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Upcoming events

26 Mar 2015 6:00 PM • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, V6K 1Y4 - Main Hall
18 Apr 2015 11:00 AM • 130 West Broadway, Vancouver (at MEC's store)
23 Apr 2015 5:30 PM • 2305 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver

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Events & Workshops

Upcoming events

    • 26 Mar 2015
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 2305 West 7th Ave, Vancouver, V6K 1Y4 - Main Hall

    SPEC is committed to supporting community learning and better understanding of the Mayors’ Transportation Plan.  On March 26th, SPEC is hosting a forum titled, “The Transportation Vote: Exploring Opportunities and Concerns” at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. A panel will be available to respond to questions on the Transportation Plan and provide additional information to support your decision on how to vote.  More information will be available by March 10th. If you are interested in volunteering to help organize the forum, please contact volunteer@spec.bc.ca

    • 18 Apr 2015
    • 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 130 West Broadway, Vancouver (at MEC's store)
    Come out learn how to charge your batteries before the Sun Run! These solar panels were installed by Bullfrog Power, Canada’s leading green energy provider, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Canada’s leading outdoor retailer, and the Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC), the oldest environmental non-profit in BC.


    The array generates about 10 kwh per day, and over 3000 kwh annually. It has enough power to run a modest energy efficient household! Come join our Go Solar Tours this summer to learn how to:

       -Identify different types of solar panels
       -Determine the costs and savings of Installing a solar panel
       -Make your home/building solar ready
       -Integrate solar energy Into a building
       -Move away from fossil fuels and into renewables

    This tour is a community collaboration, and we’d like to thank our partners, MEC for providing the roof space and Bullfrog Power for funding this project.

    This tour is part of Wild About Vancouver and registration is free!


    • 23 Apr 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 2305 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver
    You’re invited to SPEC’S 45th Anniversary Party on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Kitsilano Neighbourhood House, 2305 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

    It will be a great party and an opportunity to celebrate SPEC’s achievements with other supporters, new and old.

    Guest speakers: Andrea Reimer, Vancouver City Councillor, and others to be confirmed shortly.

    There will be complimentary food, cash bar, music & dancing with DJ Marinho, silent auction and more!


    We hope you can join us!

Past events

05 Feb 2015 Launch of the Better Transit and Transportation Coalition
05 Dec 2014 SPEC Annual General Meeting
14 Nov 2014 From the Waste Up. Living a plastic free life in Vancouver
11 Oct 2014 Solar Greenhouses
07 Oct 2014 Save Money in your Zero Waste Kitchen
18 Sep 2014 Growing Food in Small Spaces - Fall Edition
09 Sep 2014 Introduction to Canning
22 Jul 2014 Urban Foraging
17 Jul 2014 Plant Protection and Garden Pests
26 Jun 2014 Winter Harvests from Small Spaces
19 Jun 2014 Sell What you Sow
12 Jun 2014 Waterwise Gardening 101
08 May 2014 Bio Remediation
03 Apr 2014 Soils, Compost and Containers
25 Mar 2014 Seeding 101
20 Mar 2014 Food Garden Design, Planning and Record Keeping
13 Mar 2014 Growing Food In Small Spaces
04 Dec 2013 SPEC's 2013 Volunteer THANK-YOU and AGM Holiday Party
14 Nov 2013 Solar Greenhouses
22 Oct 2013 Growing Food In Small Spaces (Fall Edition)
17 Oct 2013 Lacto-Fermentation
17 Sep 2013 Urban Foraging
13 Sep 2013 Preserving the Harvest: Home Canning
03 Sep 2013 Managing a Direct Market Small Farm
10 Aug 2013 Beekeeping Intermediate
30 Jul 2013 Plant Disease Management
27 Jul 2013 Beekeeping For Beginners
16 Jul 2013 Carpentry for Gardeners: Garden Structures
13 Jul 2013 Chickens In The City
25 Jun 2013 Carpentry for Gardeners: Chicken Coop Building
18 Jun 2013 Growing Food In Small Spaces (Summer Edition)
11 Jun 2013 Urban Foraging
06 Jun 2013 Food Waste: Alternatives for Multi-Family Housing CANCELLED
06 Jun 2013 Pest Management
30 May 2013 Medicinal Herbs
16 May 2013 Seed Saving: Basics
11 May 2013 MarketSafe Certification
09 May 2013 Succession Planting
07 May 2013 Organic Soil Management
30 Apr 2013 Seed Starting
23 Apr 2013 Grassroots Bioremediation
20 Apr 2013 SPEC|Surfrider Kits Beach Clean Up 2013
18 Apr 2013 Growing Food In Small Spaces (Spring Edition)
13 Apr 2013 Organic Canopy Management: Fruit Tree Pruning
03 Apr 2013 Oceans & Waste
28 Mar 2013 The Urban Farmer Field School: Full-Season Registration
21 Mar 2013 Food Waste: Alternatives for Multi-Family Housing
07 Mar 2013 After School Special: Get Growing: Starting Spring Seedlings
21 Feb 2013 The Great Green Kitchen
17 Jan 2013 Going Zero Waste
28 Nov 2012 Year End Community Party and AGM
06 Nov 2012 After School Special: Planning Your Food Garden
18 Oct 2012 Living Zero Waste: Advanced
14 Oct 2012 Preserving the Harvest
06 Oct 2012 Ambleside Beach Clean Up
25 Sep 2012 Living Zero Waste
22 Sep 2012 Season Extension
18 Sep 2012 Energy Conservation for Renters
15 Sep 2012 Solar Greenhouses
09 Sep 2012 Preserving the Harvest
08 Sep 2012 Coquitlam Watershed Tour
26 Aug 2012 Capilano Watershed Tour
28 Jul 2012 The Buzz About Bees: Beekeeping for Beginners
21 Jul 2012 Fruit Tree Pruning
12 Jul 2012 Carrots and Climate Change? Implications for Urban Farming
10 Jul 2012 Growing Food in Small Spaces: Winter Edition
19 Jun 2012 Organic Pest Control for Urban Food Production
16 Jun 2012 Chickens in the City
06 Jun 2012 Carpentry for Gardeners Section 2
05 Jun 2012 Carpentry for Gardeners Section 1
26 May 2012 MarketSafe Certification
15 May 2012 Growing Food in Small Spaces
08 May 2012 Community Food Systems
02 May 2012 Urban Soil Management
17 Apr 2012 Seed Starting and Propagation
05 Apr 2012 Managing a Direct-Market Small Scale Farm
04 Mar 2012 Solar Greenhouse Workshop
05 Feb 2012 Living Zero Waste
08 Dec 2011 Annual General Meeting and Holiday Party
03 Dec 2011 Canning and Preserving
07 Nov 2011 Living Zero Waste
17 Oct 2011 Energy Conservation for Renters
20 Sep 2011 Pizza Dinner Fundraiser
10 Sep 2011 Whole Foods Living Naturally Fair
06 Aug 2011 Canning and Preserving
26 Jul 2011 Pest and Disease Management
26 Jun 2011 Climate Change and Year-Round Gardening
28 May 2011 Fundraiser Yard Sale
05 May 2011 Gardening Workshop with SVNH
11 Dec 2010 Winterize Your Home
10 Dec 2010 Annual General Meeting and Holiday Party
23 Oct 2010 Canning And Preserving Workshop
30 Sep 2010 Reducing Household Air Leakage Workshop Sep 30th
18 Sep 2010 Building and Solar Technology Tour
18 Sep 2010 SPEC Social - What We're All About!
10 Aug 2010 Building and Solar Technology Tour
17 Jul 2010 SPEC Workshop: Winter Container Planning
12 Jul 2010 Building and Solar Technology Tour
10 Jul 2010 SPEC Workshop: Agriculture and Climate Change: A Search for Low Greenhouse Gas Food
24 Jun 2010 Building and Solar Technology Tour
17 Jun 2010 SPEC Film Night - To The Tar Sands
29 May 2010 SPEC BC Solar Days - A Solar Celebration!
20 May 2010 SPEC Film Night - The Unforeseen
15 May 2010 SPEC Workshop: Waterwise & Succession Gardening
24 Apr 2010 SPEC Growing in Small Spaces Workshop at Evergreen's Earth Day Celebration
24 Apr 2010 Soil Fertility & Plant Health Management
17 Apr 2010 Birds, Bees and Biodiversity
15 Apr 2010 Building and Solar Technology Tour
10 Apr 2010 Concepts In Year Round Gardening
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