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="ExternalClass85D28D1A3DD54B009A594EB9A4102DD2"><p> <em>Sponsored by the National Zero Waste Council</em></p><p> <em><strong>$31 billion worth of food is wasted in Canada each year – 35-40% of food produced domestically is never consumed.</strong></em></p><p>In response, the National Zero Waste Council, co-founded by Metro Vancouver and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, has launched the “National Food Waste Reduction Strategy”, a cross-sector approach that builds on the best of what has, and is, being trailed and tested in other American and European contexts. The strategy comprises three pillars – policy change, innovation, and behaviour change and seeks to engage businesses from the food supply chain, governments at all levels, and consumers in a cross-Canada plan to reduce food waste.</p><p>At the regional level, Metro Vancouver launched in 2015 the Love Food Hate Waste campaign – a successful campaign originally developed in the UK that encourages consumers to reduce the amount of food they discard. And in 2018, the Council will launch Love Food Hate Waste Canada - a national collaboration project that will bring together government, business and other stakeholders across Canada to reduce household food waste. </p><p>Join us December 13th to learn more.</p> </div>GP0|#944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5;L0|#0944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5|Vancouver;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d32017-12-13T17:00:00Zbreakfast@metrovancouver.orgInformation Centre,Metro VancouverBCIT downtown campus604-432-6200True, Register Here<div class="ExternalClassEDD467C8F83B47EA86758B9D4AE7D6EF"><p> <strong>Welcoming Remarks: Malcolm Brodie</strong>, Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee; Chair, National Zero Waste Council</p><ul><li> <strong>Denise Philippe</strong>, Senior Policy Advisor, Collaboration Initiatives, Metro Vancouver & National Zero Waste Council</li> <li> <strong>Larina Lopez</strong>, Division Manager, Corporate Communications, Metro Vancouver</li></ul></div>2017-12-13T15:30:00ZTackling Food Waste – A Spotlight on National to Local Collaborative Efforts, Sustainability Community Breakfast555 Seymour Street, Vancouver

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