Zero Waste Conference October 29, 2015 - Register NowZero Waste Conference October 29, 2015 - Register Now<div class="ExternalClass2AE9BE79CDD14B41A5DD15A0FB52FD4A"><p>The Metro Vancouver 2015 Zero Waste Conference – <em>A Future Without Waste:  Redefining Value, Building the Circular Economy </em>- aims to challenge traditional assumptions around waste and demonstrate the economic value to be realized from zero waste and circular economy approaches. </p><p>In the world of zero waste, the circular economy, and sustainable design, few people can match William McDonough's accomplishments. We are proud to announce he will be the opening keynote speaker.</p><p>Renowned as an architect, advisor, designer, and author, McDonough is widely considered one of the world's leading thinkers on the topic of sustainability. Along with Michael Braungart, McDonough created the Cradle to Cradle product certification program in 2002, recognized globally as an effective framework for assessing the environmental impact of consumer products. In 1996, McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development, and in 2003 he earned the first U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for his work with Shaw Industries. In 2004, he received the National Design Award for exemplary achievement in the field of environmental design. He is currently serving as the Chair of the World Economic Forum's Meta-Council on Circular Economy.</p><p>What to expect from the 2015 Zero Waste Conference:</p><ul><li>Key insights from global leaders on the international zero waste and circular economy landscape </li><li>Tangible examples and best practices demonstrating zero waste business approaches </li><li>A national conversation - positioning Canadian communities & businesses to thrive in a resource constrained world </li><li>Dynamic discussions on the role of government and cross-sector collaboration </li><li>Networking with 500 plus business, government and community sector stakeholders </li></ul><p>Last year over 500 professionals and waste-enthusiasts came out to talk about the future of how we manage our waste in and outside of our region. Bookmark the <a href="" target="_blank">conference blog</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">conference website</a>. </p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Registration open</a></p></div>|#0774283d-71f2-4a07-ae02-062bba6e3fd0;L0|#00774283d-71f2-4a07-ae02-062bba6e3fd0|Issue 12;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassA763F2C1B3104CFCB4B81307C5592C64"><p>​Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 29 for the annual Zero Waste Conference, with keynote speaker <a href="" target="_blank">William McDonough, FAIA, FRIBA, Int.</a>, a globally recognized leader in sustainable development and design, recognized by Time magazine as a <em>‘Hero for the Planet’</em>.<br></p></div>0