Session E - The Next Big Things
Sponsored by Titan Carbon Smart Technologies
Thursday, May 18, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. -- Venice Room
Public Space Recycling in Manitoba -- Christa Rust, CBCRA
Christa Rust is the Program Manager for CBCRA Recycle Everywhere, Canada’s first province-wide away from home beverage container recycling program. She is an experienced program manager with over 10 years working experience with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Skilled in Public Space Recycling, Sustainable Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Issues, Urban Planning, and Program Evaluation. She holds a Master's degree focused in Natural Resources Management from University of Manitoba. Christa also sits on the Community Indicators Consortium (CIC) Board of Directors and the Canadian Sustainability Indicators Network (CSIN) Advisory Council.
Grain Bag Recycling: YES, it is happening -- Barry Friesen and KimTimmer, CleanFARMS
Saskatchewan farmers use about 20,000 grain bags annually and starting next year they will have access to a province-wide recycling program that provides a much needed service for their land, water, air and communities. This recycling program will also be a first in North America. Being first in line has both advantages and challenges. This presentation will outline CleanFARMS’ plans for its grain bag recycling program and provide tips on how you can help make it a success in your community.
Barry Friesen leads the team at CleanFARMS, the organization that is best known for its empty container recycling program. Barry's first job was on a dairy farm in Mount Herbert, PEI. He now focuses his energy on innovative recycling and waste management solutions. His résumé includes senior positions with Product Care Association and the Nova Scotia Department of Environment.
Kim’s connection to agriculture began ten years ago when she made her best career move ever – moving from the pharmaceutical field to agriculture. She now manages stakeholder relations at CleanFARMS and has been actively engaged on the grain bag recycling file.
BioProducts Revolution: Biomass and the Opportunity to Reduce Carbon Emissions -- Jamie Bakos, Titan Clean Energy Pojects
Jamie is a specialist in clean technology and has provided leadership in delivering clean technology projects in Canada and internationally for over 20 years. A native of Saskatoon, Jamie moved to Guelph, Ontario, in 1990 to complete one of the first Environmental Engineering degrees offered in Canada. Since then, he has worked for companies such as Domtar, Ontario Power Generation, Pillsbury/ Green Giant Canada, Wardrop Engineering and Ingenium Group. Jamie has served on several boards, inclluding the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council (SWRC) and the Canadian Bioenergy Association (CANBIO). He is committed to promoting the sustainable use of forestry, agricultural, and municipal biomass in renewable energy and bio-products applications.