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$50 for Keynote Reception on May 29th with Hunter Lovins & Chris Turner.

Sourcing Practical Solutions For Sustainability... let's meet some of our 10 keynotes:

HunterOn May 29th Hunter Lovins will discuss the business case for implementing genuine sustainability in Alberta.This region has treasures of one-time resources that will be best served if they are used wisely and sparingly.  The country, indeed the world, is watching and Albertans would do well to choose a different approach than its current trust-funder attitude of dig em up and burn em as fast as it can. In an increasingly warm world, Canada risks being seen by the world as a rogue nation.  If Alberta uses its natural assets to transition to a sustainable economy it can create a prosperous future for its citizens, and all Canadians. Around the world, entrepreneurs, major corporations, communities, and main street businesses are cutting their costs, driving innovation, inspiring their employees and building prosperity by investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy and a host of technologies that deliver services in smarter, low carbon ways. Collectively these measures can be the basis for a new economy that delivers more jobs, enhanced prosperity, and a future that is more attractive than what we have now.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, City of Calgary's Sustainability Plan

Mayor Naheed Nenshi, City of CalgaryNearly a decade ago, more than 18,000 Calgarians came together to create a shared 100-year vision for The City of Calgary. The result is a plan that puts all Calgarians on a path toward urban sustainability (social, financial, and environmental) in the 21st century. Since that time, The City of Calgary has put that plan into action and, among other successes, become a leader in low-carbon urban development. As the mayor of Calgary, Naheed Nenshi is one of 15 City Council members elected as stewards of this vision of sustainability. In his presentation, he will discuss the importance of sustainability to today's cities and how Calgary has been able to make a vision into reality. With thoughtful municipal policies and innovative projects and programming, The City is well on its way to reaching the targets set by its citizens.

Mayor Stephen Mandel, City of Edmonton "Way we Green"

Mayor Stephen Mandel, City of EdmontonWaste management is a local problem shared globally. For cities, which have limited sources of revenue, new technologies and private partnerships are becoming increasingly important in the search for creative, tailor-made solutions to our challenges. Mayor Mandel will share Edmonton's journey to becoming North America's first effective zero waste city, on track to divert 90% of waste from landfill by 2015, and how this expertise is key to our urban sustainability agenda.

Toby Toby Heaps - The Sustainable City State

Two of the most pronounced megatrends of the 21st century are urbanization and sustainability —which drive one another like a flywheel in good or bad directions. Toby will unveil the 2013 North American Sustainable Cities Scorecard, a comprehensive sustainability ranking of 20 top North American cities, touching upon the formula for building a thriving sustainable city, including cultural tricks and the three most impactful things every city can do.

Toby is the President and Co-founder of Corporate Knights. He is a current board member of Friends of the Earth Canada and chairman of E3 Canadian Roundtables, a series of roundtables to define a Canadian energy strategy that will catalyze the country's clean energy superpower potential. He spearheaded the first global ranking of the world's 100 most sustainable corporations in 2005. Learn more about Toby here.

Houston Houston Pechl has been developing a comprehensive social and environmental sustainability program at DIRTT Environmental Solutions to demonstrate the benefits of innovative operational process, cultural change, and green procurement systems based on ROI (SROI). Houston led a project to become a Canadian founding member of B Corp, resulting in an international network of CSR leaders to draw on best practice in all pillars of Sustainability. Continual involvement with B Corp in promoting and advancing the public policy for Benefit Corporations across Canada and in Alberta specifically. Learn more here.

$350 Conference Registration, $200 Discount for Students & Citizens

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  • Penny

    can you clarify about the free part and when and where it is and if rsvp is necessary?
    Thanks,
    Penny

    May 15, 2013

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