An excerpt from: http://www.themattressmaker.ca/
The Mattress Maker is a man with a passion for building healthy and sustainable mattresses. And every one he makes is meticulously crafted to suit each one of his customers. The Mattress Maker is Dean Halstead, a craftsman who founded Calgary’s first natural mattress business back in 1984. He’s a veteran mattress specialist, motivated by perhaps the oldest “new idea” around: create a more natural mattress, tailored to the unique needs of each client.
A mattress by The Mattress Maker is a hand crafted piece, tailor-made for you, your body and your comfort. Pocket coils, latex, foams, gels – we will use all available non-toxic materials and technologies to ensure you get the most revitalizing and refreshing sleep possible.
We create mattresses that themselves can be revitalized and refreshed. That way, if your needs change due to injury, illness, or preference, we can adapt it for you. In fact, the entire mattress can be renewed, providing you with peace of mind for not contributing another mattress to the pile at the dump.
The purpose of this group is to facilitate conversations between entrepreneurs and people in startups. Hosted by Cameron Chell, a serial entrepreneur and startup creator himself, we would like you all to share your experiences here and learn from each other the finer points of creating a successful startup. This group is not designed for deal-flow but rather a place to gain knowledge, expertise and advice for people planning to start their own companies and entrepreneurs alike.
Learn more about this great meetup: http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Startup-and-Entrepreneurs/
Who: All individuals, organizations and businesses with an interest in advancing sustainability in Calgary are welcome
Why: Calgary is at a defining moment in its history. The choices we make today will shape our city and region for decades. Those choices can increasingly promote and accelerate sustainability, or they can perpetuate business as usual – and the missed opportunities for innovation and lack of resilience that go with it. The breakfast series is intended to:
- Bring people together, including unlikely allies
- Provide a forum for introductions and networking
- Profile organisations engaged in sustainability and local initiatives
- Explore key questions on topics central to sustainability in Calgary
- Create space for idea generation and synergies that could lead to innovative action.
The event is free of charge and breakfast is served!
Learn more: http://www.meetup.com/Calgary-Sustainability-for-Breakfast-Network/
Make it Good works through partnerships, networks and knowledge sharing.
Make it Good, a social-profit organization, addresses the barriers and challenges that exist for individuals and organizations as they work towards greater sustainability. We confront these barriers and challenges by working collaboratively to change the systems that keep us disconnected from a sustainable society.
Make it Good facilitates and supports wise action. We create a space for thoughtful dialogue where people can come together to better understand the challenges that affect our communities and to uncover the possibilities and opportunities that exist to move beyond them.
Our approach is integrative; we connect individuals and groups across sectors to provide the customized tools, processes and resources that community leaders require to create positive change.
There is no coordinating instrument that supports and promotes these activities and Make It Good aims to fill that role.
Learn more at: http://makeitgood.org/
Thrive is a community that cares.
It is a network of Calgarians working in many different ways toward a thriving local economy for all, forever. Thrive allows us to gather in person and online to exchange knowledge and ideas. We build the capacity to get things done. There are no special invitations, no special requirements – if you care about building a sustainable local economy, you are part of Thrive. Connect to the community!
An excerpt from PROFIT FOR GOOD by Kirti Bhadresa
There is no department dedicated to environmental and social good at First Calgary Financial. Instead, the whole organization is dedicated to making positive environmental and social decisions all the time, while still growing the financial bottom line.
Learn more at: https://www.firstcalgary.com/CorpCitizenship/CommPrograms/
Is a program promoting learning and development for persons with a disability. We work as a team to grow and accomplish many skills as individuals.
The participants of this fun atmosphere are actively engaged in developing a number of skills including:
- Cookie preparation, packaging, labelling, and food safety.
- Social and Lifeskills
- Recreation and Leisure
Cookies On The Go freshly bakes its cookies for various establishments around the city. The customer is not responsible for the collection of money ($1.25 per cookie) as money is collected via the honor system.
Learn more at http://www.cplf.ca/index.php?page=25
Launching Soon …
a solution space
work, meeting and event space for solving our shared challenges
From Metro News: http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/6388/group-hopes-to-connect-for-community-change/
March 23, 2012
Group hopes to connect for community change
By Katie Turner
Putting the right people in the right place at the right time has the potential to create social change with economic benefits.
That is the concept behind Social Innovation Calgary’s Community Innovation Hub, which city council recently endowed $75,000 to get the project moving.
One of the co-ordinators of the project, Gena Rotstein, said they are hoping to create a space that would facilitate for-profit and non-profit groups, coming together to share ideas.
“It’s anything that’s going to drive social change in Calgary and have an economic benefit,” she said.
With the seed money from city council, the group is working to build a model and test it to see if a Community Innovation Hub is viable for Calgary.
Ald. Gael MacLeod, who presented the idea to council, said the potential benefits are endless.
“I’m very interested in the whole notion of social enterprise, in the sense that it creates social outcomes; doing well by doing good,” she said.
THE CALGARY FOUNDATION MAKES AN $8.027 MILLION IMPACT INVESTMENT IN CALGARY’S ART COMMUNITY
Calgary Arts Development and The Calgary Foundation formally announced the purchase of the King Edward School site from the Calgary Board of Education.
King Edward School is a distinctive heritage building located on a three-acre site in South Calgary at 1720 – 30 Avenue SW. Built as one of nineteen sandstone schools between 1894 and 1914, the School is centrally located in the community of South Calgary.
The King Edward School site is the first of a future portfolio of spaces for cSPACE Projects. After five years of research, advocacy and planning, cSPACE Projects has been founded as a non-profit real estate enterprise dedicated to developing a network of multi-disciplinary creative workspaces across the city.
The property was formally transferred from the Calgary Board of Education to cSPACE Projects on December 2, 2011 for the amount of $8.027 million. The land purchase was supported by an $8 million loan from The Calgary Foundation, along with a $5 million grant from the City of Calgary’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative, which will contribute to the loan repayment. The Foundation also granted $3 million in multi-year funding toward the development of the project.
VISIT http://calgaryartsdevelopment.com/content/new-story-old-school TO LEARN MORE.