#SPEForum: Zero Waste Cities - Reality or Fantasy?

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BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque

475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est

Berri Entrance

Montréal, QC H2L 5C4

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What are the challenges and opportunities for transforming into a zero waste city?

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What are the challenges and opportunities for transforming into a zero waste (ZW) city which benefit both the quality of life and help reduce ecological footprint? What is the magnitude of the plastic problem in Quebec and Montreal, and how we compare to other provinces/cities? What are the challenges consumers face to lead more sustainable lifestyles? What kind of policies can cities implement and relieve the local taxpayers from the burden of waste management?

At the last G7 Summit Canada pledged to adopt a zero plastic waste charter. What must we do as a community and a nation to fulfill our pledge? Join Science & Policy Exchange (SPE) and ClimatAble for a two-hour public forum on June 4, 2019 at BAnQ, Montreal, to learn and discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with transforming into a zero waste city.

This is an opportunity for the public to ask these hard questions and engage with leading experts in research and policy to help answer them. They will attack from all angles - policy, production, and consumer perspectives - to address how we can achieve our ambitious sustainability goals.

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#SPEForum Panelists:

Alex Tyrell: Leader of the Green Party of Québec

Mariève Isabel: Montreal Urban Sustainability Experience, McGill University

Sophie Bernard: Department of Mathematics and Industrial Engineering, Polytechnique Montréal

Justine McIntyre: Party Leader, Vrai changement pour Montréal

#SPEForum Format: Each Speaker speaks for 10 to 15 minutes, followed by a 15-20 minute discussion period led by the moderator.

Website: http://www.sp-exchange.ca/events/speforum_zerowaste/

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This event is hosted by Science & Policy Exchange (SPE) and ClimatAble, two non-profit student directed organization from universities in Montréal who aim to make a difference in how science can impact society. For more information on SPE and ClimatAble visit sp-exchange.ca or https://www.facebook.com/Climatable/

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BAnQ Grande Bibliothèque

475 Boulevard de Maisonneuve Est

Berri Entrance

Montréal, QC H2L 5C4

Canada

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