Category Archives: ClimateSpark

Posts about the ClimateSpark series of challenges

ClimateSpark – What REALLY happened …

Starting last summer and wrapping with a gala in February, the ClimateSpark Social Venture Challenge attracted and refined ventures that had the potential to earn revenues while stimulating greenhouse gas reductions. To find out what really happened in the Challenge, … Continue reading

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Shaken, not stirred – partnering on new social ventures

What happens when you mix together academia, industry and non-profits and ask them to create social ventures that help the environment? Ontario Centres of Excellence wants to find out. Last week I attended a session in Guelph presented by the … Continue reading

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Celebrating great social ventures – with a suprise ending

Nearly 300 guests gathered last night at the Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library to learn about and celebrate some of Toronto’s most interesting green social ventures. On the heels of a nine-month, multi-faceted innovation challenge, contestants, investors … Continue reading

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In search of social ventures with climate solutions

Can social ventures help solve our climate crisis?  Can we reduce greenhouse gas emissions while making a profit and building stronger communities?   In the fall of 2011, three organizations teamed up to put this question to the test.  Through the … Continue reading

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Zoo waste-to-energy – SolarShare – mushrooms from coffee grinds – green skills career college – check out all 50 fascinating green local ventures popping up on TAF is working with Centre for Social Innovation and Toronto Community Foundation along … Continue reading

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