What is this all about?
Learning to live well with others on a finite planet has become an essential and urgent task. With a critically optimistic spirit this website showcases inspiring examples of sustainability, resilience, regeneration or whatever we want to call the brave efforts to make another world possible.
Here you will find engaging digital stories that have been compiled by University of Victoria Geography students participating in various field courses or other experiential learning opportunities in the region some call Cascadia (on the Northwest Coast of Turtle Island) or Europe.
We support the struggles of First Nations communities for dignity and sovereignty. There will be no "sustainability" in this region while Indigenous peoples remain dispossessed of their territories.
Student produced video detailing our visit to the revolutionary Hood River Middle School in Oregon. Come join our tour with Michael Becker and his middle school students as they showcase their innovative approach to teaching and learning focused on experiential, active, permacultural education.
Check out this video capturing the reflections of the students on the 2012 Cascadia Sustainability Field School. What do we mean by this immensely popular but highly contested and elusive term - sustainability?
What is #biketoria ??
GEOG 491 #biketoria is a new course at UVic lead by both Geography Faculty and City of Victoria staff. Students have the opportunity to work and learn outside of campus, to meet professionals and to play a role in an ambitious project. Students will help shape the City's new protected bike lane network ; safe, accessible to all ages and connecting each neighbourhood in Victoria.
The ReBuilding Center in Portland, Oregon, is celebrated throughout Cascadia and beyond. Created by Shane Endicott and friends through Our United Villages, this project repurposes building materials, but as you will see, does so much more to build sustainable community.