Breaking The Silence: Materialism Vs. Minimalism

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Join us for another panel discussion part of our Breaking the Silence series. This month we're combating: Materialism vs. Minimalist! Hear from lived/living experience panelists on topics such as conscious living and consumerism, the zero waste movement, how to become a minimalist, and sustainable development.

Our panelists for the evening:
Lawrence Alvarez is co-founder of the Toronto Tool Library and The Sharing Depot, and President of their parent non-profit, the Institute for a Resource-Based Economy. He was born and raised in Zimbabwe and he has lived in Botswana, Canada, South Africa and Argentina. His passion lies in travel, exploring human relationships and our shared experience, and finding the connections between us.

Ana Gee leads group and one-on-one consultations, workshops, and courses on key areas of life: well-being, relationships, financial literacy, and personal passion. Ana is a 3R Volunteer (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) with the City of Toronto and consults neighbours and anyone who is willing to listen : ) Ana has worked with the University of Toronto, Toronto Public Library, YES (Youth Employment Services), The Gladstone Hotel, and other organizations as well as independent clients. Minimalism principles permeate her every teaching strategy as they allow a focused, result-oriented approach that is easy to grasp and apply in real life with fantastic outcomes.

Jonathan Spencer is a member of the Centre for Social Innovation and The Roots Collaborative, a sustainability consultancy. Jonathan served as Executive Director of Ontario's electronics recycling program (OES). He is currently part of the Food Systems Lab at University of Toronto, exploring the challenge of food waste, and recently participated in the Food Loss and Waste Forum sponsored by the National Zero Waste Council. He is a CPA and a graduate of the Rotman Non-Profit Governance Program and the Schulich program in Public Management. He has been a chef, a radio DJ and has been in several places that don't have wifi.

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Settle In with a fair trade coffee!
6:30pm - 7:30pm - Panel Questions and Discussion, moderated by Jazzmine Lawton, Executive Director of YTGA + Studio.89
7:30pm - 7:45pm - Break
7:45pm - 8:30pm - Continue Panel Questions and Discussion
8:30pm - 9:00pm - Audience Q + A
9:00pm - 9:30pm - Networking

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