We’re concerned about the future, too and what it all means for our children and our grandchildren.

So, let’s work together to shift our attitudes and actions to more affordable and sustainable choices. We CAN do this … together!

Who we are

We’re ReImagine West Shore, a new non-profit that aims to help connect community members with each other and the simple changes we can make to save some money and respect the planet and places we call home.

People often feel overwhelmed by today’s challenges, from the cost of everything to climate change. But we often don’t know where to start shifting our ways of living, and because we’re all individuals on unique journeys, one size doesn’t fit all.

By organizing community conversations, events, campaigns, and initiatives that embrace change creatively, we believe we can positively contribute to our region’s collective mission of building a more climate-conscious society where sustainable behaviours are the norm.

Key Topics of Conversation

Our plans for 2024 will build on the information we gather through our community survey, as well as virtual and small group meet-ups to build or re-establish West Shore community alliances relating to …

Food Security

Learn about simple ways you can grow your own food and save $$.

Get to know the local producers/farmers who are on the frontline of local food security!

Learn how to make your food budget go the distance with terrific tips and tasty recipes.

 

Beyond Blue Box Recycling

Stop “getting wasted” and go beyond the CRD’s Blue Box with your recycling.

Discover the DIY wonder of Repair and Upcycling … clothing, furniture, and home decor and more!

 

Energy Conservation and Zero Carbon Energy

ReImagine Power when you learn about the latest ways you can save money and evolve past the dino fuel for heating/cooling and some pro-level cheffing!

 

Green Transportation

Let’s talk about all the ways we get around, from walking and cycling to the latest incentives and electrified rides; including some reminders about how you can make your old school set of wheels more fuel efficient!

 

Nature Stewardship and Conservation

Discover the simple, affordable, and beautiful actions you can take to support the ecosystem of your own backyard!

Learn about invasive species and how to safely remove them from your property, and the great ways you can pitch in to help non-profit groups support our local ecosystem.

 

Conscientious Consumption and Building a Circular Economy

We all need to buy stuff, but how can we find ways to economize (with style) while we recognize the true impact of buying, keeping, and later getting rid of … “too much stuff”?

How can we thrive by supporting local businesses which create jobs, but don’t create unnecessary waste?

 

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ReImagine West Shore

Upcoming Seedy Saturday Vendor: Compost Education Centre

SEEDY SATURDAY EVENT PAGE: fb.me/e/1X83aKOD9

The Compost Education Centre is a non-profit organization located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples — the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. Through their Child & Youth and Adult Education Programs, they provide hands-on education on organic waste, gardening, soil health, and more to CRD residents young and old! They offer workshops led by community experts, free informational resources, and also sell compost bins and accessories. They are always happy to answer questions via phone, email, or in-person at their demonstration garden in Fernwood.

Learn more at compost.bc.ca
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Upcoming Seedy Saturday Vendor:  Compost Education Centre

SEEDY SATURDAY EVENT PAGE: https://fb.me/e/1X83aKOD9

The Compost Education Centre is a non-profit organization located on the unceded territories of the Lekwungen speaking peoples — the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. Through their Child & Youth and Adult Education Programs, they provide hands-on education on organic waste, gardening, soil health, and more to CRD residents young and old! They offer workshops led by community experts, free informational resources, and also sell compost bins and accessories. They are always happy to answer questions via phone, email, or in-person at their demonstration garden in Fernwood.

Learn more at https://compost.bc.ca

ReImagine West Shore in the News

We’re excited to have a story on the cover of February’s Metchosin Muse … Gather up your broken items like toasters, lamps, hair dryers, bikes, toys etc., and join ReImagine West Shore for the Repair Café on February 25 from 11:00am to 3:00pm at the Metchosin Arts & Cultural Centre.

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Land Acknowledgement

ReImagine West Shore honours the original stewards of this land – the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Sc’ianew (Beecher Bay) First Nations. We recognize that the communities of the West Shore lie within the unceded territories of these peoples. We are aware of our responsibility to educate ourselves about the long and deep history of these lands – of the forced removals, and the conscious destruction of Indigenous culture by settlers of our ancestry. We hope to bring awareness to this ongoing, lived reality, and to take action to support more connected ways of being for all.