Rethink a World Without Waste

June 7, 2018
Erin Edwards
RCBC Conference

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Recycling Council of British Columbia (RCBC) Zero Waste Conference held in beautiful Whistler, BC. The Zero Waste Conference and Trade Show is a premier networking and education event hosted annually by the RCBC. Each spring, the three-day conference draws more than 300 industry professionals from the government, non-profit and business sectors. With the overarching goals of reducing waste and educating and building a circular economy, the progressive programming features best practices and innovations from BC, Canada and beyond. 

The university’s attendance at this conference allows us to connect with our incredible alumni and current students who attend the event, while also actively engaging with industry professionals and prospective students. The conversations were filled with exciting details, opportunities and stories about how our programs can, and have affected the professional and personal lives of so many. Some of the programs that were of particular interest this year were: Master of Arts/Science in Environmental Management, Master of Arts/Science in Environmental Practice, Master of Arts in Environmental Education and Communication, Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Community Development, Graduate Certificate in Project Management and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. If you are interested in learning more about any of these programs, reach out today!

This conference also acts as a perfect springboard into what is now Canadian Environment Week – where the annual theme is #BeatPlasticPollution! It is important that we all come together to do our part for reducing plastic pollution on our planet. To get involved, join the conversation on social media or explore some ways that you can reduce plastic consumption at home, in your workplace, at school or within your community here.