WE ARE C2C NGO

Problems can only be solved when they are thoroughly understood – this is the aim of our educational initiatives. C2C NGO connects the fields of business, education, politics, and civil society. Our active volunteers, at work in all corners of the country, make Cradle to Cradle accessible to everyone. Our Congress, with over 1,000 participants from the C2C community, is the largest C2C Platform worldwide. They come together annually to hear from key leaders in business, science, and politics. Fora, lectures, and workshops provide space for meaningful discussions and networking opportunities.

In 2019, we established the C2C LAB in Berlin: the world’s first comprehensive Cradle to Cradle certified renovation. Serving as an educational center, NGO head office, and living lab, it is here where the C2C school of thought and design concept become reality. All who are passionate about working towards creating a positive footprint are welcome to join us in our endeavor.

bunte Fäden, dahiner steht 'für eine bessere Welt', ich arbeite mit C2C

VISION

THIS IS TOMORROW

Cradle to Cradle is a matter of course in the human thinking and acting of tomorrow. Following nature’s example, all waste is also a nutrient for us. With the production of “garbage” our species has interrupted all natural cycles, but no one does that anymore.

Based on the function of a product, we only use materials that are recyclable and suitable for your usage scenario: healthy for us and the environment.

We design resilient and productive systems because we adapt everything to its environment and thereby create diversity; we have also learned this from ecosystems.

We generate energy exclusively with recyclable systems from renewable sources. All people work under conditions that secure their rights and enable them to lead a good life. We have stopped striving for renunciation: instead of doing less of the wrong thing, we only do the right thing. We no longer fall from one crisis to the next because we have found interlocking solutions to our ecological, economic and social problems.

We are no longer neutral, but leave large positive footprints: ecologically, economically and socially. Now we humans are beneficial.

bunte Fäden, dahiner steht 'für eine bessere Welt', ich arbeite mit C2C
Kreisform bunte Konfetti vor blauem Himmel
weiße Hände mit Erde in der Hand
zwei weiße Kinder beim Malen, C2c Kinderkongress
Nora und Tim von Cradle to Cradle NGO auf Bühne, sprechend mit Mikrofon
Personen sortieren bunte Post Its bei C2C Akademie

MISSION

THAT'S WHAT WE DO

With C2C NGO we are accelerating the implementation of Cradle to Cradle: we are driving forward ideas that turn people into beneficials.

We bring organizations and people to rethink and redesign . We demand and promote an intact world. From the Berlin C2C LAB, our head office, training center and real laboratory for C2C innovations, we initiate groundbreaking C2C projects. We connect people from science, business, education, art, civil society and politics, that can change the way we think and act. We accompany and advise cities and municipalities in their transformation into C2C regions. We organize workshops, panel discussions and specialist conferences, as well as the annual C2C Congress as the world’s largest C2C platform. We create educational materials and key personalities from politics and business ask us how they can better integrate C2C into their actions.

In order to realize our vision, we build alliances and cooperate in strong partnerships. Together with our volunteer work, we give impulses and encourage change. We spread our ideas and the fruits of our labor through all channels: we take a stand and get involved in public debates.

STRATEGY

OUR FOCUS

We want to achieve our vision. That’s why we’ve focused our mission on five areas. Because that makes it easier to coordinate our work – internally and externally.

COMPANIES
EDUCATION
MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT
POLITICS
PUBLICITY

By informing companies about C2C, bringing C2C pioneers together in our network and initiating C2C projects, we are driving the transformation of the economy.

We bring C2C knowledge to people through educational material for institutional educational institutions as well as workshops and educational events.

We accompany cities and municipalities with C2C as a development model on their way to resilience and future viability. And we offer C2C regions a platform.

We comment on environmental and climate policy and bring our vision into the political discourse – from the municipal level to federal politics to Europe.

We disseminate our content across all channels and reach all citizens by participating in the public debate.

COMPANIES

By informing companies about C2C, bringing C2C pioneers together in our network and initiating C2C projects, we are driving the transformation of the economy.

EDUCATION

We bring C2C knowledge to people through educational material for institutional educational institutions as well as workshops and educational events.

MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT

We accompany cities and municipalities with C2C as a development model on their way to resilience and future viability. And we offer C2C regions a platform.

POLITICS

We comment on environmental and climate policy and bring our vision into the political discourse – from the municipal level to federal politics to Europe.

PUBLICITY

We disseminate our content across all channels and reach all citizens by participating in the public debate.

OUR SUCCESSES & HIGHLIGHTS

From the foundation as a non-profit organization in Lüneburg in 2012 to the first pioneering C2C lighthouse projects in Berlin in 2018. Here we show you the highlights of our work so far – to be continued…

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ORGANIZATION CHART OF THE NGO

Finance & Annual Report

We love transparency.
Therefore, you will soon find our financial and annual reports here.