Circular Economy Masterclass for Councils

Date/Deadline: 05 Oct, 2022

Sustainability Victoria invites you to an online circular economy masterclass exclusively for Victorian Councils hosted by Jodie Bricout.

About this event

This online masterclass is aimed at local government staff wanting to turbo-charge their circular economy projects.

About the Circular Economy

The circular economy grows economies while reducing the environmental impacts of production and consumption. It achieves this by using resources more effectively, keeping products and assets in use longer, and by capturing the materials in their ‘waste’ to become new resources. It’s a $210 billion opportunity for Australia and one that can help councils create local jobs, reduce spend on energy and waste management, cut greenhouse gas emissions and more.

Who should attend

This masterclass is suitable for beginners through to experts and designed for council officers, coordinators, managers, executives and other decision-makers working in:

• economic development
• infrastructure and engineering
• procurement
• communications
• waste and sustainability.

Optional pre-reading and preparation exercises will be provided for attendees to get the most out of the session.

What you’ll do

In one short morning, you will have the opportunity to:

• Hear about circular opportunities and challenges from leading councils.
• Work on real-life examples with peers from across Victoria.
• Get inspired and connected to seize the economic, environmental and social opportunities of going circular.

What you’ll gain

This exciting, online and interactive masterclass will:

• Give you a solid understanding of key circular economy principles and drivers – and the confidence to articulate these to your own stakeholders.
• Help you understand policy, business and research developments that have led to the circular economy becoming such an important concept globally, in Australia and in Victoria.
• Identify existing achievements, short term opportunities and potential transformational projects for your local government area.
• Provide you with tools and connections to take the next steps.

Spaces are limited, so please get in early to secure your spot.

More details, including a link, speakers, agenda and pre-reading will be provided prior to the event.

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