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Sustainable Winter Festival

Thursday, 19 December, 2019 - 09:00 to Thursday, 19 December, 2019 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Chair VBO-FEB: Transitioning Belgian companies into circularity

Get inspired on circularity & sustainability at the 1st Sustainable Winter Festival of the VUB. Join interesting lectures & debates and visit our Winter Market where you can find unique circular gifts and discover food & drinks with a positive story.

Thursday 19th of December 2019

Sustainable Winter Market open from 12h till 14h

Networking drinks from 16h till 18h

Building D (near Infopunt), VUB Brussels, Humanities, Science and Engineering Campus




9h – 12h    Pitches HACK Mobi

Building D  -  D.2.0.1  -  Promotion Room


12h – 14h  Discovery lunch – food & drinks with a positive story

Building D  -  near Infopunt


Chair VBO-FEB: Transitioning Belgian companies into circularity

14h – 16h  Lectures and Debates Programme

Building D  -  D.2.0.1  -  Promotion Room

 14h00 – 14h10   Introduction to the VUB Research Chair

Prof. Dr. Cathy Macharis

14h10 – 14h25   Setting the scene for Circularity

Prof. Wouter Achten

14h25 – 14h50   Assessing circularity. What does it mean for a product to be circular, and does that mean it is sustainable?

PhD Researcher Alexandre Hureau

14h50 – 15h15   Urban Circularity. What are current ‘circular’ practices & projects in Brussels?

PhD Researcher Giulia Caterina Verga


 15h30 – 16h30   External speakers on circularity:

BC Materials: transforming earths from construction sites into building materials. How to reuse materials in construction? - Nicolas Coeckelberghs, co-founder BC Materials

Sonian Wood Cooperative: relocating the transformation of wood from the Sonian Forest and keeping it here. From the sawing of the trees to the final products, the Sonian Wood Coop. will organise the sustainable production of local high-quality wood. This will boost local crafts and jobs. - Martin Ligtenberg, Sonian Wood Coop.


16h30 – 18h   Circular drinks & networking

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