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Environmental Responsibility

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  • Environmentally Responsible Manufacturing Best Practices

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 04/26/2016

    Understanding the environmental footprint of promotional products is essential to having a truly environmentally sustainable business. In this session we will delve into sustainable manufacturing processes and how these processes impact at the footprint left behind by a product centric industry. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Mark Trotzuk for this session about environmentally responsible manufacturing best practices. Understanding the environmental footprint of promotional products is essential to having a truly environmentally sustainable business. In this session we will delve into sustainable manufacturing processes and how these processes impact a the footprint left behind by at product centric industry. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Recommended Pre-Requisite: Going Green and FTC Guide Updates

    Mark Trotzuk

    Founder and Chief Operating Officer

    Mark Trotzuk is both the founder and chief operating officer of Boardroom -Eco Apparel, a clothing design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Mark holds an economics/agriculture degree from The University of British Columbia and after playing one season of professional Hockey in Germany, returned to Canada in 1989 and was employed by The Royal Bank as a financial risk advisor for Agricultural and Corporate Real-estate Loans.

    In 1996, Mark's wanted to get involved in something that allowed him to be more creative and he opened a Clothing Design and Manufacturing Business called “Boardroom Custom Clothing" which is now in its 14thyear of operation. In 2005, shortly after his daughter Rio Raine was born, Mark initiated a big change in operations and product development at Boardroom by launching ECO-Apparel (ecoapparel.ca); a clothing brand made exclusively from environmentally friendly materials that is committed to environment, health, and safety at every level of manufacturing; from raw materials to distribution.

    In April of 2008, Mark's passion for the environment brought him the opportunity to train with Al Gore as a presenter for The Climate Project; a Canadian initiative to increase awareness of Global Warming and Climate Change. Mark is also an “Ambassador" for the David Suzuki Foundation where Mark delivers interactive workshops to workplaces interested in greening their business.

    Mark continues to take his Eco Apparel business to a whole new level; expanding sales to established international corporations and government partners; opened a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot factory, showroom and distribution center in East Vancouver; launched a Woman's Boutique Apparel Collection “Echo Rain"; was one of the first companies to join “blue sign – technologies" as a Brand Member (bluesign.com); joined 1% For The Planet (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org); and owns the American and Canadian Trade Marks for the brand “eco" for “class 25" apparel category.

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  • Rethinking Green: Distributor Best Practices For Environmentally Responsible Sourcing

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 04/12/2016

    This webinar provides practical steps and how-to guides for distributors to source responsibly as it relates to environmental responsibility. Find out what it means to be green and what questions to ask clients and suppliers. See the impact our industry has on the environment and what can be done to improve the footprint left behind by our products.This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Denise Taschereau for this webinar on rethinking green. This session provides practical steps and how-to guides for distributors to source responsibly as it relates to environmental responsibility. Find out what it means to be green and what questions to ask clients and suppliers. See the impact our industry has on the environment and what can be done to improve the footprint left behind by our products.This course is a required element of the Product Safety Aware program.

    Recommended Pre-Requisites: Going Green and FTC Guide Updates

    Denise Taschereau

    CEO and cofounder of Fairware

    Denise Taschereau is CEO and cofounder of Fairware in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she is responsible for business development and product sourcing as well as Fairware's ethical sourcing and sustainability programs.

    The idea to launch Fairware came to Denise when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired.

    Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the director of sustainability and community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada's largest outdoor retailer. At MEC, she oversaw the national environmental programs, community grant-making and ethical sourcing programs, and wrote the company's award-winning, first Sustainability Report.

    Denise is a member of the PPAI (Promotional Products Association International) Green Product Task Force, and a board member of the Green Meeting Industry Council

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  • The Apparel Life Cycle

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 04/02/2015

    Understanding your supply chain helps you mitigate risks! In the session you will learn how how the apparel supply chain works and how environmentally responsible practices practices will impact the entire life cycle of a product. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Mark Trotzuck in this session on the apparel life cycle. Understanding your supply chain helps you mitigate risks! In the session you will learn how how the apparel supply chain works and how environmentally responsible practices practices will impact the entire life cycle of a product. This webinar will discuss why certain raw materials are better than others. Participants will learn how process, assembly, distribution, and care all effect the environment. Participans will be given options for what to do with a product in the end. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Mark Trotzuk

    Founder and Chief Operating Officer

    Mark Trotzuk is both the founder and chief operating officer of Boardroom -Eco Apparel, a clothing design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver BC, Canada. Mark holds an economics/agriculture degree from The University of British Columbia and after playing one season of professional Hockey in Germany, returned to Canada in 1989 and was employed by The Royal Bank as a financial risk advisor for Agricultural and Corporate Real-estate Loans.

    In 1996, Mark's wanted to get involved in something that allowed him to be more creative and he opened a Clothing Design and Manufacturing Business called “Boardroom Custom Clothing" which is now in its 14thyear of operation. In 2005, shortly after his daughter Rio Raine was born, Mark initiated a big change in operations and product development at Boardroom by launching ECO-Apparel (ecoapparel.ca); a clothing brand made exclusively from environmentally friendly materials that is committed to environment, health, and safety at every level of manufacturing; from raw materials to distribution.

    In April of 2008, Mark's passion for the environment brought him the opportunity to train with Al Gore as a presenter for The Climate Project; a Canadian initiative to increase awareness of Global Warming and Climate Change. Mark is also an “Ambassador" for the David Suzuki Foundation where Mark delivers interactive workshops to workplaces interested in greening their business.

    Mark continues to take his Eco Apparel business to a whole new level; expanding sales to established international corporations and government partners; opened a state-of-the-art 20,000 square foot factory, showroom and distribution center in East Vancouver; launched a Woman's Boutique Apparel Collection “Echo Rain"; was one of the first companies to join “blue sign – technologies" as a Brand Member (bluesign.com); joined 1% For The Planet (www.onepercentfortheplanet.org); and owns the American and Canadian Trade Marks for the brand “eco" for “class 25" apparel category.

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  • Overcome Barriers to Going Green

    Contains 3 Component(s), 1.00 credit offered Recorded On: 06/10/2014

    Learn about some of the challenges and solutions to sourcing more sustainable products in our industry. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Join Denise Taschereau for Overcome Barriers to Going Green. Learn about some of the challenges and solutions to sourcing more sustainable products in our industry. This webinar will help identify key barriers to sourcing environmentally preferred products. Participants will learn about North American standards for making environmental claims and understand how to better engage your suppliers in the conversation and how to access more detailed information on the products and supply chain. This session qualifies as an "elective" under the Product Safety Aware Program.

    Denise Taschereau

    CEO and cofounder of Fairware

    Denise Taschereau is CEO and cofounder of Fairware in Vancouver, British Columbia, where she is responsible for business development and product sourcing as well as Fairware's ethical sourcing and sustainability programs.

    The idea to launch Fairware came to Denise when she noticed how difficult it was to source promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of many of the brands and organizations she admired.

    Prior to starting Fairware, Denise spent seven years as the director of sustainability and community for Mountain Equipment Co-op, Canada's largest outdoor retailer. At MEC, she oversaw the national environmental programs, community grant-making and ethical sourcing programs, and wrote the company's award-winning, first Sustainability Report.

    Denise is a member of the PPAI (Promotional Products Association International) Green Product Task Force, and a board member of the Green Meeting Industry Council

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