Lead By Example
A FORCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
The Vancouver Island Green Business Collective (VIGBC) was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening operations and educating staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets us know which businesses have green practices. Businesses can be certified as Silver, Gold or Green, with Green being the highest level of certification available.
Our Member Impact
Our members' continued dedication to investing in operational improvements, encouraging behavioural change, and educating staff and customers has resulted in substantial reductions in their environmental impact. The following reflects the cumulative environmental impact of 98 members since they joined the collective. Our members continue to inspire us as they demonstrate how small changes can make a big difference.
= 14,880 reams of paper
= 74 Olympic swimming pools
= annual waste of 2,910 households
= 1 year of power for 98 houses
= 1,112 cars off the road for a year
SINGLE USE PLASTICS REDUCED
= annual waste of 2,910 average BC households
PAID VOLUNTEER TIME
= watching the Lord of the Rings series back to back 142 times
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