Arran Stephens - Changing the food industry

Arran Stephens Change Chats

Arran Stephens - Co-Founder, Nature's Path Foods

Changing how we think about food. For the last 50 years, Arran has been educating the world on the importance of organic food – before anyone knew what organic was. Using his father’s mantra of “always leaving the earth better than we found it,” to inspire and motivate his work, Arran has nurtured and grown Nature’s Path Foods into the world’s largest organic cereal and snack food provider.


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Marc Schutzbank - Changing how we grow food

Marc Schutzbank

Marc Schutzbank - Founder, Fresh Roots Farm

Marc Schutzbank is the executive director and founder of Fresh Roots.  Marc hails from the United States, coming to Vancouver as a Fulbright Scholar. Marc and Fresh Roots has been awarded BC Business’ 30 Under 30 and the BC Social Innovation Youth Award. Fresh Roots envisions a world of Good Food For All, where everyone has access to healthy land food and community. We do that by cultivating educational gardens and programs that catalyze healthy eating, ecological stewardship, and community celebration.

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Felix Böck - Changing how we use waste

Felix Bock

Felix Böck - Founder, Chop Value 

Changing how we use waste. Felix is the Founder of ChopValue, a local product development and design startup that recycles bamboo chopsticks for value added materials working towards the potential and significance of a circular economy.


Below are the slides from Felix's Chat.

Rene Gauthier - Changing the Clothing Industry


Rene Gauthier - Co-Founder, Sitka

Rene is a Canadian born surfer and entrepreneur who finds solace in adventuring in the outdoors and in business. He is founder of iconic west coast brand: Sitka. Rene is an activist and a passionate promoter of environmental stewardship. Rene has 15 years of leadership experience, implementing strategic vision, and developing the Sitka brand.

Rene talks about how the company he founded, Sitka, is looking to change the clothing industry.

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Below is the video from Project Stuff featured in Rene's Chat.