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Portland Documentary Screening: Closing the Loop – A Film About the Circular Economy Revolution
June 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join us for a free screening of this inspiring film about the future of business, and how business can change the future of our planet. Created by author, filmmaker, and professor, Dr. Wayne Visser, this film takes an optimistic viewpoint to climate change and innovative solutions.
Date and Time: June 28, 2018 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: PSU: Smith Memorial Student Union: Parkway North 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201
Going “circular” refers to the necessary change from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a borrow-use-return circular economy (sometimes also referred to as the zero-waste or cradle-to-cradle economy).
The key takeaway message from Closing the Loop is that moving to a circular economy is not only essential and urgent, but also entirely possible, if we take inspiration from the pioneers, such as those featured in the film, and scale up similar business models, product innovations and customer solutions around the world.
It will not be easy – and there is no “one size fits all” approach, as the varied experiences across three continents show – but the circular economy revolution is imperative. As presenter Dr Visser puts it:
“If we don’t solve this one problem [i.e. moving from a linear to a circular economy], everything else we do, no matter how well-intentioned it is, will be like shifting deck chairs on the Titanic.”
“After years spent working on sustainability, I am convinced that we are on the cusp of a major revolution – nothing short of the next industrial revolution. The time for fear-mongering and demonising companies has past. Now is the time for innovative solutions and positive action. This is nowhere more true than in the do-or-die challenge of creating a circular economy.”
“We still have much work to do, but our task could not be more clear. So get inspired and, to quote Gandhi – a sustainability luminary before his time – be the change you want to see in the world.”
Stay afterward for a brief discussion about the circular economy and how you can apply these powerful principles to your life and business.
For more information about the film, you can visit www.ClosingtheLoopFilm.com.
Event is co-sponsored by Conscious Capitalism Portland.