Early this year, I participated in an 8-week online course called The Game Changer Intensive. It prepares participants to engage in effective collective action toward a just and sustainable future.
Here at KORU, our desire to leave a lighter footprint on the earth in our personal lives is evident in our professional work as we return to the fundamentals of deathcare and focus on eco-friendly practices and products to serve our community.
We strive to continue making a difference by making sure that our environmental impact is integrated into all aspects of our business. We engage in effective collective action toward a just and sustainable world.
The Game Changer Intensive is a powerful training course that looks at who we need to BE (as individuals and as a small company) and what we need to DO to make a difference in the world.
The program is offered by Pachamama Alliance, a global community that offers people the chance to learn, connect, engage, travel and cherish life for the purpose of creating a sustainable future that works for all.
One of the many things I value in taking this course is knowing inspiring individuals and groups. It’s all well and good to be talking about a pie in the sky in the distant future. It’s something else to actually know those are doing groundbreaking work right now.
An example is Firebrand, a bakery in San Francisco, a company that is held in perpetual purpose trust, ensuring that the employees will always benefit. The employees, which 80% are people of colour, are co-owners.
And then there is the non-profit organization called Reasons to Be Cheerful. Through stories of hope, rooted in evidence, this non-profit editorial project aims to inspire all of us to be curious about how the world can be better and to ask ourselves how we can be part of that change.
Making a difference in this world is not a smooth path. Inspiring stories keep us buoyed during difficult times.
To learn more about green burial and natural death including simple things you can do to make a difference, visit this page. Of course, you can always connect with Emily or me if you want to chat. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or let’s have a chat 604-324-8285. We are here for you!
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