The to-do list: TopDutch events guide 06-12 feb 2023

TopDutch Events Guide

It’s the Week of the Circular Economy and, to celebrate, we’re rounding up our pick of sustainably-themed events. Whether it’s in your work-life or you’re looking for something fun for the weekend, the TopDutch region is packed with events that’ll inspire you to do your part in changing the world.

For the forward-thinkers

Webinar: The Future of Carbon Valorization

Carbon capture is one of the hottest topics in the sustainable transition at the moment. Even hotter is how we can then use that captured carbon into useful, circular products. This week, our friends at Wetsus are bringing together scientists from academia and industry to discuss some of the routes to effective conversion of captured carbon into chemicals, food and feed.

Where? Online. When? Thursday the 9th of February, 15:30 -17:00 (GMT+1)

For the fashionistas

Repairing for Dummies

You’ve found your dream jeans, worn them until there’s a great big hole in the knee, and yet you can’t bring yourself to throw them out. Or what about that gorgeous dress hanging in the closet that doesn’t quite fit like it used to? Cut down your fashion waste, and get more out of the clothes you own by joining the textiles repairing workshop from the SDG House Groningen. Experts from Groningen Fair Fashion will bring sewing machines and materials, you bring an item of clothing you want to fix or alter, and together you’ll learn how to make do and mend. Arrive at the beginning of the 11:00 or 13:00 slots, and you can get a behind-the-scenes tour of GoudGoed too!

Where? GoudGoed (Damsterdiep 269, Groningen). When? Saturday the 11th of February, 11:00-13:00 or 13:00-15:00

For the sustainable-entrepreneurs

Webinar: Sustainable Entrepreneurship, collaboration across the chain

Are you an entrepreneur from Drenthe? Do you want to find out more about how you can collaborate with your colleagues, suppliers and partners on new circular business practices? Get top tips from TopDutch experts streamed directly to your screen; whether you’re thinking about how to get started, who can help you out, or just want some reflections from your fellow entrepreneurs and the journeys they’ve been on.

Where? YouTube. When? Monday the 6th of February, 13:00 – 14:00

For the creatives

Kosmotroniks II

From plastic soup to adventurous art. Whether it’s a broken blow dryer or an old kitchen mixer, where most people see plastic waste, TopDutch artist sees the potential for beauty. His Kosmotroniks take a plastic item as its base, and see them re-envisioned as uninhibited, imaginative and unique new models that delights the inner-child in all of us. Until the 26th of February, the Kosmotriniks are on exhibition at the Heerenveen Museum.

Where? Heerenveen Museum. When? Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 – 17:00; Saturday and Sunday, 13:00-17:00

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