Sustainability Community Breakfasts

Metro Vancouver’s Sustainability Community Breakfasts is a series of monthly breakfast meetings that focuses on regional sustainability issues. They provide an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of current topics, to bring together individuals and organizations interested in sustainability, and to build networks and partnerships. The Sustainability Community Breakfasts were originally introduced to share information and build awareness leading up to the World Urban Forum 3 (WUF3), hosted in Metro Vancouver in June 2006.

The Breakfasts cover a range of topics that appeal to individuals across all sectors: private, public, academic and not-for-profit. They begin at 7:30 am and finish at 9 am, and typically feature one or more presentations that focus on current projects and priorities in the region. Following the breakfast, participants are encouraged to stay for informal networking and discussions about sustainability topics and trends to help expand awareness and engagement with these issues.



Sustainability Community BreakfastSustainability Community Breakfast<div class="ExternalClass6B4417D879EA4153ADF83183673EBC52"><p>Every day, Metro Vancouver’s pipes carry over 1 billion litres of wastewater from homes, industries and businesses. This critical regional service is often taken for granted! Metro Vancouver municipalities are facing higher costs and environmental impacts as a result of people draining or flushing things that are incompatible with our wastewater system. Crews routinely need to unblock clogs, remove grease build-up, repair equipment, and when necessary they manage sewage spills.</p><p>Join us to hear about regional educational and regulation source control programs, municipal operations, and Metro Vancouver’s latest humorous approach to encourage behaviour changes at home to help keep the regional wastewater system running smoothly.</p> </div>GP0|#944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5;L0|#0944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5|Vancouver;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d32017-05-04T16:00:00Zbreakfast@metrovancouver.orgInformation Centre,Metro VancouverBritish Columbia Institute of Technology604-432-6200True, Register Here<div class="ExternalClass79A9C1E8853D453A9B0AE6FD19F877E3"><p>Welcoming Remarks:</p><ul><li> <strong>Darrell Mussatto </strong>, Chair, Metro Vancouver Utilities Committee; Mayor, City of North Vancouver </li></ul><p>Speakers:</p><ul><li> <strong>Linda Parkinson</strong>, Program Manager, Liquid Waste Services Source Control, Metro Vancouver - <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Documents/BIO-LindaParkinson.pdf" target="_blank">Bio</a></li><li><strong>Beata Ng</strong>, Project Engineer, Engineering Planning, City of Richmond - <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Documents/BIO-BeataNg.pdf" target="_blank">Bio</a></li><li>​<strong>Victor Liu</strong>, Pumps and Controls Manager, Engineering Operations, City of Surrey</li><li><strong>Larina Lopez</strong>, Division Manager, Corporate Communications, External Relations, Metro Vancouver - <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Documents/BIO-LarinaLopez.pdf" target="_blank">Bio</a></li></ul></div>2017-05-04T14:30:00ZMore than a Pipe Dream: Tackling Unflushables and Grease in our Wastewater Systems555 Seymour Street, Vancouver

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