A year ago a dedicated group of business leaders in the Canadian health food industry put out a call to action for youth to submit their ideas on how to create sustainable changes in their communities.
The competition, called Y4S, was born out of Spiral Table™, a mastermind group for progressive business leaders to strategically and collaboratively grow their businesses while integrating sustainability at the core (www.spiraltable.com)
Contestants were asked to create a video explaining the idea and how it would benefit youth, influence behavioural changes, be transferable to other regions, and educate others. They could win up to $10,000 toward their idea and receive mentoring from top industry business leaders.
"Supporting youth is always a gratifying experience." says Y4S judge Stewart Brown. "But to see the diversity and creativity was so uplifting. There is hope for a better world with these inspired youth leading the charge."
Add Spiral Table co-facilutator Rob Sinclair, "The Youth for Sustainability contest has been a great example of what can happen when leaders in sustainability get together."
Farm & city working together to cultivate a local, sustainable food system
Since October 1993, FarmFolk/CityFolk has been supporting community-based sustainable food systems. We have done this by engaging in public education with farm and city folks; actively organizing and advocating around local, timely issues; building alliances with other organizations; and harnessing the energy of our volunteers. Our 2010 projects include Seed Security, Community Farms, and Get Local.
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Independent designers from Vancouver to New York are showcased at body politic. Our choices mean that you will find exceptional designs with an urban aesthetic, produced in North America, and created from the best natural and sustainable fabrics. Walk in and discover what the new “fashion-forward” means: sustainable design, limitless style.