David Van Seters
President, The Sustainability Ventures Group Inc.
David is the founder of SPUD.COM, which is now the largest local/organic food delivery service in Canada. At SPUD, David pioneered a range of measures to dramatically reduce food miles, waste, and energy use. David is now working to share his local food knowledge with others. In particular, he is helping develop food hubs, where three or more parts of the food system are co-located to greatly improve economic efficiencies and cut carbon emissions. Five of the 10 food hub plans David has worked on have already been implemented in some fashion. David also coaches a dozen local food entrepreneurs. His advisory work has helped expand local food production by over $15 million/year.