Citizens taking action ~ Vancouver, Lower Mainland, and beyond.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Webinar this Friday, 10:30 Pacific time

Risks Associated with Waste Incineration

What the Waste to Energy Industry is Not Telling You

Webinar: Friday, May 30, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Please join us for this webinar where a panel of experts and public interest advocates will discuss the economic, environmental and public health risks posed by waste incineration, and the impacts felt by communities that have built them.

Metro Vancouver has a plan to build a new waste incinerator in BC. So far, three communities have been identified as potential sites (Delta, Nanaimo and Port Mellon) but six more sites are still to be announced.  

There will be increasing pressure on these communities to accept the proposed incinerator, but the outcome is far from inevitable. In recent years, Powell River, Kamloops, Port Moody, Nanaimo and Christina Lake have all stopped proposals to burn waste in their communities. 

Hosted by Zero Waste BC, Zero Waste Canada and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, this webinar will feature guest speakers from Detroit, San Francisco and BC, speaking about the multiple risks posed by incinerators, as well as better waste management options for communities to consider.  

Webinar Panel:   
Russell Brewer, Councillor, City of Powell River
Ahmina Maxey, Coordinator, Zero Waste Detroit Coalition
Bradley Angel, Director, Greenaction for Health & Environmental Justice
Moderated by Jamie Kaminski, Zero Waste Canada

 If you wish to join the webinar, please RSVP Jenna Ralston at by Tuesday, May 27th.
An email with webinar/call information will be sent to you, after you have responded. Also, please share this invitation with any colleagues or friends that may be interested.