Thanks to Sarah Brooks for her inspiring presentation on the Natural Step framework at Change@ING DIRECT on November 2nd. She spoke about how it can be used for any business or organization to set a long term vision for their company, understand their impacts on the planet, and make systemic, step by step changes to reach that vision.  (more…)


Dr. John Robinson: bringing about ”Transformative change” not just ”MArginal Change”, a subject very close to heart at the BOC.

Standard ways that are typically tried to bring about change include: do brilliant research, then communicate it, and the world will change. This technique has failed miserably over the last 30years. Another route consists of educating indiviuals to change their behaviour. But this often involves guilt tripping (more…)


At the ”After Hours” event, Board of Change members Mark Pezarro and Rob Safrata collected 62 signatures on a letter in support of the Bike Lane Trial – and delivered it that same night at a City Council meeting. Rob delivered the message and council voted unanimously to pass the resolution. As Rob stated: “After listening to most of the 40 speakers during the night – it is clear that support from the business community is helpful and much needed.”


Join us in Vancouver on October 17th to celebrate A Day for the Bay!
“A Day for the Bay” is a public celebration of our coastline and an opportunity to take a stand against crude oil tankers on Canada’s west coast. On Sunday October 17th a flotilla of boats and a rally of people on land will gather at English Bay in Vancouver to send a clear message to the Canadian government that we want a legal ban of oil tankers from our coastal waters! (more…)


Who is it for?

This course is aimed at existing and emerging sustainability practitioners who want to gain the knowledge, skills and tools to take a strategic, systems approach to communicating, planning and managing sustainability initiatives. Graduates of this course will be able to explain and begin to apply The Natural Step Framework to help their organizations and communities take a leadership role in sustainability within their organizations, businesses and communities. (more…)