Following our hugely popular Circular Economy Lunch n’ Learn in January, Economic Development Cowichan has once again partnered with Synergy Foundation and Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce to further the circular economy movement in Cowichan. Business leaders are invited to join us on Tuesday, September 21 from 10 – 11:15 am PST for a free virtual workshop, Circular Cowichan: Business Opportunities in the Circular Economy.
Our world is only 8.6% circular. This means that of all the products, materials, and resources in existence, only a small percentage is re-entering the economy. All other waste is either landfilled, incinerated, or left to breakdown in our waterways or on our land. Watch this video to learn more:
The circular economy offers significant opportunities for businesses in all sectors to reduce their environmental impact and create green jobs for the future.
Join us as we take a deep dive into the circular economy and identify specific opportunities for businesses within the Cowichan Region.
This interactive workshop will cover:
- Brief overview of the circular economy
- Case studies of local businesses who have implemented circular principles
- Assessing your business’s circular opportunities through discussion and worksheets, including how to:
- Evaluate current material flows
- Identify circular solutions
- Create your action plan, set meaningful targets, and track your progress
About Synergy Foundation
Synergy Foundation is a Victoria-based non-profit 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.