Bureo Skateboards, co-founded by MSLS graduate Ben Kneppers, has just been accepted into the Startup Chile program! Bureo Skateboards designs and manufactures a unique line of sustainable skateboards by utilizing the growing amount of plastic pollution in Chilean communities and coastlines. By offering recycled high quality products, Bureo enables ethically conscious consumers to support recycling development and job growth for local inhabitants. Bureo comes from the language of the Mapuche, the native Chileans, and means ´the waves’. The name was selected in honor of the Chilean people, and it represents the journey they are embarking on through their work at Bureo. Just as a wave originates from a disturbance of wind along the ocean surface, they are making a small change in the greater surface of plastic pollution. Eventually through time and energy, the waves of Bureo will develop the force required to cause real change.
Bureo Skateboards. Make waves.
They have a great journey ahead with the goal being to become the most environmentally and socially responsible skateboard that has ever existed.
Please follow and spread the word through their Facebook page.
Dear friends of Stratleade,
We are pleased to commence this year's annual fundraising campaign!! Please see the message below from past grant recipient Samuel Brizuela (MSLS '11). Stratleade will provide at least one grant for a deserving student studying sustainability at BTH next year in memory of Michael Henson (read more here) -- and hopefully support additional grants and activities as well. --
Hello from beautiful Guatemala to all the MSLS / MSPI Alumni across the globe! As some of you know, three years ago I had the privilege to receive the StratLeade Scholarship which gave me the opportunity to be part of MSLS, opportunity which I wouldn't have been able to take if it had not been for the support of many of you. Because of your support I am now able to hold a degree from BTH and I am able to serve better my community here in Guatemala as wonderful opportunities have opened and I know more will. Now, it is this time of the year when we are kicking off our fundraiser campaign to be able to provide more grants for the next generation of MSLSers and MSPIers. Our goal this year is to raise $10,000 by September 30th. This is our stretching goal and we are aiming to pass it if possible. Take a moment to remember all those great moments you lived while studying your master's course and I am sure you would like more people to be able to have this opportunity. Giving is easy, just go follow this link www.stratleade.org and share a life changing experience with someone else.
I leave you with some inspiring quotes on giving:
“The value of a man resides in what he gives and not in what he is capable of receiving.” -Albert Einstein
"It is more blessed to give than to receive." -Jesus
“Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.” -Albert Camus
“They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing” -Hindu Proverb
CORPORATE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANT
MSc Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability
In Toronto this month? Check out these upcoming events from MSLS graduate Timothy Nash, the Sustainable Economist:
Sustainable Investing 101 Wednesday, August 07, 2013 at 07:00 PM · $30.00 CAD · Centre for Social Innovation - Annex in Toronto, ON, Canada Thinking about investing, but want to learn more? Want your portfolio to create a more sustainable future?
The purpose of this seminar is to arm you with basic knowledge and understanding t (show all)
Online Investing 101 Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 07:00 PM · $30.00 CAD · Centre for Social Innovation - Annex in Toronto, ON, Canada Canadians pays some of the highest Mutual Fund fees in the world.
The purpose of this seminar is to help you start investing your own money online. It will empower you to lower your annual (show all)
Green Investing Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 07:00 PM · $30.00 CAD · Centre for Social Innovation - Annex in Toronto, ON, Canada Tired of investing in evil companies that are hurting the planet? Think the green economy is the way of the future?
Since 2007, more than $4 trillion has been invested in the green economy (show all)
Impact Investing Wednesday, August 28, 2013 at 07:00 PM · $30.00 CAD · Centre for Social Innovation - Annex in Toronto, ON, Canada Want to have a profoundly positive impact on your community and/or your planet? Thinking about becoming an impact investor?
Impact investing is a new investment strategy that invests direc (show all)