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Circularity 20 Digital - Free - May 19, 2020

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 1, 2020
Updated: Tuesday, April 21, 2020

 

Interested in the work of GreenBiz and Circularity 20?  Taking place in advance of the larger (and more expensive) Circularity 20 conference (August 25-27 in Atlanta), Circularity 20 Digital will offers a visionary keynote interview, informative panels and valuable networking opportunities - all at now cost to participants.  

Learn more

Virtual Roundtable discussions include:

  • Enabling Repair and Product Life Extension
  • Increasing Supply Chair Resilience
  • Bringing Reusable Packaging to Scale
  • Navigating Product Take-Back and Reverse Logistics

Tags:  building material reuse  built environment  circular ecomony  Ellen MacArthur Foundation  fair repair  fast fashion  network  repair  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  right to repair  thrift 

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Forgivable loans available through COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program

Posted By Jen Newberg, Thursday, April 2, 2020

Reuse, repair and rental business owners:

You are a valuable part of the reuse community and we want to help you weather this crisis.  We know that like you, your employees are invested in the circular economy so we want to share this opportunity to support you and your teams.

Consider taking advantage of the forgivable loan program to bridge your businesses and staff for the coming months through the Small Business Association Paycheck Protection Program.  Loans become available Friday, April 3, 2020 and there will be high demand.  Our local advisors recommend that you get your application to your business bank Friday or as soon as possible.

U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

Tags:  advocacy  building material reuse  circular ecomony  Do It Green! Minnesota  fair repair  fast fashion  network  repair  reuse  reuse minnesota  reusemn  right to repair  thrift  volunteer 

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Get involved with Right to Repair

Posted By Jen Newberg, Wednesday, January 29, 2020

**From our Partners at MN Right to Repair Coalition**

In the 1st half of the biennial session, the MN Right to Repair Coalition advanced Digital Fair Repair bill (HF 1138/SF 1077) to the floor of the MN House of Reps, but it didn't get a vote.

That means there's work to do in 2020 if we want to:

1) get a vote from the full House of Reps and
2) move Right to Repair in the Senate. Join to learn how you can support this important effort.


Monday, February 3, 2020
11:00am-12:30pm

Join the call via:
Google Meeting
- meet.google.com/fvz-rxwc-ufh
Phone - (‪US)‪+1 386-628-0297 PIN: ‪221 422#

Questions?  Contact Tim Schaefer (MN coalition lead): tschaefer@environmentminnesota.org

Tags:  right to repair 

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Call TODAY to Show Your Support for Minnesota Passing Fair Repair Legislation

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 8, 2019
Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thank you to those of you that joined us for ReUSE Minnesota's February webinar on the Fair Repair legislation pending in Minnesota. This is an exciting time for the Fair Repair bill as it has started to be heard in the MN House Committees!

The passing of this bill is an important opportunity for Minnesota communities and local businesses by requiring electronics manufacturers provide consumers and independent repair shops with access to replacement parts, tools, manuals, software, and firmware. We've included a brief update on the MN Fair Repair bill, along with ways you can be involved in Minnesota becoming the first state to pass this legislation.

Update:

- The Fair Repair bill has been pending in Minnesota for the past five years, but this year has the strongest coalition and community support to-date.

- HF1138 (Fair Repair bill) passed out of the MN House Commerce Committee on Friday, March 8th, and will be referred for the next hearing with the House Judiciary Finance & Civil Law Committee on Tuesday, March 12th.

- The coalition is in the process of engaging testifiers and gathering support for the hearing.

How YOU Can Help Before the Next Hearing:

1. Contact your representatives

a. Find your MN House representative and call, or write a message at https://minnesota.repair.org/ to request their support for the Fair Repair bill. You can communicate the environmental opportunity to reduce eWaste through greater repair (on average America throws out 416,000 phones per day), the economic opportunity for creating jobs as the first state to pass this bill, and the equity and fairness opportunity within electronic repair by making this information accessible.

2. Contact the House Judiciary Committee

a. Call or email members of the House Judiciary Committee, and share your support for the Fair Repair bill (HF 1138) and ask them to vote in favor of it at the upcoming hearing.

3. Come to the hearing & testify

a. Show your support in person by attending the hearing next Tuesday. Contact Tim Schaefer, the Minnesota coalition lead, if you would like to receive an update on the timing and location. TSchaefer@EnvironmentMinnesota.org

4. Thank the representatives moving this bill forward

a. Email Rep. Fischer (rep.peter.fischer@house.mn), and thank him for his commitment to this legislation and the positive impact it will have on businesses, communities, and the environment.

b. Email Rep. Halverson (rep.laurie.halverson@house.mn), and thank her for the time she gave as the House Commerce Chair during the hearing on Friday, March 8th.

Tags:  advocacy  fair repair  legislation  repair  right to repair 

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