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Accelerating the Circular Economy (Epsilon Eta + Institute for the Environment)
September 13 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
We live in a predominately linear world, meaning that we ‘take, make, and dispose’ items that will ultimately end up in a landfill or incinerator. But, disrupting the status quo is a new movement called the circular economy. In a circular world we look to bend linear systems in order to better leverage our resources, promoting sustainable business models while also turning a profit. Join us on September 13th to explore how circular economy practices are being put into action to address real business needs, here in the U.S. and around the globe. With panelists and speakers coming from a multitude of backgrounds in both the public and private sector, we will discuss how the circular economy is already proving successful and how these practices can be incorporated into all supply chains moving forward. Register at the bottom of this page.
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Frank Porter Graham Student Union Great Hall
Dress is recommended business casual
Light snacks and beverages provided
Brief welcome and introduction
Keynote address by Liza Schillo (Senior Manager, Global Product Sustainability – Levi Strauss & Co.)
Panel 1 – Organics, moderated by Liza Schillo
Lunch and networking with panelists
Great Hall breezeway
Panel 2 – Materials, moderated by Liza Schillo
Closing remarks by Benjamin Weir (Business Development Manager – Loop)
Speakers + Panelists
Liza Schillo is Senior Manager of Global Product Sustainability for Levi Strauss & Co. She has been with the company for nearly five years, directing LS&Co.’s climate change and sustainable raw materials strategies. Liza is responsible for ensuring LS&Co. achieves 100% sustainably sourced cotton and viscose for its products by end of 2020. These corporate commitments are part of a broader internal initiative to move LS&Co. toward a more sustainable and circular product strategy that Liza is formalizing in 2019. In 2018, Liza led the company to adopt new climate change targets for LS&Co. and its supply chain.
Liza holds an MBA and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Environmental Studies from UNC-Chapel Hill. During her tenure at UNC, Liza identified the need for an environmental honors fraternity, a dream that she brought to life in 2006 with strong support from Greg Gangi and Epsilon Eta’s co-founder, Anna Fabiszewski.
Founder and CEO of Reborn Clothing Co.
Co-hosted by the Epsilon Eta Environmental Honors Fraternity and the UNC Institute for the Environment