Lethbridge’s Trashy Secret: Making the Case for Waste Reduction


November 24, 2016 :: Kathleen Sheppard
Moderated by Cheryl Bradley

Lethbridge produces more waste than almost any other city in Canada. Since 2010, we have seen a decline in the amount of waste that each person in Lethbridge generates. However, our waste generation remains well above provincial and national averages. In 2014, while the average Albertan created 997 kg of waste and the average Canadian produced 706 kg, Lethbridge residents wasted 1150 kg per person.

Where does our waste come from and what are the solutions? How can we waste less? The speaker will outline ways to reduce current waste amounts and relate to initiatives and opportunities for tackling this trashy problem.

Speaker:     Kathleen Sheppard

Kathleen Sheppard joined Environment Lethbridge as Executive Director in November of 2015. Originally from Pincher Creek, Kathleen has more than 25 years of experience working for non-profit organizations in British Columbia and Alberta. Prior to coming to Environment Lethbridge, she was the Executive Director for Social Planning Cowichan, located in Duncan, BC.

Kathleen has a B.Sc. in Geography and Biology from the University of Victoria and a Certificate in Non-profit and Voluntary Sector Management from Ryerson University. Her previous experience includes work in land conservation, wildlife rescue, wilderness protection and environmental sustainability.

Moderator: Cheryl Bradley

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2016
Time: Noon - 1:30 pm
Location: Country Kitchen Catering (Lower level of The Keg) 1715 Mayor Magrath Dr. S
Cost: $12.00 (includes lunch) or $2.00 (includes coffee/tea)


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