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Sustainability: Just an Industry Buzzword?



March 18, 2014 at 5:00 pm

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the Air and Waste Management Association (A&WMA) will be holding a panel discussion and networking event on March 18, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at the Metropolitain Brasserie, 700 Sussex at Rideau (presentation at 5:30 p.m.).

“We need to defend the interests of those whom we’ve never met and never will”  – Jeffrey D. Sachs
“There may be as many definitions as sustainability and sustainable development as there are groups trying to define it” –

This moderated, interactive discussion will feature speakers from major Canadian industries including chemistry, electricity, fertilizer and mining, who will explain what sustainability really means to them and then answer your most challenging questions in a pub setting.

About the Speakers:

  • Bob Masterson, Vice-President Responsible Care, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
  • Channa Perera, Director, Sustainability, Canadian Electricity Association
  • Clyde Graham, Vice-President, Strategy and Alliances, Canadian Fertilizer Institute
  • Ben Chalmers, Vice-President, Sustainable Development, Mining Association of Canada 

Light snacks are included in the registration cost. Cash bar. Advanced registration (before March 11th) is $25 for A&WMA members and $30 for non-members and $15 for student members or $20 for student non-members.

ATTENTION STUDENTS: Two student volunteers are needed to work at the registration desk. In exchange, reimbursement of registration fee will be given. If you are interested, contact Holly at

We encourage online registration ( (before March 11) as it helps us to arrange the venue and anticipate the number of attendees. Registration payment can be made online using PayPal,  Visa, or MasterCard or at the door by cash, cheque, Visa or MasterCard.



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