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What is a circular economy? How to build a circular society? What are the benefits of implementing circular economy solutions? Why should we act urgently?
Find the answers during the special discussion “Circular Economy: New Ways of Living, Deciding, and Working”, organized by MOVE.BG. The event will present several business examples that show how to build a circular society: what are the new ways of working, owning, deciding and living. The discussion is part of the regional conference “A Circular Economy in Central and Eastern Europe”, co-organized by MOVE.BG, Impact Hub, and WWF.
“Circular Economy: New Ways of Living, Deciding, and Working”” will take place on November 27, 18:30, at Coworking by MOVE.BG. The event is free of charge. Register here for your free ticket.
18:30-20:00 - a panel discussion, moderated by MOVE.BG's Gergana Daneva, with the participation of:
Intro by Sasha Bezuhanova - founder of MOVE.BG. Sasha will present MOVE.BG's initiative "The ChangeMakers of Bulgaria".
Svilen Piralkov - Systems Architect at Albena AD. Svilen is part of INVADE - a project that offers integrated electric vehicles and batteries to empower distributed and centralised storage in distribution grids;
Sergey Petrov - Founder and CEO of Pollenity - a project that develops innovative beehive monitoring system and aims to show what happens when good ideas are spread and developed into a positive global impact;
Alex Tokmakchiev - COO at Puzl Coworking - a shared working space that helps IT nomads and teams to make better products and services and foster efficiency, collaboration, and creativity.
20:00-21:00 - Networking cocktail.
Circular economy offers solutions how to use our resources in a smarter and more sustainable way because the linear model of economic growth from the past years is no longer suited for the needs of our connected and globalized society, which creates enormous human impact on nature. Most of our natural resources are finite and we should find an environmentally and economically sustainable way of using them urgently.
In a circular society, the economic model guarantees that the value of products and materials is maintained for as long as possible. It is possible because when products reach the end of their life circles, they could be used again and again via recycling and other practices. The circular economy aims to minimize waste and change the mindset in the business and society as a whole. The model stimulates innovations and financial savings as well as shows that protection of nature can create new jobs - the jobs of the New World.
Urban Jungle is our program dedicated to the challenge of living environmentally friendly in the urban environment. Every year the global percentage of people living in cities is increasing. In 2018, 74% of Europe's population live in the cities, emphasising the need for a platform which provides workable solutions on how "city" and "nature" would not become antonyms. Through workshops and webinars, we offer practical solutions for applying permaculture as a method of designing a new kind of urban life.