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Cortes Community Housing
The mandate of the Cortes Community Housing Society (CHS) is to provide and operate affordable housing and incidental facilities for low to modest-income households on Cortes Island, BC. This includes the creation of year-round homes for singles, couples, and families of all ages.

Housing & Structures
Efficient and responsible design, construction, and maintenance of buildings

Sustainable Housing – How to Enable Environmental Sustainability with Eco Living?
A home is everyone’s basic right. And Sustainable Housing is one of the hottest trends in sustainable architecture and constructions today. However, with the Earth population climbing up each day, how do we ensure our basic right doesn’t cost the Earth more than it already has? Are there ways...

Habitat Villa - Metro Housing garden
Community garden with 4 garden plots. Operated by Habitat Villa/Metro Housing.

China Creek Housing Co-op Garden
Community garden with 30 garden plots. Operated by China Creek Housing Co-op.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Venables St
Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by HFBC Housing Foundation .

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - Euclid St
Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by HFBC Housing Foundation .

Chilean Housing Coop Garden
Community garden with 10 garden plots. Operated by Chilean Housing Coop .

Yarrow Ecovillage
A 20 acre organic farm and multi-generational cohousing ecovillage in downtown Yarrow, B.C.. Units for sale, senior housing in the planning phase and farmland available for members.

Maclean Housing Garden
Community garden with 65 garden plots.

Matheson Heights Housing Coop Garden
Community garden with 16 garden plots.

HFBC Housing Foundation Garden - 5th Avenue
Community garden with 12 garden plots.

Instructables is an online community of people who design and make things, from crafts, cooking, housing, vehicles, machinery and much more — step by step projects submitted from innovators, teachers and life long learners.

Hemlock Court garden
Community garden with 4 garden plots. Operated by Hemlock Court Housing/Metro Housing.

Belfast Cohousing and Ecovillage
An intentional, collaborative housing in which residents actively participate in the design and operation. A significant portion of the property set aside for agricultural purposes and an on-site CSA, the Little River Farm. These super-insulated houses are designed to be

The aim of WikiHouse is to put the knowledge & tools to build beautiful, zero-carbon buildings into the hands of every citizen, community and business. WikiHouse is a manufactured building system for houses and small buildings. It uses structural timber (usually plywood) sheets which are cut to 0.1mm...

A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction
_ ** A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction**_ is a 1977 book on architecture, urban design, and community livability. It was authored by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein of the Center for Environmental Structure of Berkeley, California _ "At the core... is the...

Living Future Institute
The Living Future institute is an international organization based in Seattle, USA with a wide range of programs focused on social justice and ecological regeneration — including their Living Building Certification and Living Product Certification.

Land Rights and Responsibilities
Laws of land usage, ownership and stewardship Space on the Earth is finite, and all living things upon it need and occupy space. How communities compete and cooperate over the use and occupancy of land fundamentally shapes their society. Social norms and systems of land rights vary widely across time...

The NeoHouse Institute
A non-profit organization supporting greenbuilding and ecolifestyle.

A Home Building Revolution - The Harmless Home
A short documentary video featuring the first home in the world built with JustBiofiber blocks. A structure that is carbon negative, fireproof, soundproof, toxin free, earthquake, mold and pest resistant. Located in East Sooke on southern Vancouver Island, near Victoria, BC, this eco home showcases...

Building Energy Optimization Tool
BEopt (Building Energy Optimization Tool) is a free software application made by the USA National Renewable Energy Labratory designed to evaluate residential building designs and identify cost-optimal whole-house energy savings along the path to zero net energy. BEopt can be used to analyze both new...

EcoNest provides resources and training for building natural homes using timber frame and clay-straw. EcoNests are designed to be long lasting sustainable and ecological homes incorporating timber-frame, straw-clay walls, earth plasters, and natural non-toxic finishes.

IndiNature makes bio-based construction products, namely a zero waste natural fiber insulation that captures carbon, and is made from local hemp crops.

Worlds Advance Saving Project
3D printing is WASP’s heart since a small and fast printer that materialises objects made of bio-plastic, clay, silicone and biocompatible materials, which mills wood and aluminium, makes it easy to start mini-productions. The revenue from the sales is invested in the research and development of...

Arctic Acres
Arctic Acres was founded to foster self-sufficient and sustainable living across Canada. Growing Domes® are state-of-the-art geodesic greenhouses designed for year-round growing - even in Canada. Growing Domes are an innovative progression of both the geodesic dome design and greenhouse technology....

A Pattern Language
A Pattern Language: Towns, Buildings, Construction is a 1977 book on architecture, urban design, and community livability The book first introduced the concept of people designing buildings for themselves, and guaranteeing the comfort and functionality of the buildings they designed, because the elements...

Nudie Jeans
A Swedish denim company that uses 100% organic cotton and offers free repairs for life. Nudie Jeans also resells second hand products, and recycles worn-out products.

San Francisco Interfaith Council
The San Francisco Interfaith Council's work centers on civil rights, homelessness, housing affordability, and disaster preparedness. The SFIC convenes and amplifies the voice of our city's faith-based community on these important issues.

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...

Communitecture is a full service architecture firm for commercial and residential projects based out of Portland, Oregon. Focusing on beautiful and sustainable places that bring people together in community and push the ecological design envelope.

Co-housing sustainable community

Stowe Farm Community
STOWE FARM COMMUNITY (formerly Katywil) is a multi-generational rural co-housing community in the beautiful hills of western Mass.

Hastings St Folk Garden
Community garden with 150 garden plots. Operated by Portland Housing Society.

Dundee Community Garden
Community garden with 30 garden plots and 4 food trees. Operated by Dundee Court Housing Co-op.

Kaslo Gardens Community Vegetable Garden
Community garden with 16 garden plots. Operated by Kaslo Gardens Housing Cooperative.

Grandview Terrace Garden
Community garden with 12 garden plots. Operated by BC Housing.

Champlain Place Community Garden
Community garden with 8 garden plots. Operated by BC Housing.

Clearwater Commons
The Clearwater Commons is an intentional, ecologically-responsible residential community. The physical design of the community represents the underlying values of community and low-impact development. Pedestrian walkways, community gardens, benches, shared tool sheds and play spaces reflect the desire...

Teemill Organic Clothing
Circular Fashion.Our new products are made from our old products, which are designed from the start to be sent back when they are worn out. This is the circular economy for clothing. Certified organic, solar powered UK factory. Leading supplier to national charities & business. Our products and packaging...

Aurora Dwelling Circle

An innovative co-housing neighbourhood architecturally-designed to encourage interactions among members and to enrich our lives with the pleasure of cooperation and friendship.

Place Design principles
Some basic principles for designing great homes and neighbourhoods

Sustainable Apparel Coalition
The SAC is an alliance of clothing companies aiming to reduce the negative effects of the apparel, footwear, and textile industry through standardized measurement of the ecological and social impact of manufacturing.

Why and How to Avoid Toxic Clothing by Dr. Mercola
An overview of how the chemicals used to manufacture clothing may be toxic to your health and the environment (even in "natural" fabrics like cotton) and what alternatives to look for.

Movement Global
Movement Global sells eco clothing made in Canada from sustainable bamboo fabrics.

Swedish Stockings
We believe the world needs more innovative and environmentally conscious products to lead the way, and so Swedish Stockings was launched. A forerunner in sustainably produced nylon stockings, Swedish Stockings produce beautiful pantyhose from recycled yarn. Our factories engage in sustainable practices...

Lingerie made in the USA from Tencel and recycled water bottle fabrics.

Synergy Organic Clothing
Synergy Organic Clothing was founded by Kate Fisher during her first trip to Nepal in the fall of 1993. Inspired by the beautiful fabrics and textiles of South East Asia and by the friendships she made there, Kate returned home and began to design clothing based on this inspiration. Each garment...

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...

Single source merino wool clothing, Montana-grown and processed. Our dedicated team carefully manages every step of the process, from raw fiber to finished garment. Starting at our ranch in Dillon, Montana, our open-range Montana Merino sheep live between 5,000’ and 9,500’ elevation and temps ranging...

Ravenhill Homestead
Ravenhill Homestead is a small farm in rural Metchosin providing local alpaca fiber. They offer raw fiber, pindrafted fiber/wool, and knitted items. Sandy Jenkins

Biotonomy is a global company that develops autonomous buildings, communities & cities with Nature Based Solutions (NBS). They offer solutions through a combination of ancient, modern, and nature’s design principles. Biotonomy specializes in ecological, economical, and social projects that addresses...

Developed by permaculturists led by Paul Wheaton, wofati is a natural building method that can most practically be described as an unvarnished log cabin built into a hillside. Aside from homes, there are wofati-style coolers, freezers, and animal shelters.

Heat%20Information.pdf poster comparison of the cost, carbon use, DIY aspects and more of different types of home heating options for a cold climate

Dragon Tech- Rocket Mass Heating Store
Building and using Rocket Mass Heaters since 2013. Finding products for any RMH build can be challenging. Hand made batchbox doors, secondary air tubes, Dealer for Schott high-temperature glass and Rolled Alloy RA330 high heat metals, and anything rocket stove related. Fireclay, bypasses, RA air tubes,...

Stone House Kachelofen
Stone House Kachelöfen is located in Guelph, Canada. Jessica Steinhäuser is an award–winning Canadian ceramic artist who works on a grand scale to create custom-designed, hand-made kachelöfen (Masonry Heaters) for a variety of applications. Her designs merge functionality with artistry breathing... - Introduction
Introduction of the Batch Box Rocket, a stove with an extremely clean combustion. Designer: Peter van den Berg This website is meant to be a central information resource of what is called the Batch Box Rocket, sometimes Rocket Batch Box or RBB. In U.S. English forums sometimes also referred to as PvdB...

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.

Rawganique makes chemical-free, allergy-free, vegan ethically made sustainable organic clothing and home products.

TOMS was founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie. The company designs and sells shoes based on the Argentine alpargata design, eyewear, coffee, apparel, and handbags. When Toms sells a pair of shoes, a new pair of shoes is given to an impoverished child, when Toms sells eyewear, part of the profit is used...

Darn Tough Socks
Socks made in Vermont, U.S.A from ethically-sourced Merino Wool (no mulesing). Darn Tough socks are unconditionally guaranteed for life.

Still Eagle
Eco shop specializing in hemp, bamboo, organic cotton, and soy clothing, natural and hemp body products, hemp and recycled paper, as well as sustainable, environmentally friendly home products.

TreeSisters Organic Clothing

Guthrie Farm
Guthrie farm has been raising sheep for 28 years ago. A recently acquired flock of Shetland sheep is being raised for their exquisite fleeces. They are an ancient breed and have retained their ‘old’ survival instincts. Fleeces are processed on the farm and ready for clients to use in whatever craft...

Earthship DK
Earthship DK is a local NGO working to develop earthships and knowledge about them in Denmark.

Deerwood Angoras
Most Angora rabbit wool comes from animals that spend much of their lives in small cages with little chance to exercise or interact with other rabbits. In contrast, the outdoor rabbitry at Deerwood Angoras houses five rabbits and has plenty of daylight and two play areas where each bunny gets at least...

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