Award ceremony: Die Goldene Blume (The Golden Flower) of Rheydt, Mönchengladbach
Such a circulation principle should encourage a rethink. An example: It is not only a matter of reducing the fuel consumption of cars, as would be the case with pure thinking on the basis of a life cycle assessment, but also of being able to use emissions from consumption for other purposes. For example, to be able to use them in such a way that fuel is produced from them again. Products and production processes should be designed in such a way that they are not only less harmful, but also more useful for people and nature. The principle of waste would no longer exist in this sense, because something new is "born" out of everything, hence the principle "cradle to cradle".
After studying chemistry and process engineering in Constance and at Darmstadt Technical University, Braungart received his doctorate in 1985 from the Department of Chemistry at Hanover University. At the same time, he has been involved in setting up the chemistry department of Greenpeace Germany since 1982, which he headed from 1985 to 1988. Braungart founded the EPEA Institute in 1987. Together with US architect and designer William McDonough, he is also founder of the design and development company McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) in Charlottesville (Virginia). Braungart is Professor of Cradle to Cradle Design, Ecodesign and Eco-Effectiveness at Leuphana University of Lüneburg. From 2009 to 2017 he held the Chair of Cradle to Cradle at Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He has also accepted a visiting professorship at the University of Virginia. He is also the founder and scientific director of the Hamburg Environmental Institute (HUI). Since 1994, Braungart has lectured and published on the topics of realising "intelligent products" that are fit for the future, developing and implementing environmental protection concepts, environmentally compatible production processes and ecological balances for complex consumer goods.
He will be awarded the Goldene Blume on 14 September 2019 at 5 pm during a ceremony at the Mönchengladbach Theatre. This will be done by Dr. Karl Hans Arnold, Chairman of the Board of Directors "Kuratorium für die Verleihung der Goldenen Blume von Rheydt e.V.". The Goldene Blume von Rheydt has been awarded a total of 26 times since 1967, most recently to Bettina Gräfin Bernadotte af Wisborg (Mainau Island) in 2017.
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|Award ceremony: The Golden Flower of Rheydt, Mönchengladbach|
Cradle to Cradle research meeting, Leuphana University Lüneburg
At the Leuphana University Lüneburg a research meeting on Cradle to Cradle will take place on September 18th and 19th, 2019.
Cradle to Cradle stands for intelligent product design with a focus on biological and technical material cycles, so that anthropogenic waste can be seen not as a problem but as a resource source for future products. Cradle to Cradle represents the application standard for recyclable, sustainable and innovative business models. The event aims to further develop the concept from a scientific perspective. A platform is offered to all students who have gained valuable experience with Cradle to Cradle in project work, research or privately.
Together with industry players, represented by interested companies, the current research and development needs for Cradle to Cradle are to be identified. The event is open to everyone and should highlight the relevant research fields and questions for future research projects through the input of all participants.
Kick-off on 18 September 2019 from 18 - 20 hrs, Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg, Lecture Hall 4
|C2C research meeting, Lüneburg|