A Sustainable Future Looks Like



 
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Clean energy is the future — but will we get there fast enough?  We as individuals can do our part by reducing our consumption, maybe even putting solar on our roofs. But we’ve been largely excluded from utilizing one of the most powerful tools we have in our arsenals — our investment portfolio.
CoPower is on a mission to move millions for climate change by empowering everyday Canadians to invest in clean energy projects for both profit and planet. Find out how this innovative green investment platform is partnering with Canada’s largest Credit Union to accelerate this vision, and how you can be a part of it.
Join us for a panel conversation and light refreshments at SAP from 5:30-6:30. Cocktails and snacks to follow next door at Yaletown Brew Pub!
Speakers: 
Trish Nixon, Director of Investments at CoPower Inc
Christine Bergeron, Vice President of Impact Investing, Wealth Management and Community Real Estate at Vancity Credit Union
Moderated by: 
Christie Stephenson, ‎Executive Director at The Peter P. Dhillon Centre for Business Ethics, UBC Sauder Business School 
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Feb 21st: SNL — Sustainability Night Live! Premiering February 21st 2017, Exclusively from the Board of Change!

Sustainability, on stage and improvised!

Sustainability, on stage and improvised, that’s Sustainability Night Live, the newest event from the Board of Change.

Lead by the professional (and hilarious) team at Vancouver Theatresports,and featuring local sustainability luminaries, you’re invited to celebrate the sustainability community’s successes, laugh (or cry) at the ridiculous and scream at the sublime.

Sustainability Night Live: It’s live, it’s interactive and created just for you!

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WHEN: Tuesday February 21 2017
5:30 pm: Reception, appetizers, refreshments, bar
6:30 pm: Show
WHERE: The Improv Centre, 1502 Duranleau Street Granville Island

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Get $50 from modo when you go to SNL!

Modo, our carshare partner and local co-op, is offering SNL attendees a $50 driving credit for a new modo membership. ​ Receive the promo code at SNL.

Did you know that 1 in 5 Modo vehicles is an EV or Hybrid?

Modo is celebrating 20 years in business this year! Check out their anniversary video

We encourage you to cycle, transit or carshare to get to SNL on Granville Island.

 
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Thank you to Guy and all who attended January 17th’ inspiring talk with Guy Dauncey. Guy packed the house at SAP LABS with his progressive, innovative, and truly brilliant ideas and insights.

Guy’s Book “A Journey to the Future: A better World is Possible” is available here.

Some of his big ideas are described in the article below by Jenny Tan.

Guy Dauncey Believes We Can.

At January 17th’s Board of Change event, featured speaker Guy Dauncey introduced his new book, Journey to the Future, with practical solutions for solving the world’s largest issues.

And not too soon. The world saw a troubled 2016. But let us be clear: Dauncey is an optimist. The founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association and honourary member of the Planning Institute of British Columbia thinks the future can be bright with a mindset change and by taking several specific steps. Firstly, the ‘rational dominator culture’ mindset we govern society by is not rational, said Dauncey. The mainstream belief that Company A can only benefit if Company B loses by the same amount is false, he emphasised. It erodes other forms of wealth such as trust, cultural wealth, and faith, said Dauncey, and we all lose if we cannot trust each other. Sounds idealistic? Dauncey highlights studies which show humans are inherently cooperative — and show the economic concept of the ‘rational’, solely profit-seeking human may be rooted more in history than in science.

Dauncey’s ideas are ambitious, but plausible. Last Tuesday, Dauncey made the audience sit up with his proposal to make banking a public function. After 2008, he noted, governments created money (through quantitative easing) to bail out banks after they crashed due to recklessness. Why not create money to build affordable housing instead? Public banking can sound like an abstract, utopian concept, he acknowledges, but public banks do exist — and one such bank earned record profits in 2008.

In Journey to the Future, 24-year-old Patrick Wu explores Vancouver in year 2032 and finds a city of hope and innovation. But the shift did not occur by chance. Residents hashed out practical solutions together, took bold but feasible actions, and held responsibility for the world in their own hands. A better world is within reach.

For more information about Guy Dauncey’s latest book, Journey to the Future, visit http://www.journeytothefuture.ca/.

Article by Jenny Tan
Food and climate journalist

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Podcast: The Canadian Diaries

Photos by Daniel Rotman

 

As we launch into a new year of cultivating a sustainable business community in Vancouver, I have exciting news to share with you! The Board of Change will be amalgamating with the Green Chamber of Commerce of BC and the Pacific Institute of Ecological Economics to create one unified organization under the Board of Change name.

In doing so, our combined forces with these two like-minded organizations allow us to
1. have a stronger voice
2. provide better benefits to our members and
3. enhance our portfolio of courses, events and activities. (more…)

 

January 17th 2017: 10 New Economy Ideas That Will Change the World, featuring Guy Dauncey

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Our economy needs urgent transformative change to end the impulses that are creating poverty and inequality, while accelerating the climate crisis and the worldwide collapse in biodiversity. Our businesses too need deep transformative change, which has already begun.

Guy Dauncey is founder of the BC Sustainable Energy Association, and the author of ten books, including most recently Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible, a novel set in Vancouver in the year 2032 by when it has become one of the world’s greenest cities, with a transformed economy.

He is busy researching his next book, titled The Economics of Kindness: The Birth of a New Cooperative Economy. He is co-founder of the Victoria Car Share Cooperative, an Honorary member of the Planning Institute of BC, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

When: Tuesday January 17th 2017, 5:30 – 7:30
Where: SAP Labs Vancouver
910 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6B 1A9
Tickets: Click here to reserve your spot