Sustainable Region Initiative – Sustainable Community Breakfast: Affordable Home Ownership in Metro Vancouver

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. Please check the website often to find out about future dialogues in your community.

Sustainable Community Breakfast: Dematerialization Part 2 – Transitioning to an Economy without Waste: Success Stories in Metro Vancouver

What does dematerialization look like on the ground in Metro Vancouver? How and where are impactful transformations taking place? Local sustainability leaders join our breakfast panel to share success stories and discuss tangible initiatives. They include Tracy Casavant, Executive Director – Light House Sustainable Building Centre; Joji Kumagai, Executive Director – Strathcona Business Improvement Association; and Denise Taschereau, CEO and co-founder of Fairware. It takes place Thursday, April 12, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the British Columbia Institute of Technology – Downtown Vancouver Campus, 555 Seymour Street. Register online at

UBC Net Impact Conference and Sustainability Expo

Registrations are now being accepted for the 10th Annual UBC Net Impact Conference and Sustainability Expo, Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. Sponsored by the UBC Sauder School of Business and themed “Sustainability: Beyond Rhetoric”, this year’s gathering will showcase pragmatic, solutions-based initiatives that advance the integration of sustainability into all aspects of business. It features high-caliber panel discussions on Clean Tech & Energy, Impact & Ethical Investing, Leadership in Corporate Responsibility, Natural Resources, and Measurement & Benchmarking. The keynote speaker is Wal Van Lierop, CEO of Chrysalix, the world’s most active clean tech venture capital firm. “Networking with Purpose”, an evening speed networking event, will provide an excellent venue for continuing the day’s provocative conversations and building your network. For further information and to register, visit

Powder Coating Usage Survey

AIBC membership input is still required for a marketing research survey being conducted through the Business Program at Trinity Western University. The purpose of this study, in the form of a short online survey,  is to understand the factors that influence the specification of a powder coating finish for architectural products. To access the seven-question survey, go to Your feedback and opinions will be most appreciated.