In preparation for the Multi-Sector Town Hall discussion at #RCBC2019, we conducted a preliminary survey with non-profits, government, business, and individuals to gain insight into what delegates found to be important issues. Based on the results, here are the identified categories:
For a full graphical breakdown of the results, click HERE: rcbc_2019_town_hall_surveys_infographic_condensed.pdf
For the raw data of the survey results, click HERE: rcbc_2019_town_hall_survey_raw_results.docx
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We look forward to connecting with delegates at Whistler in a few weeks' time!
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Synergy Sustainability Institute will be presenting at #RCBC2019 on their efforts to catalyze local developments towards a #CircularEconomy:
“'We are hoping this will generate some great buzz for green business on Vancouver Island and showcase what we can do when we think of waste as a resource rather than as something that ends up in a landfill,' said Jen Fraser, Project Zero’s director of development.
Project Zero, a major push from the Synergy Sustainability Institute, is about exploring what’s possible in a circular economy — one that shares more than it owns, supports products that are made and repaired locally, and in which someone’s waste is another’s resource."
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Source: Times Colonist
"A design-led circular economy approach to developing sustainable smart cities must permeate everything from city planning to procurement. Integral to this change is a shift in how city authorities view return on investment. Too often, the prime focus is placed on the initial capital expenditure and not on costs over the lifetime of the solution. Once we take into consideration wider benefits such as sustainability, efficiency and profitability, a design-led circular approach to upgrading or refurbishing buildings throughout their lifetime can achieve a better ROI, increase the value of assets, reduce operational costs and significantly reduce the consumption of natural resources."
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Source: Open Access Government
"Circularity is a hot topic nowadays — and it’s impossible to avoid. Just look at all the Loop articles and ads you’ve seen in the past month or so on circularity of consumer goods. It practically flooded the newsfeeds on sustainability for a few weeks whether you liked it or not.
But what does it mean for consumers not to have the slightest idea what circularity means?
A key point I preach all the time is that having an environmental or social mission isn’t enough. You have to be able to effectively communicate it to consumers, and that doesn’t always come easy."
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Canada's Longest Standing Recycling Council