- Publicly-funded primary or secondary schools operating without regulations which typically apply to public schools, allowing administrators, teachers, and parents the freedom and opportunity to develop innovative teaching methods.
- A pollution-control program using economic incentives to reduce emissions. Permits to pollute are issued to participating businesses including a set cap (which reduces over time) on the total amount of certain pollutants that can be emitted. Those with higher emissions can purchase credits from businesses that have reduced their own emissions.
- An organized movement establishing high trade standards for products such as coffee, chocolate, and sugar. By certifying traders who pay producers a living wage and meet these standards, the fair trade movement improves the quality of life of farmers and promotes environmental sustainability.
- Embedding social innovation into what our community members already deliver, through:
- Social Procurement Policies- to help drive inclusive economic growth
- Curricula – to support skill building for social innovation management and governance
- Exploring the feasibility of a social innovation Shared Space – sharing space reduces costs, improves collaboration, and enhances impact
- Continuing to support non profits in their desire to pursue social enterprises
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