The tag line Engineering Change captures the idea we are so passionate about: we want to prevent waste before it happens – whether that’s wasted water, energy, or valuable ingredients. For example, significant energy conservation at Southbrook Vineyards resulted in the need for 1/3 less solar panels, which preserved vineyard space (and 50 cases per year of VQA wine for all of us to enjoy)!
The roll out of the new branding begins today! Please check out our refreshed website (created by Intrigue Media) as well as the first case study created with our new branding (Maple Leaf Foods Case Study).
We would like to thank you again, our friends, customers, and champions, for your continued support and assistance with fulfilling our mission of cultivating resilient businesses and improving lives in extraordinary ways.
For the most recent tracking of our progress to date, please visit our annual public benefit statement. We were also honoured to be selected by B lab as one of the Best Companies for the World, by the UN Global Compact Network Canada for their Sustainable Development Goal award and by Clean50 for their top sustainability project award for 2018.
Due to their charity-based project models, the pace of donations presently limits the number of people that each of the projects can provide with safe water. Therefore, they allocated one day of the conference for Enviro-Stewards to provide social venture model training based on the success of the Safe Water Projects operating in South Sudan and Uganda.
Enviro-Stewards preventative based approach to providing safe water was also featured in a TEDx talk entitled Better than Charity that has received 1,000 views since it was uploaded 2 weeks ago.
- We are in the process of encapsulating our biosand filter social venture training materials and making them available online (for free).
- We are in the process of encapsulating our safe water kiosk model (for urban treatment systems to sell refillable large bottles of purified water).
- We are in the process of creating version 3 of the Safe Water Project boardgame (used to teach business principles) so that it can quickly adapt to ne project locations and new prices. For the first time the game will have a game/simulation mode and as well as an operational mode that can help with realtime business planning.
- We are seeking foundations willing to partner with us now that the projects are ready to be able to scale up our beneficial impact based on such input. If you are aware of any foundations that may be interested in collaborating in this work, please let us know.