Learn what's new at Thriving Vancouver

Circular Economy Green economy Healthy City Metro Vancouver Zero waste /
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 […]

agriculture Circular Economy climate change corporate social responsibility Green economy Healthy City impact Inspiration local food networking transportation Zero waste /
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 […]

alternative transportation built environment clean energy climate change education energy efficiency green building impact metrics Metro Vancouver net zero transportation Zero waste /
Sep 27, 2017
Research to Action: Advancing Urban Sustainability

What happens when you give bright and engaged students a real-world sustainability problem to solve? UBC Sustainability and Greenest City Scholars are helping to make real change in the world. Join us on Wednesday September 27 to learn more about the ways in which these students are supporting our local governments and institutions to future-proof […]

agriculture food Green economy Healthy City impact jobs local food Zero waste /
Sep 21, 2017
City Conversations: Market Day

City Conversations: Local Food, Food Security, and Saving Local Agriculture On Thursday, September 21, SFU City Conversations visits the Downtown Farmers Marketat the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. This special edition of City Conversations takes place as part of SFU Market Day, an event to convene SFU students, staff, and the broader downtown community around a celebration of […]

changemakers Green economy impact Inspiration Zero waste /
Sep 08, 2017
Ask The Minimalists

Join The Minimalists for a night of less. They will present an in-depth talk about minimalism and record a live version of “Ask The Minimalists” for their popular podcast. #LessIsNow

built environment corporate social responsibility Green economy Healthy City impact innovation net zero Zero waste /
Jul 21, 2017
UN Sustainable Development Goals Business Workshop

Friday, July 21 @11:00am: UN Sustainable Development Goals and Business Workshop Hosted by: Kathleen Lane In September 2015, the United Nations voted unanimously to adopt the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and called on all sectors of society – including business – to take action on the goals. In this highly interactive workshop, we will explore how […]

built environment clean energy corporate social responsibility energy Engineering Green economy networking Zero waste /
Jun 06, 2017
Understanding the Changing Legal Climate

Understanding the Changing Legal Climate: Canadian Climate Law for Engineers and Other Professionals Engineers Canada has developed the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) certification program, which recognizes an individual’s additional knowledge in planning, designing and managing resilient infrastructure and building assets and their components in the face of extreme weather and our changing climate. The IRP […]