Steps toward action in the circular economy

Steps toward action in the circular economy

Every time your smartphone screen shatters, do you ever stop and think: why do I have to buy a new one? Why can’t we just replace the parts that still have some value? These questions were raised by Janine Finnell, Executive Director of Leaders in Energy, at the third annual Circular Economy event on September 28, 2017 at the University of the District of Columbia.

Several dozen participants from different backgrounds joined to learn about the circular economy and engage in small group discussions on how to expand its practices in our businesses, communities, and daily lives. The goal was to develop an action framework to further enable the circular economy in the Washington region.

Leaders in Energy 2016 Year in Review

Around the world, 2016 was a year of tremendous change, upheaval in some cases, and new opportunities that the Leaders in Energy group, now in its fourth year, has explored during our twelve sustainability networking events in the Washington, DC area. Here is our review of the past year.

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Sustainable Facilities in the Circular Economy

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Sustainable Facilities in the Circular Economy

By TRAVIS HIGH, Strategy Manager, Leaders in Energy Increasing the number of energy and resource efficient buildings is an important lever in the efforts to...

Sustainable Facilities Embrace the Circular Economy

By TRAVIS HIGH, Strategy Manager, Leaders in Energy As the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases and the largest economy, the U.S. plays an important...

Leaders in Energy 2015 Year in Review

Leaders in Energy 2015 Year in Review

By TRAVIS HIGH The year 2015 was a year of tremendous growth for the Leaders in Energy professional networking and educational group. As a member...

First “Leaders in Energy Without Borders” Google Hangout Session

First “Leaders in Energy Without Borders” Google Hangout Session

By SILVIA LEAHU-ALUAS Janine Finnell, Adriaan Kamp, and Silvia Leahu-Aluas, three sustainability and energy professionals and members of the Leaders in Energy group, have started...

“Sustainable Scoop” Interview: Janine Finnell of Leaders in Energy

“Sustainable Scoop” Interview: Janine Finnell of Leaders in Energy

By JANINE FINNELL, MIRIAM GENNARI, and TRAVIS HIGH This article is based on an interview with Janine Finnell, Clean Energy Ambassador and Founder, Leaders in Energy, by Miriam...

Reaching Out to Clean Energy and Sustainability Practitioners to Drive Change

Reaching Out to Clean Energy and Sustainability Practitioners to Drive Change

By Janine Finnell, Miriam Gennari, and Travis High This article is based on an interview with Janine Finnell, Clean Energy Ambassador and Founder, Leaders in...

Things to Consider When Searching for a Green Business Partner

Things to Consider When Searching for a Green Business Partner

By: Travis High, Leaders in Energy Product Strategy Manager At recent Leaders in Energy events I’ve attended, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting several business...

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