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.  Our next meeting wll be on September 18th.  See more details below.

  • Our September event will be a bit out of the ordinary – From 6-8 pm on Wednesday September 18th, the working group will hold its monthly meeting at Atlas Brew Works! As you may know, Atlas is a local pioneer in sustainability, is 100% solar, and a recent winner of the DOEE sustainability award. (you can actually track their solar energy production here) We will be taking a tour of the facility, guided by Atlas staff, and holding a truncated meeting. Please register for this month’s meeting by filling out this short form.

  • Wednesday’s (9/18/19) Meeting Agenda
    6:00 – 6:10 — Meet, Greet and Grab a Beer
    6:10 – 6:40 — Take the tour with Atlas manager Blake Peterson
    6:45 – 7:50 — CE Working Group session to discuss the Train the Trainer event, and other ongoing projects


    Last month’s meeting was incredibly productive – Plans were formed to hold a circular economy ‘train the trainer’ event for a few key local audiences. If you are a teacher, or have a strong connection to a teacher working in local schools, we want to know! Please contact Gaby Seltzer at if you have that teacher connection, or want to work on a Train the Trainer event. 

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: 
You can RSVP here for our meetings and join the Circular Economy Google Group to be notified of the location and receive other updates for this group’s activities.
From the CE Working Group Chair – Clifford Deaton (for questions you can reach him at


Articles on Our Circular Economy Activities:

Transforming Waste into Energy for the Circular Economy – Canada- USA Event (at the Canadian Embassy on October 25, 2018), by Dina Mansour

Circular Economy Working Tour of C2 Management Facility, September 22, 2018, by Michelle Minstrell

Sunshine in a Glass — Sustainable Vineyard Tour, September 22, 2018, by Elvin Yuzugullu

Steps Toward Action in the Circular Economy, Circular Economy Workshop at the University of the District of Columbia, September 29, 2017;

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Sustainable Facilities in the Circular Economy, held in Crystal City, May 24, 2016; and

Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop & Tour Was a Hit with Attendees,  Alexandria Renewable Enterprise in Alexandria, Virginia, May 19, 2015