Join the CEC "Circular Cities Week" movement (Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019)
and team with your city to launch a circular economy strategy.
This fall, the Circular Economy Club (CEC) will celebrate its inaugural "Circular Cities Week" global event (Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2019). The goal: to push, with a united voice, for the design and implementation of circular economy strategies in cities worldwide. This effort will coincide with the United Nations World Cities Day on Oct. 31.
What is the "Circular Cities Week"
“Circular Cities Week” is an annual, decentralized global event. During the week, CEC City Organizers in more than 80 cities will organize workshops to identify opportunities and next steps to encourage implementation of the circular economy in their cities. This process will include bringing in stakeholders from city governments, private and nonprofit sectors, and academia—and providing a multi-stakeholder call to action.
80 CITIES 42 COUNTRIES 2,500 PARTICIPANTS 1 MISSION
Why the "Circular Cities Week"
The CEC envisions a world in which every city in every country functions and prospers through circularity, ending the age of waste. An ambitious goal such as this requires clarity and clearly defined deadlines. "Circular Cities Week" provides this critical framework.
The condensed timeframe of "Circular Cities Week" encourages a sense of urgency and purpose designed to help stakeholders identify opportunities, challenges and next steps for supporting the development of circularity at the city government level. The objectives of the week are twofold:
• Convince and support city governments to publish a local circular economy strategy plan with clear goals for their city
• Create an open-source report of challenges, opportunities and next steps for all the participating cities
"The CEC 'Circular Cities Week' empowers circularity supporters with tools to lead circularity efforts in their region through the development of circular strategies at the local government level. It is only by setting clear objectives that we will be able to track progress and create a world with no waste."
Founder and Chair of the Board
Circular Economy Club (CEC)
Want to bring the "Circular Cities Week" to your city?
The list below includes CEC city chapters that are hosting events for "Circular Cities Week." If your city is not yet on the list and you cannot find a CEC Organizer in your city, consider applying to Become a CEC City Organizer
. As a CEC City Organizer, you will be able to create the event in your city and will be asked to follow the CEC Toolkit
with the step-by-step on how to organize the session.
BROWSE THE CEC CIRCULAR CITIES WEEK PHOTOS
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CITIES HOSTING THE CIRCULAR CITIES WEEK
Organize your "Circular City" session by becoming a CEC Organizer.