January 10, 2014

Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Conference - Oct 16, 2013

Gemaco's own Hilary Hanna attended Metro Vancouver's Zero Waste Conference on October 16th at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Center. Here are her thoughts:

"What filtered up for me, through all the different speakers, was we need to e...xpand our care. Definition of Care; the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something. With this comes a responsibility. To rethink, right where we are now. Create solutions that allow us to reduce and recycle so what we are recreating is healthy, safe, sustainable and hopefully adding back to our earth to regenerate anew.
As Dr. Michael Braungart pointed out, "to not have a carbon neutral foot print just doesn't make sense. Even trees aren't carbon neutral as they produce precious and required carbon dioxide to our environment!" Carbon neutral is not what we should strive for but rather ask ourselves how can we contribute and make our environment better. How can we leave a better foot print than before we started.
Rogers Arena donating broken hockey sticks to BC childrens hospital to make splints for the kids! Talk about rethinking and .....caring.
As once said by Albert Einstein "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them". I am always inspired and grateful to be around so many that are thinking different. And thank goodness for it."