The Program for the upcoming CWMA conference has been finalized, and delegates are in for some special treats. The conference takes place November 3-5, 2004 at the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville, BC.
Award-winning author and speaker Guy Dauncey will appear as keynote at the conference, speaking about the need for sustainable approaches to business and the environment. Guy is president of the newly formed BC Sustainable Energy Association, and author of the book “Stormy Weather: 101 Solutions to Global Climate Change.” which won a Nautilus Award at the New York Book Expo in May 2002. He is also the publisher of EcoNews, a monthly newsletter that promotes the vision of a sustainable Vancouver Island.
Also, just added to the itinerary is some very special musical entertainment. Award winning multi-instrumentalist Daniel Lapp will perform with singer/guitarist Indio Faravanja.
Sessions will focus on materials not addressed by blue box recycling. New and emerging technologies, as well as strategies and policies for waste diversion, will be discussed. Topics will include the latest trends in processing of organic waste, construction and demolition materials, and the growing amount of electronic debris. There will also be a session on managing residual materials for which recycling opportunities are currently unavailable. A pdf of the full program is available.
For registration and program details, visit:
or contact the CWMA office at 250-386-CWMA.
NOTE: Accommodations are going fast. Reserve directly with the Tigh-Na-Mara (www.tigh-na-mara.com) by calling 1-800-663-7373.
Julie Gordon, Executive Director
Coast Waste Management Association
521 Langford Street, Victoria, BC V9A 3C5