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Vancouver bike lanes. Credit: Paul Krueger, Flickr Creative Commons.

Mar 24, 2016

REFBC's Submission for the BC Climate Leadership Plan

This week, REFBC shared comments and recommendations for the second round of consultation on the BC Government’s forthcoming Climate Leadership Plan (CLP). REFBC’s second-round submission includes a cover letter addressed to Minister of Environment, Mary Polak, as well as a package of ten recommendations for integrating transportation and land use planning.


Farmland in Delta, BC. Credit: Picture BC, Flickr.

Mar 21, 2016

Identifying priority actions for local and sustainable food systems: Webinar recap

Last week, the Sustainable Food Systems Working Group (SFSWG) and REFBC hosted the first in a series of three webinars exploring potential solutions to boost the production and consumption of local food in British Columbia. 

Feb 23, 2016

Finding Common Ground: Actions for a Local, Sustainable Food System

How can we get more B.C. food on more B.C. plates?

Last year, that question brought together dozens of British Columbia agri-food sector leaders for a one-day forum, hosted by the Sustainable Food Systems Working Group (SFSWG). The “Finding Common Ground” forum aimed to build a shared understanding, explore common interests and find opportunities to move forward together on initiatives that foster local and sustainable food systems.

Image courtesy PictureBC.

Feb 18, 2016

Opinion Poll: Public Views on Sustainability and the Built Environment

A survey on attitudes toward sustainability and the built environment released today by the Real Estate Foundation of BC found that B.C. residents value green space and support sustainable development, but are sensitive to language and building height.

Jan 20, 2016

Winter Grants Announced - $945,000

The Real Estate Foundation’s Board of Governors approved 13 grants at the December grants meeting, totaling $945,840.

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Jan 14, 2016

Our Grant Process is Going Digital

The Real Estate Foundation of BC will be moving to a new online application system, which is expected to be available by February 1, 2016. 

Dec 23, 2015

Holiday Office Closure

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Dec 23, 2015

Holiday Office Closure

To give our staff time to celebrate the festive season with their families, our office will be closed from December 24, 2015 to January 3, 2016, inclusive. 

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Vancouver at night. Photo: Tanner Vines.

Dec 16, 2015

Building Sustainable Communities is Part of the Climate Solution

Last weekend, ministers from 195 countries agreed to aggressively curb their greenhouse gas emissions in order to slow the effects of climate change. Delegates agreed to targets that will stop global warming at 2°C (with a preference for stopping at 1.5°C.)

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Dec 14, 2015

Welcome Ramona Faust to the Board of Governors

We are happy to welcome Ramona Faust to REFBC’s Board of Governors. Ramona has been appointed by the Union of BC Municipalities.

Nov 17, 2015

Welcome Stephanie Butler

The Foundation is pleased to welcome Stephanie, who joins the team as Communications Coordinator.