When and where is the Forum?

    Friday, April 22, 2022

    8:30am – 4:00pm 

    Emera Innovation Exchange, Signal Hill Campus, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL

    Who is involved with this Forum?

    Memorial's Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development is working closely with a diverse set of organizational leaders to design and organize the Forum. The Forum Planning Team includes:

    What are you trying to accomplish?

    Forum objectives include: 

    • To clarify and better understand current interest and opportunities for developing practical “waste-to-value” enterprises in NL – both within and across organic waste streams and sectors. 
    • To explore which strategies are the most relevant, viable and offer the greatest potential impact – both waste diversion and socio-economic value-added – for NL. 
    • To identify a few “actionable opportunities” – current feasible opportunities for combining and using organic waste materials from sources primarily associated with the forestry, fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture/food sectors – as well as promising ideas that may need additional discussions or research to develop further. 
    • To inform and advance policy discussions within NL that support the development of these opportunities and, more broadly, enable the adoption of waste-to-value approaches for organic waste streams. 

    Who is invited to participate?

    This is a public forum. Anyone with an interest and who can make a contribution to the dialogue is invited to register and participate. In particular, the Planning Team encourages participation by individuals from forestry, agriculture, fisheries, aquaculture, government, academia, research institutions and other organizations with an interest in exploring potential “waste-to-value” opportunities for organic waste streams associated with the forestry, fisheries, aquaculture and agriculture/food sectors in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

    What is the cost?

    There is no registration fee for the Forum. Lunch and snacks will be provided to all attendees.