Cowichan Environmental Groups collaborate on Sustaining Healthy Forests

October 17th, 2022 Written by Dr. Vic Neufeld Sponsored by the Shawnigan Basin Society (SBS) and the BC Coalition Institute (BCCI), the first of three meetings about Sustaining Healthy Forests took place in the SBS meeting room in Shawnigan Lake on October 17th. Eighteen (18) participants from seven (7) regional environmental groups participated in aContinue reading Cowichan Environmental Groups collaborate on Sustaining Healthy Forests

Discussion forum: Reflections on a COVID-19 summer

In light of “no more normal”, what are your ideas about what we, as the BCCI Community of Practice could explore in the next several months? By Vic Neufeld Here we are in mid-summer, and I think we can all agree that this is been a most unusual summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic andContinue reading “Discussion forum: Reflections on a COVID-19 summer”

A tale of two crises

It might be that with this combination of reduced consumption and reduced environmental harm, coupled with societal commitment to ensuring the meeting of basic needs for all, we will find ourselves unintentionally creating the well-being economy we need in the 21st century By Vic Neufeld & Katrina Plamondon Undoubtably, the COVID-19 situation is occupying muchContinue reading “A tale of two crises”

Solutions to pollution

Two students from the University of Fraser Valley describe how they took initiative in raising awareness about planetary health through the effective use of social media. Read on to explore how you can adapt this project in your own community. By Julie Rhodes & Julia Chalmers What are your names and research areas? My nameContinue reading “Solutions to pollution”

Connections between planetary health, indigenous sovereignty, and sports

Reflections from the 2019 British Columbia Coalition Institute By Claire Remington A recent UN report celebrated the insight that “Indigenous sovereignty could save the planet.” At the British Columbia Coalition Institute workshop at the University of Victoria, Dr. Shannon Waters, a member of Stz’uminus First Nation and a Medical Health Officer with the Vancouver Island HealthContinue reading “Connections between planetary health, indigenous sovereignty, and sports”