6A. Innovations for Greener Buildings and Organizations


Explore some of the ways Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium works towards being a 'greener' organization.

In 2019, Ocean Wise was recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers for the second consecutive year, as well as in 2015 the Vancouver Aquarium received the Green Award for outstanding environmental consciousness and institutional green practices by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums


Review the ways Ocean Wise and the Vancouver Aquarium are working towards being a 'greener' organization on their sustainability page.

  • Which practices do you think are the most inventive?
  • Which practices do you think make the largest shift towards sustainability?
  • Which practices do you think your household or community could look to incorporate?

Draft a letter in a group or individually to a local business or organization which you think could incorporate one or more of these practices? Express your support as a customer for 'greener' choices in their company/organization and argue why it is a smart business decision.

Post your group's letter draft in the form of a blog (Please format discussion titles as follows; Activity Number: Blog Title, Your city, and your name(s)). Afterwards, check back and comment on at least 2 other blog posts.

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