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Thursday, June 8 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm
What Role Can Markets Play in the Circular Economy?

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In a circular economy, resources matter. They are maximized to their fullest use, by being shared by many users for multiple purposes. The same can be said for Market infrastructure. Markets are well-suited to adaptation and embracing change and are best (and financially viable) when animators, vendors, people and activities work together to create thriving and connected places.  

In this session, consider how public markets are ideally situated to demonstrate circular economy practices. Explore markets as homes for collaboration, showcasing products that bring the circular food economy to life.

This “world cafe” style session will feature three “learn and taste” stations engaging group dialogue (and featuring delicious circular food examples at each station) on themes of: Adaptation, Resilience, Infrastructure.

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Ashlee Cooper

Manager, Food Equity and Community Resliency, City of Guelph
Before joining Guelph-Wellington’s award-winning circular economy initiative, Our Food Future, Ashlee Cooper worked in the non profit sector where she developed and delivered a broad spectrum of programs to address complex local food issues. Ashlee is a participatory design and community engagement specialist, bringing over 15 years of commitment to the food system. Ashlee bel... Read More →
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Julia Grady

Co-Founder and Executive Director, 10C Shared Space
Aligned through Our Food Future, Guelph-Wellington’s circular economy initiative, and their own personal goals of bringing more local food, less waste and more engagement to their communities, Ashlee Cooper, Julia Grady, Sonia Preisler and Leanne McGray are four community collaborators... Read More →

Thursday June 8, 2023 2:30pm - 4:00pm EDT
St. Lawrence Hall - Room A