Sea Change 2019

October 2-4, 2019

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Jasper, Alberta


View audio and slide recordings from a majority of the 2019 sessions:

Most speaker presentations are downloadable in pdf format:

Ruben Anderson Ecole Pine Grove Middle School Mark Lozzi*
Anne Auriat Sarah Edwards John Marshall
Catherine Bangel* Carlos Fiorentino Matt Moreau
Joel Baziuk Trevor Gibson Sharon Riley*
Lindsay Christianson Melissa Gorrie Anthony Rossi
Cherie Cohen Chris & Laura Grant Dr. Dianne Saxe
Tonny Colyn Ed Gugenheimer & Caroline McAuley Tammy Shields
John Coyne Peter Hargreave Garret SteinhauerTCETSA Report
Peter Demong & Jason London Paul Henderson Usman Valiante
Jeff Dirks Odessa Ingarfield Jamie Vieira
David Dodge* Rob Ironside Maja Vodanovic
Roxanne Doerksen Carolyn Jarvis*
Peter Duck Jeff Linton & Andrew Stephens
Roxanne Duigou Paul Long*

*no presentation available

WEDNESDAY, October 2

  • 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Conference Registration / Welcoming Refreshments

    Sponsored by ECCO Recycling & Energy Corporation

  • 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Tours & Activities:

    Horseback Riding

    Cowboy Up: For a genuine Western experience, enjoy the wilderness of Jasper from your saddle for an hour. There is a good chance you’ll see an elk or a bear, as you ride along Lake Annette and catch a glimpse of Lake Edith and Lake Trefoil.

    Sponsored by sonnevera international corp.


    Jasper Food and History Tour

    Take a walk through Jasper while enjoying a fabulous culinary experience!

    Local experts will guide you between three featured restaurants while providing you with a brief history of Jasper. Each restaurant will feature one meal with a small beverage.


    Learning the Ropes: JPL Environmental Programs

    Join us for a tour of the sustainable projects going on at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. The lodge, along with Accor Hotels, participates in the Planet 21 program, a sustainable program made up of 76 actions to promote sustainable hospitality.

    Starting from the lobby, the tour will explore the sorting system in the kitchens and staff cafeteria, JPL’s recycling shed and engineering yard where recycled items are sorted and stored, and we will end at the Greenhouse, where we will see the plants and vegetables that are grown right on property. Along the way we will see all the new critical infrastructure projects that JPL has under gone in 2019, including landscaping, drainage and management of water leaks.

    Sponsored by Alberta Bottle Depot Association

  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    Walking the Plank Golf Tournament

    A golf course that hugs snow-capped mountains, meanders past glacial-fed lakes and through a wildlife corridor featuring elk, caribou, bears and wolves. Highly acclaimed for its challenging layout and spectacular beauty, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Club is rated by SCOREGolf Magazine as the #1 Best Golf Resort in Canada. Today, this award-winning Alberta golf course remains one of the “must play” courses in Canada; it’s a true classic that combines the best of what golf is all about.

    Dress code. No hard spikes.

    9-hole tournament, shotgun start at 12:00 pm ($110/person)

    Sponsored by Alberta Environmental Rubber Products and General Recycling Industries Ltd.

  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    Cast Away: Alberta Circular Cities Workshop

    The RCA is delivering a project on Circular Cities. This workshop will provide updates from communities who are part of this project, as well as present approaches that can be adopted by current and future Circular Cities.

    Moderator: Mikhael Metauro (Cascades Recovery+)

    Special Guest Presenter: Trevor Gibson (Opportunity Peterborough, U.K.)

    Sponsored by Alberta Ecotrust

  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Exhibit Viewing & Refreshments

    Sponsored by Capital Paper Recycling Ltd.

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    CONCURRENT SESSION: All Hands on Deck: Recycling in Alberta - Impacts, Innovation and Investment

    Moderator: Dave Schaaf

    Alberta has some long-standing stewardship programs that have been very successful in diverting waste from landfill. But, as we move forward, where are we headed with recycling? This session looks at existing outcomes, as well as benefits that could be realized as programs are expanded.

    Sponsored by Alberta Recycling Management Authority

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    CONCURRENT SESSION: Pirates of the North Saskatchewan - Recycling in Rural and Remote Regions

    Moderator: Fergal McDonough (CPIA)

    Communities in rural or remote areas face unique logistical and management challenges in offering diversion options. Join this session to learn about innovative ways communities are tackling these issues.

    Sponsored by Canadian Plastics Industry Association and Alberta Plastics Recycling Association

  • 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm


  • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Dinner on Your Own

  • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Scuttlebutt Soiree Reception

    Sponsored by Merlin Plastics

    Drinks sponsored by CasCell Trading Group Inc.

THURSDAY, October 3

  • 7:45 am - 8:30 am

    Exhibit Viewing Over Breakfast

    Sponsored by City of Lethbridge

  • 8:30 am - 8:45 am

    Conference Opening and Welcome

  • 8:45 am - 10:30 am


    Moderator: Leah Seabrook (Strathcona County)

    This introductory high level session will look at the need to consider human behaviour in achieving environmental goals, and the opportunities offered by Circular Economy approaches, specifically regarding plastics.

    Sponsored by Strathcona County

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am

    Exhibit Viewing & Refreshments

    Sponsored by Aquatera Utilities Inc.

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    OPENING KEYNOTE: Anthony Rossi (TerraCycle) - Loop Product Delivery Platform

    Moderator: Rick Valdarchi (City of Calgary)

    Anthony Rossi will be speaking about Loop (TerraCycle company), a global platform that enables consumer product companies and retailers to shift from a disposable supply chain to a durable one.

    Sponsored by The City of Calgary

  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm


    Sponsored by Alberta Beverage Container Recycling Corporation

  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    CONCURRENT SESSION: More than a Lifejacket - Textiles

    Moderator: Mortimer Capriles (Goodwill Industries of Alberta)

    In this age of fast fashion, textiles are an increasing component of the waste stream, representing a waste of valuable resources, and presenting a diversion challenge. This session will look into opportunities to channel these materials into valuable reuse and recycling options.

    Sponsored by Solid Waste and Recycling Magazine

  • 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

    CONCURRENT SESSION: Changing Tides, Rising Tides - Moving Towards EPR in Alberta

    Moderator: Jodi Tomchyshyn London (JTL Squared Consulting Inc.)

    Hear about baseline research done on Alberta’s recycling programs in consideration of EPR, as well as updates on EPR programs in other jurisdictions.

    Sponsored by Canadian Electrical Stewardship Association

  • 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Exhibit Viewing & Refreshments

    Sponsored by Beaver Municipal Solutions

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    CONCURRENT SESSION: One Fish, Two Fish - Enhancing Accountability and Measurement

    Moderator: Jeff Linton (BCMB)

    Measurement is critical to the success of any waste diversion program. This session looks at approaches such as Block Chain that offer opportunities to enhance accountability.

    Sponsored by Beverage Container Management Board

  • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

    CONCURRENT SESSION: We are in Gyre Straits - Media Influence on Waste Issues

    Moderator: Michel Lefebvre (Tetra Tech Canada)

    • Carolyn Jarvis (Global News) – Role of the media in advancing waste reduction
    • Sharon Riley (The Narwhal)
    • Catherine Bangel (Bangel PR)
    • David Dodge (Green Energy Futures)

    The influence of the media on public opinion and behavior is indisputable. This session engages some key media personalities to discuss their experience and role in environmental issues, including recycling.

    Sponsored by Tetra Tech Canada Inc.

  • 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    POSH Event Reception

  • 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm

    POSH Event Banquet

    Banquet sponsored by GFL Environmental Inc.
    Wine sponsored by DLA Piper (Canada) LLP and Dillon Consulting Limited

    MC: Donovan Workun

    Entertainment: Dance to the tunes of The Counterfitz
    Sponsored by Cascades Recovery+

FRIDAY, October 4