October 22nd, 2014

About Us

Squamish CAN is a community action group that operates many environmental projects in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada.

Mission

Squamish CAN strives to educate, support, and empower the community of Squamish by developing, promoting, and implementing sustainable strategies to mitigate climate change.

Vision

Squamish CAN envisions a future with sustainable communities growing together. Through local initiatives we are actively cultivating a green future for the Sea-to-Sky Corridor and beyond.

Purpose

Squamish CAN is comprised of six different focus areas and exists for the purpose of fulfilling each group’s objective:

Water — To reduce overall water consumption and promote community awareness about the area’s water resources.

Transportation — To encourage community members to utilize low impact forms of transportation.

Energy — To promote alternative energy sources in the community.

Waste — To encourage the community to develop a sustainable plan for waste management.

Education — To facilitate climate awareness in schools and within the broader community.

Food — To facilitate local food production in the community and increase awareness about the impacts of food choice on the environment.

People

Most of all, Squamish CAN consists of our people. Throughout the site you have the opportunity to meet our volunteers. Squamish CAN also depends on staff, board of directors, and president Krystle tenBrink.