Inspiring community conversations for sustainable change

The Fresh Outlook Foundation (FOF) is a registered charity that envisions a future where people of all ages and from all sectors collaborate to make our communities healthier, happier, and more prosperous. This is possible only when people talk with one another about important community issues, challenges, and opportunities. To that end, FOF’s passion is “inspiring community conversations for sustainable change.” We provide opportunities for those conversations to unfold at events such as the Building SustainABLE Communities conference, Reel Change SustainAbility Film Fest, Eco-Blast Kids Camp & Concert, Breakfast of Champions, Women 4 SustainAbility, and Fresh Dialogues.

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BSC Does It Again!!!

FOF is thrilled to report that Building SustainABLE Communities was a smashing success! Delegates from government, business, and the nonprofit sectors (along with a huge group of high-school, Okanagan College, and UBC Okanagan students) descended in Kelowna for meaningful and productive conversations about a wide range of community sustainability topics! See below for the program, and for links to the keynote speakers' presentations.

BSC Final Program

Keynote Presentation PowerPoints:

Bill Rees: Relocalization of Governance & Economies

Hunter Lovins: Climate Capitalism

Hunter Lovins: Ecological Economics

Hunter Lovins: Regenerative Agriculture

Hunter Lovins: Regenerative Economy

Dagmar Timmer: Lighter Footprint Cities

Margaret Catley-Carlson: NEXUS Thinking

Mark Holmgren: Upside-Down Thinking

Peter Smith: Community Transformation Through Rural Creativity

Gord Lovegrove: Improved Circulation Through Active Transportation

Sue Pollock: Examining Human Health in the Age of Climate Uncertainty


Many communities are abuzz with talk about ‘sustainability’, but what is it exactly? If you ask 20 people what it means, you’ll get 20 different answers. And that’s one of the reasons why it’s so difficult to define, design, and deliver, because it means different things, to different people, in different places, at different times.

There is, however, one thing that remains constant: Every one of us plays an important part in sustainability ...

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