Arca helps Cornish Businesses Transition to a Circular Economy
Arca – Italian for ark – is a new research project aimed at accelerating circular skills for Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
Part-funded through the European Social Fund and forming part of the European Strategic Investment Framework for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Arca will work with local businesses to co-design workshops and training programmes for individuals, microbusinesses and SMEs.
Arca will offer a range of training programmes and workshops covering topics such as:
- Principles of the circular economy
- Circular design
- Circular business models
- Change management
- Emotional intelligence
Stefano Pascucci, Project Lead and Head of Sustainable Futures at University of Exeter and Professor in Sustainability and Circular Economy, explains: “Arca is a fantastic opportunity to support Cornish businesses and to develop the skills they need to transition to a circular economy.
“It is clear that if we continue with our current linear economy, we will not be able to remain within planetary boundaries. The transition to a circular economy is not a matter of choice. It is a necessity.’
Delivery of workshops begins in March 2022. The project ends in December 2023.
Arca’s FREE introductory workshop: Circular Design
Date & time: Thursday 31 March 2022, 9:30 am – 2.30pm
Location: Heartlands, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3QY
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