This year the Sustainable Business Network is hosting the first Open Source Circular Economy Day Auckland.  Open Source Circular Economy (OSCE) Days is a global event exploring the open source circular economy.  It is a chance to come together with like-minded people to use an open source methodology to tackle some of the challenges facing the circular economy.  If that sounds like your thing we’d love you to join us:

Friday 12 June 2015 – things kick off at noon

Sustainable Business Network, Level 3, Old Sofrana House, 18 Customs Street East

Free / $0.00 – just rsvp to

To get the ball rolling we’d like to use OSCE Day Auckland 2015 to design a circular economy model for office fit-outs.  We’ve already done some work and would like your input on what we’ve done so far, as well as other ideas about how we can do this.

We’d love to hear from you if you have any ideas for challenges, or any questions.  Just email James ( or Robert (

What is the Circular Economy?

2015 Challenges

Hack the CEMO Matrix:

The Sustainable Business Network (SBN) is leading the development of the Circular Economy Model Office (CEMO) and is looking at how to instil circular principles (reuse, repurpose, recycle) in the way we do office refurbishments.  To make it easy SBN have been working on a matrix (the CEMO Matrix) that gives you options for how to manage the different resources that would otherwise just go to landfill.  As part of OSCE Day Auckland 2015 we are keen to get your help to:

  1. Hack the CEMO Matrix – make it better, stronger, and more responsive
  2. Explore other ways (outside the CEMO Matrix) to embed circular principles in office refurbishments

2015 Timetable

  • Welcome and intro – Noonish
  • Roundtable one – why are we here and what would we like to get from the day
  • Workshop one – 45 mins
  • Workshop two – 45 mins
  • COFFEE!! – Twoish
  • Roundtable two – ideas from the workshops we could turn into proposals
  • Develop proposals – groups work up proposals into 2-3 minute pitches
  • BEER!! – Fourish