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October 09, 2020
Virtual Future Oxford Speaker Series to feature local zero-waste innovators

The series will help residents and business to learn from innovators about sustainability

Future Oxford Speaker Series - Free Virtual Events featuring local zero-waste innovators

How can individuals and businesses work towards zero waste each day in an affordable way? And, why is it important to try?

Future Oxford, in partnership with the Oxford County Library, hopes to help answer this question through its fall Future Oxford Speaker Series at three different virtual events throughout October. Zero Waste Oxford is coordinating discussion panels featuring first-hand sustainability experience, inviting residents to learn from and about some of the local zero-waste innovators and businesses who are advancing Oxford’s sustainability goals: a vibrant economy, a creative and connected community, and a healthy built and natural environment for all.

The events feature panel presentations with a variety of local businesses. Each panel discussion includes a Question and Answer session with the panelists and sharing among virtual attendees. The virtual series will be hosted as a Facebook Live event. No registration is required to watch or participate. Each event will include recommendations for related programming, books and online resources.

Event information

Zero waste in the commercial sector

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Speakers: Nancy Roberts, Red Buttons and Danielle Paluska, Wild Comfort Body Care

Zero waste in Oxford County

Thursday, October 22, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Speakers: Bryan Smith, co-chair, Zero Waste Oxford, Dennis Guy, partner, Future Oxford and host and Future Oxford Zero Waste volunteer, Kerrie Gill

Zero waste in education and other institutions

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Speakers: Tom Butler, educator, environmentalist and farmer, and Chris Marion, director of Capital Projects and lead of Environmental Advisory Committee, Woodstock General Hospital

Individuals or businesses interested in participating, or for more information, please visit



Bryan Smith, Co-Chair, Zero Waste Oxford

"There are more than just three R’s when it comes to recycling. Zero-waste innovators and business people in Oxford are working daily to reduce, recover, rescue, rethink, repair and restore. These innovators are eager to share what they know with the Oxford community and to demonstrate how they are helping to advance the goals set out in the Future Oxford Sustainability Plan.”


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