Growing Green was a two-year (2002-04) law, policy and regulatory reform project focused on sustainable food systems for southwestern British Columbia.
Its goals are:
- to develop practical recommendations for law, policy
and regulatory reform in strategic areas and
- to strengthen the capacity of voluntary sector organizations
to contribute to agri-food policy development.
The premise of the project is that although BC farms provide important ecological services (to soil, water, air, and habitat), they need to provide more such services for BC food systems to be truly sustainable.
The project publicly wraps up March 12, 2004 with a day-long policy forum in Vancouver called Putting Policy on the Table: Building sustainable food systems in Southwestern BC. Its objectives are to:
- Highlight voluntary sector projects that are influencing
sustainable food system policy, law and regulations in BC
- Provide participants with practical tools and techniques
they can use to influence policy change
- Celebrate the accomplishments of the Growing Green
- Discuss strategic directions for sustainable food system
initiatives in BC
- Strengthen the network of people working towards sustainable
food systems for southwestern BC
Growing Green benefits from the advice of an expert Reference Group . The Project Team is drawn from three partner organizations:
West Coast Environmental Law, FarmFolk CityFolk
Society, and the Liu Institute for Global Issues.
Link to PDF documents
- March 12 2004 Forum Invitation and Program
- Mar 12 2004 Growing Green Project Wrap Up PowerPoint Presentation (download)
- Oct 31 2003 Growing Green Project Overview PowerPoint Presentation (download)
- Mar 31 2003 Growing Green Project Overview PowerPoint Presentation (download)
- Oct 2003 Growing Green Action Plans.pdf
- Mar 2003 Growing Green Project Description.pdf