Entrepreneurship 101 - "Lived It" lecture With Geoff Cape

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Geoff Cape is one of Canada's best known social entrepreneurs. He's the founder of Evergreen, a charitable organization that encourages Canadians to take a hands-on approach to improving the health of their cities. Evergreen focuses on integrating nature into urban design through sustainable greening projects in schoolyards, parks, communities and at Evergreen Brickworks, a unique environmental community centre in Toronto. Since its inception in 1990, Evergreen has grown to over 115 employees and several locations across Canada.

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Entrepreneurship 101 - "Lived It" lecture With Geoff Cape

  1. 1. With 80% of Canadians living in urban areas.
  2. 2. Evergreen brings communities together with nature for the benefit of both
  3. 3. Evergreen is… Canada’s leading urban environmental organization - greening projects in schools, communities and homes.
  4. 4. Evergreen is… a national NGO with offices in Vancouver and Toronto, and a network of 15 associates in cities and towns across Canada
  5. 5. Evergreen is… a registered charity founded in 1991
  6. 6. Evergreen is… an innovative social enterprise that engages Canadians in creating and sustaining dynamic outdoor spaces
  7. 7. Working with Communities
  8. 8. BEFORE
  9. 9. AFTER
  10. 10. Greening Communities and Public Spaces •  Greening, Restoration and Stewardship •  Funding and Grants •  Community Engagement •  Resources and Training •  Professional Services Evergreen Common Grounds
  11. 11. Working with Schools
  12. 12. BEFORE
  13. 13. AFTER
  14. 14. BEFORE
  15. 15. AFTER
  16. 16. Evergreen Commons at the Brick Works -- 2001 Nature Culture Community
  17. 17. Challenges • No experience with building projects • No funding to support the project • No collateral for the banks • Board got behind us • Blakes Law helped • City wanted to find a solution • Large donor stepped up
  18. 18. EVERGREEN BRICK WORKS DTAH CCAP DSAI ERA FERRUCCIO SARDELLA DAVID DENNIS DESIGN STANTEC HALSALL TSH BA cm2r MMM CH2MHill LEBER RUBES DOUGAN & ASSOC ALDRICH PEARS EASTERN CONSTRUCTION J.S. COULTER ASSOCIATES ASI A+A ADAMS AND ASSOCIATES A Beacon in the Urban Landscape
  19. 19. An international showcase for urban sustainability and green design
  20. 20. Where do we go from here? •  National mandate •  Make the Brick Works a success •  Broader urban focus (energy, transportation, water, waste, policy, buildings, etc) •  Leadership – ideas and people •  National and global view
  21. 21. Imagine your city with Nature.

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