RCA Circular Economy Summit

This is Not Your Grandmother’s Economy! Or Maybe It Is…. 

Across the country, dozens of municipalities are beginning their transition to the Circular Economy (CE). It’s an alternative approach that designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use, and regenerates our natural environment. And it’s taking shape in the form of road maps, policies, regulations, funding programs, procurement specifications, and the support of sharing, reuse, and repair initiatives.

Here’s your chance to learn more! Rural Municipalities of Alberta, Alberta Municipalities, and the Recycling Council of Alberta are teaming up to bring you an informative and engaging one-day workshop on the CE. Interested in economic development? The CE can help. What about climate change? Yep, it can help. Waste reduction. Again, check!

Spend the day with us and you’ll walk away educated and inspired….and quickly become the envy of all your municipal peers. So, mark your calendars.

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022
Location: Strathcona County Community Centre – Sherwood Park, AB
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

Elected Officials: FREE / Open Mind, Positive Outlook
Administration: $125 (RCA member) or $175 (non-member)
*Includes lunch and activities

If you require accommodation, the nearby Park Centre and Hotel is offering rates of $105/night for participants of the CE Summit. Just call them at 780.467.1234 to make your reservation and mention that you are with the RCA Event.

Agenda (click to view)

8:15 am – 9:00 amConference Registration / Welcoming Refreshments  
9:00 am – 9:15 amSummit Opening  
– Strathcona County Mayor
– RCA President
9:15 am – 10:00 amCircular Economy 101 – Overview
– RCA and Cascades
– York Region (ON)
– Edson (AB)
10:00 am – 10:45 amCircular Economy Mechanism #1 – Economic Development / Innovation
– Zero Waste Scotland (UK)
– City of Richmond 
10:45 am – 11:00 amBreak  
11:00 am – 11:45 amCircular Economy Mechanism #2 – Climate Change Mitigation 
– Town of New Glasgow (NS)
– ReLondon (UK)
– City of Mississauga (ON)
11:45 am – 12:30 pmCircular Economy Mechanism #3 – Waste Reduction
– Banff (AB)
– Edson (AB)
12:30 pm – 1:30 pmLunch / Networking  
1:30 pm – 1:45 pmActivity #1 – Building a Municipal CE Initiative/Approach
1:45 pm – 2:45 pmMunicipal Policy Levers (featuring community examples)
  1. Strategies / Visioning – New Glasgow
  2. Stakeholder, Engagement and Education – Banff and Edmonton
  3. Asset Management – Mississauga
2:45 pm – 3:00 pmBreak
3:00 pm – 3:45 pmMunicipal Policy Levers Cont’d (featuring community examples)  
  4. Procurement – Richmond
  5. Economic Incentives – York Region 
  6. Regulations – Edmonton
3:45 pm – 4:15 pmActivity #2 – Developing Policy Levers for Your Community
4:15 pm – 4:30 pmSummit Closing & Thank-You’s

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*elected officials attend for free*
Please provide names and contact information for each delegate.

How to register: Click the “Select Options” button next to the registration type you’d like to purchase, and enter the delegate name and contact info in the form that appears, then click the “Add to Cart” button. If you want to register more than one person, select their registration type, enter their contact details and click “Add to Cart” again. You now have two registrations in your cart. Once you have entered the registration details for everyone, go to your cart, review, and select “Checkout”. You can now enter your billing information and select a payment option to finalize your registration(s). If you have any questions about the registration process, please contact info@recycle.ab.ca

Find out whether your municipality qualifies for the RCA member rate – check whether it is listed on our A-Z membership directory here or contact us at info@recycle.ab.ca.

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