Sunshine Coast Circular Economy Lunch n’ Learn
About this event
About this Event
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. These innovations enable affordable lifestyles and empower new ventures that create green jobs for the future.
Join Synergy Foundation and the Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) for a virtual lunch n’ learn exploring a vision of a thriving circular economy on the Sunshine Coast and the role that entrepreneurs, businesses and consumers can play.
As a coastal community, we import most of our goods and export most of our waste. The circular economy offers opportunities to strengthen our local economy. 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
During the Lunch n’ Learn we will cover the following:
- Circular economy overview
- Examples of local and global businesses operating within the circular economy
- Identify opportunities to increase economic opportunity and resilience while having a positive impact on the environment
About the Presenters
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. Through one of their core programs, Project Zero, they are working to bring more circular economy concepts to British Columbia to support economic equity, advance the quality of life, and eliminate waste & pollution from our systems.
The Sunshine Coast Regional Economic Development Organization (SCREDO) is an arms-length non-profit society contracted by local governments on the Lower Sunshine Coast to undertake community and economic development services. Through dedicated programming, consumer campaigns and public policy interventions, SCREDO seeks to build a sustainable, thriving and diverse regional economy that is aligned with community values, expands opportunities for all residents and improves overall community wellbeing.