CoSphere takes a different approach to promoting sustainability than most organizations.
We strive to catalyze action for systemic, transformative change that includes shifts in norms, lifestyles, educational systems, legal systems, and systems of innovation and investment to achieve lasting sustainability.
Our community provides a safe space for co-learning and action while equipping our members with the knowledge and tools to instigate system change.
By enabling action that aims to create fundamental change—such as transforming consumption habits or generating momentum for campaigns to reform unsustainable laws—CoSphere will have immediate positive impacts on communities while laying the groundwork for long-lasting sustainability.
CoSphere is primarily focused on Metro Vancouver and its surrounding communities; however, we intend to expand our reach to all of North America and eventually on a global scale.
How We Define Success
Our platform is intended to be a place for learning, for not only our community members, but our team as well. As a result, we regard “succeeding” and “not succeeding” differently than most. We view both as opportunities to spur growth and create a more dynamic platform, allowing us to pursue what we see as the most promising approach.
We recognize that by pursuing big-picture change, this breaks away from the standard method of verifying success. Projects undertaking incremental change are generally favoured due to their physical or tangible nature with quantifiable outcomes. However, achieving genuine, lasting sustainability requires operating outside of these bounds. This requires a radical break from current trajectories, which may only be achieved through transformative change.
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