Gen de Spa talks about living economies as an educational network promoting systems of exchange that foster community wellbeing. She shares the importance of strengthening and helping sustain regional economies by promoting interest-free means of exchange - currencies based on and respecting the living systems of our planet - to complement money in local communities.
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BY TANYA BASS
@ VOL 28
ON JAN 21, 2014
How can behavioural economics be used for social good? Tanya Bass believes in behavioural economics as an intersection between psychology and economics, and examines how everyday people make everyday decisions. She discusses how researchers and governments around the world have been using behavioural economics to re-design the environment to facilitate positive decision making.
"Presentation of the Day" on July 30, 2014.
Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa
BY MARK GARDNER
@ VOL 4
ON MAY 18, 2015
"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!"
Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.
This was "Prententaion of the Day" on July 22nd, 2015.
Stone Hearth Bakery
BY JOHN HARTLING
@ VOL 20
ON JUN 17, 2016
Over the past 20 years John Hartling has worked with community service groups in many roles. Focusing primary on working with people living in poverty he has developed and managed programs assisting youth & adults with achieving their educational and employment goals. Currently, John works at MetroWorks as the Manager of Programming and Business Development. One of his responsibilities includes providing leadership and support to the staff and participants at Stone Hearth Bakery, which has been a social enterprise in Halifax since 1982!!
Konnekt and Social Enterprise
BY JOB JANSWEIJER
@ VOL 16
ON JUL 06, 2016
Job Jansweijer designed a game with which children in isolation in hospitals still can play with other kids. They can play different sorts of games that can be applied to the glass windows between them and the rest of the world. Job will share his vision on social entrepreneurship and how to design something that serves the need of people.
More Than Minimum
BY REBECCA FLETCHER
@ VOL 26
ON SEP 29, 2016
“The other good thing about raising people’s income is that the lowest income people are the most likely to spend their income in the community. It boosts the community.”
Rebecca Fletcher explains why rethinking how we pay our workforce is vital to creating a just society, and why offering a living wage is good for everyone, from businesses to workers to consumers.
The Things I’m Taking With Me
Iliana (Lana) Wood tells the story of how a city girl discovered community in Dubuque, Iowa--despite her hang ups with small town living--through food, physical injury and the pursuit of social justice. She shares lessons learned on the eve of her departure.
Change from Within - The Power of Intrapreneurship
BY GIB BULLOCH
@ VOL 15
ON NOV 30, 2017
Today, over half of the largest economies in the world are global businesses - controlled by the few, while impacting the many. Business has the power to change the world. Gib Bulloch asks: what if we, as individuals, had the power to change the world of business?
Champions for Change
BY ELIZABETH A. WALSH, PHD
@ VOL 19
ON MAR 14, 2018
"It takes a village."
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken. We abandoned the rule book for this free-form, "20x20 ish" team presentation, Champions for Change, at PechaKucha Buffalo Vol. 19. Elizabeth Walsh, Professor at the University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning, shared her mic with a team of members of the Champion for Change program. Champions for Change (an initiative of One Region Forward in Buffalo) is a community innovation laboratory that integrates university and community resources to ignite bright ideas and inspired leadership for a flourishing region. In this celebration of community change-makers, one presenter even broke out into song. We guarantee this will make you smile!