ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Jacqueline Shen
Jacqueline believes that all problems have solutions, and that it is just a matter of searching for them. A grade 12 student at Burnaby South Secondary, Jacqueline is the chair of the Burnaby Youth Sustainability Network and works with youth from all over the Metro Vancouver region to provoke thought and action. … 

 

ABOUT THE TALK

Within the common phrase “to throw something away”, there is a keyword that reveals a thought process supportive of a culture of disposables. The word “away” effectively distances ourselves from our trash, but where exactly is away? Jacqueline explores how a different perception of waste, combined with innovative technology and educational efforts, could provide solutions to the burgeoning problem of waste.