The 2009 SVN Innovation Awards

If you were the founder of a socially responsible business that’s still in its early years, what would some of the most valuable resources to you be?

Would it be having an experienced mentor to guide you through building that strong foundation and avoiding common mistakes?

Would it be getting prominent promotion on a website that’ll be viewed by many other leaders of social ventures for increased recognition?

Would it be gaining access to a network of like-minded individuals where you gain tremendous opportunity for collaboration?

How about all of the above? Sound good to you? That’s what the winners of the SVN Innovation Awards 2009 received. Take a peek at how things went at the ceremony where we celebrated the next generation of inspiring leaders.


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So here’s the good news. You have the opportunity to be a part of it all next year. Details on applying for the 2010 awards will go up on the SVN website. I don’t qualify for them yet, but if you do, it’s definitely worth a shot. I don’t work for the Social Venture Network, but the time I spent at their last conference was a truly positive experience for me.¬†And well, good things should be shared! :)

To read more about this year’s winners, click here.



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The Social Venture Network

I was very fortunate to have been asked to edit the footage my bosses shot at The Social Venture Network Conference back in Spring. Sure, it meant sitting through hours of speeches and forum discussions, but i loved every minute of it. I learned so much from hearing the country’s pioneers of socially responsible businesses discussing and debating issues. It was absolutely exciting to see the CEOs of companies like Stonyfield Farms and Honest Tea – brands of products i have in my refrigerator – dispensing advice and sharing their business experiences. Definitely one of the most enjoyable pieces I’ve edited.

Witness the power of collaboration as the country’s pioneers of socially responsible business come together to discuss and debate issues, to inspire and aid business growth, and to build lasting friendships. The Social Venture Network is your connection to knowledge and resources from a community of the most innovative social entrepreneurs on the planet.

Edited as part of my work for Conscious Planet Media.

Project Green HEALS part I…

I spent this summer following 98 Chicago Public School students from 25 different high schools as they embarked on an eye-opening program. Join Conscious Planet Media as we show you how the students engaged in both classroom and hands-on learning, and became catalysts to the powerful green movement.

Project Green HEALS part I shows you a quick overview of their journey. I shot and edited this as part of my work for Conscious Planet Media.