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Nelson Before Nine: Interview with Laurie Cordell

by Jennifer Nichols, posted on 9:10 AM, November 17, 2010

Listen to a lively discussion with Laurie Cordell about sustainability planning on the Nelson community radio show, Nelson Before Nine. In the interview (available here) Laurie brought the Smart Planning process to life with examples of how communities around BC are benefiting from innovative planning.

"I really believe a sustainability plan can help a community focus and provide a framework for all of their different tasks they are undertaking," Laurie explained on the show, "it can help them keep their plans streamlined and heading in the same direction." You can hear the entire dialogue here:

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in British Columbia.

Where We Work

We are grateful to live and work on the unceded ancestral territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

Strategic Priorities

At the Fraser Basin Council, our strategic priorities are to take action on climate change, support healthy watersheds and water resources, and build sustainable and resilient communities.

With our partners, we work on a range of collaborative, multi-sector initiatives, such as those focused on flood management, community wildfire planning, air quality improvement, energy-efficient buildings, green transportation (including the uptake of electric vehicles and expansion of charging infrastructure), watershed planning and youth-driven climate action projects.

FBC Program Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Realizing UNDRIP Initiative

Contact Us

FBC staff work from our Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George offices, and from several other locations.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff or contact our administration office:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350