Futurist Gerd Leonhard Announced as 2018 Zero Waste Conference Keynote

Making connections and advancing our thinking is one of the keys to progress. Futurist Gerd Leonhard is connecting the dots to our data-driven future – championing the benefits and highlighting the risks, saying, “Humans will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 300.”

How will those changes be reflected, precipitated, even mandated by the shift to a circular economy? Join us on Nov 8 – 9 as this renowned thinker and futurist shares his compelling perspective.

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Dr. Cady Coleman Featured on Metro Vancouver’s ‘The Sustainable Region’

Her experience as a scientist and NASA astronaut gave Dr. Cady Coleman an orbital perspective. Now she sees our blue planet’s possibilities with a unique and hopeful viewpoint. Sharing her insights and vision for a world where people work together to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, Coleman had a positive message for the audience at the 2017 edition of Metro Vancouver’s annual Zero Waste Conference.​

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WHY METRO VANCOUVER’S 2017 ZERO WASTE CONFERENCE IS BEING CALLED ‘THE BEST YET’

7TH annual event delivers inspiring speakers, real world solutions, and hope for a future without waste.

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 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. But the event began with a viewpoint that was literally out of this world.

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Social Media Guide to the 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference

Looking to share your Zero Waste Conference experience via Twitter? Remember to use the event hashtag #ZWC2017. Want to highlight a conference participant in your social media posts? Here are Twitter handles for the organizations, speakers, and panellists participating this year’s event. Haven’t registered yet? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from circular economy leaders!

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Innovation, Inspiration, and Big Ideas – What to Expect at #ZWC2017

Zero Waste Conference 2017 Promo from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

The 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference takes place on November 1. This year’s theme is ‘A Circular Economy Within Reach.’ Important issues such as ocean plastics, textiles, business and innovation, and circular cities are on this year’s agenda, along with keynote addresses by scientist and retired NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and food waste pioneer Tristram Stuart. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

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WRAP UK Brings Waste Reduction Action Plan Successes to #ZWC2017

With a track record of success, a clear sense of purpose, and the support of business and government, WRAP UK has an impressive list of circular economy accomplishments. At the 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference, the organization’s achievements in both food and textiles will offer inspiration and a road map for success. Here’s what they’ve achieved so far.

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2017 Zero Waste Conference Puts a Spotlight on Plastic in Our Oceans

Research into plastic microfibers in Metro Vancouver waters will be showcased at ZWC2017

It’s hard to miss the impact of plastic pollution; especially in our oceans. Whether it’s social media posts, ominous news stories, or documentaries such as A Plastic Ocean, we are awash in images of polluted seas, littered beaches, and struggling marine and bird life. At first glance, it all seems quite overwhelming. At the 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference, we’ll be offering ideas and inspiration – from people who offer solutions.

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Food Waste Pioneer Tristram Stuart to deliver closing Keynote at #ZWC2017

Tristram Stuart, founder – Feedback

Hidden behind spotless grocery aisles, perfect vegetables, and a confusing array of best before rules, Tristram Stuart discovered a world of waste. Now Stuart will be sharing his experience and expertise as the closing keynote speaker at the 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference.

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Big Picture Success In Spotlight at Zero Waste Conference #ZWC2017

 

National Food Waste Strategy

Around the world, governments, activist organizations, and industry are tackling food waste issues. But without the positive network efforts of collaboration and coordination, progress is slowed. To have a bigger impact, a transformational shift is necessary.  Cooperating across sectors, leveraging off each other’s actions, and identifying collective opportunities can provide fertile ground for big changes.  The National Zero Waste Council’s Food Waste Reduction Strategy is one such example. It’s a collaborative, national, multi-year strategy to reduce food waste using policy change, innovation, and business and consumer engagement. It’s just one of the approaches our panelists will showcase at the 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference.
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