The Creatively United for the Planet Society

Our Vision: To celebrate social innovation, unite community and achieve a more just and sustainable world by inspiring individual, community and global well-being

The Creatively United for the Planet Society is a non-profit collective that brings together and showcases local businesses, organizations, institutions and individuals committed to improving the quality of life in our community.

Founded in 2010, and officially incorporated in 2012, our society has brought together more than 10,000 people from throughout the region in the past five years. We do so through an annual zero-waste sustainability showcase in April, a variety of community events, a free community information network and event hub, plus through educational programming that celebrates social innovation and unites communities committed to achieving a more socially just and sustainable world.

Creatively United showcases and celebrates the important work that people are doing to ensure where we live, work, eat, play and study remains beautiful, vibrant, healthy and resilient.

By developing projects and programs with other organizations, we build on our fundamental purpose to connect, collaborate, create, educate and celebrate community. We demonstrate what’s possible when arts, sciences, business, academic bodies, governmental and non-governmental organizations alike find common ground.

Through dynamic partnerships with established organizations, such as The Robert Bateman Centre, The Royal BC Museum, BC Transit, The Township of Esquimalt and Rockheights Middle School, we have created resource materials, a map and two books, Stepping Into Nature and Higher Ground.

To keep the conversations going and growing that start at our annual community Earth Day event, we have created a free on-line community portal known as ThisIsLeadership.org.

This Is Leadership showcases and celebrates Vancouver Island leadership and change-makers with the understanding that leadership is in the inspired actions people take to improve their community.

Individuals, organizations, businesses, institutions and groups are invited to post information and events, resources, be part of a community directory, and share their success stories, ideas and accomplishments.

We believe that together anything is possible, especially when ideas, talent, creativity, technology and expertise are put into action collaboratively!

Founded by Frances Litman, a 2012 CRD Ecostar Community Award Winner and 2017 Victoria Community Leadership Award Winner, Creatively United and This Is Leadership has a proven community track record with extensive not-for-profit and business management that creates win/wins for everyone involved.

For Community By Community

Our new free online platform This Is Leadership allows us to continue to grow the conversations that our annual festivals create and celebrate the leaders in our community doing the work to ensure where we live, eat, work, play and study remains healthy, happy, beautiful and resilient.