If you haven't registered yet, you still have 2 weeks left to attend one of the most exciting programs we've put together. Here's some quick numbers on what you can expect for #RCBC2015.
This is an invitation to participate in an online survey as a part of an Action Research project, that RCBC is sponsoring.
As some of you may know, RCBC collaborates with the post-secondary community, working with graduate students to develop research that will assist its waste reduction efforts. In this case RCBC is working with Moira Gookstetter as she develops organizational development research on collaborative networks, to support the promotion of the Circular Economy.
This request to participate in an online survey is directly related to Moira’s Organizational Leadership Project (OLP). The OLP is a requirement of the Masters of Leadership Program, School of Leadership Studies at Royal Roads University. You may verify this and her credentials as a student researcher with Royal Roads University by Dr. Brigitte Harris, Director, School of Leadership Studies at (250) 391-2600 x4467. Download the letter from Moira which invites you to participate in this study.
RCBC is seeking member input and insight into this and are inviting your participation with this online survey because of your support and interest with waste reduction. Your participation in this survey will assist to investigate opportunities to develop a formalized network to support the transition to a circular economy in BC and Canada through the collaborative efforts of the Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC), The National Zero Waste Council and affiliated stakeholders. This survey is short and should take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will be open until May 4, 2015. Please also feel free to forward this survey onto anyone else in your network.
Thank you for supporting our research efforts.
Brock Macdonald, CEO
RCBC is pleased to announce the following program additions for the delegate-led sessions on the Circular Economy for Thursday May 7:
2 more weeks to go until #RCBC2015!
Malcolm Brodie, Chair of the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committe & Mayor of City of Richmond, will be giving an overview presentation at #RCBC2015 on the National Zero Waste Council on May 7.
The National Zero Waste Council is a cross-sector leadership initiative bringing together governments, businesses, and non-government organizations to advance a national waste prevention and reduction agenda in Canada. With a focus on influencing behaviour and improving product design and packaging, the National Zero Waste Council aims to unite efforts in waste prevention and drive a fundamental shift in our relationship with waste.
One of the focus areas of the National Zero Waste Council is the Circular Economy. Brock Macdonald, CEO, RCBC is one of the co-leads along with Christina Seidel of the Recycling Council of Alberta, in the the council's Circular Economy Working Group. The goal is to create an alliance of organizations in B.C. devoted to the establishment of a circular economy, and provide a template for which a similar process could be implemented across Canada.
Last January, the National Zero Waste Council hosted a Webinar on the Business Case for a Circular Economy showcasing recently completed circular economy case study findings.
Only 4 weeks left until #RCBC2015 in beautiful Whistler, BC. Our brand-new program feature is the delegate-led sessions on the Circular Economy that puts you in the driver seat to choose from two diverse and exciting streams.
David Van Seters, founder and president of Sustainability Ventures, is the keynote speaker for our Circular Economy sessions. In thetechnical/product/service stream, he will focus on the collaborative economy and how providing access over ownership is a business model any size enterprise can adapt to, even you!
In the biological/organics stream, David will talk about how companies profit by diverting waste for higher value, as well as on-line platforms that turn potential waste into sales and more.
With over 23 years experience in sustainable business and sustainability planning, don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of our key area experts.