Circular Economy Working Group Tour of C2 Management facility, September 22, 2018

Circular Economy Working Group Tour of C2 Management facility, September 22, 2018

Tucked back next to the railroad tracks in rural Berryville, Virginia, is an older warehouse complex which houses a business bustling with the magic of re-use, C2 Management.
On Saturday, September 23, the Leaders in Energy Circular Economy Working Group visited the C2 Management facility for a tour of their impressive operation.

Rethink, Reduce, and Reuse: Textile Edition!

Rethink, Reduce, and Reuse: Textile Edition!

Did you know? If you’re an average North American, you’ll throw out 81lbs of textile waste (shoes, sheets, blankets, coats, underwear, clothing, etc) every single year!  Our landfills are filling up faster than ever, and consumption is a national pastime, yet fashion is one of the single most polluting industries on Earth. The good news is, there’s lots YOU can do about it! As always, we’re talking Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle.

What is the Triple Bottom Line and Why is it Crucial for Business Success?

What is the Triple Bottom Line and Why is it Crucial for Business Success?

The ‘triple bottom line,’ a phrase first coined by John Elkington in 1994, is a concept that expands how a business’s performance is measured to include social and environmental goals to its financial bottom line.
The triple bottom line is therefore used as a measure of a company’s economic performance and valuation, its level of corporate social responsibility (CSR), as well as its environmental sustainability standards and impacts. And it matters: for example, a 2013 study by Cone Communications and Echo Research showed that 82 percent of consumers in the United States considered the company’s CSR when deciding where to purchase goods and services.

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...

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