“Unless we go to Circular it’s game over for the planet; it’s game over for society”
These are the opening words of Closing the Loop, the world’s first feature-length documentary film on the circular economy
Going “circular” refers to the necessary change from our current take-make-waste linear economy to a borrow-use-return circular economy. The film is directed by a two-time Telly® Award and Emmy® Award winning filmmaker Graham Sheldon and presented by global sustainability expert, Prof. Dr Wayne Visser.
In support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the documentary explores five key strategies for achieving circularity – reduce, reuse, recycle, renew and reinvent – by showcasing examples from Europe, Latin America and Africa and featuring insights from experts from the likes of the World Economic Forum and the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard.
Join us for this thought-provoking and powerful documentary. Be aware and together, we can make a difference. This event is held in conjunction with Earth Day 2019.
CEC Singapore are Hosting a screening of the “Closing The Loop” Film at the german European School on Thursday the 29th of Novemeber from 18:30 Hrs- 22:00 Hrs Singapore Standard Time. This will be followed by a Panel discussion and a Networking Event.
This is an Free Open Event. You are welcome to register via Eventbrite:
SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING:
18:30 – Doors Open and Registration
18:45 – Introduction
18:55 – Screening of “Closing the Loop” film
20:30 – Open panel discussion and session wrap-up (details to be confirmed closer to the date)
21:15 – Networking time
22:00 – Doors Close
The movie “Closing the Loop” is an exploration of diverse businesses making the change from a linear take-make-waste economic model to a circular borrow-use-return (also known as zero waste or cradle-to-cradle) economic model or even better a circular society.
The film takes an in-depth look at businesses from the UK, Europe, Latin America, and South Africa. Moving to a circular economy is not only essential and urgent, but is entirely possible if we take inspiration from the pioneers, such as those featured in the film. In support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (Goal 12 on Responsible Consumption and Production), the documentary explores five key strategies for achieving circularity – reduce, reuse, recycle, renew and reinvent – by showcasing examples and featuring insights from experts from the likes of the World Economic Forum and the Universities of Cambridge and Harvard.
Created by Emmy Award winner, Graham Sheldon and presented by global sustainability expert Dr. Wayne Visser, Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School, Closing the Loop is the world’s first feature-length documentary on the circular economy. It is an optimistic film about innovative solutions.Closing the Loop debuted on Earth Day in April 2018 and is slated for 125 screenings in 38 countries.
Take this opportunity to be inspired by new business models, product innovations and customer solutions to scale up the rate of change and to drive forward the movement towards a circular economy.
Expand your knowledge around what circularity really means and the circular initiatives taking place globally. After the screening, there will also be an opportunity to network with other circular economy professionals and enthusiasts across different sectors and types of organizations.
WHO IS THE EVENT FOR?
- Newcomers to and Supporters of the Circular Economy
- Anybody, who is interested to see positive change
- Students and their Families
- Consultants, Business Leaders and Strategists
- Established Companies as well as Start-Ups
- Education Professionals and Researchers
- Architects, Designers, Engineers and Makers in general
- NGOs and Professional Associations
Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
EVENT SPONSORS : German European School Singapore (GESS)
GESS has strong European foundations and believes in developing confident, forward-looking students through a celebration of respect, openness and inclusiveness. GESS is recognised for its languages and offers a choice between two main curricula: the German Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme in English. Many languages are offered as part of the unique mother tongue and language enrichment programmes. The school caters to students of all ages, starting from 18 months to graduation at 18 years.