Michael David Lavigne

CEO & Co-Founder


I want to inspire you. I want you to inspire me.

I want to live in a world filled with collaboration. I want to work with innovative people who desire to reduce their carbon footprint and support those in need. We need forward thinkers to unite and create better methods; ones that are socially conscious, have a positive environmental impact, are energy efficient and empowering to communities. This will help us all live happier, healthier, more productive lives.

During my recent trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, and Thailand, I found my purpose in life: to use my ability to generate revenue for a company that uses its profits to help people in need and repair our damaged environment. In my career I have helped corporations make millions of dollars, never really questioning how that money was made or what it was being used for.

I am passionate about Social Enterprise. I believe that if we work together, we can live in a society filled with sustainable communities. That is why my co-founders and I started a new Social Enterprise here in the Okanagan Valley called Open For Change. It is our contribution to balancing the scales of equality.

Food, clothing, and shelter are basic human rights that everyone in our world deserves. It is up to all of us to effect change in our society, ensuring everyone's needs are met. I believe we should all seek the truth and contribute to the environmental education of everyone, sooner rather than later.

Green Earth Citizen

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