Trash Talk: Conferences and Presentations

To spread the zero waste message, connect with the waste community and learn more about waste management you will find me  talking trash or attending the various events.

March 20, 2013 – SPEAKER
Zero Waste International Alliance (ZWIA), 8th International Dialogue, Berkeley, California.
Presenting an overview of Canadian waste issues in the Zero Waste North America panel on behalf of Zero Waste Canada. Participating in the various events scheduled for ‘zero waste week‘ in the Bay area.

February 1-2, 2013 – SPEAKER
The Urban Era: Comparing Challenges in the World’s Cities. 7th Annual Peace, Conflict & Justice Conference. University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario.
Participating in panel discussion on Urban Environmentalism in Lima and San Francisco with presentation on San Francisco’s environmental policies and programs.

January 28, 2013 – MEDIA INTERVIEW
Interviewed for Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine on burning plastics for energy recovery in “Waste-to-energy delays progress, eco-group say.”  

January 14, 2012 – SPEAKER
Environmental Students Group, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Ontario

November 28, 2012
The Growing Problem of Garbage: What Should We Do? — from Beijing to Toronto, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

November 12-14, 2012
Canadian Waste Sector Symposium, Toronto, Ontario

November 7, 2012 – SPEAKER
Live Green Toronto Volunteers Training Session, Toronto, Ontario
Presenting an overview of what “zero waste” means and the solutions that are needed to achieve this admirable goal. Brief overview of  Toronto’s short history with zero waste.

October 2012 – SPEAKER
Wide World of Waste, Jasper, Alberta
Presented research on Zero Waste Theory and Practice within plenary session on the future of waste management with examples of zero waste practices in San Francisco and Vancouver. Networked with experts in the waste community to learn more about Canadian waste diversion projects.

May 2012 – SPEAKER
Waste 2012 Conference, Coffs Harbor, Australia
Presented research on Zero Waste Theory and Practice to an audience of approximately 100, comprised of primarily industry and government representatives. Highlighted zero waste efforts in San Francisco and the state of South Australia.

November 2010 – SPEAKER
Philosophy and Waste Conference, University of Southern Illinois
Presented research on Zero Waste Theory and Practice to academics primarily from the philosophy discipline. Highlighted San Francisco as a case study of zero waste in practice.

May 2010
Urban Biodiversity Conference, Toronto, Ontario
This is where I discovered David Owen and his unique perspective on urban environments as the model for sustainability. Read more about David Owen here.

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