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Executive Director, Environmental Standards Branch Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategyhttp://www.zwc.ca/speakers/Sonya SundbergExecutive Director, Environmental Standards Branch Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy<div class="ExternalClass87CC913FA2BA41F5A8616E964B83F4CC"><p>​Sonya Sundberg has spent more than twenty years leading environmental sustainability initiatives in both public and non-profit sector organizations.  In her current role as Executive Director, Sonya represents the B.C. Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy leading the Environmental Standards Branch in key initiatives for advancing the circular economy including the Province's Plastics Action Plan, Extended Producer Responsibility programs under BC's Recycling Regulation, and several provincial funding programs such as the Plastics Action Fund, Clean Coast Clean Waters and Organics Infrastructure Programs.  This is in addition to a wide array of pollution prevention legislation and policies for the protection of human health and the environment including hazardous and industrial waste management, integrated pest management, Provincial air quality and municipal solid and liquid waste management.  Prior to joining the Ministry in 2013, Sonya worked for the Islands Trust where she developed and managed their grants program and also enjoyed two years as the Executive Director of the Victoria Compost Education Centre.  Before firmly planting her feet in Victoria in 2005, Sonya spent more than five years in the field of international development working primarily in Nicaragua partnering with local organizations on community-based food security projects and managing international internship programs.<br></p><p><em>Leadership across Canada | 11:20 am PT</em><br></p><p><br></p></div>http://www.zwc.ca/speakers/SpeakersPhoto2021/SonyaSundberg.jpg, Sonya SundbergGP0|#eb189da5-c0db-46bc-be1c-cd966aa54015;L0|#0eb189da5-c0db-46bc-be1c-cd966aa54015|Sonya Sundberg;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#3499e05c-49cf-47f1-9ac7-e17073eabf4cSonyaSundberg