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Earth Day WeCafé: Eco-friendly Practices for Small Businesses

April 19, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Session information and panelist headshots

If you’re inspired to make earth-friendly choices in your life or business, educating yourself can be both inspiring and discouraging. Does one “bad” action counteract all you hard work? Do you have to sacrifice profit to make a difference?

The short answer is, No! As the saying goes, “we don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly. We need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”

In honour of Earth Day, WeBC is hosting a panel of women business owners who will inspire you to be part of the collective movement towards environmentally-friendly business practices.

In this free, interactive session you will:

  • Learn small swaps that can make a big difference
  • Hear positive changes our panelists made that didn’t eat up their profit
  • Find where you can learn more about eco-friendly choices

Whether you’re starting your sustainability journey or advancing your strategies, join us to connect with other women who are making a difference!

April 19 | 10am to 11am PT | Free Webinar

Facilitator: Kelly Masson, Business Advisor, WeBC


Our WeCafés are always free and open to everyone!

A recording will be available after the session.

About the Panelists

Lisa Hemingway

Lisa  (she/her) is Co-owner, Director of Creativity & Opportunities at iilo (“ee-lo”) as well as a communication designer with nearly two-decades of experience working for changemaker clients amplifying their ambitious missions with compelling design collateral.
iilo Creative Alliance inc. is a full-service creative services agency in Western Canada. We deliver communication design solutions (branding, reports, events, and more) for progressive impact businesses, nonprofits, institutions, social enterprises, marketing & communications departments, and municipalities. Our head office is located on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw & Coast Salish, on Vancouver Island.

Umeeda Switlo

Umeeda has enjoyed a varied career that includes working as a marine biologist, entrepreneur, concert promoter and artist manager, non-profit and international development sectors. Umeeda created Truly Turmeric and manages operations in Belize.

Angela Nagy

Angela is a sustainability expert with more than 20 years of experience in project management, business development, marketing and public relations. She has lived and traveled extensively throughout the US and Canada, working with all levels of business, utilities, as well as various levels of governments, on a variety of engineering, energy efficiency, environmental and sustainability related projects.
Angela’s experience also includes politics, and she was elected to Kelowna City Council and appointed as a Regional District Director in 2008, the same year she co-founded GreenStep.
She is certified in Organizational GHG Accounting and as a Sustainability Practitioner through The Natural Step.


April 19, 2023
10:00 am - 11:00 am