A FUTURE WITHOUT WASTE, A CIRCULAR ECONOMY WITHIN REACH
7TH ANNUAL EVENT DELIVERS INSPIRING SPEAKERS, REAL WORLD SOLUTIONS, AND HOPE FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT WASTE
Thank you for joining us at the 2017 Zero Waste Conference. With two thought-provoking keynote speakers, a full day of entertaining, presentations and compelling real world solutions., inspiring talks, insights about the circular economy, and innovative waste prevention efforts 2017 solidified the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference's reputation as a must-attend event. The theme this year was 'A Circular Economy Within Reach'. Throughout the day speakers and panelists showcased innovative solutions supporting this confident claim.
Having flown twice on the Space Shuttle and almost six months on the International Space Station, Dr. Cady Coleman has seen planet Earth from a unique perspective. Inspired by her experience, Cady is now turning her attention to global challenges. Drawing on her work with LAUNCH.ORG and LAUNCH NORDIC, Cady shared her insights and vision for a future where people from all over the world work together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.
Hidden behind spotless grocery aisles, perfect vegetables, and confusing best before labels, Tristram Stuart discovered a world of waste. "And I'm not talking about rotten food being thrown away, but rather perfectly edible food."
This realization became a call to action – spawning an award-winning book, his not-for-profit organization Feedback, and business success. Stuart's journey is an inspiring story, combining ground-breaking ideas and valuable circular economy insights - all within a practical, yet creative approach, delivering solutions on a global scale.
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Metro Vancouver acknowledges that the region’s residents live, work, and learn on the shared territories of many Indigenous peoples, including 10 local First Nations: Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Matsqui, Musqueam, Qayqayt, Semiahmoo, Squamish, Tsawwassen, and Tsleil-Waututh.
Metro Vancouver respects the diverse and distinct histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, which collectively enrich our lives and the region.