The Greater Victoria Region achieves social and ecological sustainability, with a high quality of life and a long life in good health for all its citizens, while reducing its ecological footprint to be equivalent to one planet’s worth of bio-capacity.

The Mission of The Conversations is to establish and maintain community-wide conversations on One Planet living and a One Planet Region.

There are three things we need to do in order to achieve this:

• Facilitate widespread community discussion of the concept of a One Planet Region with a high quality of life, engaging as many community sectors and groups as possible in as many ways as possible.
• Facilitate the development of a tangible vision of what a One Planet Region would look and feel like, what it would mean for me in my daily life.
• Facilitate the formal adoption of a One Planet Region Plan for the Greater Victoria Region and mechanisms for tracking and reporting on our progress.


Source: Global Footprint Network

Countries ranked by Ecological Footprint per Capita



Source: Global Footprint Network

Plans for the next year
An ongoing series of Conversations
September 28, 5 – 7 PM – Measuring progress towards a One Planet Region – Panel
October 19, 5 – 7 PM – An education system for a One Planet Region
October 26, 5:30 – 7.30 PM – Industrial and engineered ecology and cities
November 9, 5.30 – 7.30 PM – Mobility and Transport for a One Planet Region
November 23, 5 – 7 PM – A just and sustainable food system for a One Planet Region
December 14, 5 – 7 PM – Arts for a One Planet Region

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