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Better Than Charity | Bruce Taylor | TEDxUW

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Published on Mar 8, 2018

This talk challenges us to think beyond conventional charitable approaches to how we can solve the need for charity in the first place. Through case studies, he explores how we can prevent root problems that lead to energy consumption, food loss, and illness resulting from unsafe water. Bruce Taylor is the founder and President of Enviro-Stewards Inc., which is a social venture that has been selected by B lab as one of the Best Companies for the World and by the UN Global Compact Network Canada for their Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) award. Enviro-Stewards' projects for Tim Hortons, Andrew Peller, Southbrook Winery and the Campbell Company of Canada have each won Clean50 national sustainability awards.

In 2004, Enviro-Stewards founded the Safe Water Project to empower communities in South Sudan and Uganda to construct water purification systems using locally available materials. The locally owned and operated projects are taught business principles and sales techniques to help local residents understand that investing in safe water is typically 10 times less expensive than their current expenditures on water related illnesses.

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Enviro-Stewards
https://www.enviro-stewards.com/
B Corp "Best for the World"
https://bthechange.com/the-2017-best-...
UN Compact Canada SDG Award
https://www.globalcompact.ca/enviro-s...
Clean50 Tim Hortons Award
http://clean50.com/project/enviro-ste...
Clean50 Andrew Peller Award
http://clean50.com/project/global-vin...
Clean50 Southbrook Award
https://clean50.com/project/southbroo...
Clean50 Campbell Company of Canada Award
https://clean50.com/project/campbell-...
Safe Water Project
https://www.thesafewaterproject.org/ Founder and President of Enviro-Stewards Inc., which is a social venture that has been selected by B lab as one of the best companies for the world on three occasions. Mr. Taylor graduated from the University of Waterloo in Chemical Engineering and has 29 years of experience in the fields of water and energy conservation, pollution prevention, sustainable development and treatment process design. In 2004, Enviro-Stewards founded the Safe Water Project to empower communities in South Sudan and Uganda to construct water purification systems using locally available materials. The locally owned projects are taught business principles and techniques to help residents understand that investing in safe water is typically 10 times less expensive than their expenditures on water related illnesses. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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