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British Columbia, commonly abbreviated as BC, is the westernmost province of Canada, situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. It has a diverse geography, with rugged landscapes that include rocky coastlines, sandy beaches, forests, lakes, mountains, inland deserts and grassy plains, and borders the province of Alberta to the east, the territories of Yukon and Northwest Territories to the north, and the US states of Washington, Idaho and Montana to the south and Alaska to the northwest. With an estimated population of 5.3 million as of 2022, it is Canada's third-most populous province. The capital of British Columbia is Victoria and its largest city is Vancouver. Vancouver is the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada; the 2021 census recorded 2.6 million people in Metro Vancouver.

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Climate Action Secretariat, British Columbia government

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Rivers Without Borders

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Cumberland Community Forest Society

Community involvement[edit | edit source]

Dogwood wants to make British Columbia the global model for sustainable land reform.

Food activism[edit | edit source]

About The People's Apothecary,, "a project that brings together a community in the process of creating a sustainable herb garden commons."

Sooke Region Food CHI (Community Health Initiative)

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Events[edit | edit source]


May 26 - June 1 Bike to Work BC

Ecovillages[edit | edit source]

Integrated Sustainable Living on Vancouver Island
Authors: Shaw TV Nanaimo, Apr 20, 2016

Maps[edit | edit source]

Alberni Valley Food Map

BC Clean Energy Jobs Map

News and comment[edit | edit source]


The first fully-electric double decker bus in North America unveiled today! Oct 13[1]

Great Bear Rainforest agreement creates 'a gift to the world', February 1[2]


This Canadian city is putting climate change warnings on its gas pumps, November 17[3]

Opinion: Why Vancouver Island's Walbran Valley rainforest matters, November 12[4]


Opinion: B.C. needs a poverty-reduction plan, November 27[5]

Near you[edit | edit source]


External links[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: British Columbia, List of protected areas of British Columbia, List of British Columbia Provincial Parks

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