Zero Waste International Alliance Conference 2014
It’s finally here! This week our General Manager, Jamie, is off to Nanaimo for the #ZWIA14 Conference. This is the 9th year that this annual conference is bringing together over 50 speakers from more than 15 countries, all with the same agenda: creating a zero waste solutions in Canada and across the globe.
The aim of this event is to make the connection between product design, procurement, lifecycle, and public policy so that we can create communities that are economically, culturally, and environmentally sustainable.
Wondering what exactly that all means? When you think about ways you live green, recycling is probably the first thing that comes to mind. In a zero waste economy, this is the last resort. Eliminating the need for plastic and paper packaging is an example of how governments can change policies for corporations to design their products without excess materials that serve no purpose. However, this is just skimming the surface of simple yet powerful ways to create a healthier and sustainable environment that will be talked about in the conference.
As an attendee, you’ll be learning from some famous faces and entrepreneurs that will be sharing how they went against the trend and created their own zero waste, sustainable, and successful business. One of these speakers is Dan Phillips whom we featured on our last blog. Dan is an innovative homebuilder that has also been on Ted Talks.
The goal isn’t for you to just listen, it’s to participate and have your voice heard. Plus, it’s a great networking event, with delegates from all over the world and in your own backyard that you can chat with. So come join us! Visit ZWIA 2014 to see the full schedule and register for a ticket.
Already have a ticket? Tweet us from the event: @happystans