I joined the Greater Victoria Green Team as I knew this would provide a terrific opportunity to participate in a variety of areas and environmental activities in our community. I believe public involvement is a central part of sustainable living. Each event has added knowledge and hands on experience with regards to local conditions that might not be widely known. Meeting the many people and other groups caring for our parks, the sharing of information, a real feeling of community with other volunteers of the Greater Victoria Green Team truly adds to the quality of life.My hope for our future, is that Green Teams of Canada will expand to other communities across our country, offering continued optimism through community participation.