December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020

Cleaning Up 2020

Another great networking and information event hosted by the CWMA. 


–DETAILS–

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Zoom Web Meeting (or a dial-in option is available)

No cost for CWMA members

–PRESENTATIONS–

Circular Tourism: Using Circularity as a tool for Sustainability

Join Michelle Hall, President of Surfrider Foundation Canada, presenting ideas for Circular Tourism including a discussion of the results of the Ocean Friendly Business Pilot Programlaunched to businesses in Tofino in 2019.

Inspiration to Reality: What happens to 130 Tonnes of Marine Debris?

Nearly 130 tonnes of garbage was removed from BC shorelines thanks to a cleanup effort by Ecotourism operators and First Nations (read the full story). Learn more about this amazing effort from Randy Burke, Captain of Bluewater Adventures and member of the Small Ship Tour Operators Association. Followed by Patrick Donaghy (RDMW) leading a discussion on how 7 Mile Landfill managed 130 tonnes of debris and ideas to improve these large scale efforts.


 

–AGENDA–

12:45 PM — Virtual doors open early
1:00 PM — Let’s Get Started!
1:10 PM — Presentations | Q & A | Discussion
2:15 PM — Conclusion

–OPTIONAL NETWORKING FUN!–

Stick around for a 15-minute Zoom break-out room networking mixer. Smaller groups/better networking/a great way to catch up with a handful of colleagues.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!

December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020

Meet Our Presenters...

Michelle Hall

President of Surfrider Foundation Canada

Michelle Hall has built a career being an environmental changemaker, convention-buster and strategic business and brand builder. As President of Surfrider Canada, Michelle is focused on developing programs that drive ocean conservation nationwide, through collaboration, advocacy and leadership.  She recently graduated from her Masters in Environmental Practice, and was awarded the Chancellors Award from Royal Roads University.

Michelle is an entrepreneur, a surfer and best friend to dog, Koli.In addition to her work and academic focus, she also founded Cedarwood Cove, a waterfront retreat in Tofino, where she and her husband host guests from around the world.

December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020

Randy Burke

Owner and Managing Director of Bluewater Adventures.

Captain Burke has over 30 years’ experience leading an award-winning ecotour company exploring the BC Coast and Alaska. He is an eco-tourism pioneer, educator, and conservationist with long standing friendships with coastal First Nations.

Bluewater Adventures’ fleet of locally built, custom motor-sailors; Island Roamer and Island Odyssey are now joined by the new flagship, Island Solitude.

 

December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020

Patrick Donaghy

Operations Manager of the Regional District of Mount Waddington since 2006. 

A resident of the North Island since 1994, he lives happily with his wife Deidre, two daughters Peri and Mica and two dogs Oreo and Trix. 

When not fumbling through the challenges of recycling and landfills, he obsessively retreats into trashy science fiction or fixing the latest house project that has gone sideways.  He has an engineering degree from the University of Guelph.



December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020

Cleaning Up 2020

Another great networking and information event hosted by the CWMA. 


–DETAILS–

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Zoom Web Meeting (or a dial-in option is available)

No cost for CWMA members

–PRESENTATIONS–

Circular Tourism: Using Circularity as a tool for Sustainability

Join Michelle Hall, President of Surfrider Foundation Canada, presenting ideas for Circular Tourism including a discussion of the results of the Ocean Friendly Business Pilot Programlaunched to businesses in Tofino in 2019.

Inspiration to Reality: What happens to 130 Tonnes of Marine Debris?

Nearly 130 tonnes of garbage was removed from BC shorelines thanks to a cleanup effort by Ecotourism operators and First Nations (read the full story). Learn more about this amazing effort from Randy Burke, Captain of Bluewater Adventures and member of the Small Ship Tour Operators Association. Followed by Patrick Donaghy (RDMW) leading a discussion on how 7 Mile Landfill managed 130 tonnes of debris and ideas to improve these large scale efforts.


 

–AGENDA–

12:45 PM — Virtual doors open early
1:00 PM — Let’s Get Started!
1:10 PM — Presentations | Q & A | Discussion
2:15 PM — Conclusion

–OPTIONAL NETWORKING FUN!–

Stick around for a 15-minute Zoom break-out room networking mixer. Smaller groups/better networking/a great way to catch up with a handful of colleagues.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR!

December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020

Meet Our Presenters...

Michelle Hall

President of Surfrider Foundation Canada

Michelle Hall has built a career being an environmental changemaker, convention-buster and strategic business and brand builder. As President of Surfrider Canada, Michelle is focused on developing programs that drive ocean conservation nationwide, through collaboration, advocacy and leadership.  She recently graduated from her Masters in Environmental Practice, and was awarded the Chancellors Award from Royal Roads University.

Michelle is an entrepreneur, a surfer and best friend to dog, Koli.In addition to her work and academic focus, she also founded Cedarwood Cove, a waterfront retreat in Tofino, where she and her husband host guests from around the world.

December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020

Randy Burke

Owner and Managing Director of Bluewater Adventures.

Captain Burke has over 30 years’ experience leading an award-winning ecotour company exploring the BC Coast and Alaska. He is an eco-tourism pioneer, educator, and conservationist with long standing friendships with coastal First Nations.

Bluewater Adventures’ fleet of locally built, custom motor-sailors; Island Roamer and Island Odyssey are now joined by the new flagship, Island Solitude.

 

December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020

Patrick Donaghy

Operations Manager of the Regional District of Mount Waddington since 2006. 

A resident of the North Island since 1994, he lives happily with his wife Deidre, two daughters Peri and Mica and two dogs Oreo and Trix. 

When not fumbling through the challenges of recycling and landfills, he obsessively retreats into trashy science fiction or fixing the latest house project that has gone sideways.  He has an engineering degree from the University of Guelph.



December 4, 2020 ~ Cleaning Up 2020