In a letter from Malcolm Brodie National Zero Waste Council Chair and the Mayor of Richmond, Greenomics has been officially accepted as a member of the National Zero Waste Council (NZWC).
The National Zero Waste Council is a leadership initiative bringing together governments, businesses and non-government organizations to advance waste prevention in Canada. Founded by Metro Vancouver in collaboration with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities in 2013, the Council has united, among others, five of Canada’s largest metropolitan regions – Metro Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Edmonton – with key business and government leaders, academia and non-profit organizations in a call for national action and systems change to address waste generation.
Erich Schwartz, Greenomics’ President noted, “We have a significant issue with waste across Canada and the world that can only be addressed through collaboration with all levels of government, businesses and individuals. We have a lot of work to do but we are now constructively addressing waste issues. We of course are looking forward to doing our part. Here, on the Sunshine Coast, we have several community members who are leaders in environmental challenges and we have a lot to share with the rest of the world. We need to leverage that grass roots community by working together.” He added “There are a number of initiatives in which we are engaged including the development of our Zero Waste Certification Program which we will be launching within weeks!”