From Linear To Circular | To A Brighter Tomorrow
Welcome to the LSESU Circular Economy Society! Established in 2020, we proudly stand as London's inaugural Circular Economy Society.
According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a huge promoter of this concept, “a circular economy is a systemic approach to economic development designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment. In contrast to the 'take-make-waste' linear model, a circular economy is regenerative by design and aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources.”
We, the Circular Economy Society at LSE, believe that in order to make the world more sustainable, a transition to a circular economic model is necessary.
Mission | Vision | Values
To catalyze change by promoting the principles of the circular economy through an array of initiatives that encompass events, partnerships, research, and advocacy.
- Raise greater awareness of circular economy models
- Provide industry insights on industry shifts towards a circular economy
- Allow students to explore their enthusiasm for environmental issues within business
To emerge as London's preeminent student society, dedicated to inspiring heightened awareness and action in propelling the circular economy forward.
Educate, Engage, Enrich, and Empower
The society is open to everyone, no pre-knowledge about the circular economy is required. Our annual membership is £1.50 and gives you access to all of our events throughout the year.
Joining the LSESU Circular Economy Society opens doors to a community of like-minded individuals passionate about creating a sustainable future. As a member, you'll gain access to exclusive events, networking opportunities, and the chance to contribute to impactful initiatives that push the boundaries of the circular economy.
Events and activities:
We're committed to raising awareness and driving action towards a circular economy through a diverse range of events and activities. Our event plan includes:
Entrepreneurship Panel: We organize panels where industry experts and entrepreneurs delve into the realms of circular economy entrepreneurship across sectors such as Fashion, Food, Plastic, Energy, and Water. This provides invaluable insights and inspiration for budding changemakers.
Case Study Workshop: Our case study workshops offer an opportunity to explore real-world instances of circular economy implementation across diverse industries. Collaborating with successful companies and organizations, we unveil the transformative potential of circular economy principles.
Careers in CE Networking: Through networking events, we bridge the gap between students and professionals in the circular economy field. Connecting students with sustainable job prospects and circular economy alumni, we facilitate valuable exchanges of knowledge and experience.
Fundraising & Volunteer Initiatives: Our society is dedicated to supporting circular economy-related research centers and charities through fundraising events and volunteer activities. By partnering with local organizations aligned with circular economy goals, we channel our efforts towards meaningful impact.
Sustainable Consulting: Engaging students in identifying shifts in consumer attitudes and circular economy business prospects, our sustainable consulting projects collaborate with local businesses. We analyze their operations and propose circular economy solutions to drive positive change.
Urban Planning & Policy Making Discussions: We host forums that shed light on urban planning and policy-making for the circular economy. Inviting experts, policymakers, and urban planners, we explore the dynamic landscape of policies and approaches that champion circular economy principles in urban development.
- Circular Fashion Panel
- Fireside Chat – Slow Fashion
- Supporting Initiatives
- Slow Fashion Workshop
- Vintage Charity Shop Outing
- Cloth Swap Workshop
- Food For Thought
- ReThinking Food – Food Wave
- National Food Service Sutton Community Farm
- Blue New Deal Summit
- Business Consulting – Re-London Chat
- Circular Economy Consultancy
Outings & Podcast:
- Biophilia Walk
- Museum Visit – Design Tackling Waste-Age
- Podcast Series
- Embroidery Workshop
For any queries, you can message us on our social media platforms or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org