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About Us

Our Mission

To inspire stewardship of nature by connecting diverse individuals through hands-on educational environmental activities

Our Vision

Engaged communities that care for nature

Our Program Objectives

  • Connect people, especially youth, to nature
  • Connect people to one another and create community
  • Educate and raise awareness about environmental issues parks face
  • Provide opportunities to: gain outdoor career experience, learn how to work as a team and be a leader
  • Restore habitat and increase biodiversity
  • Infuse volunteers into existing stewardship and habitat restoration programs and groups

Activities

  • Identifying and removing invasive plants
  • Planting native plant species
  • Picking up litter
  • Preparing vegetable beds
  • Harvest vegetables

Geographic Area Served

Metro Vancouver and Greater Victoria. In the future we plan to create green teams in other urban areas in BC and across Canada

Demographic

We welcome people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in our activities. We have however tapped into the demographic aged 12-45, especially youth and at-risk youth

Background and Context

As we become more urbanized and increase our screen time, we spend less time in nature. Without that connection to nature, people fail to see how important it is to their lives and lose interest in protecting it. The Lower Mainland Green Team was founded in 2011 on the social media site meetup.com, it inspired the creation of the charity Green Teams of Canada. In 2014 the Greater Victoria Green Team was created. From our humble beginning with little more than a laptop and a passion for the environment, we have grown to become the largest environmental volunteer group in British Columbia.