Vertality2: A Celebration of Renewed Vitality

January 26 – 27, 2012
Club 560, Vancouver, BC

Vertality2, an eco-chic celebration of renewed vitality, is a place to connect with Vancouver's community of change-makers, innovators and sustainability entrepreneurs.

What: performance art | fine tunes  | local organic eats | new connections 

Who: change-makers | innovators | sustainability entrepreneurs | new friends

Hollyhock Catalogue Wins Environmentally Progressive Award

The yearly catalogue created by Hollyhock Educational Retreat Centre and printed by Hemlock Printers was honoured this year, winning the bronze award for Most Environmentally Progressive Printing Project at the 2010 Environmental Printing Awards.

Announcing First Close of Renewal2 Investment Fund

Paul Richardson, President of Renewal2 Investment Fund, is pleased to announce the first close of the Fund at over $16 million. Renewal2 is one of a handful of funds in North America that focus on companies which have positive environmental, social and financial returns.


June 17 – 19, 2009
St. Julien Hotel and Spa, Boulder, CO
Learn how to: Successfully approach the LOHAS consumers with your products and services.  Network with like-minded executives from all LOHAS market sectors.  Speak directly with mainstream media who are interested in covering companies and products designed for the conscious consumer. Hear the experts’ latest trend data from the leading LOHAS market sectors.  Connect with international companies.  Understand the latest marketing trends.  All told, it’s simply the best place to discover all your opportunities in the Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability marketplace!  Click here for the agenda and more information.

Gary Hirshberg “stirred it up” at Passion for Retail Conference

Renewal Partners investee, Gary Hirshberg, closed Retail BC’s 2009 Passion for Retail Conference with an empowering keynote presentation in Vancouver last week.

3 Levels of Sustainability: Peter Robinson at Retail BC

Suzuki Foundation's (link: CEO and SVI alumni, Peter Robinson, kicked off the 2009 Passion for Retail Conference [link to] held last week in Vancouver. The room was packed with some 200 retailers and retail suppliers who were attentively listening to his advice on sustainability as it relates to the retail business. For Peter, true sustainability means "living within the limits of nature." He went on to explain the three levels of sustainability.

Ceres Conference

April 15 – 16, 2009
The Fairmont, San Francisco, CA
Join Ceres at their yearly conference to celebrate two decades of success. Ceres will unveil Ceres 20•20, their bold vision for putting the global economy on a truly sustainable path over the coming decade.

Gaining Ground: Resilient Cities - Urban Strategies for Transition Times

October 20 – 22, 2009
Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, Vancouver, BC
Gaining Ground is one of the premier conference events in North America for leaders in business, policy, governance and education focussed on an integrated, regenerative approach to development and land use.

Market Value of International Banks

If this graph is vaguely accurate, the scale of wealth evaporation represented in this one industry sub sector alone, has ramifications we are going to have a hard time seeing before it hits us much harder.

Green Toronto Call for Nominations

Who's the greenest of them all? Send your nominations for the Green Toronto Awards, the City of Toronto's annual awards for environmental leadership. Individuals, organizations and companies are eligible to win an award - in multiple categories - plus $5,000 to donate to a registered charity of their choice.
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