Council CalendarCouncil Calendar2015-06-17T07:00:00ZGP0|#c2591d37-d237-45d0-98c3-e84ee55e5dad;L0|#0c2591d37-d237-45d0-98c3-e84ee55e5dad|June 2015;GTSet|#78f153b4-3e08-4266-8725-bd656ec40488<div class="ExternalClass75FD5A99698341C68E53DBA1164FC74E"><p class="ExternalClass3FC8E08FF2564C08AD6C678D815BFFDE"> <strong>Recent Events</strong></p><p class="ExternalClass3FC8E08FF2564C08AD6C678D815BFFDE">The Council raises awareness of the importance of waste prevention and reduction across all sectors, and across the country. The following presentations were made through webinars, conferences, public dialogues and more. </p><div class="ExternalClass3FC8E08FF2564C08AD6C678D815BFFDE"><ul><li><p> <strong>Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment (CCME) Waste Management Task Group November 26, 2014 </strong> <br>Co-leads from the Food, Circular Economy, and Product Design and Packaging Working Groups presented to CCME’s Waste Management Task Group. </p></li><li><p> <a href="http://www.metrovancouver.org/events/calendar/vancouver/85/Future%20of%20the%20Region%20Sustainability%20Dialouge" target="_blank"><strong>Advancing the Circular Economy – Innovations from the Netherlands and Canada</strong></a><strong>, April 29, 2015 </strong> <br>A Metro Vancouver Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogue, hosted in partnership with the Dutch Urban Design Centre and the SFU Beedie School of Business, and featuring <strong>Brock Macdonald</strong>, Vice Chair, National Zero Waste Council and CEO, Recycling Council of BC;<strong> Luke Smeaton</strong>, Acting Executive Director, Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre; <strong>Jan Douwe Kroeske</strong>, Dutch Radio/TV producer and founder of SummerLabb; and<strong> Gerben van Straaten</strong>, CEO, Walas. </p></li><li><p> <strong> <a href="http://www.rcbc.ca/events/annual-conference" target="_blank">Recycling Council of British Columbia Annual Conference</a>, Whistler, May 6, 2015</strong><br>The Council launched its <a href="/Documents/MediaReleaseNZWCDesignPortfolio.pdf" target="_blank">design portfolio and circular economy case studies</a> at the annual conference.</p></li><li><p> <a href="http://www.fcm.ca/home/events/annual-conference-and-trade-show.htm" target="_blank"><strong>FCM Annual Conference and Trade Show</strong></a><strong>, Edmonton, June 5, 2015</strong><br>The Council co-hosted a networking session with Metro Vancouver and the City of Edmonton on the shoulders of FCM; attendees included mayors from across the country, as well as Alberta stewardship agencies. </p></li><li><p> <strong>BASF Employee Jam, Toronto, June 15, 2015 </strong><br>The City of Toronto, presented on the behalf of the Council to BASF employees at an event to honour BASF’s 150th Anniversary. </p></li><li><p><strong>National Roundtable on Waste Prevention and Reduction, Toronto, June 16, 2015</strong><br>The Council hosted a national roundtable on waste prevention in collaboration with City of Toronto and PAC. The event convened senior business executives and happened on the shoulder of the <a href="http://www.pac.ca/2015-summit.html" target="_blank">PAC Winning by Design Summit</a>.</p></li></ul> </div><p class="ExternalClassA743DB5AFB9E4D918B22B0D93C533CEB"> <strong>Upcoming Events</strong></p><div class="ExternalClassA743DB5AFB9E4D918B22B0D93C533CEB"><ul><li><p>Council Board Meeting, July 29, 2015 </p></li></ul></div><div class="ExternalClass77CA3E68301F48F89C5741F3D3DAE032"><ul><li> <a href="https://conference.recycle.ab.ca/" target="_blank">Conference on Canadian Stewardship & Recycling Council of Alberta Waste Reduction Conference</a>, September 30 – October 2</li></ul></div><p> </p><ul><li>Metro Vancouver <a href="http://update.metrovancouver.org/zwc/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Zero Waste Conference</a>, Vancouver, BC, October 29, 2015</li></ul><p> <strong>Save the Date</strong></p><ul><li>The Council AGM will take place October 28 in Vancouver on the margins of the October 29 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference.</li></ul></div>