As a non-profit based on the West Coast, we have always felt a strong connection to the natural world around us and its preservation. We are fortunate to live in a part of the world that has had limited exposure to the consequences of climate change, but we understand our world is connected and a global shift that puts the environment and its people above profits is needed.
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 projects, the Vancouver Island Green Business Collective, the Food Eco District, and Project Zero and our two annual events, the Ecostar Awards and Earth Day Power Hour.
Our mission is to share ideas, spark innovation and activate change to steer our economy and communities towards a more regenerative future
WE ARE CONNECTORS.
We are well rooted within the green network in BC and we relish in the ability to bring people and businesses alike, together to spark new relationships and business opportunities.
WE ARE CHANGEMAKERS.
We challenge the status quo and inspire others to look beyond what is, to what can be. We are committed to advancing environmental resiliency through business and community action.
Synergy Sustainability Institute was formed
Launched the Vancouver Island Green Business Certification (VIGBC) with Office, Retail and Restaurant Certifications
Launched the Food Eco District Project
Launched the annual Ecostar Awards
Introduced Spa & Salon certification through VIGBC
Launched Project Zero to catalyze the transition to a Circular Economy
Introduced the Fleet & Trades Certification through VIGBC
Officially changed our name from the Synergy Sustainability Institute to the Synergy Foundation
Responded to the pandemic with the MyFEDFarm Program