Sustainability Community Breakfast

Sustainable Region Initiative

The Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogues and Sustainability Community Breakfasts are outreach components of Metro Vancouver’s Sustainable Region Initiative (SRI). They involve a series of high-profile debates and discussions intended to help decision makers shape the future of the region by presenting a range of views and stimulating fresh thought on regional issues such as housing, industry, labour and immigration, drugs and crime, regional economy, transportation, energy and agriculture. For more information, visit:

Sustainability Community Breakfast
Topic: Food Scraps Recycling: Making it the Norm for Businesses and Institutions

Thursday, February 3, 2011
7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
British Columbia Institute of Technology Downtown Vancouver Campus, 555 Seymour Street

Studies show that nearly half of our garbage is made up of food scraps and other compostable materials. Join us to hear how businesses and organizations across the region are reducing food waste and embracing food scraps recycling, keeping hundreds of thousands of tons of compostable materials out of landfills. Featured speakers include: Vagner Castilho, Sustainability Leadership Teacher – Windermere Secondary School (accompanied by Windermere leadership students); Filippo DeLuca, Recycling Coordinator – British Columbia Institute of Technology; Trish Kelly, Director of Project Development – Discovery Organics; and Tina Taylor, Food Services – British Columbia Institute of Technology. To register, go to

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