Green Inner-city Cluster

The Green Inner-city Cluster is an action-oriented network of local businesses and organizations who view sustainability as a competitive advantage and a cornerstone of their operations. Cluster members work together to identify and pursue initiatives beneficial to all involved. Specifically the cluster seeks to benefit local manufactures, retailers, and service organizations as well as the greater green economy and DTES community.

Membership in the Green Inner-city Cluster is open to businesses, individuals, organizations, and institutions in any industry or sector that have an interest in reducing their environmental impact, strengthening and growing their business in a sustainable manner, increasing the capacity of the inner-city, and creating green jobs . You should join the Green Inner-city Cluster if you would like to:

  • Increase business opportunities for inner-city firms
  • Increase employment opportunities for inner-city residents
  • ‘Green’ the inner-city
  • Reduced the ecological footprint of your supply chain
  • Influence local government to provide greater emphasis on sustainability and ecological forward thinking

Contact  Building Opportunities with Business to participate or for more information.  Leaving a comment also works.

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8 Comments

  1. May 28, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    […] pleased with the outcome, we even introduced Majora to Vancouver’s Mayor.  This blog and the Green Inner-city Cluster are part of the follow up on the momentum built on April 2nd.  So it was good to see we’re […]

  2. June 19, 2009 at 4:34 am

    […] I asked Amy Robinson how I became Mr. Sustainability. She said I was in charge of the Green Inner-city Cluster. That’s not true, I’m not in charge of any industry clusters, I‘m a facilitator. […]

  3. eesmyal said,

    July 16, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    How does one join this group? When is the next meeting?

    Eesmyal Santos-Brault, LEED AP
    Principal, Recollective Consulting
    http://www.recollective.ca

    • muskie said,

      July 16, 2009 at 11:06 pm

      Building Opportunities with Business has a mandate of inclusive revitalization so any individual, business, or non-profit is welcome to participate in the cluster(s) or contribute to a particular initiative as their time and interests allow.

      The entire cluster assembled for the first time yesterday (Wednesday July 15th) and will meet again on Wednesday September 9th at 4pm. It was decided not to meet in August. Anyone interest in participating or learning more should contact Andrew McKay, Building Opportunities with Business’s Industry Initiative Coordinator.

  4. September 2, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    […] Green the Inner-city cluster has some news of its own, but once again we’re upstaged by the […]

  5. October 2, 2009 at 12:57 am

    […] from posting it ASAP. I think ultimately there are only so many people who have been organizing a green industry cluster and proposing a green economic zone. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)Resilient […]

  6. ahamedia said,

    October 20, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    This is a wonderful initiative! 🙂

  7. February 6, 2010 at 12:13 am

    […] Vancouver has become a city not necessarily known for large corporate headquarters with massive management structures, but for innovative clusters of smaller and mid sized offices doing unique things. Though eaga is an international company with its main office in London UK, we’re happy to welcome eaga Canada to Vancouver’s historic inner-city and believe they’ll fit right in among the other innovative green companies here in the DTES! […]


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