Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 11:00am


Join us for the second session of "In a Nutshell".

Discussing Fast Fashion, and the life cycle of clothing.


We'll be hearing from Ben Svehla, MCC BC Thrift, and Ten Thousand Villages director, and Dr. Stefania Pizzirani, UFV professor in the School of Land Use and Environmental Change, where we will be discussing the topic of fast fashion, the life cycle of clothing and what MCC thrift shops are doing to contribute to sustainability.

Can’t attend? No problem! Live events will be recorded so you can watch them later at your own convenience.  

Thursday, April 15th at 11:00 am (PST)

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Hear from...


Dr. Stefania Pizzirani, UFV professor in the School of Land Use and Environmental Change
Originally from California, Dr. Stefania Pizzirani has always had a strong interest in sustainability and has pursued degrees related to environmental conservation and life cycle management. With a predominant focus on forestry, she has lived and worked in several countries: Italy, Wales, Scotland, New Zealand, and – since 2016 – Canada. She has also had the honor of working with and for Indigenous communities for the past 9 years. Her current role as an Assistant Professor at the University of the Fraser Valley is dedicated to helping students develop a passion for environmental issues and strategies.


Ben Svehla, MCC BC Director of Thrift and Ten Thousand Villages

Ben graduated from UFV with a Bachelors in Business Administration and an Economics Minor. Prior to MCC, Ben worked as a Buyer for Best Buy and managed a Target store when they opened in Canada. He enjoys engaging in physical activities in the outdoors year-round as well as playing board games with friends and family. Ben and his wife currently reside in Chilliwack, BC.

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