Science Café College of Science and Mathematics
North Dakota State University

Our Next Science Café:

November 12, 2019, 7pm at Stoker’s Basement, Hotel Donaldson

Presenter: Andrea Cecchin

Department of Plant Sciences, North Dakota State University
Department of Earth System Science & Policy, University of North Dakota

The Future is Circular: On the Circular Economy and the Promise of a Sustainable Development

Abstract: Around 2 billion people worldwide live in countries that actively promote the principles of circular economy. But, what is Circular Economy? The Circular Economy proposes a radical change in the current production and consumption systems, by minimizing the need for raw materials and non-renewable sources of energy, while drastically reducing the generation of waste. How does circular economy work? How do we make our products and services more circular? Will Circular Economy be able to change the way we make and use products in the US in a more sustainable way? These questions will be explored during the talk, and a particular emphasis will be given to examining the relationship between circular economy and sustainable development.

General Information

Our Science Cafés feature

  • A presentation by a scientist
  • Discussion
    • have a conversation with the scientist
    • talk among yourselves

Free and open to the public.

Attendees must be 21 or older, or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact Diane Goede at or (701) 231-7411.

Science Café presentations are about one hour long; there is some extra time for discussions. The location is:

Stoker’s Basement
Hotel Donaldson
101 N Broadway
North Dakota
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