Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The One Spark Lessons: Involved to Evolve

Join us April 9-13
Workscapes Jacksonville
121 West Forsyth Street
Project #20538
Project No. 20538
Project No. 20538
Project No. 20538

As we prepare for One Spark, I am struck at the energy that is being created around us.

While sharing what we are working on, resources and people are being attracted to our mission: To bring resources to other social enterprises to fuel growth and sustainability.

Articulating and sharing our mission has helped us see anew. It has helped us to see how all that we have learned while creating Conscious Eats has fueled how we want to help others on their path to creating livelihoods and change.

Building Conscious Eats has taught us that fostering meaningful alliances within our community is critical. Working to build a social enterprise is complex. While creating a business we are also creating an educational platform that will empower those who are involved to evolve. 

Some days the vision is sparkling and clear, other days the vastness of it all confuses us. Yet as we step forward day to day, each and every lessons brings us closer to realizing the dream of employing those who have struggled to find their place in the world. Our commitment to this vision is strengthened and fueled each step along this path...

Read our One Spark vision!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Why is CCINJAX interested in design dialogues?

This free monthly lunch has been created to foster interdisciplinary dialogue within the design and social change communities. We believe in the power of design to engage and transform. The goal of this monthly event is to explore the discipline of design as well as the many facets of it. All change agents are welcome to join the dialogue. As we work to refine the design of our city, we hope these gatherings will inspire a spirit of collaboration and shared values. 

Why is CCINJAX interested in design? 
Florence Haridan the Executive Director of the organization has been a designer her whole career. Before leading our non-profit, her roles as a leader have always been grounded in design thinking. 

As she brings the work of CC to life, she has leveraged her knowledge of design to to create and implement programs, projects and products. She believes the discipline of design is critical in the social change process and is often referred to as a design advocate. 

Today the Conscious brands are guided by design thinking and it is this discipline we believe will bring the social enterprises long term sustainable success. 

Hosted by Workscapes Jacksonville,  a proud sponsor of Character Counts! in Jacksonville.

A light healthy lunch will be provided by Conscious Eats, the social enterprise of CCinJAX.

Space is limited to 30.
RESERVE your space for March 7

RESERVE your space for April 4

Would you like to support the work of Character Counts! in Jacksonville? Please bring along a bag of plain nuts or dried fruits. They are used to create fund raising products. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Adversity As A Change Agent

Who do you show up as during times of adversity?

What aspect of your character is revealed?


Each of us has the opportunity to live and breathe into our character during times of turmoil. As we participate/witness systems that are flawed, broken and misunderstood, we are often called to voice our opinions.

HOW we voice those thoughts is critical to igniting meaningful dialogue and in turn taking right action. We ask that YOU consider how your character will be revealed and what the legacy of your words and actions will create. 

Creating a community based on trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship, we MUST look within and allow ourselves to be held to the next level of accountability. It is in that commitment, we inspire others to do the same. 

How are you showing up today?

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Road to One Spark!

As we evolve and expand what we are doing in our One Spark Space
we will be sharing the team, the inspirations and the lessons!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

What can a bagel turn into?

Could be anything!

The team at Conscious Eats is curious!! Our partner Einstein Bagels generously donates their end of day stash to us. We are busy developing products that our employees can create and market. What's your idea?

We have a few but are interested in what you are thinking.

If you are curious about our creations come visit us at the King Street Market most Wednesdays, starting January 15th. 5-8 at Intuition Ale Works.

If you place a comment here, we will give you a free treat to taste!!