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The 5 Ps of Circular Advocacy: How You Can be an Advocate for the Circular Economy
Advocating for the circular economy goes way beyond making your voice heard by legislators. This webinar will empower you to be an advocate for the circular economy as we explore the 5 Ps of Circular Advocacy: Politics, Policy, Purchase Power, People, and Philanthropy. We discuss the basics of communicating with your elected leaders, how your spending habits matter, and why your sphere of influence is bigger than you think.
Partners in Circularity: Knauf Insulation + Circular Indiana
Meet our Circular Economy Champion, Knauf Insulation! Last year, we began our partnership with this Indiana manufacturer and their Director of Sustainability, Brett Welch. Together, we hosted our first Full Circle Event in the fall. The event convened state legislators, manufacturers, economic development organizations, and other Circular Indiana partners to discuss supply chain issues involving recycled materials. Our partnership raised awareness about the vital role glass (an infinitely recyclable material!) plays in the circular economy and spurred momentum for increasing recycling in Indiana. The manufacturing community has the opportunity to come together to strengthen the circular economy in Indiana. For Knauf Insulation, partnering with us was the best way to move the needle. We're so excited to continue our relationship with Knauf Insulation in 2022, who is deeply invested in the circular economy! Check out our sponsorship opportunities on our website: circularindiana.org/support-us
Understanding Environmental Racism
Recent events in the US have increased global awareness of systemic racism and elevated the discussion about the disproportionate negative social, economic, and environmental impacts on communities of color. This phenomenon is known as environmental racism and is caused by a multitude of institutions and industries. The waste and recycling industry has a sordid history of perpetrating environmental racism. Therefore, environmental justice must play a critical role in addressing and preventing the harm from environmental racism. This session aims to introduce the topic of environmental racism and facilitate the awareness and actions needed to dismantle it. Addressing the topic of environmental racism at our Conference every year is part of the IRC's committment to using our platform to elevate marginalized voices and be an agent of lasting change for the intersecting issues of systemic racism and the environment.
Circular Economy for the Circle City
Indianapolis has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to significantly improve recycling and pursue the circular economy. The Indiana Recycling Coalition has convened its partners in the Indianapolis Circular Economy Initiative to support the City of Indianapolis in creating a vision to realize its full potential in this space. Hear from partners in this effort representing a variety of industries and sectors about why this effort is important, how it will positively impact the entire state of Indiana, and learn what's next.
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