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Behavior Change Strategies for Circular Food Solutions

Date: November 24, 2022 9:00 – 10:00 am PST

Format: Webinar

Advancing a circular food system in Canada requires significant collaboration, strategic policy shifts, and changes in behavior. The National Zero Waste Council’s recently released Workshop Summary Report for Scaling Circular Food Systems in Canada identified the importance of better understanding successful strategies that prompt behavior change – in consumers, food system businesses, and even local governments.

We are hearing questions on how to drive behavior change and how to harness and support it. How do we measure behavior change in a way that we can identify the impact of specific initiatives and select evidence-based interventions? How do we support culture shifts that support changes in behavior change? We will explore these questions during the webinar with knowledgeable and experienced behavior change practitioners in Canada.


Angela Cooper  

Angela Cooper, Senior Strategist and Practice Manager, BEworks

Angela holds a PhD in Linguistics from Northwestern University in Chicago, which was supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship. At BEworks, she co-leads the sustainability portfolio and has led numerous projects across multiple domains, including a multi-year initiative to develop and validate a behavior change program aimed at reducing household food waste.

Joanne Gauci  

Joanne Gauci, Senior Policy Advisor and Lead on the Love Food Hate Waste Canada Campaign, National Zero Waste Council and Metro Vancouver

Joanne Gauci is a sustainability professional with a Masters in Environmental Design (Planning) and 20 years of progressive policy, engagement, and planning experience at the local, regional, and federal government levels both within Canada and abroad. As a Senior Policy Advisor at Metro Vancouver, she provides Secretariat support to the National Zero Waste Council and leads the Love Food Hate Waste Canada campaign. Joanne also supports the Council’s participation in the Circular Economy Leadership Coalition and works as part of collaborative teams on the Canada Plastics Pact launch and the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative.

Rosemary Cooper  

Rosemary Cooper, Project Director, Share Reuse Repair Initiative

Rosemary has been catalyzing the transition to a circular economy since 2013 with an emphasis on upstream solutions that design out waste and carbon. She brings more than 25 years of experience working at the intersection of sustainability and economic development to help businesses and cities bridge the gap between circular ideas and solutions through strategy, research, marketing, and innovation processes. She is currently Project Director at the Share Reuse Repair Initiative (the consumer-facing circular economy), Director of Circular Innovation at Light House (circular built environment), and Circular Economy Faculty at BCIT School of Business.

Moderator: Denise Philippe, Senior Policy Advisor, National Zero Waste Council and Metro Vancouver

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