This year's Circularity event features a variety of unique special programs aimed at elevating the attendee experience. Join us for a morning shakeout organized by Brooks Running, tour Amazon's and Starbucks' sustainability-minded facilities, admire art displays crafted with marine debris and dance the night away during our afterparty at Seattle's most dynamic piano lounge.
Afterparty at Keys on Main
Grab your vegan leather dancing shoes, and join us for an epic night at Keys on Main. Their Dueling Piano Show features two grand pianos on stage with talented musicians playing and singing your requests all night long. Anything that’s been on the radio for the last 65 years is game.
*ALL ATTENDEES MUST SHOW THEIR BADGE FOR ENTRANCE*
Date: Tuesday, June 6th
Address: 1114 Howell St. Seattle, WA 98101 (5 minute walk from The Hyatt Regency)
Morning Shakeout with Brooks Running
Enjoy a nice walk or run in Downtown Seattle. During Circularity 23, Brooks Running is putting on a Run/Walk from the Hyatt Regency to the Space Needle on June 6th at 6:45am. Even better, try on a pair of Brooks's carbon neutral shoes, the Ghost 15, during the walk or run. Please meet at the Hyatt Regency lobby at 6:45am!
Time: 6:45am-7:45am, Tuesday
Kayaking the Sound
Puget Sound was created when the area's glaciers began their retreat about 14,000 years ago, leaving behind intricate patterns of islands, inlets, lakes, and shorelines. Today, Puget Sound is home to thousands of creatures, from killer whales and sea lions to sea anemones and sand dollars. Enjoy the rich ecosystem of Puget Sound on this two-hour kayaking tour. This is a great chance to see seals, sea lions, great herons, and more. The route of the tour will vary based on recent sightings of local wildlife. Whether you want to drift among the bull kelp or paddle hard along the shore, this tour is for you. Beginner paddlers welcome. Transportation is complimentary and signup is required.
Time: 9:00am-11:00am, Monday, June 5th, 2023
Washed Ashore Art Exhibit
Washed Ashore's artwork is centered on plastic pollution education and its impact on sea life. Their programs mix art and science and aim to encourage recycling and promote awareness. Their elaborate sculptures represent the marine life affected by plastic pollution. They are made entirely of debris found washed up on our beaches. Washed Ashore's volunteers have gathered over 60,000 pounds of debris. Beach clean-ups and the sculptures created from the debris are designed to inspire change. Their mission? To build and exhibit aesthetically powerful art to educate a global audience about plastic pollution in the ocean and waterways and to spark positive changes in consumer habits.
Tour Amazon's Packaging Innovation Lab
Join us for a tour of Amazon’s Packaging Innovation Lab to learn more about our data-driven approach to reducing packaging. The lab is where we test the durability of packaging to ensure products arrive to customers safely. The lab uses equipment to simulate our fulfillment centers and delivery experience in order to test products for our Ship in Own Container (SIOC) program, in addition to testing different shipping materials and designs. During the tour, attendees will see demonstrations of the equipment and SIOC case studies. Transportation and a light breakfast will be provided, and signup is required!
*A member of the GreenBiz team will be in touch if you are confirmed or put on our waitlist.
When: 8:00am-12:00pm, Monday June 5, 2023
Tour is now FULL.
Tour Starbucks' Fully Reusable Headquarters
As Starbucks welcomed employees back to their headquarters in Seattle, they led with circularity in mind. The Starbucks team transitioned their in-house Starbucks store to operate completely with reusable cups and incorporated a reusable food container system for their onsite cafeteria, complete with in-house collection, washing, and distribution. Join us for a tour of Starbucks' 1 million sq. ft headquarters, a Seattle historical landmark that once operated as a Sears Roebuck distribution center and now is home to the largest coffee company in the world. Come be inspired and learn how you can incorporate reusables at your company office. Transportation is provided, and signing up for one of the (2) tour times is required!
When: 9:30am + 10:30am (2 tours), Monday, June 5, 2023
Tour is now FULL.
Tour the Climate Pledge Arena
Our goal is to be the most progressive, responsible, and sustainable arena in the world. It might sound ambitious—but that’s the point. This expertly guided, behind-the-scenes journey tells the rich story and transformation of Climate Pledge Arena, from the 1962 World’s Fair to the $1.15B redevelopment completed in October 2021. Learn how the most sustainable arena in the world operates and brings the best in entertainment to life while exploring areas of the arena not typically open to the public, like team locker rooms, star dressing rooms, and the owner’s suite located at center ice. Transportation is provided and signing up is required.
Time: 10:00am - 11:20am, Monday, June 5th, 2023
Tour is now FULL.