The Sustainable Switch

Candle Store Owner

Toronto, ON, Canada

The world has been turned on its head in the wake of the climate crisis. Many of us are scrambling to implement better practices in our lives, and in our work. Sustainability is in its infancy, so there’s no real instruction manual or how-to guide on how to navigate through a world that does things in a sustainable manner.

This is where the consulting firm, The Sustainable Switch, comes in. It’s a platform designed to educate and support, and open up communication efforts between local businesses and governments by planning and implementing sustainable initiatives and programs under the three pillars of sustainability:

  • Economic
  • Environmental
  • Societal

The platform was founded by Saige Friedman, a highly-creative and innovative young woman from Toronto. After starting a blog in sustainability, Saige quickly realized that it was no longer “business-as-usual”, and brands needed to start building better strategies and implementing protocols to include sustainability in their lives, and their businesses.

 

“No matter where you are in your life right now, or the industry you work in, you have an opportunity to make a difference – and we’re here to show you how.” - Saige Friedman

 

The Sustainable Switch has two services that they currently offer. The first service is consulting. This is where they help their clients understand the role they play in creating a truly sustainable future, and create content for them to communicate the message.

 

The second service is education. They currently host a 9-module post-secondary course for college and university students over 17 titled UNI 101. It bridges the gap between high school to post-secondary learning to help with a seamless transition. They also offer workshops for students and educators, that are either self-paced independent workshops, or facilitated by The Sustainable Switch.

 

To find out more about this innovative new platform, you can check out their website, or follow them on Instagram.

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Emma Jade

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