Inspiring talks from people creating change, to inspire people to create change
THE CHANGE CHATS
26th April 2019 @ The Beaumont Studios, Vancouver
Talks start: 7:00pm
The Change Chats is a community event for people who want to do things differently.
A place to hear stories, chat to new people, and be inspired to create something of you own.
Each night 4 speakers are given 20 minutes to tell their personal stories of what they are trying to change in the world. After the talks you will be invited to grab a drink, meet the speakers, and chat with other like minded people in the community who are passionate about creating positive change.
26th April Speakers:
1. Adam Corneil - Founder of Unbuilders and Naturally Crafted.
Unbuilders is Canada’s foremost deconstruction company. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, they unbuild homes by hand and salvage almost everything, including irreplaceable old growth lumber, windows, doors, cabinets, fixtures and appliances. This way, materials can be diverted from landfills and instead donated to charity for reuse. They proudly hold the City of Vancouver’s highest recorded salvage and recycle rate at 97%.
2. Joel Solomon - Author of The Clean Money Revolution and Founding Partner of The Renewal Fund.
Joel is a Founding Partner of Renewal Funds, Canada's largest mission venture capital firm, at $98m assets under management. He is a Founding Member of Social Venture Network (SVN), the Tides Canada Foundation, Business for Social Responsibility, and the BALLE Local Funders circle. Joel is also Board Chair of Hollyhock, a lifelong leadership learning centre on Cortes Island.
3. Tzeporah Berman - International Program Director for Stand and Author of This Crazy Time.
Tzeporah Berman is a Canadian environmental activist and writer, and has 25 years of experience designing environmental campaigns in Canada and internationally. She is known for her role as the blockade coordinator for largest civil disobedience in Canada’s history in Clayoquot Sound in 1993. She currently is International Program Director at Stand.Earth. In 2016 Tzeporah was listed as one of the 35 Most Influential Women in British Columbia by BC Business Magazine.
4. Pete Prediger - Director of Operations Take A Hike Foundation
Take a Hike is a full-time alternate high school program that uses the outdoors and adventure to engage vulnerable youth in school, community and mental health supports. Pete joined the Take a Hike program in September 2006. Pete focused on therapy with children and youth in his studies, and truly believes in the power of combining therapy with the outdoors to build relationships with youth.
Come and hear some positive stories of people in your community who are working towards making the world a better place.