Passionate about sustainability, land use, agriculture, water, real estate, and communities? Join us for the 2016 Land Awards Gala, an event that celebrates big ideas and bold leaders in sustainable land use.
A sustainable food system is one that looks at the big picture: production, processing, distribution, and consumption of food, and waste diversion. BC communities are facing challenges – such as climate change and development pressure on agricultural land – which affect food security.
Every two years, the Real Estate Foundation of BC presents the Land Awards, which recognize bright ideas and energetic leaders in sustainable land use. The submission deadline for the 2016 Land Awards is midnight, May 30, 2016.
Land Awards are presented in three categories: public, private and non-profit sectors. In addition, the Foundation presents the Land Champion Award, which recognizes the work of an individual. Nominations are open to all projects based in BC that demonstrate innovation, collaboration and leadership in sustainable land use.
Earlier this week, the Real Estate Foundation of BC joined other Canadian philanthropic organizations in signing the Declaration of Action, which commits signatories to supporting the vision of Aboriginal peoples, to building a fairer and more just country, and to the recommendations and findings laid out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
The REFBC Board of Governors approved 18 grants at the Foundation’s spring grants meeting, totaling $1,105,166.
Twelve grants were approved under the Foundation’s General Grant intake, which is open to any non-profit organization in BC doing projects related to land use. These grants are listed in alphabetical order below.
Canada Green Building Council to develop a national framework for municipalities and provinces on energy benchmarking, reporting and disclosure. $25,000
The Real Estate Foundation of BC held its Annual General Meeting on March 31, 2016, which included an election for the Foundation’s Chair and Vice-chair positions, the introduction of a new governor and the approval of REFBC’s audited financial statements.
Through our work with grantees and partners, we see firsthand how climate change poses risks to our infrastructure, our environment and to the people of British Columbia.