Through research, design and collaboration, Evergreen moves sustainable city building ideas into action. We believe that flourishing cities are created through the alchemy of placemaking—holistically improving the intersections and interdependencies between people + natural + built worlds. This is evident in our work designing school grounds; building community programs; collaborating on transportation, housing, and water issues; and imagining and developing the Evergreen Brick Works social enterprise.
Since 1991, Evergreen, a Canadian charity and international thought leader, has provoked bold action in transforming public landscapes into thriving community spaces with environmental, social and economic benefits. At the core of our work is the belief that involving people directly in the process of restoring the health of local ecologies and their communities positively affects the attitudes and behaviours that lie at the core of the sustainable city.
For more than 25 years Evergreen has connected, collaborated, and catalyzed people to do amazing things. Learn more about our impact here.
Inspiring action to green cities.
Our cities are the place we all share and where we connect with each other. When spaces are transformed into great places and connected to city systems like housing and transit, the daily experience in our communities improves and our life in the city becomes happier and healthier.
Engaging diverse audiences in ways that are playful, optimistic and empowering to accelerate strategies for change.
Connecting and transforming innovative ideas into bold action.
To the communities we serve, those who contribute their time and resources, and in the delivery of programs and services of the highest quality.
Between people and place and the recognition that environmental issues are part of interdependent, complex social and economic systems.
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