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Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Sustainability Lab

Sustainability Lab on Tuesday, November 29, 2022
Building Circularity

3:30pm-5:00pm Presentations/discussion
5:00-6:00pm Networking (in-person only)

Join on Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84469672587?pwd=VDByZUtmUW5JaWsxN3JWUVQxSFB1dz09 
Join in person: (Please note the Lab this month will be in a diferent space)
T-REX (911 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, MO)
Geosuarus South Classroom (4th Floor)

The November Sustainability Lab will focus on circularity and local actions taking place to realize an economic system that eliminates waste. The Lab will be moderated by CircularSTL, a collaborative group founded in 2022 that works to develop a circular economy by engaging businesses, government, community groups, nonprofits, academia, and individuals to highlight innovative initiatives that work toward the goal of eliminating waste. Similar coalitions in other cities have been successful in sharing innovative business ideas and promoting local policies that reduce waste. To learn more about CircularSTL, visit circularstl.org.

Presentations will be given from four local organizations that use innovative ways to eliminate waste in the St. Louis bi-state area. Dr. Jess Watson from earthday365 will discuss the launch of the Kind Box program, the region's first reusable To Go container program in Green Dining Alliance restaurants. Jordan Blackhurst from Dharma+Dwell refill shop will discuss the refill model and how to encourage the behavior change needed to reduce waste. Katie Carpenter from Perennial will discuss projects including Perennial's popular "Community Clothing Swap" and Repair Fair. Finally, Kurt Dreiser from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company will discuss how they have designed circular processes into their operations, such as diverting spent grain and yeast to be utilized for animal feed and ethanol. CircularSTL hopes that by sharing these ideas, these types of projects can be replicated and grow in popularity across the region. Attendees will be invited to give input on other ideas to promote circularity and what other projects they would like to see from CircularSTL.

This Sustainability Lab will be hybrid, so you have the option to come to T-REX or log in on Zoom. To reduce carbon emissions, you can plan your trip using public transit here

Zoom Info:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84469672587?pwd=VDByZUtmUW5JaWsxN3JWUVQxSFB1dz09 

Meeting ID: 844 6967 2587
Passcode: 226558

Click here to download a calendar invite for this event.

(As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we ask that all attendees take appropriate precautions such as getting vaccinated, maintaining social distance, wearing a mask when in proximity to more than three people, and washing your hands or using hand sanitizer frequently.)