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.   

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.

So let’s do that with our first virtual happy hour! Mark your calendars to hop back on your computer: Wednesday, April 8th 6:00 to 7:00 PM. We will send out Zoom virtual meeting information a few days before the Happy Hour in our Google group. (See more below on joining the Google group).  Our happy hour events are generally open times for CE professionals to network and share ideas. But because we are doing a virtual happy hour, we will be a bit more structured at the start – with an icebreaker prompt to get us talking. We will share that out beforehand as well.   To receive this Zoom invitation, join our Google group – see more details below. 

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