Charlotte’s Transition to a Circular Economy

  • 10 Mar 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Alberici Headquarters 8800 Page Ave. St. Louis, MO 63114


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March 10 Evening Program

Charlotte’s Transition to a Circular Economy

The City of Charlotte, in partnership with Envision Charlotte, has made the commitment to transition to a circular economy.  

Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte, will explore what this commitment means for Charlotte, including short and long term plans, community participation, and benefits for the city and its citizens.

After a brief introduction to the concept of a Circular Economy, attendees will learn about a study of the city’s waste stream conducted by a firm out of the Netherlands and specific strategies developed as a result for Charlotte to make this transition. Initial projects currently underway such as the Innovation Barn, an organics program, and the Send Me on My Way campaign will be discussed, as well as the complimentary nature of the Circular Economy strategy to other existing initiatives, such as the City SEAP (Strategic Energy Action Plan) which has goals to reduce CO2 to 7.2 tons per person by 2030, will also be touched upon.

Amy Aussieker, Executive Director of Envision Charlotte
Amy has spent 25 years of her career influencing and bringing together individuals, companies and groups to reach a variety of milestones including large fundraising efforts, substantial sales achievements and most importantly, meaningful community goals.  Over the last six years, Amy has led one of the most effective sustainability nonprofits in Charlotte – Envision Charlotte.  With her leadership, the organization has successfully implemented groundbreaking projects that have positively impacted the community and been internationally recognized.  Her most recent project with the City of Charlotte will lead the effort for Charlotte to become a leader in the Circular Economy.  Over her career she has been honored with many awards including Business Journal’s Top Women in Business as well as being named one of the 50 Most Influential Women in Charlotte.

Submitted for approval of 1 GBCI CE Hours & 1 AIA/CES LU.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
5:30 – 6:15 – Registration & Networking
6:15 - 7:30 pm – Formal Presentation


Alberici Headquarters

8800 Page Ave.

St. Louis, MO 63114

Free for USGBC-MGC Members and full-time students
$20 for Non-Members

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