demonstrate ongoing improvement.

The following provincial, national and international organizations offer useful support for sustainability initiatives.

CERTIFIED ORGANIC ASSOCIATIONS OF BC

CERTIFIED ORGANIC ASSOCIATIONS OF BC

The Certified Organic Associations of British Columbia (COABC) is an umbrella association representing organic certifying agencies in the province.

REGENERATION CANADA

REGENERATION CANADA

Regeneration Canada is a nonprofit organization that promotes land management practices that regenerate soil health, in order to mitigate climate change, restore biodiversity, improve water cycles, and support a more productive and just food system. We strive towards this goal by empowering farmers.