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Stewardship through R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Stewardship through R.E.S.P.E.C.T

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November 18th 2016:Circular Economy

Jonathan Pereira, the Executive Director of Plant Chicago, will be joining us to discuss the concept of a Circular Economy. In a circular economy, conventional waste streams from one process are repurposed as inputs for another, creating a circular, closed-loop model of material reuse. We'll discuss how this community of businesses, at Plant Chicago, collaborates in this net zero system. The diverse businesses that comprise the community include a bread store, coffee shop, brewery, and more. Their mission is to change the way we, as a city, think about our food and our environmen

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Jonathan Pereira

Jonathan Pereira is the Executive Director of Plant Chicago. Plant Chicago is a non-profit organization established in 2011 by John Edel. The Plant, is a groundbreaking food production space designed to be a net-zero, closed loop system. They equip people and businesses with the tools to live more sustainably through community-driven, hands-on programs and innovative tech demonstration projects. Jonathan has over 15 years of experience in science and arts education, primarily in informal and non-traditional learning environments. Specializing in environmental education and youth development programs in urban areas, he has worked with youth in projects ranging from renewable en
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