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Wednesday, September 18 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm
RED Academy presents 'Zero Waste Startups'

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The City of Vancouver has a long-term vision for the city to achieve the goal of zero waste by 2040. Is going zero waste possible, and can startups make a difference?

With this overarching goal on everyone's minds, we're putting our heads together to discuss the changing face of sustainability in startups. Topics of discussion include what are the challenges around being a startup that helps people be zero-waste, or being a startup that wants to be zero waste? And at the end of the day, can startups really make a difference? We'll also be talking about the City of Vancouver's plan towards 2040, which includes policies and actions to help stimulate, support, and allow Vancouver to become a zero waste community. What role can startups play in helping this city achieve its clean green dreams?

Join us on September 18th for an interactive discussion on zero waste startups, and how it might affect us as consumers in the long run. We'll be welcoming a handful of speakers to share their expertise, and opening discussion up to the audience to share their experience!


5:45pm - 6pm: Doors open, registration

6pm - 6:20pm: Refreshments and mingling. Grab a snack, grab a seat and make yourself at home

6:20pm - 7pm (approx): Panel session; questions and input from the audience are welcome - think of yourselves as bonus panelists!

7pm - 7:20pm - Additional Q&A and room to wrap up the panel discussion

7:20pm - 7:30pm: Social time; grab a drink and carry on the conversations with the people around you

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Tara Lamond

Partner, Small Business Advisor
My Name is Tara Lamond, as a Small Business Advisor I partner with small business owners and solopreneurs to achieve their dreams and influence them to think differently when it comes to creating positive impact in our local economy through meaningful conversations. By doing this... Read More →
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Tiffany Yang

Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, Green Chair
Tiffany joined Green Chair as a volunteer when she was in highschool. She saw the importance of GCR at events and festivals, which inspired her to recruit her friends, family and strangers to volunteer, creating an Amazing-Planet-Caring-Family. She revived her high-school Green Team... Read More →
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Harvinder Aujala

Director of Policy & Communications, Recycling Council of BC
Harvinder Aujala is the Director of Policy & Communications with the Recycling Council of BC (RCBC), and has been focusing on waste reduction for over 15 years. Harvinder is responsible for the management and delivery of RCBC’s programs and services, including the province-wide... Read More →
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Veronika Bylicki

Co-Founder/Co-Director, CityHive
Veronika is an engagement innovator, community builder and sustainability strategist. She is the Co-Founder and Co-Director of CityHive, a not-for-profit on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in civic processes, in particular planning and decision making... Read More →

Wednesday September 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
RED Academy 200 - 1490 W Broadway, V6H 4E8