Achieving zero waste and zero carbon will require a “community ecosystem” of social enterprises working together with the support of government and commercial partners. This event will feature local and community leaders, best practice industry models and global solutions with community roots. The purpose is far more than sharing and networking it includes exploration of collaborative ventures and initiatives working towards zero waste and zero carbon goals.
“The task of shifting our communities away from waste and carbon emissions is too large for the traditional for-profit marketplace to handle,” says Eric Lombardi from Eco-Cycle International (Boulder, CO, USA), “because it requires as much social innovation as technical. The social enterprise approach delivers change in the form of community benefits and financial rewards.”
John Pearce Memorial Lecture:10th September, Glasgow
Delegates of both the Academic Symposium and Zero Waste & Zero Carbon Symposium are invited to a civic reception at Glasgow City Chambers, hosted by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, for Glasgow Caledonian University’s annual John Pearce Memorial Lecture. Delegates of these events can register their attendance at the time of booking. This event gives them the opportunity to hear from Baroness Glenys Thornton and network with some local social enterprises in Glasgow and further afield.
Evening event at The Experience: 11th September, Glasgow
Delegates of both the Academic Symposium and Zero Waste & Zero Carbon Symposium are invited to participate in a karting and networking evening at The Experience, Hillington, the only indoor electric karting centre in Scotland, which operates as a social enterprise, part of Kibble Education and Care Centre. Delegates of these events can register their attendance at the time of booking.