Every year the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference features compelling keynote speakers, panels, and armchair discussions – sharing their insights regarding zero waste and the circular economy. In this video highlight from the 2016 conference, Josh Taron Professor – University of Calgary, Co-Leader of the Laboratory for Integrative Design, and Principal, Synthetiques outlines his vision of a new approach to our built environment.
Every year the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference features compelling keynote speakers, panels, and armchair discussions – sharing their insights regarding zero waste and the circular economy. In this video highlight from the 2016 conference, Sudhir Suri, Senior Architect & Partner at L’OEUF Architects outlines the seven key concepts that inform his thinking on the built environment, connecting human health, creativity, community involvement, and zero waste building practices for a holistic approach to designing communities.
0:20 The implicit linearity of our systems around waste
1:00 Maximizing the success of the built environment
1:30 Material and Energy Cycling
2:45 Example of recycling/reuse of building materials
3:55 Biological cycling
6:30 Social cycling
7:00 Imaginative cycling
8:00 Aspirational economy
The 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference will be held on Nov. 1, 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year’s theme is A Circular Economy Within Reach. Stay up to date on the latest conference news as we finalize an exciting list of speakers, panels, and presentations. Subscribe to this blog (sign up window at right) for regular updates about the 2017 conference and informative highlights from last year’s event. If the shift to a circular economy and zero waste thinking is going to impact your sector, you need to stay informed. Metro Vancouver’s 2017 Zero Waste Conference on Nov. 1st is an event you don’t want to miss. We look forward to seeing you! Register Now
World-renowned keynote speakers, panel discussions with great insights from industry experts, and unmatched opportunities for networking with colleagues on the forefront of zero waste and the circular economy. Year after year, these are the hallmarks of the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference. 2017 promises to be no different.
Metro Vancouver Chair Greg Moore and Scott Hamlin of Looptworks were interviewed on Roundhouse Radio this week. Hear what they had to say about the conference, zero waste, and the circular economy.
Looking to share your Zero Waste Conference experience via Twitter? Remember to use the event hashtag #ZWC2016. 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:
Big Ideas. Groundbreaking innovations. Cutting-edge solutions. Metro Vancouver’s annual Zero Waste Conference has gained a reputation for delivering invaluable perspectives on all three. The one-day conference’s well-deserved reputation for impacting policies and practices is due in large part to its track record of showcasing real world successes in the shift towards the circular economy and a zero waste world. This year’s edition promises to continue that tradition.
Engineered wood and plastics are all around us. From the manufactured wood products used in our furniture, to the foam plastics preventing breakage or damage to consumer goods during shipment. But these materials have a significant impact on the environment and our health. Ecovative co-founder Eben Bayer wants to change that – with the amazing potential of the marvelous mushroom.