What if hundreds of people united, each putting in place the changes they wish to see in their city, all on the same day? Join One Earth on Saturday June 7th in highlighting the power of new economies, ways of exchanging or sharing through a fun and engaging intervention. 100 in 1 Day is taking place in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. This citizen-driven festival will unite people across the city to make our cities better places by creating acts of urban change. These acts, or interventions, have the potential to raise awareness of urban and social issues, inspire ideas, and motivate leaders to consider new approaches to old problems. Afterwards, send your interventions/pictures or videos to Alicia Tallack at One Earth: firstname.lastname@example.org.
To create the sustainable future we all want, we will have to alter how we live, work, produce and learn. It can be done. April Rinne, Chief Strategy of Collaborative Lab, will illustrate how the collaborative economy (or the "sharing economy") has the potential to transform the way we design products and services, create sustainable and "shareable" cities, re-imagine public services, reduce waste and connect communities. Using a wide array of innovative examples from around the world -- from transportation to office space to food to education – she will show us how we can use technology and human ingenuity to unlock the wealth that exists in people, places and resources to develop scalable solutions to many of our pressing challenges and to improve social outcomes.
April's visit to Canada marks the launch of Cities for People, a Canada-wide initiative to create more resilient and livable cities. Her national speaking tour is co-sponsored by Social Innovation Generation (SiG).
Collaborative Consumption and The Sharing Economy: Opportunities for Cities, Organizations, and Well-Being will be presented on the following dates:
Montreal: Monday, February 10th, 11:00am-12:00pm, Concordia University, David O’Brien Centre for Sustainable Enterprise
Toronto: Tuesday, February 11th, 5:30pm-7:00pm, MaRS Centre
Calgary: Wednesday, February 12th, 6:30pm-9:00pm, University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business
Vancouver: Thursday, February 13th, 5:20pm-7:30pm, The HiVE
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Events that One Earth is co-hosting or supporting.