Day 2 - May 31 Afternoon Sessions (subject to change)
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Lunch at RCBC Trade Show (Sponsored by EPRA)
Keynote - Reuse: The Under-appreciated R in the three R’s hierarchy
(Sponsored by Product Care)
David Van Seters, Sustainability Ventures (Download Presentation)
While there is no disagreement about the relative importance of each R in the 3R’s hierarchy, reuse seems to be getting the short end of the waste reduction stick when it comes to actual waste management programs. David will describe how the sharing economy is eliminating the many barriers to reuse and creating new and innovative ways for people to repurpose and share wasted, idle goods. He will also provide compelling examples of how these initiatives can help build more vibrant and sustainable communities.
Session Six: Reuse-a-Palooza: Reuse & Repair; The Sharing Economy Part 1
Rosemary Cooper, One Earth - Moderator (Share, Reuse and Repair Initiative) (Download Presentation)
Learn about an initiative that seeks to build a culture and economy of share, reuse, repair, that’s focused on preventing waste. Seeking to tap into existing projects and related stakeholders, the concept is to partner with local governments, who would provide in-kind use of public infrastructure, for community-based events and activities such as repair cafes.
Chris Diplock, The Thingery (Download Presentation)
A Thingery is a community owned lending library of things in a modified shipping container. The containers are self-service; members can check things in and out at their convenience. Its inventory is community sourced; what goes into the container depends on what neighbours donate or collectively purchase.
Angela Hamilton, Quupe - App Assisted Community Sharing (Download Presentation)
Hear how the sharing app Quupe allows users to rent handy things they need to use but not buy. Home or abroad, engage your community or travel the world and rent cool things from locals.
Jessica Pautsch, Mesh Exchange - Innovation in Government: Creating a Regional Food Recovery Network (Download Presentation)
FoodMesh formally partnered with FVRD on a 12-month pilot to create an online food recovery network of local farmers, businesses and charities to increase waste diversion while addressing food security. This talk discusses the pilot and how other regions can also take part.
Nutrition & Refreshment Break at Trade Show (Sponsored by CESA)
(Session Seven – Repair-a-Rama: Reuse & Repair; The Sharing Economy Part 2
Dagmar Timmer, One Earth - Moderator
Cheryl Skribe, Whistler Community Services Society - Whistler’s Unique Re-Use-It and Re-Build-It Centres (Download Presentation)
Opened in 2000, the Re-Use-It Centre blossomed quickly into a huge success story and one that truly embodies social sustainability. Since then, Whistler Community Services Society has expanded its social enterprise to include the Re-Build-It Centre as well. Hear how these enterprises contribute to the community while diverting and preventing waste.
Dan Kershaw, Furniture Bank – Your Used Furniture Will Change a Life (Download Presentation)
Learn about a social purpose enterprise that collects gently used furniture from donors while training and employing youth and others facing barriers through the Leg Up Employment Program.
Mary-Em Waddington, BC Technology for Learning (Download Presentation)
Since 1993, BC Tech for Learning has distributed over 165,000 computers across BC by delivering the Computers for Schools program and a supporting youth through technical work experience. Come learn how we practice a proven reuse model and about the environmental equivalencies that make tech reuse before recycling best practice for your business or municipality.
Day 2 - May 31 Evening Sessions
Speakers Networking Reception