Sustainable Community Breakfast: Rolling Out Food Scraps Recycling in Multi-family Buildings

In 2015, food scraps will be banned from the garbage throughout the Metro Vancouver region. What does this mean for restaurants and other food businesses? Learn how food businesses are managing food waste, and how good things can happen when it’s diverted from the garbage. Speakers include Todd Jeannotte, Director, Catering & Conference Services and Chair, Green Committee – Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver; Jaclyn McPhadden, Sustainability Consultant – RecycleSmart Solutions; Erin Nichols, Manager – Community Angel Food Runner; and Stuart Lilley, Manager, Feedstock Supply – Enterra. It takes place Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at the British Columbia Institute of Technology Vancouver Campus, 555 Seymour Street.  Click here to register online.

Sustainable Community Breakfast: Managing Food Waste From Food Businesses

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.


National Holocaust Monument Finalists

A group with Vancouver representation is among the six finalist teams chosen in the final phase of the Canadian National Holocaust Monument competition. The two-phase national competition invited teams of architects, artists and other design professionals from around the globe to develop design concepts for the National Holocaust Monument to be built in Ottawa. The B.C.-based contingent includes Hossein Amanat Architect AIBC and Robert Kleyn Architect AIBC, along with University of Toronto Associate Professor David Lieberman OAA AAA MRAIC RIBC, landscape architect Daniel Roehr and artist Esther Shalev-Gerz. The monument is intended to honour victims and survivors of the holocaust and ensure a permanent place in the national consciousness and memory. Final project designs will go before the competition jury this early in 2014.