Working Group Meeting – The Circular Economy
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.
The Circular Economy Working Group (CEWG) will not be meeting on September 23rd this month.
Its next meeting will be on Wednesday, October 7th, from 6:30 – 7:30. The topic will be announced in the near future.
Make sure to check out the presentation from Joël Onorato, architect and structural engineer at Hickok Cole (see references below) , whose work focuses on circular economy issues in the building industry. This event is part of our Working Circular happy hour series, designed to leave you with tangible skills on applying circular economy principles at work. He recently spoke at the CWEG Happy Hour on Sept. 9th.
Lara Ilao – Chair – Leaders in Energy Circular Economy Working Group (CEWG)
Articles on Our Past Circular Economy Activities:
“Is the Building World Ready for the Circular Economy,” by Joel Oronato, Architect and Engineer, Hickok Cole and Circular Economy Group Member — Presentation at Circular Economy Happy Hour meeting on September 9. 2020 and accompanying article.
Working Circular: Incorporating Circular Economy Principles at Work (June 24, 2020) including
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