Category Archives: Fair Trade

Projecting Change Interview Series – Michelle Lazar, Brand Experience Leader of imagine1day

This episode of Projecting Change Series, we interview Michelle Lazar, Brand Experience Leader of imagine1day. Interested in organizations that empower change? Look no further than imagine1day, a dynamic non-profit organization of change makers supporting quality education in Ethiopia. imagine1day has a goal to provide all Ethiopians with access to quality education funded free of foreign aid by 2030. How do they plan on achieving this goal? They’ve designed an innovative fundraising movement called Creatribution (hard to say, easy to do). It encourages the […]

Projecting Change Interview Series: Annalea Krebs, Founder of ethicalDeal

This episode of Projecting Change Interview Series, we speak with Annalea Krebs, a social entrepreneur and Founder of ethicalDeal. At a time where daily deal sites like Groupon are being criticized for their ‘fad-like’ business model, Kreb is staying strong and consistently GREEN!  The mission of her business is to make greener choices more accessible to the mainstream. Kreb has come a long way from when she started EthicalDeal in 2010, with $75,000 from various grants. That’s why we are chatting with […]

Today is World Water Day – How will you take part?

Today is the 20th anniversary of World Water Day. Many of us forget how lucky we are to have easy access to water for drinking, washing dishes and laundry, taking a dip into the pool, or just enjoying a long hot shower. We must truly appreciate the gifts that nature has provided us but also be aware of how you can take action to preserve our most valuable resource. In addition, World Water Day brings the awareness that 800 million […]

Sponsor Profile: LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

When we think of LUSH Cosmetics, we think of organic ingredients, handmade bubble bars, and candlelit baths, and with LUSH’s commitment to look after the world we live in, we couldn’t be happier to welcome them back as a sponsor for the 2012 Projecting Change Film Festival. We’re sure you’ve all had a LUSH Bath Bomb fizzling in your tub, but have you ever taken a peek at their We Believe statements or their Green Policy? You’ll appreciate that sweet […]

Tokens of Appreciation campaign launches

We’ve just launched a new fundraising campaign to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Projecting Change Film Festival. It’s called Tokens of Appreciation, and its mission is to provide access to the festival experience to people in our community. Why tokens? No paper, no tickets, no printing. Instead we give each festival attendee a token they trade for entrance to the theater at each screening. By purchasing a Token, you are not buying yourself a ticket to the festival (but […]

Projecting Change With Peace Geeks

I originally met Renee Black while conspiring on some social media plans for the Engineers Without Borders All Candidates Debate. At some point during our development conversations Renee’s most recent project, Peace Geeks came up. I was intrigued…. so of course booked Renee in for a Projecting Change interview… check out the Question & Answers below! Q: How are you projecting change? I am working with an amazing volunteer team on the start-up of a new non-profit called Peace Geeks. […]

Change Projectors 2011

A full week has passed since the conclusion of Projecting Change Film Festival 2011, and we are still in awe of all the fabulous films we’ve had the privilege of showcasing this year. Throughout the festival and beyond, we’ve received incredible praise of each and every film by our festival patrons. It’s great to hear that everyone had such a positive viewing experience and that these films have inspired many of us to action and change! In particular, this year’s […]

Epic Expo Recap – From Behind the Lens

Bryce Tarling gives us a recap on the events of The Vancouver Sun Sustainable Living Expo – from behind the lens of his camera to the front row with Strombo. EPIC Expo was a huge success this past weekend as thousands of people flooded Vancouver’s Trade and Convention Centre to learn more about sustainable development and about what they can do to help project change. I thought I would show up early on Saturday morning, but when I arrived, the […]