Events

C2C CONGRESS 2020 Special Track Food:  Agriculture, Soil & Carbon Management Packaging & Supply Chain

The Cradle to Cradle Congress is the world's largest Cradle to Cradle platform, where 1,000 participants from the C2C community meet annually for key figures. Forums, lectures and workshops provide space for exchange and networking.

In 2020, the Cradle to Cradle Congress - the Festival of Innovation & Change - will be coming to Berlin for the first time. 
Changing the world together with Cradle to Cradle, innovative ideas and know-how: that's our goal! The Congress is the world's largest platform for C2C, a meeting place for Changemakers in the capital of Germany! Urania Berlin opens its doors for this purpose and offers the C2C community space for exchange and networking in forums, lectures and workshops.

CRADLE TO CRADLE EV - THE HOST

The Cradle to Cradle eV brings people to rethink through educational work and links the many C2C players from business, science, education, politics and society. With more than 700 assets now, organized in over 50 initiatives nationwide, we bring the idea of ​​Cradle to Cradle into the population.

 

 

Date: January 31 & February 1, 2020

Location: Urania Berlin, Germany

Register here

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WasteBuild 2019

This year the C2C Bouwgroep will be present at WasteBuild 2019 with their own stand. WasteBuild is an international event for architects, engineers, clients and developers. The central themes for this year are : "Cradle to Cradle, dismantling and circular economy"

WasteBuild is the first and only international built environment event with the dedicated ambition to eliminate global waste. Today, the construction process accounts for 40% - 50% of all materials used globally and for 20% of the waste created. Increasing public awareness and an appetite to tackle waste in all forms is encouraging the adoption of robust circular economy roadmaps across all governments, with innovations in the built environment critical to every plan. This movement away from the old linear 'take, make, waste' approach towards a circular economy is backed up by regulations, standards and initiatives like that described in the BAMB video opposite.

WasteBuild 2019 is the only event dedicated to the international architecture, engineering and construction community and to specifically understanding the opportunities that the circular economy brings. Learn, be inspired and do business at WasteBuild 2019 and make sure your organisation is maximising the opportunities of the new circular built environment.

 

 

For more information visit our website

Date: December 5 & 6, 2019

Location: RAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Register here

http://www.wastebuild.com/

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Greenbuild Workshop: A Field Guide to Safe & Circular Building Materials

Register here for this Greenbuild workshop that will explore green and healthy buildings require selecting products that are safe for humans and the environment. This session provides practical guidance and tools from industry experts for making responsible purchasing decisions based on core principles of material health, transparency and circularity to ensure project goals—including achieving the latest LEED v4.1 BD+C, ID+C, and O+M and WELL requirements—are met.

Join leading industry experts and practitioners on Tuesday, 19 November from 8:30am - 12:30pm to explore proven approaches and strategies for prioritizing material health, transparency and circularity in building products selection and purchasing. This workshop is designed to equip architects, designers, specifiers, project managers, contractors and manufacturers to embrace opportunities and overcome barriers to making responsible material choices. Through first-hand experiences and real-world examples shared by experts from the field, attendees will learn tools and frameworks that will enable smart decision making to realize material health and circularity goals at the building level.

SPEAKERS

  • Tim Conway, VP Sustainability, Shaw Industries, Inc.
  • Jean Hansen, Sustainable Principal, HDR Inc.
  • Susan Klosterhaus, Vice President, Science & Certification at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
  • Alison Mears, Director, Healthy Materials Lab, Parsons School of Design
  • Wes Sullens, Director of Building Codes & LEED Materials & Resources, USGBC
  • Wendy Vittori, Executive Director, Health Product Declaration Collaborative

Attendees will get a preview of the new Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard v4 to see how material health and circularity criteria have evolved to drive greater adoption and impact. They will also hear how HPDC and C2CPII are working together to ensure verified data can fulfill needs for both product transparency and optimization.In this session, attendees will examine the implications of materials choices, brainstorm the potential for optimizations, and explore how best practices can be scaled from the project to portfolio-level. They will be challenged to identify potential interventions to advance material health and circularity in their own work including opportunities to source and integrate safe, healthy, circular materials into building projects. The session will help clarify roles and equip attendees to initiate necessary collaboration with other stakeholders throughout the supply chain to achieve positive outcomes.

For more information about the learning objectives and CEU credits, please click here.

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Design & Innovation Forum

Explore opportunities, solutions & ideas for transforming products for the circular economy with leading innovators, designers & companies.

Join us at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Design & Innovation Forum to hear ideas, inspiration and practical insights from leading innovators, designers, brands and manufacturers on advancing safe and circular design, and accelerating circular business models across the Nordic region and beyond.


Featuring a plenary session and Q&A from William McDonough, co-founder of Cradle to Cradle and co-author of Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things and The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability — Designing for Abundance.

 

GAIN INSIGHT from thought leaders and innovators during roundtable conversations on opportunities and challenges for advancing circular design & business models throughout the Nordic region and beyond.

DISCOVER NEW TOOLS, RESOURCES & 
BEST PRACTICES for transforming processes and products for the circular economy 
from brands, manufacturers and sustainability experts.

CONNECT & NETWORK with other professionals, companies and organizations committed to transforming products and processes for a global circular economy.

 

REGISTER NOW

PROGRAM DETAILS

Monday, 4 November
Safe and Circular: Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard Version 4 Preview Workshop (limited availability)

Time: 13:00 - 16:30
Location: Skanska Stockholm

How does Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4 offer a solution for designers and manufacturers working towards sustainable production and consumption goals by making products that are both safe and circular? 

Join the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute’s Certification & Standards team for an inside look at how the objectives and requirements of the new Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4 standard (currently in draft form) provides a framework and a pathway for designing and making products optimized for the circular economy. 

Dr. Susan Klosterhaus, C2CPII Head of Science and Certification, along with Dr. Justin Bours, Dr. Matteo Kausch, and Esther Julier will guide you through the new requirements, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share feedback along the way.
 

Tuesday, 5 November
Transforming Products for the Circular Economy: the C2CPII Design & Innovation Forum

Time: 9:00 - 17:00   (Check-in begins at 8.00)
Location: Clarion Stockholm, Ringvagen



 

Advancing the Circular Economy across the Nordic Region



 

Making the Circular Economy a Practical Proposition
Explore perspectives on the challenges, solutions and opportunities for driving the circular economy in the Nordic region and beyond - from innovation to policy and practice.

 

Keynote Address: William McDonough

A globally recognized leader in sustainable development, William McDonough co-authored Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things (2002), widely recognized as the seminal text of the circular economy design movement, and its follow up, The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability—Designing for Abundance (2013). McDonough received the Presidential Award for Sustainable Development (1996), the first U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2003), the National Design Award (2004) and the Fortune Award for Circular Economy Leadership (2017). Time magazine recognized him as a “Hero for the Planet,” noting: “His utopianism is grounded in a unified philosophy that—in demonstrable and practical ways—is changing the design of the world,” and in 2019 Fortune magazine named him one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders.

 

 

From Linear to Circular: Transforming the Global Economy by Design
A conversation about the role of design in accelerating the shift towards a circular economy with thought leaders and innovators.




Transforming Products for the Circular Economy
Steps, tools, and best practices from leading brands for putting the principles of circular design into practice. 

 

REGISTER NOW

 


CRADLE TO CRADLE CERTIFIED PRODUCT

STANDARD PREVIEW WORKSHOP ONLY

Monday, 4 November

 

Pre-Registration:  €80  //  now - 1 November 

Student Registration:  €50 with valid student identification

Limited availability

DESIGN & INNOVATION FORUM

Monday & Tuesday 4-5 November

 

Pre-Registration: €150  // now - 1 November

Student Registration:  €75 with valid student identification

Registration includes: 

- preview workshop for the new Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard Version 4 on Monday, 4 November at Skanska (limited availability)

- full-day forum admission on Tuesday, 5 November at Clarion Ringvagen (with coffee & lunch provided)


 

WITH THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS & SPONSORS

 


 


 

 

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Transitioning to Circular Business Models

R2π: – transition from linear 2 circular is an EU Horizon 2020 project that enables organisations and their value chains to innovate towards more viable, sustainable and competitive economic models. The project examines how to transition to Circular Economy Business Models (CEBM), by focusing on the enablers and barriers of both the market and policy-making. The ultimate objective of the R2π project is to accelerate the widespread implementation of a circular economybusiness models and policies to:

– Ensure sustained economic development;

– Minimise environmental impact;

– Maximise social welfare.

Since October 2016, the R2π Consortium – composed of experts from the business sector, public bodies, think tanks and universities – has conducted in-depth business case studies, surveys and stakeholder exchanges to identify the key enablers and barriers faced by organisations transitioning to a circular economy, and we are now pleased to invite you to attend this final conference.

Date: October 24, 2019

Location: Covent Garden, Brussels; Belgium

Agenda of the day

Visit our websitewww.r2piproject.eu

Registration:   

The event is free of charge but subject to registration

Due to the limited number of places available, please wait until you receive a confirmation before proceeding with any travel or accommodation arrangements. For any further information, please feel free to contact us [email protected]

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ACTION: A Field Guide for Assessing Material Health in a Circular Economy

Come join IIDA, Humanscale, and Tarkett for an interactive and exciting panel with a group of sustainability professionals. ACTION: A Field Guide for Assessing Material Health in a Circular Economy is sure to leave you feeling inspired to take simplified actions, empowered with new knowledge, to live a greener life.

 

Hosted at the Humanscale showroom in Philadelphia, the event will feature a cocktail hour with healthy hors d'oeuvres and a 90 minute Q/A panel discussion. Meet the panelists!

ROXANE SPEARS, LEED AP - Vice President of Sustainability for Tarkett North America

JANE ABERNETHY, LEED AP - Chief Sustainability Officer, Humanscale

BERGEN HUBERT, LEED GA - Manager, Built Environment at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII)

BRITTANY GROSS, LEED GA - Interior Designer & Sustainability Specialist, Voith & Mactavish Architects

 

All are welcome! Preregistration is required. No tickets will be available at the door.

 

Date And Time

Thu, October 17, 2019

5:00 PM – 7:30 PM EDT

 

Location

Humanscale

2104 Market Street

#2nd floor

Philadelphia, PA 19103

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Seminar & Debate: The sense and nonsense of material-passports

On Friday October 4th the Cradle to Cradle Bouwgroep organises an unique seminar and debate for architects, designers, developers and building environment professionals. Participants are informed on Material Passports and circulair building projects. 

The Material Passport
Material Passports give building materials an 'identity'. The goal of the passports is to generate value by mapping and highlighting the potential for re-use and recycling of products and materials for varying stakeholders. Additionally a material passport can provide insight into the health and safety aspects of a material/product. During the seminar you will learn the different varieties of passports available, as well how they can be applied within your project(s). 

Speakers
Speakers of the day include Madaster, EPEA NL, Circular IQ, Cradle to Cradle Bouwgroep, Van Wijnen Bouw, Montea Vastgoed and engineering bureau Sweco.

For more information on the C2C Bouwgroep, visit https://c2cbouwgroep.nl/

Date: October 4, 2019

Location: ICDuBo Rotterdam

http://www.icdubo.nl/

Register here

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Cradle to Cradle Café: Cradle to Cradle Healthy Working Spaces

 

 

 

 

Ahrend, Mosa, QbiQ and Tarkett invite you to attend the Cradle to Cradle Café: C2C Healthy Working Spaces. Hosted at the Utrecht World Trade Center. This events is exclusive to (interior) architects and developers. Registration with a professional emailaddress is required. 

Visit the website to learn more about cradle2cradlecafé

Date: September 27, 2019

Location: World Trade Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Register here

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100% Design 2019

 

This year the C2C Marketplace will be present at 100% Design 2019 with their own stand. 100% Design is the largest and longest-running design
trade event for industry professionals in the UK.

Cradle to Cradle™ Design can be defined as the responsible custodianship of Nature's resources! When designing interior and exterior products for use in, on and around buildings, we make sure that they have a positive impact on the environment, on the people who use and come into contact with them and that their value is retained and circulated endlessly.These are true Circular Economy ready products are designed to the highest globally recognized standard, Cradle to Cradle™ GOLD Certified. With over 100 products designed under this revolutionary, ground-breaking methodology, the very essence of healthy, sustainable design is being redefined. JOIN us and engage with these unique, innovative design products and discover how they can improve your design ideas, your business, your life!

Together with MAGNA Glaskeramik, Accoya® Wood Brand, Bauwerk Parkett AG, graphenstone uk, Stationery Vögeli AG, FreeSpace Design Interiors, Cradle to Cradle Marketplace Ltd and Cradle to Circular Design Consultancy UK, we are celebrating products at the GOLD level of the Cradle to Cradle® Certification standard.

For more information visit our website. 

Date: September 18 - 21

LocationOlympia London, United Kingdom

Register here

 

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Webinar Circular construction

As part of World Green Building Week 2019, Mosa is hosting a webinar about circular construction.

The building industry is one of the largest consumers of raw materials and energy in the world. It is responsible for 35% - 45% of all waste. Energy saving, healthy materials, intelligent use and re-use of materials are key elements of the industry’s sustainability approach towards a full circular construction.

In this webinar we will explain the Cradle to Cradle concept at Mosa, the related product certification program and its link with ‘green’ and circular building goals.

Learning objectives

1. have an insight in why there is a need for circularity in the building industry;

2. know the Cradle to Cradle concept and how its application contributes to environmental and social sustainability;

3. understand the connection between Cradle to Cradle products and sustainable building labels like LEED, BREEAM, DGNB and WELL

Date: September 24, 2019 ; 16:00 CEST

Location: Online Webinar

Register Here

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Cradle to Cradle Summit: Building & Architecture - Berlin

The C2C Summit: Building & Architecture is an industry-specific event and creates a platform for networking, knowledge exchange and trainings about innovative building and design within the scope of Cradle to Cradle. Representatives from the construction and design sector, the economy and the political sector are encouraged to elaborate on topics such as innovation & building, best practice examples and the future of construction.

Learn more and register here!

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See What’s New – C2C Certified Version 4 Draft Standard

Join us on 10, 11, or 12 September to learn about the most important features and updates, or view the webinar recording below.

For your convenience, the webinar will be offered multiple times for multiple time zones. Register for your preferred dates and times via links below:

 

TUESDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER - Register here
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM EDT / 8:30 - 10:00 AM PDT / 5:30 - 7:00 PM CEST

WEDNESDAY, 11 SEPTEMBER - Register here
9:30 - 11:00 AM EDT / 3:30 - 5:00 PM CEST 

THURSDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER - Register here
9:30 - 11:00 AM EDT / 3:30 - 5:00 PM CEST 

 

You may also view the recording below, and download the presentation slides here

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CRADLE TO CRADLE® Design concept in practice

Get inspired by the 20 prizewinners of the competition beyond bauhaus – PROTOTYPING THE FUTURE. Together we work on concepts for Cradle to Cradle inspired building products, buildings and cities. Be part of the C2C Community!

The competition sought concepts and prototypes that address relevant social issues, in ways both big and small, and that contribute to making the world a healthier, fairer, more sustainable and better place. How will we make our growing cities healthier places to live? How can we ensure quality housing for all? How can we achieve environmentally friendly mobility? How can we reduce the flood of plastic waste?

 

For more information visit https://land-der-ideen.de/en/competitions/beyond-bauhaus

Date: August 22, 2019

Location: Aufbau Haus, Berlin

Register here

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From Sustainable to Circular: Advancing Circularity in the Built Environment

The circular economy is gathering momentum – and the building industry is quickly beginning to embrace its principles. But what is it? And how can your material choices transform the concept of a circular economy into a practical proposition for green buildings? 


Register now for our event on July 24th in San Francisco to learn more from practitioners and companies leading the way. Speakers from Mecho, Milliken, Construction Specialties, USGBC, and Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute will share insights, challenges, and new opportunities for advancing circularity in the built environment. 

This event is approved by GBCI for 1.0 CE Hour for the following specialties: LEED AP BD+C, LEED Green Associate, LEED AP O+M, LEED AP ID+C, WELL AP. 

SPEAKERS

  • Rachel Berman, Sustainability Program Manager, Mecho 
  • Philip Ivey, Floor Covering Strategic Sustainability Leader, Millikan & Co
  • Kendra Martz, Corporate Manager of Sustainability, Construction Specialties
  • Wes Sullens, Codes Technical Development, USGBC
  • Marisa Guber, Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Limited Tickets - Book Now! 

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Masterclass Circular Economy Day 4: CE in practice; part 2

You’ve heard from resource scarcity, the sharing economy, Cradle to Cradle products, leasing models, production on demand, re-valuing waste streams….but you can’t grasp yet what this means for you. Then the Masterclass Circular Economy is for you.

The Masterclass looks into upcoming circular trends, and business strategies behind them. The Circular Economy – with the basic philosophy of using resources more conscientiously – offers your company several new ecological and business opportunities.  

All these models play a part within an economy that focuses on sustainable use of materials. The current use of resources places an intolerable high amount of pressure on the planet. Alongside the risk of supplies running out for many European companies: the global demand is rising but production is stagnating. For this reason our resources use and the accompanying production- and consumption patterns need to change. By ingenuity and innovation this turnaround can become an economic opportunity and give you an international competitive advantage.

During four sessions have a half-day, you will discover what sort of chances the circular economy offers for the future. We will look to the how and what, the changes in policy and industry and which key drivers are important to evolve into a circular economy (or circular business).

 

This is a program of the CSR Campus. Please register via  http://csrcampus.org.

For more information visit http://www.c2cplatform.be

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Masterclass Circular Economy Day 3: CE in practice; part 1

You’ve heard from resource scarcity, the sharing economy, Cradle to Cradle products, leasing models, production on demand, re-valuing waste streams….but you can’t grasp yet what this means for you. Then the Masterclass Circular Economy is for you.

The Masterclass looks into upcoming circular trends, and business strategies behind them. The Circular Economy – with the basic philosophy of using resources more conscientiously – offers your company several new ecological and business opportunities. 

All these models play a part within an economy that focuses on sustainable use of materials. The current use of resources places an intolerable high amount of pressure on the planet. Alongside the risk of supplies running out for many European companies: the global demand is rising but production is stagnating. For this reason our resources use and the accompanying production- and consumption patterns need to change. By ingenuity and innovation this turnaround can become an economic opportunity and give you an international competitive advantage.

During four sessions have a half-day, you will discover what sort of chances the circular economy offers for the future. We will look to the how and what, the changes in policy and industry and which key drivers are important to evolve into a circular economy (or circular business).

 

This is a program of the CSR Campus. Please register via  http://csrcampus.org.

For more information visit http://www.c2cplatform.be

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Cradle to Cradle Café: “Sustainable Building - Dark Planet or Blue Planet”

Ahrend, Tarkett, Mosa en QbiQ invite you to attend the Cradle to Cradle Café: "Sustainable Building - Dark Planet or Blue Planet"

 

Register here

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Cradle to Cradle Café: ‘Towards no-waste buildings: C2C, Madaster and BAMB’

Ahrend, Tarkett, Mosa en QbiQ invite you to attend the 'Cradle to Cradle Café: 'Towards no-waste buildings: C2C, Madaster and BAMB'.

Register here

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Masterclass Circular Economy Day 2: CE and the Government

You’ve heard from resource scarcity, the sharing economy, Cradle to Cradle products, leasing models, production on demand, re-valuing waste streams….but you can’t grasp yet what this means for you. Then the Masterclass Circular Economy is for you.

The Masterclass looks into upcoming circular trends, and business strategies behind them. The Circular Economy – with the basic philosophy of using resources more conscientiously – offers your company several new ecological and business opportunities. 

All these models play a part within an economy that focuses on sustainable use of materials. The current use of resources places an intolerable high amount of pressure on the planet. Alongside the risk of supplies running out for many European companies: the global demand is rising but production is stagnating. For this reason our resources use and the accompanying production- and consumption patterns need to change. By ingenuity and innovation this turnaround can become an economic opportunity and give you an international competitive advantage.

During four sessions have a half-day, you will discover what sort of chances the circular economy offers for the future. We will look to the how and what, the changes in policy and industry and which key drivers are important to evolve into a circular economy (or circular business).

 

This is a program of the CSR Campus. Please register via http://csrcampus.org.

For more information visit http://www.c2cplatform.be

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C2C Congress 2018 Special Track: Fashion & Textiles

Location: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg​

Date: 14 & 15 September, 2018

LEARN MORE & REGISTER

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Cradle to Cradle Workshops in Barcelona

On Wednesday 19th, the BCD, in collaboration with EIG and Grupo Construcia, organizes the HULA HOOP EXPERIENCE, which brings together various actions around the role of design in the circular economy. It’s the first edition and will host, for the first time in Barcelona, ​​3 Cradle to Cradle® workshops adressed to designers and other professionals. The workshops will work on the application of the Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ products program for the development of products and systems in a circular economy.

They will be divided in 3 tracks: FASHION, BUILT ENVIRONMENT and PACKAGING, and will work on cases of use of the C2C® approach for the development of circular products.

Fashion Workshop:
Case study: “The most sustainable Denim” G-Star Raw.
Collaborators: Asoc. Moda Sostenible, ByMyEco (denim cycling) / others to be confirmed.
Facilitator: Aglaia Gómez.

Built Environment Workshop:
Case study: Edificio Sócrates – Grupo Construcía (general contractor) / Gonsi (developer).
Collaborators: Agència de l’Habitatge de Catalunya / Others to be confirmed.
Facilitator: Cristina Sendra.

Packaging Workshop:
Case study: Biodegradable monodose capsules, Cafés Novell.
Collaborators: Sara Bergua (packaging designer / consultant) / Others to be confirmed.
Facilitator: Oriol Segarra.

Registration Form

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Healthy Printing Symposium 2018

Powerful synergies come from connecting the right partners. This is exactly how the Healthy Printing initiative aims to serve its members and partners; by scaling up innovation and demand for healthy printing products. The symposium will be the first unique opportunity for buyers and suppliers to meet face to face, get to know all the people behind the initiative and to do Healthy Printing business in a different way. We will be thrilled to see you there!

The Healthy Printing Symposium will be the first unique opportunity to get to know all the members and the people behind the initiative. As you can see on our member list, many ambitious and inspiring players joined the initiative. You probably know some of them and this is the opportunity to know the rest!

Exciting new pilot projects are demonstrating Healthy Printing in the marketplace. If you’re a printing customer, you will want to know about these. If you’re a printer or ink or paper supplier, you’ll want to have first-hand contact with the stakeholders who are working together.

Printing has big impacts on recyclability and carbon footprint. You’ll be able to find out why, and what types of claims you could make in your Corporate Social Responsibility reports.

Finally, it gives you the possibility to share business ideas, practical challenges, work on current Healthy Printing projects and find like-minded partners to launch spin-offs.

 

Registration form 

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BAMB Project - Circular Supplier Community Workshops

Since 2016 the EU funded BAMB Project, which brings together 16 partners from seven European countries, aims to enable a systemic and circular shift in the building sector. As a preliminary stage for future EU directives, the project proves the opportunities of a digitized construction sector by applying tools like Materials Passports and the potential of Reversible Building Design.

In various workshops, stakeholder meetings and conferences the challenges, value propositions and business cases of Building Information Modeling and Materials Passports have been elaborated and are now shared with motivated stakeholders in the building sector.

The Circular Supplier Community Workshops give suppliers and interested actors along the building supply chain the opportunity to gain information about best practices and the advantages of Materials Passports, Circular Buildings & BIM!

 

Participants: BAMB stakeholders, suppliers of building products and interested parties in the building sector

Language: English

Costs: Participating in the workshop (including catering) will be free of charge!

Registration form

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Masterclass Circular Economy Day 1: Insight in CE

You’ve heard from resource scarcity, the sharing economy, Cradle to Cradle products, leasing models, production on demand, re-valuing waste streams….but you can’t grasp yet what this means for you. Then the Masterclass Circular Economy is for you.

The Masterclass looks into upcoming circular trends, and business strategies behind them. The Circular Economy – with the basic philosophy of using resources more conscientiously – offers your company several new ecological and business opportunities. 

All these models play a part within an economy that focuses on sustainable use of materials. The current use of resources places an intolerable high amount of pressure on the planet. Alongside the risk of supplies running out for many European companies: the global demand is rising but production is stagnating. For this reason our resources use and the accompanying production- and consumption patterns need to change. By ingenuity and innovation this turnaround can become an economic opportunity and give you an international competitive advantage.

During four sessions for a half-day, you will discover what sort of chances the circular economy offer for the future. We will look to the how and what, the changes in policy and industry and which key drivers are important to evolve into a circular economy (or circular business).

 

This is a program of the CSR Campus. Please register via  http://csrcampus.org.

For more information please visit http://www.c2cplatform.be

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Greenbuild

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Date: November 13-16, 2018

Greenbuild is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, featuring renowned speakers, engaging sessions, invaluable networking, and an interactive exhibit hall.

On Tuesday, November 13th, you're invited to join this knowledgable group of presenters for a pre-conference workshop exploring the latest developments in materials selection: from manufacturing and marketing optimized products, to goal setting for health and circularity at the project or even portfolio level. Together, we'll examine the opportunity for circularity in the built environment, discuss the implications of materials choices, brainstorm the potential for optimizations, and explore how circular economy practices can be scaled. 

Are you ready to be challenged to think about circular interventions in your own work, what tools or collaborators are needed to make them happen, and how to initiate those conversations?

LEARN MORE & REGISTER

Session Number: LD05
Title: Selecting Safe, Healthy Materials for a Circular Built Environment
Credits: 7 GBCI; 7 LU|HSW, Level 300
Workshop Fees:  $325 USGBC Members; $375 Non-Members

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Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) Online

Date: November 6-23, 2018

Curated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, DIF is an online platform which aims to shift mindsets and inspire action towards a circular economy.

LEARN MORE, APPLY TO SPEAK & REGISTER

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VERGE!

Location: Oakland, California

Date: October 16-18, 2018

Join C2CPII and more than 2,500 leaders from across sectors to explore scalable, cross-cutting solutions at the intersection of technology and sustainability.

LEARN MORE & REGISTER
 *use the code V18C2C to save 10% ​​

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Circulair Bouwen in 1 dag: De Tools

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Date: October 12, 2018

The Built Positive team and ABN AMRO invite you to this half-day workshop that aims to provide attendees with the knowledge, tools and connections to start realizing circular, healthy buildings.

SIGN-UP TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS>

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The Toolbox: Health, Wellbeing and Circularity from the Molecule to the Metropolis

Location: London, United Kingdom
Date: October 11, 2018​

The Built Positive team invites you to this half-day workshop that aims to provide attendees with the knowledge, tools and connections to start realizing circular, healthy buildings.

SIGN-UP TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS

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Healthy, Circular Buildings in One Day: From Principles to Practice

Location: Munich, Germany
Date: September 25, 2018

The Built Positive team and Steelcase invite you to this half-day workshop that aims to provide attendees with the knowledge, tools and connections to start realizing circular, healthy buildings. 

SIGN-UP TO BE NOTIFIED WHEN REGISTRATION OPENS
 

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Seminar Circular Building on VerdouwBeurs

On June 8th the VerdouwBeurs will take place, an event for the building and contracting sector.​ The event offers an inspiring program with the latest trends and developments on sustainable innovations and better building techniques. One of the speakers will be Thijs Baneke, partner of the C2C Building Group, who will facilitate a seminar on circular building. More information and a link to subscribe can be found here.​

Events

2018 AIA Conference on Architecture

The American Institute of Architects will host its flagship conference June 21-23in New York City. The preeminent event of the U.S. architecture and design community, this conference features three immersive days of workshops, tours, networking functions and an expo hall. This year’s AIA Conference on Architecture theme is “Blueprint for Better Cities,” so it should come as no surprise that a number of Cradle to Cradle Certification holders will be participating.

Institute sponsor Accsys Group will exhibit its Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Gold product Accoya® at Expo Hall Booth 765. Accoya® (pictured above) is modified timber in which a process called acetylation, a cutting-edge patented technology, enables it to resist rot, defy the elements and stay strong for decades. Guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in ground or freshwater, its performance and properties are remarkable. Booth visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the benefits of this C2C certified product, which also contributes to several credits for LEED, and also about many C2C inspired projects such as the office of the Municipality of Venlo, Netherlands. More information on Accoya® is available here.

Cradle to Cradle Certification holder Komproment will present at "Design for Circularity: Buildings as Material Banks," a pre-conference event hosted by The Danish Cleantech Hub on July 19 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Lower Manhattan HQ. Komproment Partner Niels Heidtmann will take part in this panel discussion and workshop examining how circular building design, solutions and materials can transform industry from its current "throw away" model. Komproment will be represented at the AIA Conference at Booth 3068 in the Expo Hall.

Here are a few other Cradle to Cradle Certification holders you can visit at the Expo Hall:

AGC Glass - Booth 1939

Benjamin Moore & Co. - Booths 321 & 327LL

Construction Specialties Inc. - Booth 1621

Hunter Douglas - Booth 4247

Kawneer - Booth 556LL

Rheinzink - Booth 3031

Vitro Architectural Glass - Booth 1631

Learn more about and register for the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture here.​

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Webinar: Meeting Sustainability and Material Health Goals through Product Specification

On Tuesday, May 22, dial-in to learn more about the City and County of San Francisco's sustainability and material health goals and how they are translating those into meaningful criteria for product purchasing.

This webinar will focus specifically on a new regulation for carpet and the extensive investigation into current materials research and best practices that preceded it. Representatives from the City will share lessons learned in defining criteria, determining  what industry certifications and/or labels are available to demonstrate achievement in those areas, and ultimately, creating product lists. This session is applicable to anyone writing or working with materials specs.

Webinar Registration

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Clerkenwell Design Week 2018

On Tuesday 22nd May a series of interactive workshops will be running throughout the day, Cradle to Cradle’s Thijs Maartens will discuss how the 5 pillars of C2C can contribute to creating healthy places from a materials perspective. Visit the Shaw Showroom to attend the lecture. 

There will also be a talk by The Design Council on its latest research into the challenges of designing healthy places; and a panel discussion on opportunities for designing healthy places with thought leaders from Chemsec, The Design Council, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and the UK’s Green Building Council.

Get  your free ticket here

For more information visit https://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/

Location & time

4 pm

33 Great Sutton Street, EC1V 0DX, London

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Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold Denim Webinar

Join us for an inside look at how G-Star in collaboration with Artistic Milliners developed the first ever Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold denim. 

Adriana Galijasevic, Denim & Sustainability Expert for G-Star and Artistic Milliners' Faiza Jamil, Corporate Responsibility & Communications Manager will share firsthand insights into creating the denim which is made from 100% organic cotton, grown without any synthetic fertilizers or toxic pesticides, and produced using the cleanest indigo-dyeing process to-date. 

Tamara Zwart, Special Projects lead for Fashion Positive, will facilitate.​

Webinar Registration

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Webinar: Taking a deep dive into C2C’s approach to defining Material Health

What does a Cradle to Cradle full certification or Material Health Certificate tell you about the health and safety of a product? And how does that stack up to other labels and rating systems in the ever-evolving ecosystem of options available to identify healthy materials? By participating in this webinar, you’ll be able to recognize the varying degree and quality of information being assessed, reported and disclosed across the industry, in order to make informed materials decisions. This session will also feature an advanced look at the significantly expanded Restricted Substances List proposed for Cradle to Cradle version 4, which is in development and slated for introduction in late 2018.​

Register here

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MTE03 & MTE04: Meet the Experts

The Healthy Materials Tipping Point
Tuesday, April 17, 15:15-15:45 
Wednesday, April 18, 10:15-10:45
Room: Turmalin 1/2​​

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LD04: Materials Workshop

Join the C2CPII Team at Greenbuild Europe​​

Monday, April 16

13:00-17:00

Room: Turmalin 1/2

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Seminar ‘Circular building in one day’ for sustainable design professionals - From Molecule to Metropolis

On Friday, March 16, 2018, C2C Products Innovation Institute, the C2C Bouwgroep and C2C Café will organize a unique seminar for architects, designers, owners, developers and building professionals. Participants are taken into the world of materials and circular building in one day. From Molecule to Metropolis.

Together step by step Circular building

This seminar is organized for construction professionals who are curious about what healthy and circular building can bring to their organization. We are looking to engage with progressive companies that have set themselves sustainability/circularity goals, but still have doubts about the strategy and are looking for ways align their values with their operations as soon as possible. For these sustainable design professionals, it is a day full of inspiration, workshops and know-how from various world leaders who want to make visitors aware of the circular values ​​and involve them in the framework and the principles of circular and healthy design. All this in one day and in an exceptional and appropriate location in the CIRCL Pavilion in Amsterdam.

The importance of Circular building with safe materials

The Dutch government aims to make the Netherlands the first complete circular economy in the world and aims to achieve a 50% reduction in the use of primary raw materials by 2030. The use of primary building materials must be reduced while building waste must be circular at the same time. The construction sector is now still a raw materials and energy-intensive sector. The Netherlands can be at the forefront of Europe if we can make our construction knowledge and expertise more sustainable and recalibrate on the principles of circular construction with safe materials. When designers and owners actively choose C2C products for circular construction, the foundation is laid for a true circular economy.

The program

The program of this day has been set up tightly and efficiently so that, after contributions by, among others,Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Circle Economy, Delta Development, Plantronics, ARUP, C2C ExpoLAB, Arche, BAMB and several Cradle to Cradle certified producers, participants  have enough space to network.

After this seminar, the visitor will have acquired a wealth of knowledge and a concrete step-by-step plan that is supplemented with valuable connections to quickly and adequately build circular and healthy buildings.

Register

The program can be found on: http://circulairbouwenineendag.nl/  (in Dutch)

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, the members of the Cradle to Cradle Building Group and the members of the Cradle2Cradle Café warmly invite interested parties to participate in the above event.

Admission for this seminar is free but the number of places is limited. You can register via: http://circulairbouwenineendag.nl/registreren (Dutch)

In case you registered but cannot make it to the event please e-mail Thijs Maartens @ [email protected] so that the place can be passed on.

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SQS Ecoteam Workshop; Cradle to Cradle Innovations: Remaking the way we make things

SQS Ecoteam Workshop; Cradle to Cradle Innovations: Remaking the  way we make things

Register here: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

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Pre-Greenbuild Workshop Exploring Buildings as Material Banks

Calling all material geeks… Have you been wondering if there is a point to all the chemistry and carbon you have been thinking about the past several years? This is what you have been waiting for!

Join sustainability thought leaders for an all-day, pre-Greenbuild workshopNov. 7. We'll explore what's next — the circular economy, which values materials and products that are not only safe, but can be intelligently cycled and designed into buildings in ways that can be reused, disassembled and recovered, creating value through multiple use and reuse cycles. Dialogue and charrettes will guide you in coupling your growing expertise in selecting safe materials with thoughtful design strategies, so that the materials and products you are specifying can be disassembled and recovered later for reuse, thereby fully realizing the potential of Cradle to Cradle1 inspired design and circular systems.

The agenda will be organized around the key concepts of Built Positive, a movement intended to help the sustainable design community evolve toward buildings as material banks, where materials in the built environment sustain their value and owners realize economic gains.

Session Number: LD18
Built Positive - Exploring Buildings as Material Banks
Level 300
Credits: 7 GBCI; 7 LU|HSW 

Register now >>>

1 Cradle to Cradle - Remaking the Way We Make Things, copyright 2002, North Point Press, William McDonough and Michael Braungart 

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Built Positive Workshop @Building Green Copenhagen

Important!:This workshop is part of Building Green only registered visitors of Building Green can join.

Please register here for Building Green Copenhagen if you have not done so already.

About the workshop

This high-energy 2 hour workshop will explore the key concepts of Built Positive including circular design; material health; design for reuse, disassembly, and recovery; value chain collaboration; and qualifying and quantifying the value of materials over their use and reuse cycles. Moreover, leaders from the industry will shed their light about what is next in the Built Environment.

About built positive

Built Positive is a co- creative movement, formed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, to increase the built environment’s positive impact on people, planet, and economy by designing materials and products for circularity, innovating to improve these inputs, and quantifying their positive impact from the molecule through to the metropolis

About the program

3:00 Welcome (C2CPII)
3:05 Icebreaker (Kasper Guldager Jensen, 3XN)
3:15 Panel: Values to Value in the Built Environment (Coert Zachariasse, Delta Development: Kasper Guldager Jensen, 3XN: Mette Qvist, DGNB DK: Tina Kristensen, Troldtekt: Annette Hastrup Vugge til Vugge)​
3:45 Ask the Audience: Values + Q&A (Thijs Maartens)
4:00 Talk: Intro to Built Positive (Thijs Maartens , C2CPII)
4:15 Talk: Intro to Design for Disassembly (Kasper Guldager)
4:20 Group Exercise: Design for Disassembly (Partners facilitate)
4:45 Debrief whole group from excersice ( Thijs Maartens)
4:55 Q&A Feedback and Close

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Sound Business with International Certification (Learning Session)

Register here​​

Learn how Cradle to Cradle provides credible documentation of sustainability and circular economy.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is one of the highest environmental standards in the World. The independent third-party certification provides documentation and commits businesses to strategic and persistent work on developing products for a circular economy.

Annette Hastrup, CEO of the Cradle to Cradle accredited Assesment Body Vugge til Vugge ApS, will present the measures needed for Cradle to Cradle certification and two certificate holders will tell about their experience with implementing the concept in practice and how it has had a positive impact on business results.

Annette Hastrup, CEO, Vugge til Vugge ApS

Tina Snedker Kristensen, Head of Marketing and Communications, Troldtekt A/S

Niels Heidtman, Export Director and Partner, Komproment ApS

This event is part of the sustainable building fair Building Green Copenhagen.

Danish version:

Sund forretning med international certificering

Hør, hvordan I får troværdig dokumentation for bæredygtighed og cirkulær økonomi med Cradle to Cradle.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ er den højeste miljøstandard i verden. Den tredjepartsverificerede og uafhængige certificeringsordning dokumenterer og forpligter til et strategisk og vedholdende arbejde med at udvikle produkter, der kan indgå i cirkulær økonomi. Direktør Annette Hastrup fra Vugge til Vugge ApS præsenterer værktøjerne til en Cradle to Cradle certificering, og tre virksomhedsledere fortæller om implementeringen i praksis, og hvordan det skaber bedre bundlinje.

Annette Hastrup, CEO, Vugge til Vugge ApS
Tina Snedker Kristensen, Marketing- og Kommunikationschef, Troldtekt A/S
Niels Heidtman, Teknisk direktør, Komproment ApS​

Contact information of event organization:​

Sarah Elhauge (Project Manager)

[email protected]

Tel.: +45 4195 1407

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CRADLE TO CRADLE CAFE: BUILT POSITIVE 14 NOVEMBER IN MONCHENGLADBACH

Register here 

Speaker 1: Thijs Maartens

Built Positive: from the molecule to the metropolis

"Modern managers make others shine." As a sustainability researcher, Thijs Maartens has made a name for himself through cross-border cooperation. Thijs leads the development and positioning of the cooperation platform Built Positive in Europe.  Built Positive's vision is to create an attractive building that acts as a "bank" of valuable materials through a cycle and cycle value chains. This allows the construction industry to produce less waste, balancing the use of resources with the capacity of our planet, and ensuring that consumers stay healthy. In addition, the building retains its value. In other words, the building has a proven positive effect on people, the environment and the economy.Thijs introduces Built Positive principles and explains why this new initiative is so important to the future of the built environment.

Speaker 2: Michel Weijers

Municipal administration Venlo (concept, building process, future)

During this session, Venlo's C2C-inspired community will be demonstrating which steps will be successful throughout the planning process to achieve the desired building quality and significant financial benefits. The abandonment of a traditional planning process proves to be crucial in this context.

Speaker 3: Daniela Schelle

Municipality of Venlo

In 2009, Kraaijvanger Architects won the competition for new construction and interior design of the future municipal administration of Venlo, thanks to its positive attitude towards health, movement, relaxation, self-determination and, last but not least, healthy materials and an effective contribution to a better environment. The building is the first public building in the Netherlands to be 100% realized according to the Cradle to Cradle criteria. And although it will open on 25 October 2016, the interest of German delegations is already high.

Daniela Schelle is pleased and surprised at the same time. How is it possible that C2C principles have gained so little ground in Germany, whereas sustainability is generally such a big topic and one of the founders of the C2C idea is even a German chemist? With a feeling for the small but significant cultural differences between Germany and the Netherlands, between feeling and ratio, she tries to get to the bottom of things.

Program

09.00 am Reception with coffee

9:30 am  Opening C2C Café

09.45 am  Presentation Thijs Maartens

10.30 am  Break

10.45 am  Presentation by Michel Weijer

11.30 am  Presentation Daniela Schelle

12:15 pm  Graduation

12.30 pm  Lunch together

 

Place

Borussia VFL 1900 Mönchengladbach GmbH

Hennes-Weisweiler-Allee 1

41179 Monchengladbach

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Open days of C2C inspired City Hall Venlo

Two open days are organized by the city of Venlo for their inhabitants and other enthusiasts to visit the C2C inspired city hall. Between 11.00 and 16.00 o’clock on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of October everybody is welcome. These open days are organized in the end of the C2C Year in Venlo.

The C2C year, of the city of Venlo, started in October 2016. The official opening of the City hall of Venlo was on October 14th. During the two open days in 2016, 7.000 visitors have visited the city hall. In the meanwhile 17.000 people had a guided tour in this building, from students to businesses and international groups. The interest for this extraordinary building, which has received an international Architectural award, continues to grow.

Tips for the visitors

In addition to the previous open days, the city of Venlo will show more than the building itself. They would like to inspire the visitors and give them insides and tips to start or continue a more sustainable life. That is why they have also stands, workshops and sessions. For example about a healthy indoor climate, generating and reducing energy, disconnect your rain water collection and other tips. Also, there are activities for children to learn about sustainability in a playful way.

Bicycle tour

On top of that, there will also by a bicycle tour. This tour includes several C2C inspired project in Venlo, such as primary school de Zuidstroom, sport complex Egerbos, company Agmi, world pavilion in Steyl, children’s farm Hagerhof and more. Using an app and available guides, you can receive more information about what you will see.

Accessibility

The address of city hall Venlo is Hanzeplaats 1 in Venlo. There will be extra places to park you bicycle at the Veilingstraat. You can park you car in the parking garage beneath the city hall (Maaswaard) or you can park you car for free at the Kazerne Kwartier (Garnizoenweg 3, a 7 minutes walk to the city hall Venlo).

For more information visit

https://www.venlo.nl/nieuwsoverzicht/open-dagen-28-en-29-oktober-2017

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Built Positive & C2C Cafe @Dutch Design Week Eindhoven

Info here

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Built Positive Workshop @C2C Congress Lunenburg

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Cradle to Cradle Association Germany (e.V.) International C2C Congress University Lunenburg

The International Cradle to Cradle Congress enters the fourth round!

The Cradle to Cradle Congress is the world’s largest platform for Cradle to Cradle – every year the C2C community meets decision-makers from economy, science, politics and society. Forums, speeches and expert discussions provide space for exchange and networking.

Our actors contribute to the development of alternative approaches and therefore enhance the idea of a positive footprint. As part of the Congress some companies present their products and illustrate the possibilities within the scope of C2C and their practical implementation.

Get your ticket now!

For more information visit http://c2c-kongress.de/en/

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C2C Certified Forum

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A gathering of the community of practice for certification holders and interested companies.

We are pleased to announce that the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is partnering with the Cradle to Cradle Association Germany (e.V.) and the C2C Congress in Lunenburg to host a Cradle to Cradle Certified Forum on Friday, 20 October 2017 for all companies with Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products, or who are working on certification projects and our assessor community.

The day will include a plenary session from Institute President, along with updates on the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program and panel discussions.

Overall, our goal for the day is to gather our important community together for key conversations, feedback, and learning that will further our work collectively and individually.

Speakers

Lewis Perkins
President at Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Dr. Susan Klosterhaus

VP, Science and Certification, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Cecilia Strömblad Brännsten

Circular Economy Lead at the H&M group

Katja Hansen

Senior Consultant with EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung

Charline Ducas

Leading the development of C&A’s Circular Economy Strategy

Rudi Daelmans

Desso/Tarkett Group Sustainability Scouting and Advocacy Director


Nora Sophie Griefahn 
Executive Director of the Cradle to Cradle Association

Tim Janßen

Member of the executive board and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle Association Germany

Timothy Glaz

Head of Corporate Affairs for Werner & Mertz

Debra Guo

Sustainability Manager at Stella McCartney

Jeremy Sumeray

Senior Segment Manager, Sustainability at Armstrong World Industries Limited

Owen Zachariasse

Innovation and Sustainability Advisor for Delta Development Group - Partner at Z|C​

 

Preliminary Agenda

  • Plenary from the President of C2CPII

             - 5 Year Strategic Plan

             - European Strategy

  • Cradle to Cradle Certification Program Update

            - Growth and trends

            - V4 development

  • Panel Discussions

           - Manufacturers Panel with representatives from Tarkett, Stella McCartney and others

           - C2C Sector Initiatives: Built Positive and Fashion Positive

  • Keynote Talk by Charline Ducas of C&A

 

Accommodation 

A block of rooms are being held for your convenience at the event venue – Seminaris Hotel Lunenburg.

Special pricing per night: 

- Single: EUR 79

- Double: EUR 109

To secure your reduced rate, please reserve your accommodation via email [email protected] or by phone +49 4131 713 129, using reference "Cradle 2 Cradle" by October 4th. 

Please book at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment. 

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Built Positive Workshop London

Register here

About the workshop

This high energy half day workshop will explore the key concepts of Built 
Positive including circular design; material health; design for reuse, disassembly, and recovery; value chain collaboration; and qualifying and quantifying the value of materials over their use and reuse cycles.

About built positive

Built Positive is a co- creative movement, formed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, to increasethe built environment’s positive impact on people, planet, and economy by designing materials and products for circularity, innovating to improve these inputs, and quantifying their positive impact from the molecule through to the metropolis

The program:

1:30 pm – Welcome (C2CPII)

1:35 pm – Icebreaker (Alastair Mant, UKGBC)

1:50 pm – Talk: Values to Value (Andrew Jackson, Shaw Industries)

2:00 pm – Ask the Audience: Values (Emily English, C2CPII)

2:15 pm – Talk: Intro to Built Positive (Thijs Maartens , C2CPII)

2:40 pm – Talk: Intro to Design for Disassembly (Rachel Berman, Mechosystems)

2:50 pm – Small Group Exercise: Design for Disassembly (partners facilitate)

3:30 pm – BREAK

3:45 pm – Talk: Bleeding Edge (Eszter Gulacsy, Mott McDonald)

4:05 pm – Manufacturer’s Panel: Path to Positive (Fiona Bertram, Tarkett; Monica Miller, ThyssenKrupp; Jeremy Summeray, Armstrong Ceilings: Dorien vd Weele, Mosa)

4:30 pm – Q&A with Panel

4:40 pm – Talk: Intro to Value Chain Collaboration (Emily English, C2CPII)

4:50 pm – Small Group Exercise: Challenging the Status Quo (Alastair Mant , UKGBC)

5:15 pm – Feedback and Close

5:30 pm – Drinks/Reception

6:30 pm – Wrap-Up

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Cradle to Cradle Design

In the future, companies and societies will be successful micro- and macroeconomically, linking

economic, ecology and knowledge sustainably. The Austrian Trade Association

(ÖGV) is therefore hosting a Cradle to Cradle Expert talks in Vienna.

Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified ™

For more information and registration: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

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Cradle to Cradle Café, 15 June, Ahrend in Amsterdam

Register by 12 June and see additional details here: http://mailchi.mp/cradletocradlecafe/persoonlijke-uitnodiging-voor-cradle-to-cradle-seminar 

Registration is FREE. 

Attendance is limited to a maximum of 100 people per meeting. If more applications are received, the organizers will make a selection based on the registration information and job profile. 

Cradle to Cradle® is dedicated to creating a better world around us by taking a sustainable approach to materials. Cradle to Cradle also looks to ensure that the materials used do not present a health risk for people in buildings. Cradle to Cradle thus responds effectively to the mounting interest in healthy buildings. PriceWaterhouseCoopers state in their vision of the future that in the time to come the price of buildings will no longer be determined by 'bricks and location' but by flexibility, usability and the quality of the accommodation. They regard health, comfort and sustainability as being one of the price-determining factors. At this Cradle to Cradle café we'll be taking a closer look at healthy buildings and answering questions such as: how do you make a building healthy and comfortable, how do you show that a building is healthy and how do users go about choosing a healthy building? 

Presentation 1: Tim Beuker - Healthy offices – facts and alternative ‘facts’ 

The mounting interest in healthy buildings has led to the emergence of a wide range of new products and trends, such as air-cleaning plants, New Ways of Working, ionization and microclimatization. Which components actually yield a healthier working environment? Tim Beuker of BBA Binnenmilieu will be showing which aspects demonstrably create a healthy working environment, based on scientific research and practical experience. He will be covering aspects such as workplace concepts, light, plants and indoor climate in relation to health, comfort and productivity. 

Presentation 2: Antwan van Haaren - An introduction to the WELL Building Standard 

Consultancy and engineering firm DGMR and BBA Binnnenmilieu are being asked more and more questions about WELL. Contractors, architects and fitters all want to know what the WELL Building Standard entails and what it could mean to them. The WELL Building Standard takes people as its starting point and makes health visible. Antwan of DGMR will be introducing the WELL Building Standard and explaining how it works, what it can do for the building user, for the employer or for the developer, investor or lessor, and what it costs. The WELL Building Standard is sooner a means of creating a healthy building than an aim in itself. 

Presentation 3: Nils Bonder - The TRUE value of real estate 

A building that contributes to the health and wellbeing of its users: that's the true value of real estate. AM Real Estate Development works on this theme as a property developer and was involved in the first WELL office in the Netherlands. The WTC currently under construction in Utrecht will house approximately 30,000 square metres of office space and - in addition to BREEAM Excellent - will meet the requirements of the Core & Shell Silver certificate of the International WELL Building Institute. This American certificate represents a big step towards making built-up areas healthier. AM Real Estate Development is committed to translating the standards for the Dutch market via the Blue Building Institute. The WELL Standard will be described on the basis of the WTC project, and some of the challenges will be explained. 

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Catalyzing Circular Materials with DyStar

Join this Cradle to Cradle Certified Material Spotlight Webinar to learn about DyStar Textile Dyes – the first dyes to be certified at the Gold level in Material Health – that are key building blocks for circular apparel and textiles. 

Tuesday June 27th
7:30am PT / 10:30am ET/ 3:30pm GMT

REGISTER HERE

DyStar is a leading dyestuff & chemical manufacturer and solution provider. Hear from Dr. John Easton, Brand & Retail Sustainability Adviser, who will provide technical information about the dyes, and share DyStar's bold vision for transforming the textile industry. Get inspired by the company's long-term strategy to continuously innovate, with the goal of mitigating the adverse environmental, social, and economic impacts.

 

PRESENTER: 

Dr. John Easton
Brand & Retail Sustainability Adviser, DyStar

John Easton was born in Oldham, UK and studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University before gaining a PhD in Organic Chemistry at the University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology. He started his career with ICI Organics Division in Manchester, UK in 1978 in Dyeing Research and after a series of technical positions he took up the new role of Safety, Health & Environment Adviser within Technical Marketing in 1991. He subsequently filled this role for Zeneca Specialties and BASF. On joining DyStar in 2000 he worked in the Product Safety and Ecology Dept and is now Global Brand & Retail Sustainability Advisor for DyStar.

Dr Easton was awarded the Silver Medal of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC) in 2003 for his services to the industry in the field of ecology and environment and the Gold Medal in 2010 for outstanding service to education and the Society. He is a Fellow of the SDC and is currently Chair of the SDC Publications Committee. In 2015 he was awarded Honorary Membership of the SDC. Dr Easton has been a Visiting Lecturer in Textiles and the Environment at the University of Manchester and contributed the chapter “Key Sustainability Issues in Textile Dyeing” to the book “Sustainable Textiles” published by Woodhead in 2009. Dr Easton has conducted Ecology Training Seminars in Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Thailand, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore and Sri Lanka as well as for leading retailers such ad Marks & Spencer and Ikea.

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C2C Expert Talks 2017

We are very pleased to announce, Expert Talks 2017,  which will discuss the main question:  How can the C2C model example textile industry be transferred to other industries? 

For the 5th time, experts and pioneers take the first hour of the Circular Economy to the Cradle to Cradle-expert talks in 2017 to share knowledge and to network further. 

With Hugo-Maria Schally (EU), Lewis Perkins (USA), Monika Griefhahn (D), Reinhard Schneider (D), Ansgar Igelbrink (CH), Volker Steidel (D), Andreas Heydasch (CH), Martina Hörmer (A) , Monika Auer (A), and many others. 

Economy of the future invites you to join in the discussions with experts in May. Participation is again limited to 100 participants. 

All information, an overview of the program can be downloaded here  

We look forward to your expertise. 


Register now - first come, first serve > http://expertengespraeche2017.eventbrite.com

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San Francisco Design Week: Designing for impact: Questioning our role and responsibility in the world

Inspired by the San Francisco Design Week theme, "Question Everything," C2CPII and SYPartners are joining forces to explore and discuss design, as one of the most powerful tools we have for transforming society. 

Join this conversation with a panel of experts from different design practices—from product, to built environment, to org design, and more—to discuss the role of design in creating societal impact.

 

Emily English, Director of Built Positive, will speak on the growing movement  that challenges the building industry to build better by designing for circularity, powered by Cradle to Cradle Certified products. More information about the panel to come.

REGISTER HERE to reserve your spot in what will be a sell-out event! 


 

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Cradle to Cradle Design- Switzerland

Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ .

For more information and registration: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

Also check out: http://portal13.biberburg.ch/

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Certified™ Material Spotlight Webinar: Catalyzing Industry Impact with Wet-green®

Join this webinar on Thursday, April 20th to learn about wet-green®, an innovative and ecological leather tanning agent and associated tanning process. Wet-green® OBE is extracted from olive leaves, a by-product of the olive industry, and is the only tanning agent that is Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the gold level. 

Thurs April 20th
9am PST / 12pm EST / 6pm CET 


Register to hear from and engage with: 

  • Wet-green® expert, Thomas Lamparter, who will provide technical information about the tanning agent and process to make Olivenleder®, and the company's bold vision for transforming the leather industry;
  • Matt Buckley, of Moore & Giles, a premier company that uses wet-green to make Olive Green™ Olivenleder®, and partners to lead the paradigm shift in leather manufacturing, and
  • Sophie Wiseman-Floyd, designer and social entrepreneur, who utilized Olive Green Leather to develop MUNDUS, which was selected as a finalist in Design Challenge IV. 

With the newly launched Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material prize in the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, this webinar will provide key insights for how you can incorporate this material into your design concept!

Speakers:


Thomas Lamparter
Head of Sales
wet-green GmbH - OLIVENLEDER®

 
Matt Buckley
Senior Vice President of Sales and Strategic Development
Moore and Giles, Inc.


Sophie Wiseman-Floyd
Designer & Social Entrepreneur
Student, North Carolina State University

This webinar will be recorded. Register now to secure your spot, and ensure you receive the recording link. 

Events

Lecture: Cradle to Cradle Design – Plastic Packaging for the Circular Economy

Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

strategy is needed in order to get packaging Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ .

To register: http://event.innoform-coaching.de/information.php?code=UM

For more information: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

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Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material Spotlight Webinar: Innovating with Ecovative

Join this webinar on Wednesday, April 12th to learn about Ecovative, a leading, high performance, premium, award-winning material that is safe, healthy, and Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the gold level. Designers, makers and manufacturers — ranging from Fortune 500 companies, international mills, to lighting and furniture designers – innovate with Ecovative's materials to meet their design, production, and delivery needs while achieving sustainability goals. 

Wed April 12th
9am PST / 12pm EST / 5pm CET 
Register here

Hear from and engage with Ecovative material experts, Jeff Betts and Kyle Bucklin, and Danielle Trofe, a designer who uses the material to promote a function-forward, sustainable and socially responsible approach to furniture and lighting design.

Jeff Betts
Design & Development, Ecovative 
With a background in design development, architecture, product design, project management, manufacturing, and technology, Jeff specializes in bringing innovative technologies and materials to market with real world product applications.

Kyle Bucklin
Associate Business Development, Ecovative
Kyle brings extensive experience in machine design & automation, project management, fabrication, manufacturing plant management, and business development.
 

Danielle Trofe
Principal & Head Designer, Danielle Trofe Design
By harnessing innovative technologies and material sciences to create functional and accessible design, Danielle aims to encourage a departure from conventional materials and production techniques in search of long-term, sustainable solutions.


With the newly launched Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material prize for the Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge, this webinar will provide key insights for how you can incorporate this material into your winning design concept!

This webinar will be recorded. Register now to secure your spot, and ensure you receive the recording link. 

Events

Lecture: Cradle to Cradle Innovations- Remaking the ay we make things

This premier B2B event will bring together experts, producer, suppliers, and academia to

discuss, hear and learn about their experiences and challenges with plastics design, migration

and optimization, to network and enjoy excellent mix of case studies, interactive panel

discussions, speed networking and workshops.

Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ .

Register here: http://halcyongroup.eu/global-innovative-plastics-summit-march-23-24-2017-berlin-germany/

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Design Challenge Webinar: Activating Sustainable Design with Autodesk Fusion 360

Register for this webinar to find out how to take your sustainable design to the next level with Autodesk Fusion 360™. Combining industrial and mechanical design, collaboration, and machining in a single package,Fusion 360 enables fast and easy exploration of design ideas with an integrated concept-to-production platform. 

Autodesk's Zoe Bezpalko, Design + Impact Lead and Andre Mohring, Simulation Learning Experience Lead, will offer an introduction to the sustainable design capabilities of Fusion 360, and provide valuable insight into lightweighting, material selection, shape optimization, and durability, and how these strategies can help take the positive impact of your design to the next level. 

Designing innovative product for a sustainable future requires cutting-edge tools, and this webinar will put them in your hands.
And since the Best Use of Autodesk Fusion 360 prize will be awarded for the best use of these capabilities, join us to increase your chances of designing a winning entry!

Wednesday, March 15th 
9:30am PST / 12:30pm EST / 6:30pm CET
Register today!

Insider tips:
This webinar will be recorded for future viewing. Even if you're not sure in can't make it, register to ensure that you receive all pertinent information.

Check out the following resources if you'd like to learn more in preparation for your participation:

Speaker Bios

Zoé Bezpalko is building her career at the intersection of sustainability, technology and design.With a Master degree in Environmental Engineering, she started her career by promoting sustainable design practices in emerging countries. Few years later, earning an MBA in Design Strategy triggered her passion for design and entrepreneurship as tools to create a better world. She is currently supporting Autodesk Foundation customers through emerging technologies, learning services and impact modelisation, to design and fabricate innovative solutions to the world's most pressing social and environmental challenges.

 

Andre Mohring is the Product Learning Experience Lead working with the Sustainability and Foundation Team to elevate sustainable design practice within Autodesk Software, specifically Fusion 360’s simulation functionalities.  Andre is currently a senior at Northwestern University studying Manufacturing and Design Engineering and has a background in industrial design, product development, and mechanical engineering.  Andre is also a passionate musician, playing the drums, guitar and mandolin.

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Webinar: ECOR & Designing Products for the Circular Economy

Join on Monday, March 20th to learn about ECOR, a leading Cradle to Cradle Certified™ material that represents the future of sustainability, green building, and regenerative product design. 

Beginning as a waste-to-product manufacturing process and resulting in high-performance, sustainable & healthy building materials, ECOR uniquely enables and activates circular economies.

Register Here for Monday, March 20th 
8:30am PT / 11:30 ET / 4:30 CET

With the new Best Use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Material prize for Design Challenge V, this webinar will provide key insights and Ideas for how you can incorporate this material into your design concept. 

NOBLE Environmental Technologies, a California-based corporation developed ECOR, made of 100% recycled cellulose fibers locally sourced from urban, farm and forest waste materials, completely free of toxins and VOCs and C2C certified. ECOR is solely made with water, pressure and heat. ECOR offers an advanced design, great performances and versatile design opportunities. Find out more about this material below:


Speakers

Eric Logtens, Corporate Director Circular Economy
Noble Environmental Technologies

Eric began his career as an occupational healthcare therapist and ergonomist. In the early nineties, he founded and grew one of the first Dutch consultancy firms specializing occupational healthcare, ergonomic training, and ergonomic advisory services. Eric worked simultaneously as turnaround consultant through interim management appointments. He later built an international sub distribution network in the office furniture industry with key activities as strategic marketing positioning, sales, logistics, service and repair. In early 2003, Eric chose to focus on C2C and gained in-depth knowledge and experience with the implementation of the principles in practice. He later founded the first Dutch full operational lease company for office furniture. This company’s first leasing projects started in 2009 and transformed the Total Cost of Ownership into Earning by Usership. As a result, this was seen as one of the very early adopters and a prime model of how to apply and implement the principles of the Circular Economy. This recognition led Eric to search for innovations and materials that would replace the “less bad” paradigm and eliminate the concept of linear production and waste. ECOR, Eric believes, is the answer to it all.

Daan de Haan, Designer 

Julian Quintaes, Global Customer Relationship Manager
Noble Environmental Technologies

Events

Together We Build What Is Next –  Built Positive Launch Workshop, Amsterdam

Register Here

Built Positive is a collaborative movement to increase the built environments’ positive impact on people, planet, and economy by designing for circularity, innovating to improve inputs, and quantifying positive impact from the molecule to the metropolis.

We invite you to join an engaging workshop on April 12th at Building Holland in the RAI, Amsterdam. This three-day innovation event is the ideal venue to launch Built Positive with industry leaders from the construction and real estate sectors coming together to discuss the future of green building.

Program

The half-day workshop will introduce you to the key concepts of Built Positive,  highlight best practices, introduce opportunities to create value, and let you hear from leading edge practitioners. Together we will explore how we can apply these concepts in our work toward highly productive circular systems for the built environment. By participating, in the Built Positive workshop, you join a community of thought leaders including over 150 manufacturers of Cradle to Cradle certified products, the leading global developer of Cradle to Cradle and circular real estate projects, Delta Development, leading architects such as Hans Goverde from Kraaijvanger, KPMG True Value professionals , Rabobank Real Estate Finance team, Cradle to Cradle procurement specialists from the City of Venlo and many more. 

We look forward to welcome owners, developers, architects, design professionals and product manufacturers who aspire to help build what is next. Also welcome are public and private policy makers and procurement officers who are interested in accelerating a transition towards a world where verified, positive materials flow in safe, perpetual cycles throughout the built environment.

Agenda

Built Positive: Together We Build What Is Next.

Moderator: Leontine Gast, Founder, The Terrace

8:30 - 9:00             Welcome

9:00 - 9:20             Introduction: Built Positive: Why, How, & What?

  • Thijs Maartens, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

9:20 - 10:15            Panel Discussion: Positive Impact from the Molecule to the Metropolis

  • Owen Zachariasse, Delta Development
  • Lukas Hoex, DSM
  • Arnoud Walrecht, KPMG
  • Jeroen van Muiswinkel, Rabobank Real Estate Finance
  • Hans Goverde, Kraaijvanger Architecten
  • Michel Weijers, Gemeente Venlo

10:15 - 10:30          COFFEE BREAK

10:30 - 11:45        Workshop: From Challenge to Engagement

10:30 - 11:10        Circular Design for the Built Environment: Challenge accepted

  • Owen Zachariasse: Valuable insights, challenges and opportunities

11:10 - 11:45        Value chain collaboration in the Built Environment: Challenge accepted

  • Hans Goverde: Valuable insights, challenges and opportunities

11:45 - 12:00        Conclusion: Let’s build what’s next.

  • Leontine Gast & Thijs Maartens

12:00 - 12:30          Network Lunch

About Built Positive

Built Positive is an open and collaborative industry movement initiated by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Built Positive challenges our industry to build better. Built Positive is created to advance the green building movement’s leadership in safe materials, perpetually cycled with positive impact on humans and the environment. By doing so Built Positive aims to increase the positive impact of the built environment on people, planet, and economy.

Target audiences:

  • Owners & Developers
  • Design Professionals including Architects and Designers
  • Product Manufacturers
  • Policy and Standard makers
  • Procurement specialists

Register Here

Events

Fashion Positive: Circular Fashion Learning Day

Mark your calendars: Fashion Positive will host a one-day workshop on Circular Fashion at Parsons School of Design in New York City on March 7, 2017. We hope that you can join us! 

The Fashion Positive Circular Fashion Learning Day is a learning and networking-focused day with lectures, discussion and facilitated group work covering the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ approach to circular fashion with a focus on circular materials and design for circularity. The day is geared toward students and fashion professionals. Lunch is provided.

View the program for the Circular Fashion Learning Day here

Ticket are $35, RSVP here.

Events

Built Positive Webinar: Google’s Healthy Materials Moonshot

Join the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute on Tuesday, Feb. 28, for the second webinar in our ongoing Built Positive series. Learn how tech giant Google establishes its values and priorities around human health and informs its decisions for choosing healthy materials for its own real estate projects based on reliable and transparent data.
 
By popular demand, this webinar will also feature a demonstration of Portico, Google’s online evaluation platform developed in partnership with the Healthy Building Network.
 
Built Positive principles addressed include Material Health, Circular Design, and Value Chain Collaboration.

This webinar has been pre-approved for 1.0 GBCI CEU, 1.0 AIA LU and 1.0 IDCEC CEU. You will have the opportunity to provide your numbers as part of the post-event survey to have your participation reported or may opt to self-report.

Reserve your spot by registering today!

What Is Built Positive?
Built Positive, an initiative of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, is a movement of forward-thinking manufacturers, architects, designers, contractors, owners, and developers working to build better. Our stakeholders agree that today’s linear take-make-dispose model is fundamentally flawed and ultimately unsustainable. Together, we are working on the challenge of designing for circularity, improving inputs and recovery, increasing value retention, and verifying positive impact—from the smallest molecule (material health) to the metropolis (circular economy). 

This webinar series introduces the fundamentals of Built Positive through the voices of industry leaders who will share their "Aha" moments and the results of those inspirations, offering actionable ideas for your projects.

New to Built Positive? Watch our introductory webinar here.

Sponsored by

Events

ZHAW Lecture; Cradle to Cradle Design

Albin Kälin, CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH will explain which documentation and design

strategy is needed in order to get a product Cradle to Cradle Certified ™ 

 

For more information and registration: https://epeaswitzerland.com/

Watch the latest video here: https://epeaswitzerland.com/2014/01/new-video-online/

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Future Fabrics Expo 2017

Get hands on with the Fashion Positive Materials Collection at the 6th Future Fabrics Expo in January 2017!

Fashion Positive will have a selection of physical material samples and information about the Fashion Positive Materials Collection in London January 25-26

Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/6th-future-fabrics-expo-25th-26th-january-2017-tickets-27145050577

Events

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

Events

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

Events

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

Events

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/

Events

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 ([email protected]) 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.

Events

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

Events

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

Events

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

Events

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.

Events

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

Events

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 

Events

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

Events

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

Events

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.  

Events

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

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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

Events

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

Events

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.

Events

Greenbuild 2015

November 18-19, 2015 Washington, D.C.

The Institute team will again be active at the 2015 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.   Details to follow!

Events

2015 Innovation Celebration and Product Symposium

Save the Dates: Thursday and Friday, November 12th and 13th, 2015 in New York City

This year, the Institute’s Annual Symposium and Innovation Celebration will again honor the exlore and honor the pioneering work of international community of designers, manufacturers, and thought leaders. 
 

More information is available at http://www.c2cproductsymposium.org/

Register for this year's event here.

Events

Positive Economy Forum

September 18th-19th, Le Harve, France

Institute President Bridgett Luther will be keynoting the 4th Annual Positive Economy Forum

Events

Retail Sustainability Conference

September 15-18, 2015 Austin, TX

Institute Senior VP Lewis Perkins will be speaking at the Retail Sustainability Conference.

Events

2015 WorldFuture

July 24-26, San Francisco, CA

Bridgett Luther and Lewis Perkins will be presenting at the World Future Society Annual Conference

Events

Build to Bloom

Build to Bloom Seminar 2015 

Organized by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and the Dutch Green Building Council


Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

What if buildings were alive? What if our homes and workplaces were like trees, being part of a life-support system in harmony with its surroundings?! We live in an exhilarating time. A time, in which technology has evolved to such a large extent, that anything that is imaginable seems possible. Especially in the built environment.

BUILD TO BLOOM!2015! is an exclusive seminar where you - together with likeminded business, sustainability and design leaders - find inspiration, tools, and partnerships to drive positive impact by creating health and safety in the built environment.

We promise that you’ll be energized after a program full of expert speakers, inspiring topics and high-level attendees. We’re very happy to announce that Google’s green team lead real estate & workplace services, Anthony Ravitz, is joining us as headline speaker and reveal interesting insights on how to create buildings that bloom! 

Events

EPA NACEPT Meeting

June 9-10, Washington, D.C.

Institute President Bridgett Luther will participate in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology summer meeting.  

Events

2015 Sustainable Brands

June 1-4, 2015, San Diego, CA

Institute President Bridgett Luther will be presenting at this year's Sustainable Brands 

Events

2015 AIA National Convention

May 14-16, 2015, Atlanta, GA

Join the Institute team at the annual conference of the American Institute of Architects 

Events

2015 Sustainability Forum: The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value

May 6-7, Washington D.C.

Join Insitute co-founder William McDonough and VP Built Environment Stacy Glass at the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation's 2015 Sustainability Forum: The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value

Events

USZWBC Conference

May 5-7, 2015 Los Angeles, CA

Institute President Bridgett Luther will be presenting at the National Zero Waste Business Conference

Events

2014 Innovation Celebration and Product Symposium

November 13-14, 2014. Gotham Hall, New York, New York

Thanks to all that attended and supported the Institute at the 2014 Innovation Celebration and Symposium in New York!

Learn about the 2014 Innovation Celebration Award Winners