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.
SFU Public Square
SFU Public Square, a signature initiative designed to spark, nurture and restore community connections, establishes Simon Fraser University as the go-to convener of serious and productive conversations about issues of public concern.
More than a single place or program, SFU Public Square assembles the hearts, minds, and talents of diverse communities to promote inclusive, intelligent, and inspiring dialogue. SFU Public Square events and offerings proclaim SFU’s vision to be Canada’s leading community-engaged research university.
Whistler Centre for Sustainability
The Whistler Centre for Sustainability is a mission-driven, enterprising non-profit organization. Our vision for the future is a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable world. To achieve this vision, we assist communities, businesses and organizations to move towards success and sustainability through: engagement and facilitation, planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.
By day James works as a communications consultant: now spearheading EcoAnalytics, an innovative market research venture on behalf of Canada’s environmental movement; and serving as Senior Policy Advisor to the National Zero Waste Council. A former journalist (Montreal Gazette, CBC Radio, Independent (London, England)) with broad experience in environmental campaigns and international public health, other clients have included the UBC Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, Ecojustice, David Suzuki Foundation, World Health Organization, and German Technical Cooperation (GIZ). By night (and weekends) “Jim” is a terrible keener — cycling, gardening, gassing with his family —as well as co-author of the first Project Green Bloc, which he spearheaded in collaboration with Evergreen.