Day 2 - May 31 Afternoon Sessions (subject to change)
12:00 - 1:00 pm
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
3:00 - 3:30 p.m.
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Lunch at RCBC Trade Show
Keynote Session: Reuse and Sharing Economies
David Van Seters, Sustainability Ventures
Session Five: Reuse-a-Palooza: Reuse & Repair; The Sharing Economy Part 1
Vanesa Timmer, Reuse and Repair Initiative
Learn about an initiative that seeks to build a culture and economy of share, reuse, repair, that’s focused on preventing waste. Looking 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
A Thingery is a community owned lending library of things in a modified shipping container. The containers are self-service, so members can check things in and out at their convenience. Its inventory is community sourced; so, what goes into the container depends on what neighbours donate or collectively purchase.
Angela Hamilton, Quupe, App Assisted Community Sharing
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.
Nutrition & Refreshment Break at Trade Show
Session – Repair-a-Rama: Reuse & Repair; The Sharing Economy Part 2
Andrew W. Clendinneng, Furniture Bank – Your Used Furniture Will Change a Life.
Learn about a Social Purpose Enterprise that collects gently used furniture from donors while training and employing youth and others facing barriers through our Leg Up Employment Program.
Mary-Em Waddington, BC Technology for Learning (BCTL)
Computers for Schools is a national, federal government-led initiative that operates in cooperation with all provinces and territories, the private and volunteer sectors. BCTL collects, repairs, and refurbishes donated surplus computers from government and private sector sources and distributes them to schools, public libraries and not-for-profit learning organizations throughout Canada.
Cheryl Skribe, Whistler’s Unique Re-Use-It and Re-Build-It Centres
Opening 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 and divert and prevent waste.
Session Seven - Organomics; Food Waste
Nicki Casley & Nick Kiss, Bokashi Living - Retaining the value in your food 'waste'
This presentation looks at options that encourage residents and businesses to hold onto food waste and retain its value in the form of compost. Both vermicomposting and the bokashi composting process will be discussed.
Julie Hordowick, Regional Municipality of York - Good Food Program
Hear how local government collaborates to promote eating well in a systematic approach to reducing food waste.
Day 2 - May 31 Evening Sessions
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Gala Reception at Trade Show
2018 RCBC Awards (Sponsored by ReGeneration)
Speakers Networking Reception