Material Bank: Circular Economy – March 2021

Join the discussion as we partner with the Birmingham Circular Economy Club

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Join the Birmingham Architectural Association on Wednesday 3rd March at 5:30pm for the second instalment of our ‘Materials Bank’ series as we partner with the Birmingham Circular Economy Club to discuss circular economy with our industry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has since forced us to adapt our daily lives and rethink other changes we could make to our business, personal lives and the systems that underpin our economy and society for the better. As part of the green recovery plan we need to start reviewing circular economy as a key priority. Join us as we explore what circular economy can mean to our working and daily lives.

The talk will be an hour long and will take the form of an introduction to the Circular Economy club. Two questions will be posed to the speakers; Debbie Ward, Clare Ollerenshaw and Lydia Dutton, and we will be breaking into small groups to discuss the feedback from each question, the talk will come to a close with a questions and answers session chaired by the BAA.

Debbie Ward – Cirklo Consult and co-organiser of CEC Birmingham & West Midlands chapter

Debbie has spent nearly 20 years working in the built environment sector across a variety of marketing and business development roles. Her interest in sustainability and in more recent years the circular economy has grown throughout these roles culminating in undertaking a PG Certificate qualification in Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy in 2018. Increasing involvement with the CE agenda through work and the CEC led Debbie to set up Cirklo Consult to focus on circular economy related training, education and advisory projects.

Clare Ollerenshaw – Accelar and co-organiser of CEC Birmingham & West Midlands chapter

Clare works for clean growth strategy consultancy Accelar. Clare has worked in sustainability and community development for her whole career, with the last ten years having a focus on circular economy. Together with stakeholders, Clare wrote London’s first circular economy routemap which included built environment as a key focus area.

Lydia Dutton – University of Birmingham and co-organiser of CEC Birmingham & West Midlands chapter

Lydia is the Sustainability Manager at the University of Birmingham. Lydia’s sustainability and built environment experience extends over 15 years. In this time, Lydia has worked at Argent in their regeneration of King’s Cross as well as co-founding a circular economy start up looking to change the way the built environment views material reuse.

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The Birmingham Architectural Association is kindly supported by our patron Allermuir as well as our sponsors Allgood, Altro, Ibstock, Milliken, Reynaers, SKG Kitchen Gallery and Taylor Maxwell.

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