The Circular Economy Working Group seeks to emulate nature by closing the loop of resource use and recycling, where nothing is wasted and everything serves a purpose!   

Join us for our Circular Economy Working Group meetings which are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month.  The DC Circular Economy Working Group meets under Leaders in Energy and consists of individuals in the public, private, governmental, and non-profit sector who are interested in learning about circular economy issues and in creating a more circular economy in the DMV Region.

Note:  While we are all engaging in physical distancing, it behooves us to continue the work of building the circular economy here in the DC region. As we move towards healing, rebuilding and recovering from this crisis it is critical that we do so in a way that embraces circular economic principles, replenishing natural systems and human communities, while implementing innovative strategies to solve climate change.

At our next Circular Economy Working Group (CEWG) on Wednesday, May 26th from 6-8 pm EDT, we will examine case studies on other cities that are developing circularity programs. This information will be used as input in formulating a Building Back Circular roadmap for the DMV.
City case studies and CWEG presenters are:
Charlotte, North Carolina – Marty Silber, LE Development and Fundraising Director and Chair of the Green Finance Pillar/Working Group
Phoenix, Arizona – Linda Mansdorf, LE Director of Volunteers
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Nivruti Sridhar, Vice-Chair of the LE Circular Economy Group
Glasgow, Scotland – Lara Ilao, Chair of LE CWEG
Paris, France – Janine Finnell, LE Executive Director

RSVP here for our meetings.  

You are also welcome you to join our Google Group to share resources and articles and build the CE community here in the DMV. You can sign up for that here: 

Learn more about our Circular Economy program and see articles from our past circular economy activities on our Circular Economy and Sustainable Marketplace webpage Lara Ilao serves as the Chair and Nivruti Sridhar serves as the Vice-Chair for our Leaders in Energy Circular Economy Working Group (CEWG)