The Synergy Foundation was created in 2013 by the Synergy Enterprises team and a group of passionate community members and leaders who recognized the need for a non-profit organization to lead the transition towards a green economy on the west coast. Since its inception, the Synergy Foundation has focused on innovative projects and programs that have pushed the envelope, supported hundreds of businesses, and turned great ideas into action.
Our three focus areas are green business, food security, and circular economy. This is represented in our core programs.
Synergy Foundation's mission is to share ideas, spark innovation and activate change to steer our economy and communities towards a more regenerative future.
The Vancouver Island Green Business Collective (VIGBC) was built to recognize the efforts of local businesses that are reducing their environmental impact. For businesses, it is a guide to greening operations and educating staff. For consumers, it is a symbol that lets us know which businesses have green practices.
The Ecostar Awards recognize outstanding environmental achievements and leadership on Vancouver Island. The awards are presented to island-based businesses, non-profits, academia, governments and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in sustainability.
FED Urban Agriculture Society works to address food security on southern Vancouver Island. They partner with growers, restaurants, and community organizations to create garden spaces, deliver educational programs, and promote urban agriculture within the community. Through their work, they are transforming our cityscape into a vibrant foodscape.
Project Zero is the newest program addition to SSF. The goal of this initiative is to bring circular economy concepts to the island. The program's five focus areas are changing business as usual, creating a movement that inspires, partnerships, advocacy, and economic development.