DESIGN, JUSTICE & ZERO WASTE: EXPLORING PATHWAYS TO THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

CONFERENCE & RESEARCH COLLABORATIVE

MAY 8-9, 2018

63 Fifth Avenue

 

Provided by: Tishman Environment and Design Center and GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives)

 

Take part in a discussion with a global audience of innovative and creative eco-minded collaborators including practitioners, researchers, advocates and activists.

As the world’s population increases and the climate crisis worsens, the global economy risks breaching planetary boundaries with catastrophic consequences if we continue to produce and consume at levels set by western standards.

We will create a Circular Economy Action Plan and Research Collaborative for long-term partnerships and information sharing.

 

 

Featured Speakers:

Annie Leonard, Executive Director, Greenpeace USA, activist, proponent of sustainability and critic of consumerism. Leonard has over two decades of experience investigating and explaining the environmental and social impacts of our stuff: where it comes from, how it gets to us, and where it goes after we get rid of it. Her film, The Story of Stuff, blossomed into The Story of Stuff Project, which works to empower people around the globe to fight for a more sustainable and just future.

 

Mathy Stanislaus, Senior Advisor on Accelerating Circular Economy Practices at the World Economic Forum. Previously, Dr. Stanislaus served as Assistant Administrator in the USEPA’s Office of Land and Emergency Management, where he led programs around revitalizing communities through the cleanup and redevelopment of contaminated sites.