Cocinando y Educando Niños a la Diversidad

Me toco enseñar a los niños como hacer « crêpes » a la francesa en el laboratorio de Chukuwata, Barranquilla, Colombia. Eso era gracias al encuentro de la genial Maria Alicia (Isha) Ramirez, quien maneja este proyecto increible de educacion de niños y adultos a la cocina tradicional colombiana y alimentación saludable. A través de la red Slow Food que empieza a germinar en Colombia, tuvé una experiencia única en la cuarta ciudad de Colombia con ella y su novio Alvaro Correa, llena de amor y energía positiva.

El Chef « David » Enseñando la Preparacion de las « Crêpes Suzette » a los Niños

« Crêpes » : debe ser la receta que mas veces hago como típico de mi país querido Francia. Aunque no puedo hacer la receta realmente típica que viene de Bretaña, con harina de trigo sarraceno, hago siempre crepes sencillas, con harina de trigo normal, dulce o salada. Perfecto para enseñar a niños de 8 años!!! Miralos!


El futuro proviene de los niño, no?

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EcoTrust, One of the Best Social Responsible Companies

Front of the office

Front of the office

The Project team met M. Mike Mertens, Director of Spatial Analysis at Ecotrust. We had a short insight of the main activities and current challenges of Ecotrust Forest Management that was named “Best for the Environment” as one of the top performers among B Corporations worldwide.

Sixty-three companies across 30 industries and 11 countries were recognized by the nonprofit B Lab, with the release of the B Corp “Best for the Environment List”, a second installment in its B Corp “Best for the World” series.

Founded by Spencer Bebee in 1991, Ecotrust aims to inspire fresh thinking that creates economic opportunity, social equity and environmental wellbeing. Its goal is to foster a natural model of development that creates more resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems here and around the world.

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Understanding Corporate Social Responsibility Across-Borders: Canada

As part of our ongoing effort to understand the most important characteristics of any society Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) matters, we are contacting the CSR key-entities in each country that the Sur la Route du Patrimoine Project will pass by.

We have been welcomed by the Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (CBSR), a non-profit member organization with a mission to accelerate and scale corporate social and environmental sustainability in Canada and challenge the « business as usual » model.

Here below you’ll find the report of our interview made at CBSR,Vancouver, that will be part of our general study about CSR Across-Borders :

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“Making Good Money”, the Daily Challenging Business of #VANCITY

Extract of the interview with Ms. Andrea Harris, Manager Community Investment at VANCITY, Vancouver, met by the Project’s Team on March 11th, 2013

The beginning…

When Vancity was created in 1946, the founders chose to incorporate as a credit union in order to enshrine the organization’s commitment to community. “Vancity is a credit union, which is a member-owned financial co-operative. As a financial co-operative, we exist for the sole benefit of our members and their communities. We believe that we can only prosper as individuals if we are connected to a healthy, sustainable community. That’s why we help members meet their financial goals in a way that also strengthens their community” she explained to us. The Board is elected by the people who use the financial services (i.e. members) of the Credit Union. Around 70% of the activity deals with lending for individuals, the other 30% with lending for companies. This mandate is very different from banks who are publically traded companies and driven to maximize their profits and returns to shareholders, who may or may not use the services of the bank itself.

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