Waste ReForum 2017

Pre-Conference Workshop: Circular Economy Lab


9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 17
Da Vinci Ballroom, Radisson Hotel. Saskatoon

Registration: $100 for workshop only ($50 for conference attendees and students)

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In this workshop, The Natural Step will guide a discussion about a system where materials are not simply discarded, but reused or recycled into new products. Group activities will be used to help explore a platform for ongoing experimentation, innovation and collaboration,  and what is needed to accelerate a transition to a circular economy.

The Natural Step Canada, a nonprofit organization that helps organizations and individuals understand and make meaningful progress toward sustainability, has recently launched a new initiative entitled Ontario Circular Economy Innovation Lab (CEIL). With this new initiative, the nonprofit aims to accelerate Canada’s transition to a circular economy.

Facilitator: Chris Lindberg, CEIL Director, Natural Step Canada

clChris Lindberg leads the development and implementation of CEIL. In this role he brings public and private sector organizations together to help them understand and capture the opportunities provided by sustainability and the circular economy.

Chris has more than 20 years of experience working with public and private sector organizations to develop and implement their strategic plans, engagement strategies and sustainability initiatives. Prior to joining The Natural Step Canada, Chris worked as a sustainability professional with a variety of organizations, including the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, Golder Associates, Stratos Inc. and the Light House Sustainable Building Centre. He is a proud father of two and a graduate of Simon Fraser University.