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Alumni Profile: Anna Bohn - Design for Change

Alumni Profile: Anna Bohn - Design for Change

Meet Anna Bohn was freelancing when she came to Groundswell in 2016, seeking a way to bridge her design talents with her passion for environmental sustainability. Now, her design studio employs 3 people and works across North America, and she’s developing a Lighter Footprint app with UBC, taking on the challenge of entrepreneurship in many different arenas.

Conlan Mansfield & Feral Strength

Conlan Mansfield & Feral Strength

I had always dreamed of creating a community organization to build solidarity, self reliance, and youth leadership. With a liberal arts degree, I had to follow the advice to "create my own job".  I found Groundswell and they helped me do that.

Feral offers training for the body and mind and youth leadership to mentor the next generations in building a more just world.  We train a variety of teams, athletes, and organizations.  For us, it's less about creating a "gym" than trying to create an alternative that's grounded in justice and practical social impact.  

Ecofriendly designer Daphne Woo teaches slow fashion - Green Living, The Georgia Straight

Ecofriendly designer Daphne Woo teaches slow fashion - Green Living, The Georgia Straight

Natural dyes and textiles make for one of a kind beauty and conscious consumption.  2017 Groundswell alumna Daphne Woo's slow fashion social venture Amacata is featured in an April edition of The Georgia Straight, written by Lucy Lau,

Mentorship Profile: Sarah Peacock, Co-Founder: Another Space

Mentorship Profile: Sarah Peacock, Co-Founder: Another Space

Walk into Another Space and it’s not uncommon to see thirty-somethings doing yoga while a white, fluffy dog peers at the crowd from his own yoga ma t. Change days and you’ll see a crowd of fresh faced music enthusiasts singing along to their favourite tunes.

That’s because Another Space is a creative arts therapy studio in East Vancouver. It’s a beautiful and intimate space that’s decorated with handmade pieces of art and shelves bursting with knitting and art supplies.