C2C ExpoLAB is a partner in the Closed Looped Cycle Project in the Americas. Organization of American States in initiator of this project which is divided into several parts. For the current part of this program (2014-2015), the C2C ExpoLAB developed several case studies to spread the knowledge of the Venlo Region. The Closed Looped Cycle project in the Americas spread the information of their project via the C2C-Centre. As from now on, also the case studies are part of the C2C-Centre.
General Case study about Venlo Region
As first region in the world, Venlo fully embraced Cradle to Cradle (C2C) as strategy for innovation and economic growth. Venlo considers C2C as an innovative economic concept, based on new business models and the (re)use of materials continuously. Valuable resources are not lost. The Venlo region is an innovative testing ground where business, education and government work together to excel and innovate. This case study describes the developments that took place since Venlo embraced the philosophy of Braungart and McDonough in 2006.
Case study about City Hall Venlo
As sustainability rapidly becomes a key priority for businesses and institutions worldwide, so does the need for job candidates with a strong knowledge of sustainability and responsible innovation. Inspiring a next generation of innovators and thought leaders, Venlo and C2C ExpoLAB works with forward-thinking schools, colleges and universities to integrate the principles of ‘systems thinking’ and Cradle to Cradle into their management programs and curricula. World’s first Cradle to Cradle Master’s program was initiated by the municipality of Venlo and C2C ExpoLAB in the academic year 2010-2011, in order to integrate the principles of Cradle to Cradle into university curricula. This case study is about how the Master’s program is translated into the continuous learning line in the region of Venlo.
The other information of this project will be updated soon, so keep in though with the C2C-Centre!