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Nov 01, 2017
2017 Zero Waste Conference

Eliminating waste and creating value are essential pillars in a new way of doing business and developing policy – a new norm of addressing waste in every sector of our lives. And no approach offers greater promise for realizing those goals than the principles of the Circular Economy. Forward-looking businesses, governments, and consumers are changing […]

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Oct 12, 2017
Supply Chain Transparency & “Kingdom of the Sun” Screening

BDC is proud to present the documentary Kingdom of the Sun with a follow up discussion on supply chain transparency. Have you ever wondered where your gold or chocolate comes from? Have you ever thought about how your salmon is caught and processed? How about who made the promotional water bottle you received at a conference? Ensuring that […]

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Oct 01, 2017
SFU Online: Renewable Energy Transition Strategies

Renewable Energy Transition Strategies: Practical Innovations for Urban Areas The global transition to renewable energy is gaining momentum, and cities and local governments are at the forefront of this movement. The number of municipalities around the world setting ambitious 100% renewable energy targets is growing, with some cities in the US and Europe having already met […]

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Jun 22, 2017
Case Study: A family business puts sustainability front and centre

Come hear Minto Roy tell the story of Royal Printers’ shift from consuming 50,000 trees each year to making forest-free printing products a core part of their business. What sparked the change? And what can we learn from their bold move? Royal Printers is a local, fourth-generation printing company based in New Westminster, B.C. Our […]

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Jun 03, 2017
Open Source Circular Economy Days Vancouver

Join us for a one-day ideas hackathon to work on innovative solutions for a circular economy locally and globally! This event is part of the Open Source Circular Economy Days (OSCEdays) global community that uses open source resources to create a shift to a sustainable circular economy. We will be working on new ideas, testing prototypes, products, […]

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Apr 06, 2017
Leverage Lab: Textiles – session 4 of 4

Are you a Vancouver textile industry player that is looking to cut costs, improve practices, and create impact through cross-sector cooperation? Join us in kicking off the first of three hands-on, professionally facilitated Leverage Lab COLLABORATIVE sessions designed to bring together manufacturers, recyclers, legislators and more to tackle the textile industry’s most pressing issues. This […]

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Mar 31, 2017
Vancouver Eco Fashion Week

Established in Vancouver, BC in 2010, Eco Fashion Week (EFW) has successfully showcased 11 editions featuring over 150 of designers and stylists from around the globe. As a not-for-profit organization, EFW aims to present the solutions and innovations working to develop a more responsible fashion industry. The sustainable fashion spectrum is diverse and multifaceted, as […]