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.


Vote for the Environment on October 19th

Disastrous drought and wildfires devastated Western Canada over the summer while sweltering heat waves cooked Southern Ontario. Over the winter, the Maritimes set records for the least snowfall up to the first of January, and for the most ever after that date. The price of oil has bottomed out, laying bare the risks of an economy dependent on the price of a global commodity over which we have little to no control.

After a year like this, and with an exceptionally long campaign period, it could be expected that climate change and the parties’ environmental agendas would occupy the spotlight at some point in the election race. One might imagine that the leaders would be called upon to provide detailed, robust strategies for addressing increasingly urgent sustainability challenges.

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


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