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This track will open your eyes about the Circular Economy, and how we can contribute to accelerating the change towards it. Indeed, economists, corporations, designers, experts and individuals worldwide are moving towards a Circular Economy model.
Given the current uncertain worldwide context, circularity also offers practical ways & solutions for communities, cities, and nations to become more resilient, self-sufficient, and autonomous while promoting healthier environments through enhanced food security, circular agriculture, localized efficient production and waste recirculation.
You will understand the principles of designing for circularity. This will allow to become one of the few truly knowledgeable about circularity and potentially apply it in your field of work or life!
All the details about the schedule, content, fees and registration can be found on the following link:

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You will be able to obtain the “Circular Economy & Eco-Design Track” Certificate, by securing a minimum of 12 Units.
All sessions are suitable for anyone, without the need for a specific background, and accessible too for teenagers 15 years old or more.
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*SE01 - Tuesday, Sept 15th*
An intro to Sustainability, Climate Change, Ecological & Carbon Footprint, and Green Construction: Why should we care?
Overview of sustainable development and the three pillars of sustainability, how is Climate Change affecting us, and why should we care? What is our Ecological Footprint & the overshoot day? Do you know your individual Carbon Footprint, are there some measures to reduce it? Why we should move to greener construction & energy-efficient, healthier buildings?
*SE04 – Thursday, September 17th*
Climate Change Adaptation: Learn about the Drawdown Project
Project Drawdown is a world-class research organization that reviews, analyses, and identifies the most viable global climate solutions, and shares these findings with the world.
The aim of this workshop is to highlight the most up-to-date worldwide research in terms of climate change adaptation measures, and identify the ones with the highest potential to solve the climate crisis. How can we, individually and collectively, contribute to reducing our impact on climate change? Some measures are simple or straightforward but require awareness and habit changes, others are more complex, entrenched in our current systems, and will necessitate policies, regulations, activism, and a collective will to change.
*CE01 – Tuesday, September 22nd & Thursday, September 24th*
An intro to the Circular Economy & EcoDesign (Part I & II)
An introduction to the Circular Economy, and how we can individually & collectively contribute in the transition towards there. What is meant by eco-designing while keeping in mind the full life-cycle of a product, from resource extraction to product disposal, with a few examples from around the world. The discussion about some of the most important criteria of eco-design will be followed by a few challenging questions and interactive games to pick your brains! The workshop is suitable for anyone interested in environmental and eco-designing principles and doesn’t require a design background. Suitable to all ages above 14!
*CE03 - Tuesday, September 29th*
Introduction to Biomimicry with Adib Dada
Biomimicry is a Sustainable Design Methodology and approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns & strategies. The core idea is that nature has already solved many of the problems we are grappling with. Animals, plants, and microbes are the consummate engineers. This seminar will give an overview of Biomimicry with some of its applications.
This seminar is in collaboration with theOtherDada.
*CE09 – Thursday, October 1st*
Food Waste: A Sustainable Approach to Food
Let’s talk about food! What does a planet-friendly grocery list look like? Where to shop? How to reduce the amount of food that we waste? Join us for a workshop, full of practical information and tips that you can use every day to reduce your environmental impact and move towards a circular closed-loop way of consuming food!
*SE09 - Tuesday, October 6th*
Sustainable & Circular Agriculture
The course will explain this concept and how and where it can be applied. The role of animal agriculture will be highlighted as well as that of aquaculture as possible links within the Circular Agriculture cycle. We will also tackle the topic of food security.
This interactive seminar is in collaboration with Lina Jaber.
*CE07 - Thursday, October 8th*
Circular Strategies Workshop
Are there different or eco-friendlier ways to meet the end-user or consumer needs & expectations by applying circular strategies? In this workshop, you will redesign a common use object by re-evaluating the functional and emotional needs that it serves and making use of circular strategy cards to brainstorm new solutions, materials, or designs for that object that are more eco & socially responsible.
*CE12 - Tuesday, October 13th & Thursday, October 15th*
Systems Thinking for a Circular Economy - Workshop Part I &II
Systems Thinking equips users with a holistic lens that allows them to capture the different elements when tackling complex problems. This is quite useful when working on problems that require the intervention of circular economy practices since they are often complex. In addition, Systems Thinking provides participants with the tools to visualize loops and circularities within systems, which is aligned with the circular economy principles.
During the workshop, participants will learn about the Systems Thinking method as well as the different tools used to build a systems map. Together with the facilitator and the modeler, the participants will define, map and solve a problem that falls within the circular economy context. At the end of the session, participants will have learned a new method that equips them with new tools such as defining messy problems, building a causal loop diagram, and identifying leverage points of intervention in a systems map.
*CE05 - Tuesday, October 20th*
Meet the Architects! Casa Batroun & Lifehaus Passive House Eco-projects
with Maha Nasrallah, EcoConsulting, & Nizar Haddad
- Casa Batroun, a small private house renovated and extended in an eco-friendly manner, which achieved the BREEAM Excellent rating and is the 1st project to be BREEAM-certified in Lebanon, and 1st BREEAM Excellent rating in the Middle-East. The detailed presentation will describe the bio-climatic design; the choice of materials; as well as all the energy-efficiency, water conservation, and sustainability features of the house.
- Lifehaus Passive House, as a first self-sustainable house the seminar will tackle the different systems that makes it passive and self-sufficient (Canadian well, thermal mass storage, natural & reused material, water management, solar power etc.), and how this kind of design re-questions conventional construction industry and modifies its process.
*CE10 - Thursday, October 22nd*
Circular Refurbishment of an Interior Space
In order to create a new space for offering environmental seminars & workshops, a client would like you to redesign their main office to accommodate their new vision.
During this workshop, you will take time to remake a space in a circular way, think about creative ideas to reduce its environmental and health impact, select appropriate low-impact materials, and present your ideas to the rest of the participants. With guidance, we will come up as a group with different options for the circular refurbishment of an interior space.
*EE03 – Tuesday, October 27th*
Life-Cycle Assessment & Eco-Design Methodology for Businesses
This workshop will provide a review of the Circular Economy and will allow you to adapt circular principles in the context of start-ups or existing businesses: How to integrate an environmental and social approach into the design or procurement of your products and services, based on a step-by-step methodology & Life-Cycle Assessment? How to minimize the ecological & social impact of your office, manufacturing plant, warehouse, or simply the operation of it and transportation of goods?
*CE10 - Thursday, October 29th *
Circular Fashion with Aya Hoteit, FabricAid, and EcoConsulting
Clothes are an everyday need, and for many an essential way to self-expression. Unfortunately the way clothes and textiles are produced and used today is excessively wasteful and polluting.
Join us for an interactive session to learn about the environmental, health and social impact of clothes and how this can be reduced. Are there ways to make the fashion industry more circular? What can the modern end-consumer do to reduce the footprint of clothing while still meeting its needs for different type of clothes and trends? How can each one of us contribute to closing the loop in terms of textile waste?
This seminar is in collaboration with Aya Hoteit and FabricAid.
*CE04 – Tuesday, Nov 3rd*
Circular Design Thinking Workshop
Design Thinking has become an extremely popular approach to problem-solving—not only among designers, but across all areas of business. How can we also apply a Circular Design Thinking to tackle sustainability issues?
Indeed, it is estimated that in many cases 80% of the costs & impacts of a product or service are defined at the design stage. The earlier we can integrate circular, eco-friendly, and socially responsible solutions in the design phase or strategic thinking process, the more we can mitigate negative impacts and do better with less. Join us for a hands-on, interactive and fun Circular Design Thinking Workshop!
This workshop is in collaboration with Joumana Ibrahim.
To book or for more information, please contact us at or WhatsApp/call at +961 79123523.

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