Invasion of the Body Snatchers: Public Education & Engagement
Thursday, July 16, 12:30 — 1:30 p.m.
Waste Reclamation Fundamentals: Three critical concepts for recycling education — Lori Koebel, Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corp
As Alberta Beverage Container Management Corporation’s (ABCRC) Manager of Communications & Marketing, Lori is responsible for developing programs that encourage Albertans to engage in recycling their empty beverage containers. Lori continually seeks to find new ways to foster engagement in recycling to help the industry grow beyond its 85% return rate. In 2018, this amounted to Albertans returning nearly 2 billion empty beverage containers to be recycled into new products.
After working for 15 years in industries including telecommunications and oil and gas, Lori had the opportunity to join ABCRC four years ago and apply her communications and marketing skills to a deep personal passion for sustainability and the environment. During her time with ABCRC she has been a champion in identifying sustainability initiatives within the company as well as overseeing the development of an outstanding annual sustainability report.
Lori holds a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree from McMaster University in English Language and Literature, and is currently reviewing options to further her education by pursuing a Master of Sustainability Leadership (MSL) degree.
In her free time, Lori enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter in the beautiful Alberta Rockies, participating in a variety of summer and winter sports.
Beyond Education and Engagement - Fixing the contamination crisis at the source with standardized labels on recycling bins. — Alex Bunker, Recycle Across America
Alex Bunker has been working as the National Program Director for Recycle Across America for nearly 5 years, helping businesses and communities implement successful recycling programs. Before working with RAA, Alex worked with sustainable businesses as the Deputy Executive Director for the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce Southeast Region. She served the citizens of her county as an elected Supervisor for the Seminole Soil and Water Conservation District for over four years. Her commitment to the environment has been vividly demonstrated over the past 10 years through her diligent work with several conservation organizations and committees, including the Florida League of Women Voter’s Climate Change Committee and the League of Conservation Voters.
City of Regina Curbside Education — Derek Adam, City of Regina
Derek supervises the recycling processing, collection, and provincial stewardship contracts for the City of Regina. He has a BA in Environmental Studies from Brock University and a Master of Environment and Sustainability (MES) from Western University.
Sponsored by Carton Council of Canada