Category Archives: Circular Economy

Steps toward action in the circular economy

Every time your smartphone screen shatters, do you ever stop and think: why do I have to buy a new one? Why can’t we just replace the parts that still have some value? These questions were raised by Janine Finnell, Executive Director of Leaders in Energy, at the third annual Circular Economy event on September 28, 2017 at the University of the District of Columbia.

Several dozen participants from different backgrounds joined to learn about the circular economy and engage in small group discussions on how to expand its practices in our businesses, communities, and daily lives. The goal was to develop an action framework to further enable the circular economy in the Washington region.

Coming Full Circle with Sustainability

Coming Full Circle with Sustainability

A Workshop on Building a Circular Economy in the DMV Region FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, USA, September 18, 2017 / EINPresswire.com Join us for a workshop to meet with those interested in developing a circular economy in the District of more »

Leaders in Energy 2016 Year in Review

Around the world, 2016 was a year of tremendous change, upheaval in some cases, and new opportunities that the Leaders in Energy group, now in its fourth year, has explored during our twelve sustainability networking events in the Washington, DC area. Here is our review of the past year.

Event Archives

Event Archives

Here is where you can find resources from Leaders in Energy monthly events, including announcements, recaps, and related articles. If you would like to contribute to our events or have a great idea for an article, find out how you can get involved. Blog more »

Entrepreneurial Solutions for Sustainable Facilities in the Circular Economy

By TRAVIS HIGH, Strategy Manager, Leaders in Energy Increasing the number of energy and resource efficient buildings is an important lever in the efforts to mitigate climate change. But while government and scientific institutions can set the standards for efficiency, more »

Sustainable Facilities Embrace the Circular Economy

Sustainable Facilities Embrace the Circular Economy

By TRAVIS HIGH, Strategy Manager, Leaders in Energy As the world’s second-largest emitter of greenhouse gases and the largest economy, the U.S. plays an important role in international climate negotiations. Reducing U.S. emissions requires changes in the model of business more »

Janine Recognized as NCAC-USAEE Member of the Month

Leaders in Energy is proud to announce that Janine Finnell, its Founder and Clean Energy Ambassador, has been designated as the Member of the Month for the National Capital Area Chapter of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics (NCAC-USAEE). USAEE more »

The Maker Economy & Local Manufacturing in the DMV Region

The Maker Economy & Local Manufacturing in the DMV Region

Our next event will take place at TechShop in Arlington, Virginia (in Crystal City) on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016, from 6-8:30 pm.  Our program will feature a panel of speakers discussing the growing importance of the maker economy and local more »

Leaders in Energy 2015 Year in Review

By TRAVIS HIGH The year 2015 was a year of tremendous growth for the Leaders in Energy professional networking and educational group. As a member of the marketing team, I felt privileged to be a part of it and to more »

First “Leaders in Energy Without Borders” Google Hangout Session

By SILVIA LEAHU-ALUAS Janine Finnell, Adriaan Kamp, and Silvia Leahu-Aluas, three sustainability and energy professionals and members of the Leaders in Energy group, have started a series of global conversations focusing on the path towards sustainable energy, in particular, and more »