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Sustainable Innovation

Integrating Circular Economy and Biomimicry into Climate Action

An experiential, impact-focused training program

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We are proud to work with Canadore College to create a unique in-person, impact-focused learning experience in Northern Ontario. 

Course Overview

In-person

June 12-14, 2024

North Bay (ON), Canada

 $480 - $1500 CDN (see details below)

Nestled in the 460-acre forest at Canadore College's main campus in North Bay, Ontario  - this course offers a unique experience to learn about the emerging topics of circular economy and biomimicry. The course focuses on practical applications of circular economy and biomimicry to address climate change from the perspectives of mitigation, sequestration, and adaptation. Dividing their time between the classroom and the various outdoor learning environments, students learn from academic and industry experts with practical applications that are transferrable to entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, and public policy. 

This course is uniquely structured for learners to engage in experiential, impact-focused education. As part of the course, you will contribute to the carbon uptake of the Canadore forest through strategic planning, planting and monitoring of the lands.

 

At the end of the course, you will have highly sought-after knowledge and hands-on experience…and you will have created a positive climate-impact!

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Course Topics

  • Circular Economy Principles and Application

  • Circular Economy Strategies towards Net-Zero Carbon Targets

  • Biomimicry Principles and Design Approach 

  • Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience through Biomimicry

  • Climate Solutions in Action (field application)

Experiential, Impact-Focused Approach

Nestled in the 460-acres FSC Certified forest at Canadore College's College Drive campus in North Bay, Ontario - we have created an unforgettable learning experience while positively impacting the community and the environment. This program includes classroom instruction, experiential learning on-site and the opportunity to leave a lasting impact!

What's Incuded

All course costs and materials for the 3-day training program to earn a Beyond21 Academy Certificate plus:

  • 3-nights accommodation at the Canadore College campus*

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee/snacks

  • Class Dinner 

  • Tools necessary for outdoor activities

  • Free evenings to explore the campus and local areas

 

*Private accommodation with bathroom and kitchenette

**Proper attire, including footwear, is required.

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Cost Breakdown

Thanks to support from our partners - we are able to subsidize costs for learners who are studying at Canadian post-secondary institutions or working in Canada. (see details below)

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Our Instructors

Who Should Attend

Participants must hold or be completing a degree or diploma from a recognized university or college, hold a relevant certificate in sustainability from a recognized university, or have equivalent professional experience. 

Past Attendees

Educational Background
(completed or in-progress)

Sector

Bachelor of Commerce, College Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology, Bachelor of Environment Studies, Bachelor of Engineering, Master's in Engineering, Master's in Business Administration, Master's in Chemistry.

Renewable Energy, Fashion, Architecture, Agriculture, Aerospace, Automotive, Chemical, Steel, Cement, Construction, Higher Education, Environmental Consulting, Municipal Gov't, Provincial Gov't. Federal Gov't, Standards Development, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG).

Total Fees*
$1500
CAD +HST
*please see available subsidies above for Canadian learners

Positions/Titles

Process Engineer, Continuous Improvement Manager, Engineering Project Coordinator, Director of Capital Projects & Strategic Services, Project Manager, VP Sourcing Operations, Director of Environment and Business Excellence, Marketing Manager, Product Development Manager, Sustainability Consultant.

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