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Higher Education’s Crucial Role: Building a Sustainable & Circular Economy

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 organizational activities. 

*The circular economy is a new economic system that delivers better outcomes for organizations, 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. 

Read an APPA Facilities Manager article on the circular economy.