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.
Join us on Thursday 13 February (530-9pm) for a public event at the HiVE in Vancouver.
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. She will be joined on the tour by Vanessa Timmer, One Earth's Executive Director. April's visit to Canada is part of 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).
Register for a free ticket to the Vancouver event: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/collaborative-consumption-and-the-sharing-economy-featuring-april-rinne-tickets-10195381661?aff=eivtefrnd
Collaborative Consumption and The Sharing Economy:
Opportunities for Cities, Organizations, and Well-Being
Featuring April Rinne, Chief Strategy Officer, The Collaborative Lab
• Sadhu Johnston, Deputy City Manager, City of Vancouver
• Chris Diplock, Co-Founder, Vancouver Tool Library, Lead Researcher, The Sharing Project
• Hilary Henegar, Marketing Director, Modo - The Car Co-op
Presentations 5:30pm -7:30pm followed by a catered reception until 9pm with appetizers and beverages
The HiVE Vancouver - 128 West Hastings Street # 210, Vancouver, BC
In Vancouver, April’s visit is hosted by One Earth with partners including Vancity, The Sharing Project, Modo The Car Co-op, City of Vancouver, The HiVE, CityStudio, Board of Change, Village Vancouver, Share Shed, Pogoride, Ashoka, The Extraenvironmentalist, BC Partners for Social Impact and other local partners.
Hosted by One Earth, the 3rd Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) workshop took place from March 8-10, 2012, at the University of British Columbia's Liu Institute for Global Issues, in Vancouver, Canada. This gathering brought together leading, innovative researchers from universities and policy think tanks with a diverse group of North American policy makers, practitioners and representatives from NGOs, business and industry associations, financial institutions and advocacy organizations. It builds on SCORAI’s October 2009 inaugural workshop held at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and SCORAI’s second workshop in Mountains Lake House, Princeton, New Jersey, in April 2011.
This workshop had three objectives:
(1) To deepen the knowledge base of how systemic changes toward a more sustainable society can take place;
(2) To assemble the empirical findings from local practices in sustainable well-being that are being demonstrated in localities across North America and internationally;
(3) To examine the above findings through the lenses of critical theory, policy making, business strategy, technology assessment, sustainability education, and others, with an eye toward identifying those that have potential for mainstreaming and promoting systemic change.
Click here for the final report of the workshop.
More details, including the agenda, the list of participants, and presentations, are available on the workshop website: http://scorai2012.wordpress.com/
KEY INSIGHTS FROM THE CONFERENCE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
About SCORAI: SCORAI is an international network of academics and practitioners working to address challenges at the interface of material consumption, human fulfillment, lifestyle satisfaction, and technological change. For more information, see http://scorai.org.
Events that One Earth is co-hosting or supporting.