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A diverse group of leading circular economy experts and practitioners that are providing guidance and mentorship to the P2P Network participants.



Environmental Coordinator, Resource Recovery, Town of BanffEnvironmental Coordinator, Resource Recovery, Town of Banff<div class="ExternalClass3395963C3A6E496B9BAE54A91361A0FE">Carla coordinates the Town of Banff’s zero waste initiatives, supporting the community’s goal to divert 70% of waste by 2028 and ultimately send zero waste to landfill by 2050. Growing up in Calgary, Banff has always been Carla’s backyard and outdoor playground. She is continually inspired by Banff’s community and commitment to environmental sustainability. Carla is excited to develop programs that help Banff become a circular community, and believes strongly in the environmental, social and economic benefits of system design for zero waste. </div>, Carla BitzCarla Bitz
Chief Executive Officer ReLondonChief Executive Officer ReLondon<div class="ExternalClassF95060C68F4B4E7882EB3CAF8C28085C">Wayne is the Chief Executive Officer of ReLondon, where he is responsible for helping London’s boroughs to reduce waste and increase recycling rates, and helping to accelerate the development of a low carbon circular economy. He has been working for ReLondon since 2008. Prior to this, he was the Head of Waste Policy at the Greater London Authority. Wayne is a trustee on the board of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management. He has 25 years’ experience in the waste and resource management industry.</div>, Wayne HubbardWayne Hubbard
Senior Fellow, Smart Prosperity Institute and Natural Step CanadaSenior Fellow, Smart Prosperity Institute and Natural Step Canada<div class="ExternalClass648CE89199E54955B8165B19796F7695"></div><p>Barb Swartzentruber is a Senior Fellow and Program Director of Agriculture and Food Systems at Smart Prosperity Institute and Natural Step Canada. She works as a strategist, catalyst, and connector with government, businesses, and communities to respond to urgent social, economic, and environmental challenges through civic innovation, regenerative practices, and circular economy strategies. As a global leader in place-based innovation, system change and community capacity building, she convened and led a collaboration of local governments, business, academic and community leaders to win Canada's Smart City Challenge. Built on a shared vision and goals, and a distributed leadership and governance model, they co-produced a portfolio of over 60 system change projects for re-imagining a circular, sustainable regional food system. Barb has taught public policy, intergovernmental relations, community development, and system change at several Canadian universities. She was appointed to the Council of Canadian Academies Expert Panel on the Circular Economy in Canada in 2020 which co-produced the Turning Point Report. ​</p>, Barb SwartzentruberBarb Swartzentruber
Senior Researcher, Urban Futures StudioSenior Researcher, Urban Futures Studio<div class="ExternalClassC8A968CABA314FFDBF74A5CED4FC8939">Blake is a Senior Researcher at Utrecht University’s Urban Futures Studio, and a Senior Associate at OneEarth. For over 12 years, he has worked on issues of urban sustainability, focusing on how resources can be better used in cities to improve lives and reduce environmental impacts. He led and contributed to a number of projects relating to urban resource consumption for UNEP and the International Resource Panel during his time at Stellenbosch University, and has more recently led the circular economy in cities programmes at ICLEI Africa and Circle Economy. He was involved in preparing the “Baselining for a circular economy” report for Toronto in 2020-2021, and the development of Material Flow Analyses for Montreal in 2021-2022, and is currently working on a number of projects relating to sustainable consumption in cities around the world.</div>, Blake RobinsonBlake Robinson
Manager of Circular Economy and Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto Manager of Circular Economy and Innovation, Solid Waste Management Services, City of Toronto <div class="ExternalClass95733D13D9BA45F0B9B505834DE62B35">Meaghan is the Manager of the City of Toronto's Circular Economy and Innovation unit in the Solid Waste Management Services Division. Meaghan is working to advance Toronto's aspirational goals of zero waste and becoming Ontario's first city with a circular economy. Her current focus is on ramping up efforts to incorporate circular principles in City procurements, projects, and communications strategies. Meaghan has proudly been part of many first-of-their-kind projects for the City of Toronto, including the Baselining for a Circular Toronto circular city scan and Toronto's first project to generate renewable natural gas from Green Bin organic waste.</div>, Meaghan DavisMeaghan Davis
Executive Director, OneEarth LivingExecutive Director, OneEarth Living<div class="ExternalClassA0236AEC017C4428A70BE959A4AF6B46">Dr. Vanessa Timmer is the Executive Director of OneEarth Living, a Vancouver-based environmental ‘think and do tank’ creating and imagining sustainable ways of living in cities and around the world. OneEarth Living <span id="ms-rterangecursor-start"></span><span id="ms-rterangecursor-end"></span>​collaborates with partners including C40 Cities to transform how people live their lives – what they need, what they consume and produce, and what they aspire to – enabling everyone to live good quality lives within their fair share of our planet’s resources. Vanessa is also a Senior Research Fellow at Utrecht University. She holds a Doctorate and studied at Queen’s University, Oxford, UBC and Harvard.<br></div>, Vanessa TimmerVanessa Timmer
Cities Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Cities Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation <div class="ExternalClassED1DFB8DEAEF4240B91AADAF5F29BE43">Sarah O’Carroll is the Cities Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The Cities Programme focuses on supporting cities to accelerate the circular economy transition within their cities, by providing city government officials with the tools and resources that they need to shape ambitious policies and collaborate with the private sector, higher education institutions, NGOs and other stakeholders to support long lasting systemic change.</div>, Sarah O'CarrollSarah O'Carroll
Cities Lead, Circle Economy Cities Lead, Circle Economy <div class="ExternalClass739078E67B9E4F1CB1C6F1C8827F6D46">Jordi is driven by systemic transformation and create a new economic model that delivers prosperity within the boundaries of our planet. In his role as Cities lead at Circle Economy, he supports cities at a global level to develop innovative, practical and impactful strategies that can accelerate the transition toward a circular economy. Jordi’s background is in Economics, with an emphasis on Development Economics, behavioural change, and business innovation. </div>, Jordi PascualJordi Pascual


The CCRI is a collaboration of the National Zero Waste Council,
the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Recycling Council of Alberta, and RECYC-QUÉBEC.