The Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international conference that addresses building cities in balance with nature. It is a biennial event which involves over 1000 delegates from all around the world. The first conference in this series was held in Berkeley, USA in 1990 with the purpose of bringing together bright minds to share knowledge on ecological and sustainable city designs. Ecocity Builders, a nonprofit corporation, has since been convening summits in different locations around the globe such as Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2015 and Melbourne, Australia in 2017.
This year, the conference will be hosted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in collaboration with the City of Vancouver and Tourism Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre West from October 07-11, 2019.
Within BCIT, the School of Construction and the Environment will be taking the lead to convene the conference program. Ecocity 2019 will consist of keynote and guest speakers, presentations, and local field trips highlighting features of sustainable city design, construction and operation.
The 2019 conference will bring focus to the International Ecocity Standards (IES) which were developed through a decade-long partnership between Ecocity Builders and BCIT School of Construction and the Environment. The IES has 18 standards pertaining to sustainable urban living grouped under:
- Urban design
- Bio-geophysical conditions
- Socio-cultural features
- Ecological imperatives
Each day of the 2019 summit will individually highlight one of these four topics in order to promote the understanding and development of Socially Just and Ecologically Sustainable Cities.
We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver at the Ecocity World Summit 2019!
The UC Master Gardener Fall Garden Market plant sale offers a bounty of winter vegetable and flower seedlings plus beautiful low-water succulents. They all thrive in our cool winter conditions and will keep your garden producing year round. Come get inspired! Arrive early for best selection.
UC Master Gardeners will be hosting educational talks, children’s activities, a Green Elephant sale, and an “Ask a Master Gardener” booth where you can ask questions and bring in samples for diagnosis.
Over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed on-topic speakers. Join us in three unique speaker halls, all with their own format. Choose from individual speakers, expert panels, or in-depth roundtable discussions.
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Slow Food Nations is a major international food festival hosted in Denver, CO. This year, we explore Where Tradition Meets Innovation. Be part of the international Slow Food movement and connect with farmers, foodies and families.
Our 4th annual Summer Retreat takes place at beautiful Camp Sylvester near Pinecrest Lake in the mountains of Central California. Continuing the tradition of the French Meadows Macrobiotic Summer Camp for the 50th year in a row.
Nestled between Pinecrest Lake and the slopes of Dodge Ridge ski resort, Camp Sylvester is an ideal setting for family vacations. With updated cabins and recreation halls sprawling over nearly ten acres of the Stanislaus National Forest. Camp Sylvester provides the fresh air, green pines and excitement of an outdoor adventure with all of the comforts of a rustic resort.
The picturesque, natural surroundings are an ideal setting to go “on retreat” and provide a unique environment in which to relax, study, and play.
Join Surfrider San Mateo at REI in San Carlos for a special video and presentation to learn about the threat of offshore oil drilling to our local beaches and coastal waters in California. The presenter is Delia Bense-Kang, Northern California Campaign Coordinator for Surfrider Foundation.
The Trump administration has announced plans to expand offshore oil drilling in all US waters including off the California Coast. These plans include oil exploration using deafening seismic blasts that are capable of injuring or killing marine animals. Come learn about these threats and how we can help prevent this from happening. There will also be the opportunity to learn about what the San Mateo Surfrider Chapter is doing to keep our coastline and local marine sanctuaries healthy and clean, and how to get involved and make a difference!
This event is free. Attendance is limited and registration is required.