Climate Justice Through a Circular Economy Lens (Day 1)

Date / Time

April 14, 2021

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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The Office of Planning, Sustainability, and Project Management (PSPM) and Institute of Policy and Civil Engagement (IPCE) is hosting Erika Allen of the Urban Growers Collective (UGC) in a working group discussion of alternative economic models that generate revenue from waste while avoiding exploitation. Erika Allen, the co-founder and CEO of Operations for Urban Growers Collective and President of Green ERA Educational NFP and co-owner of Green Era Sustainability Partners, will be introducing how Auburn-Gresham is making energy and compost of their food waste through the use of anaerobic digesters. Her talk, followed by a Q&A session, will take place on Wednesday, April 14, from 4 to 5:30 PM. Breakout sessions, facilitated by both UIC and UGC experts, will follow on Thursday, April 22, from 4 to 5:30 PM. Breakout topics will cover the topics of community engaged planning and implementation; food, nutrition, and spiritual pathways to health; and, technology and the circular economy.
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Day One Agenda – April 14th, 4-5:30pm

4:00 to 4:05 PM – Introduction (5 min)

4:05 to 4:35 PM – Erika Allen speaks (30 min, up to ten additional minutes)

4:35 to 4:55 – Breakout group introductions (20 min, up to 5-7 additional minutes)

(5-minute break – Zoom Poll will be given to allow choice of breakout discussion)

5:00 to 5:15 PM – Breakout discussions (15 min)

Remaining time – Conclusion

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