In an equitable circular economy, resources and manufactured goods are designed to remain in the system through innovation, reuse and repair, redistribution, recondition, and recycling processes, all of which are powered by renewable energy. As a result, pollution and waste are nearly eliminated. These innovations enable affordable lifestyles and empower new ventures that create green jobs for the future.
Join the Greater Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and Synergy Foundation for an exploration of circular economy and doughnut economics that the City of Nanaimo has committed to, and the roles business can play. City Councillors Ben Geselbrecht and Tyler Brown will also join in to share the City’s perspective on these economic models.
A circular economy is one where:
We share more than we own, freeing income and sparing resources
New ideas come to life and inspire other regions
Products are made and repaired locally
Economic equality is the new norm
One’s waste is another’s resource
The Lunch n’ Learn will cover:
What the circular economy is
How the circular economy plays a role in doughnut economics
Examples of local and global businesses operating within the circular economy
What local businesses can do to reduce their environmental footprint and contribute to a greener economy
Synergy Foundation is a non-profit based in Victoria with a mission to share ideas, spark innovation and activate change to steer our economy and communities towards a more regenerative future. Their three focus areas are green business, food security, and circular economy. Project Zero is their circular economy initiative that was launched in 2019 their goal is to raise awareness and implement circular change across BC.