I'm going to be out of the city for the next couple of days - I'm making the trip to Valleyview for the Northern C.A.R.E. Recycling conference. It actually started today but given the light agenda I thought it would be worth while to stick around GP.
I'll try to do some mobile blogging from the sessions to fill you in on the conference. Oh, for those of you who have a keen interest in banning plastic shopping bags (it's a hot topic after all) check out who is a speaker on Friday morning....
NORTHERN ALBERTA RECYCLING CONFERENCE 2008
SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2008
Valleyview Memorial Hall, 4432-52 Avenue, Valleyview, AB
Sponsored by Town of Valleyview, Town of Fox Creek, MD of Greenview No. 16 and
Greenview Regional Waste Management Commission
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10th
11:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Light Lunch and Refreshments Prior to Tours
TOURS – Tour Guide – Garry Peterson, CAO - Town of Valleyview
New Valleyview Transfer Station & Recycling Centre
CCS Energy Services
Atco Power Plant
Greenview Regional Landfill Site
GOLFING – at the Riverside Golf and Country Club
(Transportation Provided from Memorial Hall)
Cocktails (Cash Bar)
Welcome & Greetings – Mayor of Town of Valleyview, Mayor of Town of Fox Creek, Reeve of MD of Greenview No. 16
BUFFET BANQUET with Local Entertainment
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11TH
Exhibit Viewing & Hot Breakfast
Welcome – Sam Wipf - Vice-Chairman – Northern CARE
GARBAGE!! The Revolution Starts at Home – PART 1 – An average
urban family were asked to keep every scrap of garbage that they
created for 3 months, from the organic waste to the stuff flushed down
the potty to the water they drink out of bottles, the air pollution they
create when transporting the kids around, to using lights at Christmas, the
McDonalds discover that for every action there is a reaction that affects
them and the entire planet. Video will be provided to delegates to use as a
social marketing tool
GARBAGE!! The Revolution Starts at Home – PART II
General waste diversion initiatives for the residential sector (householder)
Dave Douglas –VisionQuest Environmental Strategies, Toronto, Ontario
Increase Diversion – The Color of the Bag!! – An overview of maximizing
diversion programs, having safer and quicker inspections for recycling and
composting initiatives – Nova Scotia Too Good to Waste.
Amy Hillyard & Nicole Haverkort – Regional Coordinators/Nova Scotia
Waste Control Regulations – Update and summary of reviewed areas, such as
designated materials, burning materials, landfill prohibitions and limits,
provisions for hazardous wastes and recyclables, waste transfer stations, littering
provisions, and amendments to certified operators. Comments and opposing
views will be taken back and addressed at meetings in October/08.
Janet McLean – Alberta Environment
Energy Recycling – a renewable energy solutions and products including solar
hot water systems for domestic hot water, solar PV systems for producing
electricity, personal biodiesel processors from cooking oil, grey water recycling,
geothermal systems and rainwater collection.
Trimline Design Centre – Harold Verburg
Cocktails (Cash Bar)
Keynote Address - Beyond Blue Boxes – Connecting the Dots.......
Wendy Holm – Economist, Author, and Award Winning Journalist from
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12TH
Exhibit Viewing/ Hot Breakfast
Play it Forward – The challenges and update of the “Ban the Plastic Bag” 2007’ program
for the Town of Leaf Rapids, Manitoba.
Ed Charier, Mayor of the Town of Leaf Rapids
Alberta Environment – Update of EPR Task Force and other updates and
information for waste reduction.
Christine Della Costa - Waste Reduction Specialist
Northern CARE - to announce New Regional Initiatives for Northern
• Regional Scrap Metal Collection Programs
• Regional E-waste Collection Programs
• Update of Proposed Regional Fluorescent Collection Program
• Regional Solar Energy Education Program
• Regional Plastic Bag Workshop
• Proposed Regional Transportation Plan for Recycling &Waste Diversion
Nuclear Energy – Speaker TBA
Closing Remarks – Sam Wipf – Vice- Chairman – Northern CARE &
Councillor for the Town of Valleyview