Higher Education’s Crucial Role: Building a Sustainable and Circular Economy
Barnard College, Association of College and University Housing Officers - International, APPA: Leadership in Educational Facilities, Society for College and University Planning, AASHE, Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium (HEASC), Rheaply, Inc, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Join this webinar to learn how the circular economy* can help shape better procurement decisions and ways in which you manage your campus, facilities and supply of goods and services. Educators, business officers, and staff from housing, dining, facilities, procurement and auxiliary services, EHS, student life, and senior administration will learn about how to bring the circular economy into each area of campus life.
Drawing on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular economy procurement toolkit, you will hear how it is being implemented by a number of Universities and listen to stories to inspire you to make the necessary changes to help tackle key global issues such as climate change. Working in smaller breakout groups, you’ll leave this webinar equipped with tools and resources to help you integrate circular economy principles into your organisational activities.
*The circular economy is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for organisations, people and the environment. Business models, products, and materials are designed to increase use and reuse, replicating the balance of the natural world, where nothing becomes waste and everything has value. A circular economy, increasingly built on renewable energy and materials, is distributed, diverse, and inclusive.
This webinar is brought to you by Higher Education Associations Sustainability Consortium, along with the U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development, Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), Campus Safety, Health, and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA), Association of College and University Housing Officers – International (ACUHO-I), APPA – Leadership in Educational Facilities and Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).