In this interview, SEE Change co-founder, Elisa Birnbaum, chats with host Mark Swartz on CIUT’s radio show, Career Buzz, about adventures in running a magazine and the exciting field of social entrepreneurship.
Not Far From the Tree (NFFT), an organization founded in 2008, has the unique mission of ensuring Toronto’s fruit doesn’t go to waste. Here’s how it works: if homeowners feel overrun by an abundant fruit harvest, they call NFFT who quickly mobilize their volunteers to get picking. The harvest is split three-ways, one-third to the tree owner, one-third to the volunteers, and the last portion donated to food banks, shelters and community kitchens.
Listen to a clip of Elisa's interview with Nicole, from February 2011.
Next time you pick up the Globe & Mail, reread the Harry Potter series or absorb the latest Canadian Geographic, rest assured the environment was protected in the process. You can thank Nicole Rycroft and Canopy for that. For more than 11 years, Canopy - with Rycroft as its innovative ringleader - has been protecting the world's forests by galvanizing publishers, printers and paper producers and strategically persuading some 700 of them to adopt green practices.