Community Resources Network Scotland rebrands to Circular Communities Scotland

Community Resources Network Scotland (CRNS) has changed its name and brand to Circular Communities Scotland.

The membership network organisation represents over 170 charities and social enterprises who are helping to tackle climate change by contributing to a circular economy in Scotland, providing social and environmental benefits to communities across the country as a result.

The launch of the rebrand will coincide with COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference, hosted at the SEC in Glasgow between October 31 and November 12 this year. The conference has been cited as what ‘many believe to be the world’s best last chance to get runaway climate change under control.’

CEO Michael Cook confirmed there is a connection with the organisation’s rebrand launch and COP26, stating: “As a climate, community and circular economy focused organisation, this is of course an exciting moment. It’s a critical juncture for the future of our planet, and an important opportunity for Scotland to host COP26 on the world stage. It is very fitting that the rebrand be launched at the same time. It’s crucial that we evolve alongside the climate dialogue, as well as our dedicated and innovative members, who work tirelessly to create a more circular economy in Scotland.”

The circular economy is simply an alternative model of using resources and materials, where instead of materials being taken from the earth, used and thrown into landfill, they are kept in use for as long as possible, through reuse, repair and recycling.

Circular Communities Scotland supports and represents over 170 repair, reuse and recycling charities and social enterprises across the country, who prevent products and materials from entering landfill, create local jobs, economic opportunities, and help promote and create social and environmental justice in their communities.

Chair of the Circular Communities Scotland board, Naomi Johnson, said: “Our vision is for a thriving circular economy in Scotland, with communities reaping the social and economic benefits. The board, our team and most importantly our members believe the new identity will help us achieve that.”

The charity is also looking forward to its first annual conference as Circular Communities Scotland, entitled ‘Embracing a Circular Future’. A fully digital event, the conference will host speakers such as minister for green skills, circular economy and biodiversity, Lorna Slater, and retired Scottish racing cyclist and inspirational speaker Graeme Obree.

out more about and sign up to the annual conference here.

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