Building Sustainable Communities: Taking Action

Do you want want to help create a sustainable Vancouver? Are you looking for a place to meet community leaders, organizations, and fellow peers that want to make a difference? We have the event for you.

On October 25, 2017, IdeasXChange hosted a discussion on how community organizations have approached sustainability in Vancouver, and how our mostly-youth audience could join that journey. We were joined by a renowned panel of speakers and facilitators from a variety of community organizations

Forum recap video

This event also included boothing organizations and facilitators representing Sustainable Youth Canada, The HIVE, and U-HUB.

View the event page.



Andrea Reimer

Councillour, City of Vancouver

Andrea Reimer is currently a member of the Vancouver City Council and was also former Deputy Mayor.


Meg O’Shea

Program Manager, Vancouver Economic Commission

Meg O’Shea is the Program Manager of Thriving Vancouver as well as the Manager of Small to Medium Enterprises at the Vancouver Economic Commission.


Dagmar Timmer

Managing Director, One Earth Initiative

Dagmar Timmer is the Managing Director of One Earth Initiative.