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Vancouver Island 
Green Business
Collective

Lead By Example
A FORCE FOR POSITIVE CHANGE
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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. 

744

TREES CONSERVED

= 14,880 reams of paper
Water

185,286 m3

WATER SAVED

= 74 Olympic swimming pools

3,571,082 kg

ORGANICS DIVERTED

= annual waste of 2,910 households

177,893 kWh

ENERGY CONSERVED

= 1 year of power for 98 houses

5,117 tCO2

CARBON REDUCED

= 1,112 cars off the road for a year

1,279,190

SINGLE USE PLASTICS REDUCED

= annual waste of 2,910 average BC households

1,584 hrs

PAID VOLUNTEER TIME

= watching the Lord of the Rings series back to back 142 times 
MEMBER BENEFITS

Brand Appeal

Reduced Costs

Staff Retention

Greener Practices

Green Network

OUR MEMBERS
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