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Materials & Manufacturing
Responsible resource stewardship, manufacturing, and recycling. The art of transforming the raw materials that are available into the tools and materials that are needed.

Building Materials
Sustainable building/construction materials

Inhabitat.com overview of alternatives to concrete
Detailing 11 ( concrete) alternative building materials; photos, videos, and explanations including straw, hempcrete, grasscrete and more

Recycling
Transforming previously used materials into new raw materials.

Zero-waste
Efficient usage and total reuse, recycling or ecological re-integration of materials. The idea of waste, something that gets discarded, is fundamentally incompatible with a holistic and optimized natural system. Everything transitions between states and between different life-forms but nothing is "waste". Principals...

Just BioFiber
The Just BioFiber Block building system is based on lego-inspired interlocking hempcrete blocks. The blocks - Are carbon negative to produce, - Absorb greenhouse gasses from the air over their lifespan. - Have a useful lifespan of 100 - 600 years - Are nontoxic and naturally resistant to mold and...

Organics
Free from synthetic, toxic, or artificial materials.

Sailing
For areas accessible by water sailboats can efficiently transport people and large quantities of other goods using no fossil fuels and, if care is taken in choosing non-toxic materials, with a minimum environmental impact.

Clothing
Made with organic cotton or other sustainable materials For better or for worse humans lack the fur and feathers that most animals have to maintain body temperature and buffer themselves from harsh weather. While arguably not 100% necessary, clothing is has been considered a basic human need in many...

Camino
Canadian producer of fair trade and organic certified food products, owned by the worker-owned *La Siembra Co-operative*. Established in 1999, La Siembra became the first registered importers of Fairtrade Certified cocoa and sugar in North America.

Zero Waste Manifesto
The Zero Waste Manifesto declares the rules and principles of a zero waste lifestyle--producing and consuming without producing materials that will be discarded into nature and the oceans--by considering the following values: 1. Well-being of Plants and Animals over Consumer Needs and Ease of Use 2....

Bliss, Cremation and Green Burial Services
Bliss is an eco-friendly cremation and green burial services company located in Vancouver B.C. They provide full service "green" funereal services as one of the first eco-burial business in western Canada. Biodegradable and eco-friendly materials and practices are employed and Bliss is part of a growing...

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. They also offer a Conflict Minerals Reporting Template,...

Elevate Packaging
Elevate Packaging provides 100% compostable packaging and labels for small businesses. They sell stock bags in small batches that you can order directly off their website, or they can also do custom bags with printing. All primary materials are compostable including the ink.

Rootree Packaging
Rootree offers stock and custom compostable packaging options. The Rootree Vision To re-invent the packaging world in a transparent way, by: -sourcing or developing renewable materials; -using easier to recycle alternatives; -leading the industry in the use and development of compostable packaging -creating...

Ecologic Dentistry
At Ecologic Dentistry they consider the mouth to be the portal to the rest of our body and the mouth is where wellness begins. An holistic dental practice integrating ancient wisdom with advanced technology to make use of materials that are the least toxic to the body and to the environment.

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 forestry operation on Cortes Island.

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. We are the non-aboriginal equal partner in the...

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 Organic Textile Standard (GOTS). This standard stipulates...

Earthship Biotecture
Earthship is a type of house built with natural and recycled materials with energy conservation in mind. It is designed to produce water, electricity and food for its own use. Earthship basic design principles take advantage of the existing natural phenomena of the earth, building with natural and re-purposed...

Global Village Construction Set
The Global Village Construction Set (GVCS) is a modular, DIY, low-cost, high-performance platform that allows for the easy fabrication of the 50 different Industrial Machines that it takes to build a small, sustainable civilization with modern comforts. The project is to develop open-source industrial...

Bike Friday
Folding bicycle hand made in Eugene Oregon, with a commitment to environmentally benign products, materials, and manufacturing processes.

FairPhone
Fairphone is a social enterprise company that designs and produces socially and environmentally responsibility mobile phones. \r\n\r\nTheir mission is to create modular devices that are long lasting, easily repaired and upgraded, with ethically sourced materials and labor.

Patagonia
Patagonia makes clothing out of organic cotton, recycled down, and other ethically-sound materials, and will repair anything they sell for the flat fee of $5.

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 open atmosphere. We like 3D printers, laser cutting,...

MakerLabs
MakerLabs is a makerspace in Vancouver that provides you with the tools, space, and skills to make almost anything.

ByFusion Blocker
The ByFusion Blocker is an industrial machine for municipalities and Recycling Facilities that turns any category of plastic waste into a building material.

Vancouver Island Fibershed
Vancouver Island Fibershed (VIF) is establishing a network between farmers and fibre consumers to build a local textile economy. VIF is part of the growing Fibreshed movement in North America, Europe and Australia that supports small-scale sustainable textile industries. VIF’s geographic scope encompasses...

Crowing Hen Farm
Crowing Hen Farm is a small, family farm dedicated to experimenting with old knowledge and new techniques, trying new crops, new ideas, and dabbling in permaculture to find, sustainable ways of growing food and clothing. Each critter has a job on the farm according to its nature. Sheep and geese are...

Francis O Vineyard Wool
Francis O Vineyard provides locally produced wool from their small herd of sheep Merville BC. The discovery that only two animals eat baby broom, sheep, and goats led to the introduction of sheep on the farm.

RepRap
An open-source 3D printer that is designed to be able to print all of its own plastic parts. Plant-based, biodegradable PLA (Polylactic acid) filament can be used in RepRap 3D printers.

PLA filament
Polylactic acid or polylactide (PLA) — a biodegradable *thermoplastic aliphatic polyester* derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch, cassava roots, chips or starch, or sugarcane — can be used as an alternative to ABS plastic filament in many 3D printers.

Inhabitant Magazine
Inhabitat® is a green design and lifestyle site that provides coverage of environmental news and the latest in sustainable design. The website is devoted to the future of design, innovative technology and architectural that emphasize energy efficiency, sustainability and connection to the surrounding...

MechMate CNC Router - Build your own with our detailed plans
A DIY CNC router (or plasma) table

Environment Celebration Institute
ECI offers online classes on biological, regenerative, sustainable and organic agriculture – information that can be used in soil, hydroponic, or soilless growing systems.



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