Welcome to janeporter.ca, a place where I (Jane Porter) contemplate, write and share ideas about making this world more vibrant, healthy and sustainable.
Who am I?
I’m a sustainability consultant in Ottawa. If that doesn’t really make sense to you, I work in the the field of sustainable business and community development (where people, planet, profits all merge). My passion is about innovating for sustainability and my specialty is about making that happen through thinking BIG, collaborating across networks and facilitating the dialogue.
What’s my story?
Originally from the beautifully isolated town that is “Superior by Nature”, I moved from Thunder Bay, Canada to Ottawa to take my Bachelor of International Business at Carleton University. After spending one year in France with my program, I was eager to get back to Europe. So, I left for Finland to take my Masters in Corporate Environmental Management. While there I worked full time with Global Venture Lab which aims to turn university research and education from local “closed door class room action” into a globally connected “open door problem solving action”. Interesting and forward thinking to say the least.
Now that I’m back in Ottawa, I have started to find my niche. I work at Stratos, a specialized management consultancy focused on sustainable development, and I’m one of the founding members of Hub Ottawa, part of the global Hub phenomenon with over 5000 social innovators. Hub Ottawa will be an interdisciplinary studio located downtown Ottawa that will help people turn their ideas into actions for a better place, better world. We only started to get real about this idea in February 2011 and we hope to open our doors by the end of 2011. Exciting times!
One thing about me: I love connecting with people. Agree with me? Disagree? I don’t care. So please, be my guest and leave a comment, start a discussion, or ask me for a coffee if you’re in the area and we can be the nerds that chat about sustainability at Bridgehead:)
If you want to reach me, me(at)janeporter.ca is where you can get me.
View my LinkedIn: http://ca.linkedin.com/in/janeporter