A glimpse at social entrepreneurial initiatives in Costa Rica
Photos from Monteverde Coffee, a coffee plantation co-op in Monteverde, and Rancho Margot , a self-sustaining ranch and farm outside La Fortuna.
Having recently announced plans to be the first carbon neutral country by 2021, it’s no surprise that this small country boasts a significant number of sustainable initiatives with social entrepreneurs leading the way.
Stay tuned for the August issue of SEE Change, where we will delve deeper into these inspirational stories, exploring the impact of social entrepreneurship and innovation worldwide.
Photographs by Elisa Birnbaum
The face of the new fair trade Aboriginal art gallery at 31 West Pender St. in Vancouver.
Aboriginal Social Enterprise in Action
Aboriginal artists are creating new opportunities for themselves through a gallery opening in Vancouver in 2011. The Urban Aboriginal Art Gallery will enable artists to display and sell their works in a fair trade environment, while also providing a much-needed production space for those who may not have their own studio.
The artists in this photo essay are part of the Looking Forward Looking Back initiative that helped make this gallery a reality. Though they come from different backgrounds and have different artistic styles, they all credit their art as a means of survival – both physical and spiritual.
Photographs by Nadine Morris