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Cradle to Cradle NGO

managed by N. Griefahn

About us

Cradle to Cradle visions a world where everyone can leave a big and positive footprint. Our aim is to change society by education and networking activities. We motivate people to actively engage in this transformation: 23 regional groups, more than 300 volunteers and an annual congress.

Humans have been acting according to the principle “from the cradle to the grave” and generate a vast quantity of waste and toxic substances, which are contributing to environmental pollution. Microplastics in our oceans, harmful chemicals in clothing and toys, as well as toxic materials used in the construction sector are examples for this bad design. We oppose this type of thinking and provide a platform for learning and problem- solving.

We would like to contribute to the creation of a global society in which all types of material and products are seen as nutritive substances and each person’s "footprint" has a positive impact. Human action should not per se be seen as harmful. We support innovative solutions that aim towards eliminating waste in order to use materials in a non- wasteful manner. It is important to us, that products are made with hazard- free substances and remain useful nutritive substances within a biological or a technological circular cycle. Our organization aims to spread the innovative ideas of Cradle to Cradle by means of educational projects, vocational alliances, an annual congress, networking, and regional group activities all over Germany.

We believe in multiplyer effect! More than 300 people with distinct backgrounds have joined our association and we are continuously growing. Our members are organized in 23 regional groups spread throughout Germany, organizing workshops, host monthly events and participate in the C2C Academy (educational seminar open to all members). Furthermore, we organize a Cradle to Cradle Congress annually, which covers topics with global relevance. The congress has taken place twice so far and attracted 600 participants each year. It functions as a networking platform and supports the growth of the Cradle to Cradle movement. Both times it took place under the patronage of the German Environmental Minister, Dr. Barbara Hendricks. Amongst our distinguished guests were many decision-makers from the political, economic, academic, and cultural sphere. Bringing education to schools is our topic in 2016.

Latest project news

Wir haben 1.013,97 € Spendengelder erhalten

  N. Griefahn  18 February 2020 at 05:34 PM

Wir haben gerade unseren C2C Congress 2020 hinter und nun wieder Zeit uns dem Ausbau unseres C2C LAB zu widmen. Unser C2C LAB wurde im September 2019 eröffnet, nachdem wir ca. ein Jahr lang 400 qm eines Plattenbaus nach Cradle to Cradle - Kriterien saniert haben. Hier sind nun attraktive und gesunde Räumlichkeiten für eine neue Geschäftsstelle, ein Bildungszentrum und ein Reallabor für Cradle to Cradle entstanden. Wir haben bereits angefangen, aber es noch nicht fertiggestellt - ein begleitendes Ausstellungskonzept, denn fast alle verwendeten Materialien und Produkte im C2C LAB sind nach Cradle to Cradle zertifiziert und sollen auch als solche sichtbar sein. Daher planen wir ein Ausstellungskonzept, mit dem in jedem Raum alle verwendeten Produkte, sowie die optische Veränderung durch die Sanierung, sichtbar gemacht werden sollen. Für Materialien, Druckprodukte und Design werden wir die gesammelten Spenden verwenden verwenden können!

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