Thursday, 30 August 2007

Green Enterprise Toronto invites you to GET Smart! Tuesdays

This arrived in my inbox today, so I'm reposting it here:


GET SMART TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 7 pm WITH CHRIS LOWRY

The GET Network Director presents the fascinating story of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies and Green Enterprise Toronto.

Learn more about the movement that we are part of, enjoy a short BALLE video and refreshments, and meet other local green entrepreneurs.

Tuesday September 11th, 7 pm
At the Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue, suite 120, Toronto

In the fall of 2005 Chris began working with the Centre for Social Innovation and a group of local leaders in the social economy such as Margie Zeidler (CEO UrbanSpace Property Group), Alice Klein (CEO NOW Toronto), Tonya Surman (Centre for Social Innovation), Wayne Roberts (Toronto Food Policy Council), Rose Kudlac (PostCarbon Toronto), Brian Milani (York University Business and Environment Program) and Rob Grand (Grassroots Environmental Products, Coalition for a Green Economy). GET is based on the model of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE). Since the end of June last year when we began to accept members, GET has rapidly emerged as an effective network to help local independent businesses, customers and communities to think local and green.

Find out more about what makes GET tick and hear about the fascinating stories and people behind the BALLE movement. To show some examples of future possibilites, we'll see a short video from Sustainable Connection in Bellingham, Washington, one of the leaders of BALLE. Chris will also introduce some of the great new GET projects and events that we are planning.

The day before this event, Chris will just be returning from Canada's great gathering of values-driven entrepreneurs, the Social Venture Institute on Cortez Island, B.C. Chris will bring inspiration and resources from SVI to you.

The cost for this event is $10 for GET members & $15 for non-members. There will be a prize draw at the end of the event for something useful and beautiful from MEC. The program will include plenty of time for networking and discussion.

Space is limited! Please RVSP by email to camila@socialinnovation.ca

This month’s event is sponsored by The Centre for Social Innovation.

GET Smart! outreach partners include Coalition for a Green Economy, Eneract, Enterprise Toronto, Smart Growth Network, Grassroots Environmental Products, Foodshare, Local Flavour Plus, NOW Magazine, Phoenix Community Works Foundation, Transformative Learning Centre, Universarium, ZeroFootprint, and TorontotheBetter.net

GET Smart! starts again in September on the 2nd Tuesday of every month from 7 pm to 9 pm at Green Enterprise Toronto at 215 Spadina Avenue. See www.socialinnovation.ca for a map.

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