Whether legislative amendment, climate strike, or C2C in the textile sector, we get involved in public and political debates and take a position. Always with the aim of shaping and accelerating the transformation towards a Cradle to Cradle world. Here you can find our statements, published studies and info material.
Publications & Position Papers
What is Cradle to Cradle, who is Cradle to Cradle NGO and what are our goals?
In this brochure we introduce ourselves and give an insight into our work. We would like to motivate and invite as many people as possible to get in touch with us.
Climate change, resource scarcity, insecure supply chains, dwindling biodiversity, social inequalities – we humans face a multitude of challenges that are closely interrelated. These global issues have a very concrete impact on our daily lives and our regional structures. Municipalities must increasingly address issues such as climate adaptation and sustainability to ensure that both urban and rural areas remain livable in the future.
How will we get ourselves and our products from A to B in the future? Sustainable mobility is an issue that affects us all. It touches on key aspects of our daily lives: How do I get to work? How do I get the products for my daily needs to the supermarket or directly to my home? How can I move around my city without barriers despite physical limitations? To all these questions, we need answers that satisfy our basic need for mobility while enabling us to manage and live within planetary boundaries. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Three concerts, 180,000 people – and a lot learned!
The Tempelhof Laboratory project shows the extent to which climate- and resource-positive events can already be implemented today and where the limits of what is (currently) feasible lie.
What went well? Where were there challenges? We have evaluated these experiences, written them down and published them.
This guide is aimed at actors in the field of municipal procurement. The first section describes why social-ecological, circular and innovative public procurement according to the Cradle to Cradle concept makes sense and is relevant. The second section deals with conducive structural framework conditions as well as starting points for Cradle to Cradle criteria in the context of a procurement process. In the last section, assistance such as further literature and advice centers can be found.
With the revision of the Ecodesign Directive, the EU is taking an important step towards ensuring healthy and recyclable products for all EU citizens. It is more than welcome that the proposal covers a broader range of products and no longer exclusively includes energy-related products. Ecodesign requirements must not be limited to just a few products; instead, it should be the EU’s goal and also aspiration to define precise quality requirements for all products.
The National Circular Economy Strategy (NCWS) must be used as an opportunity for a holistic strategic approach to economic action with the aim of creating economic, ecological and social added value. Such an approach must treat the issues of climate and resources as interrelated complexes.
The bands Die Ärzte and Die Toten Hosen are providing four concerts in August 2022 at Tempelhof Airport in Berlin for a laboratory that aims to accelerate the transformation toward a Cradle to Cradle circular economy.
Our lives are becoming increasingly urban, and that brings many benefits – but also challenges. Municipalities are in the best position to develop solutions to these problems and thus to be role models for business and society.
Climate change, species extinction, raw materials crisis, Corona pandemic … A look at the world shows: We need a master plan now, otherwise we will continue to stumble from one crisis to the next. The basic prerequisite for this must be to build an economy that no longer reduces its negative consequences, but leaves a positive footprint.
In this handout, we would like to open a new perspective on our built environment. We want to offer potentials and solutions for community development inspired by Cradle to Cradle (C2C) and going beyond the pursuit of climate or energy neutrality.
The C2C Summit Textiles & Supply Chain with a focus on the Global South has shown that the global textile industry is facing fundamental change towards circularity and true sustainability.
With the European Green Deal, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, wants to initiate a “new European Bauhaus movement”.
The climate strike on 25.9. will move politics, the media and minds – most of them in only two directions: Love or hate. As a Cradle to Cradle NGO, we argue beyond good and evil and observe the climate protests with mixed feelings.
Die Coronakrise als Chance zu feiern wäre zynisch. Den Neustart, den sie verursacht, nicht für die Installation eines Updates zu nutzen, wäre fahrlässig.
We dealt with the revision of the EU Waste Framework Directive and the EU Circular Economy Package, as well as the resulting amendment to the Closed Substance Cycle Waste Management Act.
The concept of the circular economy is becoming increasingly important in the textile industry. This study examines options for establishing closed-loop fiber systems in the apparel and fashion industries.
Problems can only be solved by those who have seen through them – we promote this through our educational work. C2C NGO links business, science, education, politics and civil society.
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Handreichung – C2C im Bau: Orientierung für Kommunen
Unser Ziel ist es, Impulse, Hilfestellungen und Antworten auf Fragen anzubieten, denen Bauherr*innen und insbesondere die öffentliche Hand bei einem C2C-inspirierten Bauprojekt begegnen. Die Inhalte wurden im Rahmen von Workshops, Interviews und Schreibwochenenden festgelegt, verfeinert und vertieft.
Diese Handreichung ist in enger Zusammenarbeit zwischen der Nordakademie-Stiftung, Cradle to Cradle NGO (C2C NGO) und ehrenamtlich Aktiven des Bündnis Bau und Architektur (BBA) von C2C NGO entstanden. Zudem haben verschiedene Expert*innen das Projektteam durch fachliche Beiträge und im Review-Prozess unterstützt. Gemeinsam und in Form eines Co-Creation-Prozesses haben wir nach und nach die Themen und die Struktur erarbeitet.
Die Handreichung ist nicht abgeschlossen. Sie kann und soll sich kontinuierlich weiterentwickeln, um Innovationen im Bereich C2C-Baustoffe und C2C-inspiriertes Bauen auch künftig abbilden zu können. Wir laden daher die Bau- und Immobilienwirtschaft sowie kommunale Vertreter*innen herzlich ein, sich daran zu beteiligen. Nehmen Sie für Feedback, Ergänzungen oder zum Austausch gerne Kontakt mit uns auf.