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="ExternalClass5354E709545B494E856B7CFBD8125751"><p>Canadians waste an astonishing amount of food -<em> about a third of Canada's food never gets eaten </em>- with significant environmental, economic and social consequences. This results in higher disposal costs for local governments and their ratepayers and higher greenhouse gas emissions all through the food value chain and from landfills. Conservative estimates of the value of food waste is $100 billion in Canada and good, nutritious, edible food is being thrown away.</p><p>Join us to learn how the National Food Waste Reduction Strategy, launched by Canada's National Zero Waste Council at the 2016 Zero Waste Conference, provides a means to reduce food waste in Canada through policy, innovation, and behaviour change, and hear about efforts underway in the Metro Vancouver region to tackle this issue at a local level.</p> </div>GP0|#944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5;L0|#0944b8296-5db4-4771-bc5b-f66bf48cd3c5|Vancouver;GTSet|#53279cbe-e6bf-4ccb-a100-a874de0381d32016-12-15T17:00:00Zbreakfast@metrovancouver.orgInformation Centre,Metro VancouverBritish Columbia Institute of Technology604-432-6200True, Register<div class="ExternalClass5CACDE581DD740BEBCCF254B7C3BB3D3"><ul><li><div class="ExternalClassEDD7A995F6C54521AA8816D9684EC894">​<strong>Malcolm Brodie</strong>, Chair, Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Committee; Chair, National Zero Waste Council - <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Documents/BIO-MalcolmBrodie.pdf" target="_blank">Bio</a></div></li><li><div class="ExternalClassEDD7A995F6C54521AA8816D9684EC894"><strong>Bob Long</strong>, Federation of Canadian Municipalities, NZWC Board Member - <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Documents/BIO-BobLong.pdf" target="_blank">Bio</a></div></li><li><div class="ExternalClassEDD7A995F6C54521AA8816D9684EC894"><strong>Andrew Marr</strong>, Director, Solid Waste Planning, Metro Vancouver - <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Documents/BIO-AndrewMarr.pdf" target="_blank">Bio</a></div></li><li><div class="ExternalClassEDD7A995F6C54521AA8816D9684EC894"><strong>Larina Lopez</strong>, Division Manager, Corporate Communications, Metro Vancouver - <a href="/events/community-breakfasts/Documents/BIO-LarinaLopez.pdf">Bio</a></div></li></ul></div>2016-12-15T15:30:00ZTackling Food Waste: A National Strategy - Regional Initiatives, Sustainability Breakfast555 Seymour Street, Vancouver

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