轉寄︰ Food security, investing in change, protecting fish

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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主題︰ Food security, investing in change, protecting fish

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Issue 3.1 January 2012
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Saving the fish

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A new year is upon us, and with it comes new goals, new ambitions, and if we’re lucky, some great new ideas for how to make the world a better place for all of us. 

You’ll find plenty of inspiration in this issue of our newsletter, whether it’s how to address food scarcity, how to save our oceans, or how to invest in the people who are working to change the system. These stories are sure to provide food for thought as you head into the new year.

Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2012,

Nicole & Elisa

Not Far From the TreeLaura Reinsborough founded Not Far From the Tree (NFFT) in 2008 to ensure that fruit does not go to waste in the city of Toronto. Today, this award-winning project boasts a crew of more than 950 volunteers that picked more than six thousand pounds of fruit last year.

SEE Change spoke with Laura about what inspired this venture, how the organization is addressing food security, and where things are headed in 2012. 

social finance forum
I recently attended the Social Finance Forum, organized by the newly minted MaRS Centre for Impact Investing. A worthy event, to be sure, it provided me with much to ponder while offering a fascinating snapshot of this at-times-dynamic-at-other-times-stagnant social finance space.

fishby Cheryl Dahle

Three years ago, I began working on solving a problem that is as complex as they come: saving the fish. If you’re not familiar with the problem of global overfishing, the stats are stark.

Eighty-five percent of the world’s fisheries are either fished at their limits or overexploited. At this rate, by 2050, we risk global collapse of the entire commercial fishing industry. That’s bad news for the 200 million people who earn their livelihood from fisheries, even worse news for the more than one billion people on the planet who depend on fish as their primary protein. Read more…

Gift basket giveaway SEE Change Giveaway

As a thank-you to everyone who “likes” us on Facebook, you were all entered to win a beautiful gift basket from the Saul Good Gift Co. in December.

Congratulations to our winner, Melody Lynn Hutchins of British Columbia, Canada!

News & Events
Are you ready to compete at Social Enterprise Dragons? Don’t miss this amazing opportunity to overcome a challenge and/or strengthen your social enterprise marketing, finance, or business operations with fantastic prizes. All existing social enterprises are encouraged to submit a 2-page Letter of Interest, due on January 12, 2011.

Business with the Government — January 17th. Join experts from Canada’s Office of Small and Medium Enterprises on January 17th (5:30-7:30pm) for a seminar providing information on how to market to the federal government, how the government does its buying, and how to keep track of opportunities to bid on Canadian government purchases.

Taxation with KPMG — Feb 2nd. Do you understand how HST applies to your organization (the rules can vary significantly depending on the nature of your organization)? Join KPMG partner and sales tax expert, Mark Worrall, from 5:30-7:30pm for a presentation, discussion and answers to your sales tax questions.

We hope you’ve found this edition of our newsletter informative and inspiring. Please let us know your thoughts. We always enjoy hearing from our readers. 

Sincerely,

Nicole Zummach & Elisa Birnbaum
Co-founders, SEE Change Magazine
info@seechangemagazine.ca

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