From March 4 until March 10, the international public-private partnership Danish Clean Tech Hub will be hosting Circular City Week in New York City for the first time. The event is an open collaborative festival for circular economy related events.
Today, the planet’s limited resources are under strain. We are seeing oceans filled with plastic and at the same time, clothes and food are being consumed and thrown away like never before. In order to deal with these challenges, a new economic model is necessary and this is where circular economy appears. Circular economy is a resource efficient system that designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use and regenerates natural systems.
New York – the next circular economy?
In March 2019, for the first time ever, New York will have its own Circular City Week, focusing on advancing the debate and driving awareness about the immense economic, environmental and social potential of a circular economy. The Circular City Week New York is hosted by Danish Cleantech Hub – an international public-private partnership founded by State of Green and the Confederation of Danish Industry.
Circular City Week aims to engage New Yorkers in a multi stakeholder dialog about how a circular economy may look in a New York City context. Across sectors and boroughs, Circular City Week wants to inspire local action by bringing attention to best practices and innovative initiatives.
Showcasing Danish solutions at Circular City Week
Some of these best practices and innovative initiatives will come from Danish companies, who will showcase their sustainable city solutions during the week. One of these companies is Lendager Group, who will be launching the book ‘A change maker’s guide to the future’ during the festival. The company is specialised in promoting circular economy for future cities, buildings and companies. For Lendager Group, the event is an important platform in order to spread circular economy awareness as well as to create global partnerships.
“In Denmark, we have already solved many of the challenges that the United States is facing today. This is due to our strong traditions for design, systems thinking, green tech and sustainable development. During Circular City Week, we are looking forward to showing our solutions to decision makers and actors on the American market. We especially hope to create awareness on our new book ‘A change maker’s guide to the future’ as well as to spread the word about how we are working with circular economy through resource innovation, architecture, design and strategic partnerships,” said Ditte Lysgaard Vind, Managing Partner at Lendager.
Read more about the event here.