Our goal is to help hundreds of thousands of people build careers that make money and change the world.
About The Team
The Making Good team is at the vanguard of figuring out how the next generation will rethink, reimagine, and rebuild the world around us. They have been recognized in media outlets like Forbes, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and The Globe and Mail as the voices of their generation and have collectively raised over 15 million dollars for work supporting young people in the Canada and the United States.
Currently the Making Good team is working on building programs that support young people in finding and building careers that make money and do good.
is the Founder of DreamNow, a charitable organization that works with young people to develop, fund and implement their social change projects. Dev has worked as a Director of Partnerships for Change.org and for other leading companies that do good and pay well like GOOD Corps. His work and writing have been featured in numerous media outlets including the Globe and Mail, CBC Newsworld and INC Magazine. Aujla divides his time between Toronto and New York.
is widely known as an innovative youth organizer, social entrepreneur, and champion of the emerging green economy. He co-founded the Energy Action Coalition, the largest youth advocacy organization in the world working on climate change issues, is co-founder and President of Solar Mosaic, a solar energy marketplace and serves on numerous non-profit and clean-tech boards. Parish lives in Oakland, California with his wife and daughters.
is the Co-founder of Schools Without Borders(SWB), empowering a global network of organizations to deliver essential learning opportunities for young people outside the classroom. Julian has a decade of leadership experience working with communities as a facilitator, organizer and mentor. He has led initiatives ranging from corporate and community engagement, to youth employment and health & wellness projects across the Toronto Region and around the world. A 2011 DiverseCity Fellow, Board Member at SWB and consultant to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Julian is committed to establishing partnerships between corporate, government and community sectors in an effort to build “equity” for people, communities and society at large.
is a community builder with over 15 years experience working with socially excluded communities and 9+ years designing award-winning approaches to global education and community health. At 18, Chris was a graphic artist at Roots Canada where he worked on the 2000 and 2002 Canadian and American Olympic apparel lines. In 2003 he co-founded Schools Without Borders and most recently was the Producer for the documentary Within Every Woman. Currently Chris is focusing on learning Korean and Mandarin while being the driving force behind Hygienna Inc.
“If you take this book with the seriousness it deserves, it will change you and you will change the world. I'm usually dubious of 'self-help' books; this is something entirely different — far deeper, and far far more useful.”
Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature, co-founder of 350.org
"Dev and Billy are two of the brightest lights in the coming transformation, the great turning. This emerging reimagination of what it means to be human at a time when every living system is failing. Making Good is a personal, taut, authentic, how-to-do-it care manual for the active, idealistic, and pragmatic. It is a powerfully instructive, even canonical, for a generation born into a crazy quilt world of conflict and corporate dominance who want to do more than speak truth to power, a generation that is bringing power to the truth."
Paul Hawken, author of The Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism
“Dev Aujla and Billy Parish have written a practical, inspiring, quietly subversive guide that speaks directly to this generation’s desire to create their own economy and become their own heroes.”
Anya Kamenetz, Senior writer at Fast Company, author of Generation Debt & DIY U
“A manifesto and map for a generation desperate for jobs. Making Good shows readers not so much how they can find any old job, but more how you can create a career path that can generate meaning, purpose and money.”
Bill Drayton Founder and CEO of Ashoka, founder of Get America Working!
“My generation, I’m afraid, has let our dear country go into steep decline, but Making Good by two of our brightest young people offers solid hope for rebirth. It does that the only true and lasting way, by inspiring people at the personal level to a new way of thinking, living and working.”
Gus Speth Former Administrator of United Nations Development Program
“This book cuts through the illusion of the quick fix and offers real solutions to help you create a life that both makes money and changes the world.”
Sara Horowitz President of Freelancers Union
Elizabeth May Leader of the Green Party of Canada, Author of Global Warming for Dummies
“Billy Parish and Dev Aujla embarked on a remarkably ambitious book. Not content to educate and mobilize on global warming and social justice, they have written a “how to” book for ethical living in a corrupt economy. It is a practical guide to ensure that “making a living” does not compromise “having a life.” Making Good could change the world.”
Sara Horowitz President of Freelancers Union
“This is not only the real deal — it has to be one of the most important and essential reads of today. What you can learn here will help create the positive shifts we all so desperately crave.”
David de Rothschild Author of The Global Warming Survival Handbook, Founder of Adventure Ecology
“Making Good is a motivating and practical guide for the personal desire, and global urgency, to align our economics with our well-being.”
Josh Thome National Geographic Emerging Explorer + 4REAL TV Series Creator
“As somebody who has been doing this for a while, someone twice as old as a lot of people that are involved now, it is easy to forget how a very simple question or point of confusion can hold up so much. It’s like a little piece of dental floss holding up a train. Take this book as your pair of scissors. Start snipping through some of the small barriers to getting started. You have no idea where you—and your dream—will end up."
Van Jones, author of The Green Collar Economy and founder of Rebuild The Dream