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 gathering will be on Wednesday,  November 20th at Lost and Found,1240 9th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, 6-7:30 pm 

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.
At the past few meetings, some folks voiced interest in collectively taking one or more of the new courses on the Ellen McArthur Foundation Learning Hub. So lets have a little challenge – take one of the courses and come to our November happy hour to discuss the materials, and what you learned from the experience. Whomever completes the most courses and can share the most lessons with the group earns a beverage of your choice on the house! So shoot me an email so I know you are ‘in’ on the challenge, get started with the Learning Hub; Gaby and I will be in touch in a few days with more details on the November happy hour.
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