ArticleAuthor and Academic Robin Nagle has been invited to be the 2017 CWRC keynote speaker. see more
The Canadian Waste to Resource Conference is pleased to announce we have invited Robin Nagle as our keynote speaker for this year’s event, which will be held in conjunction with Waste and Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo at the Scotiabank Centre in Niagara Falls on Oct. 25 and 26.
Nagle teaches anthropology and environmental studies at New York University and recently authored the book, Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City.
Her research is based on more than a decade spent with sanitation workers in New York City where she even took on the job herself to truly understand the work and lives of these employees. That meant enduring the physical labour and the stigma that comes with the job.
Even though “sanitation workers are the most important labour force on the streets of the city,” Nagle said in a September 2013 TED Talk, as soon as you “put on the uniform … you become invisible until someone is upset with you for whatever reason.”
This stigma is ironic, according to Nagle, because of the important role sanitation workers play to keep the streets clean and the economy moving. To overcome this problem, Nagle encourages us all to take the time to get to know the sanitation workers in our communities and understand the role they play in it.
With an insider’s account and keen insight into the sector, Nagle always delivers an impactful presentation.
ArticleEnvironmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe is set to present at the 2017 CWRC in Niagara Falls. see more
The Canadian Waste to Resource Conference is pleased to announce we have confirmed Ontario Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe as our keynote luncheon speaker for this year’s event, which will be held in conjunction with Waste and Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo at the Scotiabank Centre in Niagara Falls on Oct. 25 and 26.
Back by popular demand, Ms. Saxe was a fan favourite at the OWMA’s Annual General Meeting and Conference earlier this year. Her expertise on the environmental issues affecting the waste management sector were welcomed and appreciated by a broad range of attendees representing a diversity of sectors and professions.
Her presentations always provide key insights that help listeners understand the most important environmental developments in Ontario. For more information about the Environmental Commissioner and her work, visit https://eco.on.ca/.
For more information about the CWRC, log on to www.CW2RC.ca.