In this issue…

📣 Calling all non-profit leaders! The Climate Action for Non-Profit Leaders program, in collaboration with the Ontario Nonprofit Network, can help you address global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, and inequality. 🌎 Immerse yourself in four interactive 90-minute online sessions, where you’ll learn about the intricacies of climate implications, explore transition leadership, envision a just and sustainable future, and map out practical steps for your non-profit organization.

In late September, we launched ASI’s Members Network, bringing together sustainability professionals to support each other in stewarding sustainable change within their organizations. We’re so proud of the community we’ve created and all the wonderful practitioners who have joined. If you’re considering becoming a part of this network please reach out to us if you have any questions.

We had the chance to ask members Carol Aziz and Brandon Lewis about all things sustainability and leadership in our first two member spotlights! Check out their interviews below. 👇

Carol Aziz

Founder & Principal

Achieve Sustainability

Brandon Lewis

Sustainability Manager

Conuma Resources

Leading with Joy: Cultivating Resilience in Climate Action

📅 December 12, 2023

⌚ 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. PT | 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. ET | 3 – 4 p.m. AT

📍 Virtual: Members-Only Event

Did you know that Canadian employees driven by purpose are significantly more stressed and score lower for well-being, resilience, and self-efficacy than those who are not?

This members-only event will focus on how we can overcome this challenge by discussing various ways to cultivate joy while taking action against climate change, where tensions may arise in cultivating joy, and how joy is a part of supporting our personal resilience to continue to show up to our work.

Current members please check your email or the Slack Workspace for your access code.

Partnership Announcement: Cement Association of Canada & ASI

ASI is pleased to announce our partnership with the Cement Association of Canada as they take action toward net-zero by 2050, in line with their recently released Concrete Zero Action Plan.

ASI and the CAC are working together on the development of an eLearning module and Train-the-Trainer workshop with the goal of engaging stakeholders in the cement and concrete industry to enable collaborative action toward net-zero goals.

Youth Environmental Leaders Learning Lab

Jan 26 – March 22, 2024

 This FREE program is open to all youth aged 18-30. This is a great opportunity to build nationwide connections, reflect on your work’s trajectory, and contribute to shaping your sustainability career path.

Gender x Climate x Design

Key Takeaways from Our Let’s Talk Leadership Event

We had the pleasure of teaming up with Unconform to co-host a discussion on the intersections of gender, climate, and design. Our intention was to emphasize that the climate crisis is far from being gender-neutral and that solely focusing on climate change without recognizing its connection to gender runs the risk of exacerbating the social inequalities faced by women, girls, trans- and non-binary people.

The blog includes a handy list of resources to help you prioritize gender considerations in climate action programs!