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Nov 09, 2017
Rethinking and Repurposing Waste

Rethinking and Repurposing Waste In coordination with the launch of Asim Waqif’s new installation at Offsite, the Vancouver Art Gallery is pleased to co-present SFU City Conversations: Rethinking and Repurposing Waste. According to the City of Vancouver’s Zero Waste 2040 statistics, residents, businesses and institutions threw away approximately 351,000 tonnes of garbage in 2015, most of which […]

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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 26, 2017
NISP Business Opportunities Workshop

We are pleased to invite you to our FREE ‘Business Opportunities’ workshop as part of a new program to develop smarter ways of bringing resource management solutions and bottom line benefits to companies based in the region. The workshop will help you to: Turn your waste into a resource Save money on your waste costs Generate new […]

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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 […]