Join Us

We are an effective volunteer-run citizens organization. Would you like to spend some time with us making a difference?



You can take action to support a One Cowichan campaign right now. Sign a petition today and use your voice online.

View Petitions


A donation to One Cowichan funds local campaigns and actvities. Learn more about how a donation as small as $5 can help.

I'll Donate

What Would A Good CVRD Climate Plan Look Like?

Did you know that the CVRD has a climate target? You’d be forgiven if not, since it’s not featured in many places. But there is one: to reduce emissions in the valley 33% below 2007 levels by 2020 and 80% below by 2050. (Science has since moved on to require cutting emissions in half by 2030 and reaching net zero emissions by 2050).

Read more

Sprawl Won. What Next?

You’ve probably heard by now that the motion to limit sprawl in North Cowichan while a new OCP is being developed got voted down.

A few voices spoke in favour of the motion to limit development in specific areas distant from amenities on the outer edge of the urban containment boundary. But developers turned out big trucks to circle the municipal hall, honking their horns in a clear show of intimidation. Other speakers lined up to variously denounce the “moratorium on development” (it wasn’t) or to deny that climate change is a real thing.

Read more

Letter To North Cowichan On Sprawl & Climate Plans

January 12, 2020


Dear Mayor and Council:

We would like to share some comments for your consideration related to both the staff report on Councillor Justice’s motion on curbing sprawl and the staff report on the Integrated Climate Action Plan. We see these as highly related.

Read more