Welcome to your Community Green Map! The Capital Regional District (CRD) Community Green Map is an online resource that features sites and stories under three broad categories: Sustainable Living, Nature, and Culture and Society. The Map connects and celebrates the people, places and projects in Victoria and the Capital Region that make our home healthy, vibrant and sustainable. This map is part of Green Map® System (Think Global, Map Local!), which has produced over 500 mapping projects worldwide, and the Common Ground Mapping Network, a local legacy that has produced many community action projects and maps.
The CRD Community Green Map is managed and maintained by the UVic Community Mapping Collaboratory (CMC), a joint community-university initiative governed by community groups, NGO's, First Nations, local government, regional funders and UVic researchers. Partners include the Capital Regional District (CRD), the W̱SÁNEĆ School Board, the City of Victoria, VanCity, the United Way of Greater Victoria, the Victoria Foundation, SeaChange Society, Habitat Acquisition Trust, World Fisheries Trust and Green Map® System. At UVic, the Institute for Studies in Innovation for Community-University Engagement (ISICUE) works with the Faculty of Social Sciences, the Department of Geography and the UVic Library to provide administrative, archive and lab support.
The Community Mapping Collaboratory would would like to acknowledge that CRD Community Green Map encompasses the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Straight Salish people. There are currently 10 First Nation reserves within the CRD borders, and beside these communities have been many other First Nation peoples and cultures who have shared this territory throughout millennia. We also acknowledge that this map is a living document and that the perimeters that are currently set should and will evolve as the current limitations on gathering knowledge improves
The Community Mapping Collaboratory (CMC) is funded by VanCity Credit Union, the CRD, the City of Victoria, the Office of Campus Planning and Sustainability, and the United Way of Greater Victoria. It was also recently awarded a 2013-2015 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC) Partnership Development Grant. The grant supports the CRD Community Green Map as well as the building of a nationally and globally connected long-term platform for sustainability that connects research, students, and learning to local and global action for sustainability. The proposal is called Mapping our Common Ground: A Community Mapping Collaboratory for Sustainable Planning and Engagement. The principal investigator for this project is Dr. Peter Keller, Dean of UVic Faculty of Social Sciences and past Chair of the Canadian Cartographic Association.
Contribute to the CRD Community Green Map in three ways:
- Nominate a site
- Submit a story
- Offer general or website feedback