The art of transforming the raw materials that are available into the tools and materials that are needed.
Zero-waste Efficient usage and total reuse, recycling or ecological re-integration of materials.Creative Culture Best practices for an enlightened and sustainable society. Housing
Materials & ManufacturingResponsible resource stewardship, manufacturing, and recycling.
Structures Efficient and responsible design, construction, and maintenance of buildings. Building Materials Sustainable building/construction materials DIY Machinery Leveling the playing field in favor of resilient small scale manufacturing Clothing Made with organic cotton or other sustainable materials Forest Stewardship Sustainable management of forest ecosystems.
Materials & Manufacturing Resources
Living Machine Technology blends cutting-edge science and engineering with plants and beneficial bacteria to efficiently treat and reuse wastewater, providing lasting water solutions for communities everywhere. Based on the principles of wetland ecology.
Responsible Minerals Initiative
Formerly known as the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative, RMI offers companies and their suppliers an independent, third-party audit that determines which smelters and refiners can be verified as having systems in place to responsibly source minerals....
Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group
Der Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS)This data base contains the GOTS certified entities, their location, field of operation and product groups. Our mission is the development, implementation, verification, protection and promotion of the Global...
Vancouver Hack Space
The Vancouver Hack Space (VHS) is a physical space where people gather to share ideas, tools, opinions, and beer. Members work on personal projects, collaborate, and learn new skills. More than just a studio space, we share knowledge in a friendly and...
MakerLabs is a makerspace in Vancouver that provides you with the tools, space, and skills to make almost anything.
Cortes Forestry General Partnership
The Cortes Forestry General Partnership (CFGP) is an equal partnership between the Klahoose Forestry N0 2 Limited Partnership (KF2LP) and the Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) committed to building a resilient and vibrant world-class community-based...
Cortes Comunnity Forest Cooperative
The Cortes Community Forest Cooperative (CCFC) is partners with the Klahoose First Nation in the Cortes Forestry General Partnership (CFGP). The CCFC operates on the traditional territories of the Klahoose, Homalco, Tla’amin and Wei Wai Kum peoples....