A thriving human society within nature’s limits is possible. The Natural Step’s theory of change links individual awareness and agency, organizational strategy and practice, and systems-level collaboration.

The foundation for many innovative sustainability programs around the world is anchored in The Natural Step Framework for Strategic Sustainable Development. Our science-based process has been tested and proven effective by hundreds of forward-thinking organizations over the past two decades.

Our programs focus on two primary intended impact areas we believe are crucial to accelerating the transition to a sustainable society and our unique suite of services translate the fundamentals of sustainability into practical steps for businesses, communities, and other organizations.

Growing Food in the City

When you begin to take notice of just how much unused green space there is in a city, the possibilities for growing local food become endless. Madeleine Maltby has secured five residential plots in Ottawa’s west end for growing organic vegetables in for her pilot season of urban farming. 

Growing food is Madeleine’s passion. After working on a variety of organic farms she decided to bring the farm into the urban landscape of her hometown. Last November Madeleine Maltby took part in the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training program to inspire and help create her urban farming project, Britannia Backyard Edibles.

Getting Fit for the Future – Sustainability and Management Consulting

The article Getting Fit for the Future – Sustainability and Management Consulting, written by Jac van Beek, was originally published on www.cmc-canada.ca

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Several weeks ago, I explored the effects of a volatile economy on management consulting. I would like to explore management consulting and another type of volatility – dramatic changes to our natural environment.

IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training (London region)

Friday, November 6, 2015 - 8:30am to Sunday, November 8, 2015 - 5:00pm

 

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Developing youth sustainability leaders of today and tomorrow

Young people care deeply about the fate of the planet, its people, and their future. Given the opportunity, youth have great power to influence positive change in their communities. The IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Training program is a call to passionate, motivated youth who are looking for an opportunity to make a difference.

IMPACT! is a national initiative of The Co-operators and The Natural Step Canada. This session is generously funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Walter J. Blackburn Foundation, and is being delivered in partnership with Futurpreneur Canada, Social Delta, SoJo, and many other community partners. (Click here for a list of all current sessions.)

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