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Brown Bag Webinars

Free webinars on LCA and sustainability topics

EarthShift Global is pleased to announce a series of free sustainability 'Brown Bag' webinars. These webinars covering a wide range of topics and are delivered by leaders in their respective fields. Each webinar is held from 1-2 PM Eastern time with a presentation followed by a Q&A Session.

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Upcoming Webinars:  

Circular Design in the Electronics Industry: Discussing Case Studies from a Lifecycle Perspective

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Date: September 22, 2022

Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm ET 

Presenter: Karsten Schischke, Fraunhofer IZM

Description:

The circular economy made it on the agenda of policy and businesses alike in recent years, and the insight gained ground, that this is not only about better recycling. The circular economy has to start with better products made for being kept in loops. There is no ‘one fits all’ approach for circular design, at least not in the complex electronics industry. There are however several companies out there exploring design and business model innovations targeting at better circularity of products. Finding the right strategy and product concept is a challenging task, which requires life cycle thinking – otherwise the intention to close loops will inevitably fail. This webinar will tackle questions, such as:

· How to get started?

· Revolution or evolution: What is the best approach for circular design?

· What do LCAs tell me in terms of guiding design decisions?

In 2021 iNEMI ran a series of online presentations to feature some outstanding enterprises and their circular design approaches. This webinar will be built on these case studies, complemented by some recent research on such design approaches by Fraunhofer IZM, reflecting on the challenges for more circularity from a life cycle perspective.

Presenter Bio:

Karsten Schicke

Karsten is passionate about making the electronics industry more sustainable. For more than 20 years he found Life Cycle Assessments boring, but is thrilled by the design, business, and policy solutions derived from solid LCA evidence. He is leading the group Product Ecodesign and Circular Materials at Fraunhofer IZM, a leading institute in the field of applied research for the microelectronics industry, and supports his team, industry, and governmental bodies alike to keep the 1,5° target alive.

You can learn more about Karsten on his Linked In profile.

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Past Brown Bag Webinars:

You can access recordings of prior webinars on the EarthShift Global Official YouTube channel and via the links provided below.

Dr. Claire Nelson

Advancing SMART Futures for Global Sustainability

August 2022

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Five Misperceptions Surrounding the Environmental Impacts of Single-Use Plastic

July 2022

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CELAVI Framework: Current & Future Capabilities & Applications

June 2022

Anders Bjorn

Using Planetary Boundaries with LCA for Absolute Sustainability Assessment and Target-setting

April 2022

Dan Mackey GMP

Sustainability Focused Innovation

March 2022

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Why Do I Need A Critical Review

February 2022

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LCA Study of the Substitution Policy in Colombia

January 2022

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Paths to Carbon Neutrality Panel Discussion featuring: Navitas Semiconductor, Interface, HP Inc.

September 2021

Tim Skone, DOE

Sustainable Water Mgmt for Decarbonizing Fossil Power Gen by Tim Skone, DOE

July 2021

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Anticipatory LCA Approach to Improve Climate from Emerging Carbon Capture and Utilization Technologies: NREL

June 2021

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HP Taking LCA One Step Further by Tom Etheridge

May 2021

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Balancing Creativity & Data, Making Sustainability Easier: TrueNorth Collective

April 2021

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Packaging LCA in the Automotive Industry: Cummins

February 2021

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Gaining Traction with your Sustainability Initiative: WholeWorks

January 2021

Brown Bag Webinars
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Tackling the Plastic Pollution Crisis: WWF

November 2020

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Circularity for Packaging - Past, Present and Future: PTIS

October 2020

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Reconciling Values and Facts in Comparative LCA by Valentina Prado

August 2020

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Apportionment Lowering Energy Investments: Eastman Energy

July 2020

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LCA of an Innovative Shelf Life Extension Technology: Apeel Sciences

May 2020

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LCA In the Sub-National Context: Oregon Dept. of Environmental Quality

April 2020

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Ice Core Tales of Climate Change from Opposite Ends of Earth: UNH EOS

March 2020

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February 2020

Carl Duivenvoorden

Communicating Sustainability Using Storytelling

November 2019

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Lifecycle of Building Materials & Other Embodied Carbon: Thornton Tomasetti

October 2019

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Environmental Impacts of Alluvial Gold Mining, Peruvian Amazon: PELCAN

September 2019

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The Financial Case for High Performance Buildings: stok

May 2019

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LCA and Biomimicry: Arizona State University

April 2019

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CO2 Sequestration by Methane Eating Bacteria: Stanford University

March 2019

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Anticipatory LCA Explorative Comparative Design with Lise Laurin

February 2019

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Anticipatory LCA 101 with Valentina Prado

January 2019

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Eliminating the Idea of Waste with TerraCycle

November 2018

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Can We Reverse Climate Change: Interface

October 2018

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Goals & Tools to Drive Sustainability: Dow

September 2018

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Sustainability Services: Waste Management

June 2018