Canada’s first Food Eco District is being set up in Victoria, British Columbia. When complete, a section of downtown near Blanshard and Fort streets will be a hub for diners looking for sustainable options. With a high concentration of carbon-neutral and green-certified companies like Zambri’s, The Guild, Big Wheel Burger, Habit Coffee, Inn at Laurel Point, Aura Restaurant, Victoria Gin and Oughtred Coffee and Tea on board, the Food Eco District team is building garden boxes downtown for use by these green restaurants where herbs and vegetables may be grown and shared. These companies, which have calculated their overall CO2 emissions are becoming carbon-neutral by composting, ordering in bulk, reducing packaging, requiring fewer deliveries and providing incentives to staff to walk and bike to work. Jill Doucette, Food Eco District Society director, said the five-year vision is to create a distinct district that celebrates sustainability and culinary tourism.