The journey to a circular economy: Join the City of Toronto and local waste reduction innovators for a provocative and interactive discussion about the circular economy and becoming a zero waste city. Join the growing movement of waste conscious citizens and learn how you can get involved in making a difference. New this year, in addition to connecting with the Metro Vancouver’s National Zero Waste Conference for two sessions, we will also host live and local programming.
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This conference is free and open to anyone with a passion for making an impact. All are welcome to attend, including residents, community members, businesses, waste and recycling professionals, change makers and anyone who wants to learn and be inspired.
The Province of Ontario’s Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 defines a Circular Economy as one in which participants strive to:
Attending the conference will help you to understand circular economy and zero waste thinking key concepts and how you can make an impact in your work or community.
The Zero Waste Conference Toronto Satellite event will take place on November 8, 2018. This is a free event that will feature interactive and inspiring speakers and is open for all to enjoy.
|8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.||Registration, light refreshments|
|9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.||
Welcome and Introduction
Annette Synowiec, Manager, Business Operations & Change Initiatives
Charlotte Ueta, Manager, Waste Management Planning
|9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.||
Jagger Gordon, Chef & Owner of Toronto’s first Pay-What-You-Can Grocery Store
|10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.||Panel Discussion: Local Voluntary Approaches to Food Waste Reduction
Moderator: Jagger Gordon
|11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||BREAK|
|11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.||
Connect with Metro Vancouver
Welcome and Opening Remarks
|11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.||
Connect with Metro Vancouver
Keynote – Gerd Leonhard, Futurist and Humanist
|12:30 p.m. – 12:55 p.m.||
Our Desires Fail Us: Using Art to Make an Impact
Solid Waste Management Services Artists-in-Residence, Sean Martindale, JP King
|12:55 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.||Creating a Culture of Waste Reduction in Communities|
|1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.||
Connect with Metro Vancouver: Materials and Design Innovation
Arthur Huang, CEO and Founder of Miniwiz
Mikhael Metauro, National Business Development & Sales Strategist, Cascades Recovery
Rhys Thom, Senior Design Lead, Design for Change, IDEO
Kate Daly, Executive Director, Center for the Circular Economy, Closed Loop Partners
|2:30 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.||BREAK|
|2:40 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.||Business Model Transformation: Zero Waste Stars in Toronto.
Moderator: Hillary Predko, Institute for a Resource-Based Economy
|3:40 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.||Living the Zero Waste Lifestyle with Emily Charles-Donelson|
|3:55 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.||Wrap-up and closing|
*schedule subject to change
Confirmation of dietary restrictions, accessibility assistance or other requirements must be made to the conference coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. by November 2, 2018.