Episode 11

Published on:

5th Oct 2022

Kevin Davis | Finding the Courage to Embrace Change

The countdown is on to the municipal elections in October here in Ontario. Politics and policy remains an important part of creating a sustainably circular economy. That's why we've dedicated four episodes to featuring local municipal politicians, provincial candidates, leaders of political parties, and non-governmental organizations - people who are in the know and who influence policy and politics.

In today's episode, Andy is honoured to be joined by the Mayor of the city of Brantford, Ontario, Kevin Davis. A successful lawyer by trade for more than 35 years, Mayor Davis was elected the 50th Mayor of the City of Brantford on October 22, 2018. He's a passionate community activist committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of Brantford.

In this show, Andy and Mayor Davis discuss change and the importance of following through on changes that will make things better for people, no matter how much some may resist the change itself.

They look at some of the lessons that have been learned as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and where we go from here.

Mayor Davis also offers some thoughts on new initiatives and ideas for moving Brantford forward and addressing the climate crisis, as well as the inevitable challenges those will bring.

Join Andy and Mayor Davis for this fascinating and eye-opening discussion.


What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • The importance of following through on initiatives that will improve people's lives, addressing the challenges and overcoming the doubters.
  • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and where we go from here.
  • New initiatives designed to help Brantford address the climate crisis, and eventually reach the ultimate goal: zero carbon.
  • And so much more...


Mayor Davis' website

Mayor Davis' email

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About the Podcast

Sustainably Circular
You are listening to the Sustainably Circular Podcast. This show is dedicated to the circular economy and how with a few key changes, you can help create a more sustainable world. No scare tactics, no shame! If we are going to do this we need everyone actively engaged, onboard, and including you.

Your host is no other than Andy Straisfield, who is the coFounder and Partner at MEA Health, Canada's First Stop For PPE Recycling. You are here for one thing: to better understand the circular economy and your role in it.

Every episode, we will dive into the key issues around sustainability and the circular economy so that you can lead others in this new sustainable world.

About your host

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Andy Straisfeld

After 15 years of a successful career in medical sales, Andy Straisfeld chose to quit the hustle and bustle of the corporate world to champion and strategize for medical recycling and its role in the Circular Economy. Andy is a recognized leader in hospital waste reclamation and along the way has founded and become the VP Business Development of Lifecycle Revive and MEA Health Corporation. His new roles as a green economy strategist and as a podcast guest have led Andy to bring you a new podcast: Sustainably Circular. The show helps both the C-suite and citizen make the right choice to PPE waste recycling and understand its place in the global Circular Economy. Andy's off-the-wall attitude and passion will motivate you to take action!