january, 2022

20jan7:00 pm8:30 pmJanuary 2022 Conservation Café: Reducing Waste & Pollution By Transforming Our Economy

Event Details


The take-make-trash model of the 20th century industrial economy can be summed up in one word – extraction. Materials were extracted from the earth. Worker’s labor was extracted from their jobs. Resilience was extracted from our communities. The true cost of this has come due in the 21st century as we grapple with economic and climate crises.

But there is hope in the concept of a circular economy where our society can turn waste into resources and use regenerative practices to create a world where people and the planet can thrive together.

Join circular economy professional Nic Esposito as he takes you on a journey of the work his team is doing in Philadelphia and beyond to achieve this ambitious goal.

There will be plenty of time for audience questions, too!

Tickets $10-15 (for this online, virtual event).


Nic Esposito bio photo

Nic Esposito is a writer, publisher, community activist, urban farmer and circular economy professional. Nic has served as the City of Philadelphia’s Zero Waste and Litter Director and the East Kensington Neighbors Association President.

He is currently the Director of Policy and Engagement for Circular Philadelphia and the Cities Strategist for the global litter intelligence company Litterati.

Nic also serves as the board president of the non-profit bookstore and publishing company The Head & The Hand and co-manager of Emerald Street Community Farm in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia.



(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm