Past Events: 2016

  • Future Camp Pilot Workshop on Sustainable Living

    Future Camp Pilot Workshop on Sustainable Living

    future.camp ®professionals are committed to environmental education in the region Resour-con- servation.

    Consumption is the main cause of climate change and the rapid eradication of life forms.

    We educate citizens and citizens to play their role in the ecosystem.

     

    Register Here: http://www.futurecamp.vision/workshops_deutsch

  • Cradle to Cradle in Research & Education

    Cradle to Cradle in Research & Education

    Ahrend, Desso and Mosa invite you to come on Friday, December 9th to the Cradle to Cradle Café entitled " Cradle to Cradle in Research & Education”.  The café takes place in the Johannes de Doper Business Centre in Leeuwarden and starts at 09.00.

    Participation is free. Register here: http://www.cradletocradlecafe.com/aankomende-cafes/cradle-to-cradle-en-onderwijs-onderzoek/

    Agenda of the day

    09.30 Reception with coffee and tea

    10.00 Opening C2C Café

    10.15 Presentation Marleen Lodder

    11.00 Break

    11.15 Presentation Ernst-Jan Mul

    12.00 Presentation Marion van der Kleij

    12.45 Lunch

     

    For more information please visit: http://www.cradletocradlecafe.com

  • Cradle to Cradle & Sustainable Buildings

    Cradle to Cradle & Sustainable Buildings

    Ahrend, Desso and Mosa, in special collaboration with the DGNB, Drees & Sommer, EPEA and Kraaijvanger Architects, cordially invite you to the Cradle to Cradle Café on Thursday 24 November 2016.

    The café takes place at the Mosa Flagship Store in Frankfurt am Main and starts at 9.00 am. Following the lectures, all participants are cordially invited to a joint lunch. Participation is free. Register Here: http://www.cradletocradlecafe.com/aankomende-cafes/24-november-2016-cradle-to-cradle-dgnb/

    Agenda of the day

    09.00 Reception with coffee and tea

    09.30 Opening C2C Café

    09.45 Presentation Johannes Kreißig

    10.15 Presentation Natascha Altensen

    10.45 Break

    11.15 Presentation Mike Blicker

    11.45 Presentation Daniela Schelle

    12.15 Closing session

    12.30 Lunch

  • Cradle to Cradle, the Circular Economy and Material Passports

    Cradle to Cradle, the Circular Economy and Material Passports

    Ahrend, Desso and Mosa invite you to come on Thursday, November 17th to the Cradle to Cradle Café entitled "Cradle to Cradle, the Circular Economy and Material Passports'.  The café takes place in the Municipal Office of Venlo and starts at 09.00.

    Participation is free. Register here: http://www.cradletocradlecafe.com/aankomende-cafes/17-november-2016-cradle-to-cradle-en-circulaire-economie-materiaalpaspoorten/

    Agenda of the day

    09.00 Reception with coffee and tea

    09.30 Opening C2C Café

    09.45 Presentation Michel Weijers

    10.30 Break

    10.45 Presentation Bas van de Westerlo

    11.45 Presentation Hein van Tuijl

    12.15 Lunch

    For more information please visit: http://www.cradletocradlecafe.com/

  • Substitution of substances of concern: A business case Seminar

    Substitution of substances of concern: A business case Seminar

    Kemi i Kredsloeb invites Danish representatives of the industry and manufacturers that are interested in substitution of substances of concern to a one-day seminar. Environmental and health profiles of products and processes are becoming important competitive factors. At the same time global value chains challenge enterprises to provide transparent and detailed information on products composition and production conditions. These trends result in a general need for Danish companies to phase chemicals of concern out.

    This requires often innovation along the whole value chain.

    Learn more: http://eng.kemiikredsloeb.com/seminar-on-substitution-of-substances-of-concern/

    To register: email: Vibeke Salmon, DHI (ves@dhigroup.com) no later than 1st of November 2016. The seminar will be held in English and is free-of-charge, however a no-show fee of 500 DKK will be charged.

  • Building Green

    Building Green

    Cradle to Cradle product certification – Is your product ready for the circular economy? 

    Annette Hastrup, CEO of Vugge til Vugge ApS will explain which documentation and design strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle certified. You will also hear companies tell their stories about why they are already having success with their C2C certified products and what this means for their market position in the circular economy.

    Speakers:     

    • CEO, Annette Hastrup, Vugge til Vugge ApS
    • CEO, Rasmus Jørgensen, KALK A/S
    • CEO Peer Leth, Troldtekt A/S

    Building Green is the leading Danish event within sustainable and energy efficient solutions for the construction sector. Building Green invites the Danish built environment to meet, learn, discover new innovative solutions and bring home inspiring new ideas. 

    Link to program:       http://buildinggreen.eu/#undefined

  • Innovations and Good Practices in EU- EPEA Switzerland

    This conference will bring together speakers and participants from a wide scope of TRIZ* examples and CRADLE TO CRADLE Experts. Morning sessions will be dedicated to the presentation and discussion about best examples connecting TRIZ with C2C sustainable products. The closing part of the conference will be dedicated to the current situation in Slovenia and discussion among different companies, business associations, trying to find the answers to the key question of the conference. 

    READ AGENDA HERE

    REGISTER HERE

     

     

    TRIZ?

    TRIZ is a tool for systematic innovation.

    S-curve of development stage in many companies already show the upgrade of continuous improvement into the next step – systematic innovation.  Many of these companies already use Lean and Six sigma approach. TRIZ is philosophy, a process and a series of tools based primarily on the concept of resolving contradiction. Technical contradictions are the crux of many issues seen to date where compromise or trade-off is needed to balance between an improving versus a worsening characteristic. This is what’s happening in current manufacturing environments and we probably are able to live with it for now. But as technology advances and equipment are being pushed harder, the equipment will break or deteriorate further.

    TRIZ is set of tools for directing thinking so that innovative ideas are not left to creative inspiration by trial and error. Instead, new and innovative breakthrough ideas that solve difficult technical problems and create new inventions can be systematically derived

  • Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference- Hamburg Germany

    Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference- Hamburg Germany

    Mon, Oct 3, 2016 9:00am - Thu, Oct 6, 2016 5:00pm

    Lewis Perkins, President of Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute will be speaking at the Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference in Hamburg Germany this October. The panel discussion will focus on benefits of a circular economy. 

    Learn More

  • Catalyst in Action: The Bark House Journey on the Path to Platinum

    Catalyst in Action: The Bark House Journey on the Path to Platinum

    Chris McCurry, Co-Founder of The Bark House, shared the company's story as a Catalyst for positive impact, and how they achieved the world's first Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Platinum level certification.

    Watch the recording here!

    The Bark House® handcrafts stunning wall coverings for interior and exterior design solutions. Ideal for architects, green home builders, commercial developers and luxury home buyers alike. Made from recycled tree bark, their products express our rich heritage of artisanal craftsmanship and form an authentic connection between nature, individuals, and the built environment – both residential and commercial. 

     

     

     

     

    Chris McCurry
    Co-Founder of The Bark House at Highland Craftsmen, Inc.

    Chris is a business and social entrepreneur whose true passion is Systems Theory with the goal of elucidating sustainable principles that can be applied in all areas of life. McCurry’s focus on “wholistic” approaches that consider the interaction between human and environment is evident in her work with Bark House® design, in staff or community development, and in creating new processes.  Chris is the co-author of Bark House Style: Sustainable Designs from Nature, published by Gibbs Smith. She is the company’s visionary who has had the responsibility to manifest what others have considered impossible.

  • Third Annual Cradle to Cradle Congress in Lueneburg

    Third Annual Cradle to Cradle Congress in Lueneburg

     

    The Cradle to Cradle congress goes into the third round.

    It provides a platform for exchange between C2C interested, insiders, and representatives * inside from business, politics and society. The Congress will awaken, inspire and encourage creativity!
    The congress will discuss a future-oriented world, and together with our player * indoor solutions developed acute problems of our time. Old questions need new answers: What properties are required plastics, so that they do no harm to the environment? What conditions must meet textiles in order to be classified as C2C? What actually are the challenges in implementing the concept of innovation C2C?

    come like last year again important actor * inside of business, science, education, politics and society for an exchange of views in the premises of the Leuphana University in Lüneburg together. Our actor * inside help to develop alternative solutions and thus further develop the idea of ​​positive footprint.Under the Convention, some companies show their products and demonstrate what is possible and how it is put into practice in the field of C2C.

    Read more here

  • VERGE Conference Santa Clara, California

    VERGE Conference Santa Clara, California

    Join Lewis Perkins at VERGE Conference in Santa Clara, California as he speaks on the panel "Designing with Circularity in Mind" More information to come 

  • Join Fashion Positive Sept 13 to learn more: a new collaboration to leverage volume pooling for circularity

    Join Fashion Positive Sept 13 to learn more: a new collaboration to leverage volume pooling for circularity

    Join Fashion Positive’s first-of-its-kind collaborative model

    Driving the availability of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ materials in the apparel industry through a volume pooling approach

    Fashion Positive invites you to a new workstream—Fashion Positive PLUS—which will harness the expertise of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in circular systems and your desire to drive change in the fashion industry.

    For us, circularity goes beyond sustainability—it means that materials are more than what you make your product from; they can be intelligent nutrients for future products and systems. It’s a visionary idea and by working together, we can bring it to life.

    Joining Fashion Positive PLUS will unlock the power of volume pooling collaboration—that means you can share costs, effort and time with fellow industry leaders in the identification and verification of core, foundational “building block” materials that can be used in finished apparel.

    These foundational pieces include pre-competitive materials and suppliers shared amongst companies, including dyes, chemicals, finishings, trims, base fabrics, yarns, and more. Participation in PLUS will increase efficiency, save costs and magnify the positive impact of those materials across the industry. Join us on September 13 to find out which materials we will be targeting. 

    Register now for our free webinar on September 13, 2016 at 8AM PT / 11AM ET / 5PM CET to hear the details!

    We invite you to take action to advance circularity in the fashion industry with the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute and other fashion industry leaders

    The webinar will include:

    + Details about a new opportunity to collaborate and decrease assessment costs and increase access to Cradle to Cradle materials for the circular economy
     
    + Introduction of a FREE resource, the C2C Principles Checklist for the Fashion Industry that will allow you to start implementing Cradle to Cradle Certified methodology immediately
     
    ​+ A chance to learn more about how we see volume pooling as a critical tool for pushing circularity in the apparel industry

    Your Webinar Hosts:

    • Lewis Perkins, President of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
    • Annie Gullingsrud, Director, Textiles & Apparel Sector at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

     

    RSVP HERE

  • City Hall Tour: “The hidden secrets of Venlo”

    City Hall Tour: “The hidden secrets of Venlo”

    The tour will take you behind the scenes of the city council. We will see remarkable art displayed in collaboration with Museum Van Bommel van Dam. The interactive walk will end on the roof of the Cradle to Cradle inspired City Hall, several weeks before the official opening.

    When: Sunday morning, September 11th

    Start: Starting from 09:30 am, a group will leave every 5 minutes.

    Meeting point: C2C Expolab, Manufactuur building Kazernestraat 17, 5928 NL Venlo, The Netherlands.

    Distance: The walk is 5 km long, and will take approximately 1.5 to 2 hours

    Contribution: €5,- (includes two beverages and a snack. Your contribution will aid Emmaus-Feniks, a charity for the homeless.

    We request you to make over the contribution to

    Stichting CitySpelen, Venlo
    Rabobank: NL NL63 RABO 0304 3827 87
    Under the name of your booking reservation

    Register here

    More information

    Please give us a call if you have any questions: +31(6)30230029.

    http://www.c2c-centre.com/news/citywalk-venlo-possibility-visit-city-hall

  • Textile Exchange West Region Workshop- LA

    Textile Exchange West Region Workshop- LA

    Thursday, August 25, 2016
    9:30am  11:30am

    Join Annie Gullingsrud, Director of Textile & Apparel Sector of Fashion Positive as she speaks on recycled content supporting circular systems thinking/design at FIDM's Los Angeles Campus.  

  • Healthy buildings and the forest of eco-labels. Are we still able to see the forest for the trees?, The Netherlands

    Healthy buildings and the forest of eco-labels. Are we still able to see the forest for the trees?, The Netherlands

    Join Thijs Maartens from C2C's Built Environment Europe, at  Healthy buildings and the forest of eco-labels. Are we still able to see the forest for the trees? (Gezonde gebouwen en het woud van labels. Zien we door de bomen het bos nog?) in the Netherlands June 30th from 9-12:30am GMT. 

    Location: Architecten Showroom Amsterdam - 1 Pedro de Medinalaan, 1086 XK Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Register Now

  • Texworld USA- Design with Sustainability in Mind

    Texworld USA- Design with Sustainability in Mind

    Tue, Jul 12, 2016 3:00pm - Thu, Jul 14, 2016 4:00pm

    “Designed with Sustainability in Mind”

    Sustainability starts with design. Learn how to integrate sustainability into every aspect of your line from conception, to finished garment, to a second life. An in-depth discussion about closing the loops on fashion, the tools available to navigate the process, and how to communicate sustainability to consumers. Moderated by Jeff Wilson, Director-Business Value Strategy & Development, Textile Exchange.

    Panelists:

    Isaac Nichelson, Chief Sustainability & Marketing Officer, Recover Upcycled Textile System

    Jerker Ligthart, Senior Chemical Engineer, Chemsec

    Lewis Perkins, President, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

    Kate Black, Founder, Magnifeco.com

  • Sustainable Brands Conference San Diego 2016

    Sustainable Brands Conference San Diego 2016

    Mon, Jun 6, 2016 8:00 am - Thu, Jun 9, 2016 6:00pm

    Join Lewis Perkins, President and Marisa Guber, Community of Practice Manager at the 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego June 6-9th 

    June 8 8am- Lewis Perkins speaks on Rethinking Reuse to Prevent Landfills from Becoming Laundry Piles

    June 8 2pm- Lewis Perkins speaks on The Latest in Sustainable Fashion: Re-thinking Every Aspect of the Value Chain

    June 9 2pm- Lewis Perkins & Marisa Guber speaks on How to Build Circular Economy Models, Fast: New Ways to Recruit Change Agents and Partnerships Needed for Scale

    Read full program here

  • Webinar: Catalyzing values-driven innovation: Empowered individuals remaking the way we make things

    Jan 21, 2016 at 11:00 AM PST

    View the recorded session here!

    For the next industrial revolution to collectively shift product manufacturing towards positive outcomes, motivated individuals must inspire a much larger group to action. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has developed the Catalyst Program with this in mind, offering training and ongoing support to people who wish to advance the sustainability conversation within their own companies. This webinar is an opportunity to discuss the strategies, benefits, opportunities, and challenges of being an advocate for change. In particular, we'll explore success stories and lessons learned from in-house champions of companies with Cradle to Cradle Certified products by overlaying four key areas of influence in the manufacturing sector: 

    • company values/governance; 
    • internal education; 
    • external education/marketing; and 
    • R+D/reformulation. 

    Join us for the conversation, whether you are new to Cradle to Cradle principles or are a veteran of the certification process. 
    If you are unable to make this time, please note: this webinar will be recorded for future viewing purposes.

    Panelists: 

    • Kendra Martz: Sustainability Coordinator, Construction Specialties 
    • Tim Conway: VP Global Accounts Sustainability Account Development, Shaw Industries ​
    • Lauren Zulli: Senior Environmental Materials Engineer, Herman Miller 

    Facilitators: 

    • Eden Brukman: Principal, Concenter Solutions 
    • Marisa Guber: Community of Practice Manager, C2CPII 

    The Catalyst Program is made possible with the generous support of the Roy A Hunt Foundation.