Concurrent Session B: Municipal Tools for Waste Reduction 

Sheri Praski

SPSheri Praski is a Professional Engineer with EcoStrategies Consulting and is currently contracted as the Executive Director with SWANA NLC (Solid Waste Association of North America – Northern Lights Chapter).  Sheri worked with the City of Saskatoon for 5 years as the Manager of the Environmental Services Branch; with Saskatchewan Highways and Transportation for 7 years; and in Environmental Consulting for a few years. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan and is a Professional Engineer and a Fellow of Engineers Canada. Sheri is active on several environmental boards and committees, including the Saskatchewan Waste Reduction Council



Nadine Sauder

NSNadine Sauder is a Public Program Coordinator at the City of Calgary in Waste and Recycling Services. She leads and coordinates the planning and implementation of various education projects to increase waste diversion and encourage waste reduction for local businesses and organizations. With 10 years of experience in education, communications and project management, she brings a unique approach to helping businesses and organizations implement waste management systems, make these systems effective and empower and teach others how to use them. 





John Graham

JGJohn is Director, Government Relations (Prairie Region) for the Retail Council of Canada

The Retail Council of Canada (RCC) is a not-for-profit, industry-funded association that representing more than 45,000 store fronts of all retail formats across Canada.  As Saskatchewan’s largest private sector employer, more than 67,500 citizens are currently employed in the retail sector. 

RCC and its members understand the vital link between a healthy environment and a healthy economy, and currently participate in nearly a hundred environmental stewardship programs across the country.   As a director on the boards of Alberta Recycling, Encorp Pacific and Multi-Material Stewardship Manitoba, and through his participation on the RCC EPR / Stewardship Committee, John has developed an appreciation for the complexity of these issues.

John joined the RCC in 2017. For over 20 years before that, John worked in a senior capacity with one of Canada’s largest grocers, having exposure to a wide range of sustainability issues, including being a part of the company’s onboarding team for many waste diversion and programs across the West.  

John is married with two children and resides in Winnipeg – home of the future Stanley Cup Champions.