July 2021 | Newsletter

July 2021 | Newsletter

Hi there!

We have some great things to share with you today.

Up first, we have an exciting partnership between BizBiz BC and Modo Car Co-op.

Next, we introduce one of our new interns who is sharing knowledge on advances in South Korea.

Lastly, we hear about NISP®’s involvement with the World Circular Economy Forum in September.

Modo and BizBiz Partnership

Light House and Modo are teaming up this summer to make the sharing economy more accessible for everyone in BC!

Read Modo’s Q&A with our Circular Economy Specialist, Hilal, here. They spoke about BizBiz BC, our aligned sustainability and community values, and what’s coming next in the circular and sharing-focused world.

We are happy to announce a special promotion as part of this partnership:

Business Membership

BizBiz BC members can get a FREE Modo Business Membership. Modo will waive the $250 security deposit and $10 driver sign-up fees for BizBiz members until August 30th!

New Feature: Advances in South Korea

Light House is pleased to welcome Mr. Hyungeun Ji to our team. Mr. Ji joins us as an intern, from South Korea. In Korea he works as a civil servant in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, managing City Parks. He is currently on a 2-year intern sabbatical with his family here in Vancouver and will be supporting Light House with research and knowledge sharing, specifically around regenerative design. 
We will be highlighting some of his research in our monthly newsletters and sharing insights into what Korea is doing, such as reclaiming City Parks to make Happy Cities.

Sejong Lake Park – Source: Press release of Sejong City

City Parks in South Korea
In South Korea, parks are recognized as important green infrastructure in the city. When implementing a development project in an urban area, the ratio of park area shall be mandatory pursuant to the Park Green Act, and many local governments are also making great efforts to expand green infrastructure such as parks.
Read the rest of the post here.

NISP® Spotlight

World Circular Economy Forum
Timo Makinen, Director of Operations for NISP® Canada at Light House, has been invited to be part of a panel at the upcoming World Circular Economy Forum this September. The panel, “Measuring Eco-Industrial Parks: International Experience and New Insights” is being organized by Sitra, Finland in cooperation with Digipolis, Finland. Given that much of the desired activity within a given Eco-Industrial Park is based on industrial symbiosis, Timo will be able to share key findings from the 2-year pilot of implementing the NISP concept in Metro Vancouver and Greater Edmonton.

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