ecologyst is a Victoria-based social enterprise, B Corp and living-wage employer offering sustainable, locally manufactured and sourced alternatives to fast fashion. Its subsidiary Frankie Collective upcycles vintage and unsold garments into unique pieces.
Impact proposition: the revolutionary models of ecologyst and Frankie Collective show how organizations can minimize the textile industry’s carbon emissions while diverting significant amounts of textile waste from landfills.
Nada is a B Corp social enterprise, providing package free grocery solutions with locally sourced and sustainable products. They pivoted their model during the pandemic and added delivery services to their offer and are now expanding throughout BC.
Impact proposition: on top of diverting millions of containers from landfills and recovering tons of food in their meal program, Nada is leading the way for a package free grocery industry, spreading best practices through their initiative ‘Powered by Nada.’
Sustainable and reusable chemiluminescent solutions
Nyoka Design Lab is a woman-led B Corp-to-be social enterprise, based in Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, focused on providing a sustainable alternative to the plastic glow sticks and other chemiluminescent devices used for safety and industrial purposes.
Impact proposition: their sustainable technology allows Nyoka to divert tons of plastic and toxic waste from landfills and to develop natural chemiluminescent solutions with tremendous industrial applications.
Citizen-led water quality monitoring for BC waterways
Water Rangers is a Canada-wide non-profit organization, offering user-friendly water-testing kits and a community-sourced platform to monitor the quality of Canadian waterways. In 2021, they scaled up their activities to British Columbia with Vancouver Island as a pilot region.
Impact proposition: through trainings and education programs Water Rangers promotes a citizen-led approach to water quality, with crowdsourced data helping increase common knowledge towards sustainable waterways.
Fair trade publishing for Salt Spring Island artists and writers
Majik Media is Salt Spring Island based social enterprise, providing digital support and platform development to change makers. In 2021, they launched their kids books collection Majik Kids, with audio stories, illustrated books and homeschooling resources to inspire kids.
Impact proposition: by offering a fair trade publishing model where they pay artists three times more than market practice, Majik Media/Majik Kids are shifting how the publishing system works and providing recurring revenue to the arts community on Salt Spring Island.
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