The Future of Urban Manufacturing: Advancing the Circular Economy
Tue, Oct 8 at 5:30pm
Come enjoy local food and drink while we envision circularity as the future of urban manufacturing! Learn more about Seattle's circular economy through a panel discussion where you can hear about and learn from community and thought leaders of circular economy initiatives, business models, and the challenges within. Come meet people from the region who are exploring its potential to move us from an extractive, linear economy towards one that is regenerative for people and the planet.
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Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman | Founder & Owner of Refugee Artisan Initiative
Hi! I’m Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman. I founded the Refugee Artisan Initiative, and MiMi Globe Goods non-profit organizations in 2016 in Seattle, Washington, because my passion is to help refugee and immigrant women in the United States to build a better life for their families. All of the profits from our sales go directly to our wonderful women workers.
My concern for refugees began with my own experience – I was an immigrant from Taiwan myself, 32 years ago. I was able to get an education, become a pharmacist, and give my kids a great life. As recent crises around the world brought have brought more refugees to our shores, I wanted to do something to give back and find a way to help these new arrivals achieve financial independence.
Katrina Spade | Founder and Owner of Recompose
Katrina Spade is a designer who is reimagining the death care experience, and the inventor of a system that transforms the dead into soil. She founded and led the non-profit Urban Death Project from 2014-2017.In 2017, Katrina founded Recompose, a benefit corporation, with the goal of offering earth-centric, participatory, and meaningful death care to the public.
Katrina has a Bachelor of Anthropology from Haverford College and a Master of Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has been featured in Fast Company, NPR, the Atlantic, BBC, and the New York Times. She is an Echoing Green Fellow and an Ashoka Fellow.
Srirup Kumar | Impact Bioenergy
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