Recycling Council of Alberta Presents

League of Extraordinary Recyclers

Knocking Out Waste

September 28-30, 2016
The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Jasper, Alberta


Early-Bird Registration Extended Until August 12, 2016

Scott Parent

Scott Parent

Adventure photographer/writer and homesteader on a reclaimed disposal site

Scott Parent, his partner Tatiana, and their daughter Thalassa had been living in Canmore, AB, when they purchased a 5 acre piece of land on the Bruce Peninsula, in Ontario, back in 2008. The land had buildings, a well, septic, and hydro, with potential for gardens and the opportunity to build a small family farm. As part of the Niagara Escarpment, the land has unique rock features, water drainages, and sensitive ecosystems. The land had something else. Garbage. A previous owner to the land the Parents now call home permitted locals to use parts of the land as a local dump site. Underneath the wasteland, Scott and his partner Tatiana believed the land to be unique and worth the work involved to reclaim it back to health, by cleaning up the mess and building anew. Even more, they found it to be the ultimate shared adventure to raise their house and family on the land through the process. The family lived in a cabin while building their home using local materials and constructing using the timber frame method used by local barn builders in the last century. Things move a little slower for the Parent family on the farm, due to the hands-on educational participation the children have with every aspect of raising the farm, and restoring the land. Scott and Thalassa share the story and photographs of their family journey, and make visible the unique ecosystems and environment that had been threatened by waste and mismanaged use of the land.
Jerry Powell

Jerry Powell

Editor, Resource Recycling

Jerry Powell is the owner of three magazines (Resource Recycling, Plastics Recycling Update and E-Scrap News). He edits Resource Recycling. In addition, he aids in the management of three annual conferences, The E-Scrap Conference, The Plastics Recycling Conference, and The Resource Recycling Conference, several of which are the world’s largest in their fields. Previously, Jerry founded and managed a recycling consulting firm for a decade and founded and managed a recycling business in Portland, Oregon for more than eight years. He is a past three-time chair of the board of the National Recycling Coalition and the three-time chair of the board of a state recycling association. He has spoken on waste management and recycling issues in 48 states and five Canadian provinces.
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The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge was offering special delegate rates starting at $227 per night (plus applicable service charges, taxes & gratuities). When inquiring about availability, be sure to state that you are with the group “Recycling Council of Alberta”. At this point, reservations are subject to availability and higher rates may apply. You can ask JPL’s reservations department to place you on a waiting list, if the room type you are looking for is currently sold out. To book your room, phone The Jasper Park Lodge’s in-house reservations department at 780.852.3301.

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