The ethos of our organization is to advocate for the best current and future working harbour possible. GVHA’s challenge as a steward of harbour properties is to preserve these places in good condition for future generations.
Our definition of a healthy working harbour in this century includes activities that operate without negative impact to water quality or marine ecosystems.
The need to operate our deep-sea and marina facilities alike in a green manner is driven by GVHA’s vision and mandate, along with the involvement of the wider community. Sustainability forms one of our guiding principles. GVHA has a wide variety of member agencies - from cities and towns to neighborhood associations and First Nations. All of these benefit from harbour facilities that meet or exceed environmental standards.