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Green Week 2014 satellite events on circular economy

RREUSE and the European Commission's DG Environment seek Green Week 2014 satellite events on circular economy


RREUSE and European Commission's DG Environment seek Green Week 2014 satellite events on circular economy

Be part of a Europe-wide campaign and bring better visibility to your local or regional event on circular economy, resource efficiency and waste by linking it to Green Week 2014!

Planning a local or regional event on circular economy this spring? Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environmental policy, is seeking satellite events being organised in May/June 2014 across Europe to be included in the campaign.

RREUSE and the European Commission’s DG Environment invite everyone to apply for ‘Green Week 2014 satellite events’.

This year Green Week 2014, a European Commission initiative to be held in Brussels on 3-5 June 2014, will focus on circular economy, resource efficiency and waste, and is looking for events taking place in towns and cities around Europe to link in with this theme.

Please submit a description of your event addressing the above theme, by filling out the application form at http://bit.ly/J2G8aS. (Deadline: 28/02/2014, 12:00 CET).

A circular economy is the logical solution for a resource-constrained world. It's a place where almost nothing is wasted, where the re-use and remanufacturing of products has become standard practice, and where sustainability is built into the fabric of society. In 2014 the Commission will set out new proposals enabling Europe to unlock the potential of the circular economy. A particular focus will be better waste management, and the contribution it can make to helping the EU use its resources more efficiently.

Eligible events taking place at local or regional level might include guided tours of a recycling plant; an event to explain how to compost biowaste; open door days in a repair cafe; demonstrations on how to prevent overpackaging in a supermarket; competitions of art made of waste; seminars showcasing eco-designed products; awareness-raising events with colleagues, clients or citizens, to name but a few. Linking your event to Green Week means being part of a Europe-wide campaign and bringing better visibility to your event which, if selected, will be published on the Green Week website.

Visit the Green Week 2014 website to find out more.

Enter your event before 28 February 2014 at bit.ly/J2G8aS