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.


Minga Momentum - Building more resilient, self-sufficient and sustainable communities across Ontario

In March, I had the great opportunity to go to the IMPACT! Sustainability Champion Training. I started the weekend without a concrete idea of an initiative to start, I had a couple of ideas, but nothing yet defined. The first day I floundered a bit, not knowing how to best utilize the information coming at me without a clear project in mind to direct it into.

Announcing a new crop of TNS Associates… and a complimentary offering

You may have read from the recent message from the Executive Director that The Natural Step Canada’s Associates network was to be expanded in 2015, and we are thrilled to announce that we have added four fresh-faced Associates to the team.

This expansion of the Associates group will increase capacity to support the Sustainability Transition Labs, to continue to offer our well-known Advisory Services to municipalities, businesses, universities, etc., and to deliver other programming such as our public courses and the IMPACT! Sustainability Champions Trainings

How IMPACT! Made Me a Coffee Addict

As I stare into the dense jungle carrying a machete in my blister-worn hands, I begin to admire the many sprouting coffee seedlings, the (literal) fruits of my labour. It is my last day working in Santa Anita La Union, a coffee finca run by ex-guerilla combatants in Guatemala’s 36 year long war. This is one of the many eye-opening experiences I’ve had during my 40-day field course studying the coffee business in Guatemala.


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