SPEC (Society Promoting Environmental Conservation)

6 05 2013

The Society Promoting Environmental Conservation (SPEC) is a Vancouver-based organization most famous for introducing recycling to the city years ago. A non-profit organization, SPEC aims to educate and help citizens around Metro Vancouver about environmental issues. I interviewed Marnie Newell, who works as their Outreach and Project Facilitator, back in December about living Zero Waste, as I had met her at a Zero Waste workshop and found her to be extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. I’d even go as far as to say that she was one of the reasons I became interested in Zero Waste in the first place!

Nowadays, SPEC does workshops and classes, some free, some requiring a small fee — but all are really interesting. Check out their workshops page on their website to find a whole bunch of different things going on in the city. What I like best about SPEC is that they’re not a gigantic organization, but they feel very grass-roots, very connected to the city.

Their website is full of understandable, relevant info about how you can live a greener life. Have a look!