I caught up with Lyda Salatian at Green Teams Canada this week. Chawkers has funded a strategic planning process for this innovative Vancouver/Victoria community engagement group. In order to get volunteers engaged in outdoor work and environmental connection, GTC co-ordinates community work events in parks and conservation spaces, using social media apps for a lot of their outreach. At this point in GTC’s development, Lyda is running a three-pronged strategic review focussed on communication strategies, event evaluation and leadership development. And just like ecosystems, the goal is to make the organization sustainable and resilient. In the long term, the powerful Green Teams model will be replicated to other Canadian cities. This DSF video summarizes their model: https://youtu.be/XLGxBhSxH7M
For more information on Green Teams, or to register with their Meet-Up app, here’s the link.