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GeWoonboot zet de volgende innovatieve stap met de bouw van geWoonboot 2

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Eindelijk kunnen we dit fantastische nieuws met iedereen delen! Na vele jaren krijgt de geWoonboot een vervolg: geWoonboot 2. Onlangs dienden we het plan in bij de Gemeente Amsterdam voor een innovatieve, circulaire, volledig biobased, energieproducerende futureproof woonboot. We hopen geWoonboot 2 eind dit jaar in gebruik te kunnen nemen als vergaderlocatie en kenniscentrum duurzaamheid, op onze huidige plek op de NDSM-werf.

De huidige geWoonboot draait al volop mee als duurzaam voorbeeld in de stad Amsterdam. Zowel op de boot zelf als in de bedrijfsvoering. Bijvoorbeeld met onze eigen energie- en watervoorziening en lokale, biologische en vegetarische catering.

Voorbeeldfunctie
Met geWoonboot 2 gaan we een stap verder. Als we vooruitkijken, zien we namelijk een samenleving voor ons waarin duurzaamheid en circulair heel 'gewoon' zijn en we op weg zijn naar een 'Donut Economie'. We willen hét voorbeeld zijn en geven van deze nieuwe en circulaire economie en laten zien dat het kan! Bouwen zonder negatieve impact, ondernemen zonder negatieve impact en leven zonder negatieve impact.

Bouw geWoonboot 2
De geWoonboot 2 wordt daarom volledig circulair en biobased gebouwd met onder andere kalkhennep* en bestaande (tweedehands) materialen, waaronder hout. In de bak verwerken we freeton (gerecycled beton). We kijken voornamelijk wat er al is. Dit is voor ons het belangrijkste uitgangspunt geweest bij de start van het project en het ontwerp van de boot; de materialen waren leidend.

We doen dit niet alleen. We zoeken bewust de samenwerking op met ambachtslieden van de NDSM-werf, Circle Economy, MVO Nederland, Space & Matter, Schoonschip en EcoBouwSalland voor materialenkennis en kennis over ze min mogelijk impact maken met en tijdens het bouwproces.

*Eén van de positieve eigenschappen van kalkhennep als bouwmateriaal is dat de grondstof, de hennepplant, tijdens de groei CO2 opslaat. Het hennepvezel dat wordt gebruikt in het gebouw, slaat ook nog jarenlang CO2 op tijdens het uitharden. (bron: SBRCURnet)

Kenniscentrum
GeWoonboot 2 is in de basis ontworpen als voorbeeldhuis. Het zal niet alleen in gebruik worden genomen als een moderne en drijvende circulaire vergaderhub, maar ook een plek om (van) te leren. We willen ondernemers en anderen inspireren en laten zien wat er allemaal mogelijk is op het gebied van circulair bouwen en duurzaam ondernemen.

De huidige geWoonboot is bijvoorbeeld een inspiratiebron geweest voor de duurzame, drijvende woonwijk Schoonschip in Amsterdam-Noord. De boot is in 2006 ontworpen door architect Henk de Velde en gebouwd door Delta Wonen Zwolle. Vijf jaar lang was de geWoonboot onderdeel van de lokale duurzame energie-expositie: Opgewekt.nu van Pauline Westendorp. Tijdens deze expositie op de NDSM-werf in Amsterdam-Noord, was op de geWoonboot te zien hoe 'gewoon' duurzaam wonen en werken op het water eigenlijk is. Stel je voor wat er allemaal mogelijk is met een compleet circulaire en biobased geWoonboot 2.

GeWoonboot was jarenlang vernieuwend en innovatief. Destijds is gebruik gemaakt van de meest duurzame materialen en systemen. Ook in 2015 bleef de geWoonboot zich ontwikkelen, van energie-neutraal tot energie-producerend. Nu vinden we dat het tijd is voor een geheel nieuwe update. We gaan daarom aan de slag met geWoonboot 2. De huidige boot krijgt een nieuwe functie (wel zo duurzaam!) als drijvende woning bij Schoonschip.

Volg ons via onze social media kanalen (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn en Instagram) en website www.gewoonboot.nl. Dan houden we je op de hoogte van de voortgang van de bouw! Wij kijken enorm uit naar deze nieuwe, innovatieve stap vooruit met minimale impact op de omgeving.

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Mathieu Dasnois, Communications Manager at Metabolic, posted

Measuring the Circular Economy

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Part of the transition to a circular economy is measuring how circular our current economy really is. Metabolic fascilitated a workshop with the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL), which brought government ministries and municipalities to the table, to discuss how best to measure the circular economy in the Netherlands. Intra-governmental cooperation is crucial to measuring the different levels of the circular economy across cities and regions. Check out the report! (in Dutch)
https://www.pbl.nl/publicaties/meten-om-te-weten

And read more about our work here: https://www.metabolic.nl/news/measuring-the-circular-economy-the-dutch-pioneers-leading-the-way/

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Sytske Jellema, communication coordinator , posted

SDG Action Day

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Kom op 25 september naar de derde SDG Action Day in het SDG House in Amsterdam! Deze dag is hét moment om alles te weten te komen over de SDGs: waar staan we op de routekaart naar 2030, waar liggen kansen en hoe kan ik het zelf aanpakken? Connecting Generations is het thema dit jaar, omdat jonge koplopers ons de weg wijzen. De Jonge Klimaatbeweging en Youth 4 Climate laten zien hoe ze Nederland in beweging kregen, kan dat ook voor de andere werelddoelen? Sinds dit jaar zetten alle hogescholen de SDGs in hun onderwijs en stageprogramma. Nienke Meijer (Voorzitter van Bestuur Fontys Hogescholen) legt uit waarom en hoe. Ook in bedrijven laten jongeren van zich horen over de SDGs. Hoe dat uitpakt, vertelt directielid Conny Braams van Unilever.
Iedereen doet mee – oftewel “inclusiviteit”- is de kern van alle SDGs, en alle generaties worstelen ermee. Aynouk Tan laat je daarom met andere ogen naar diversiteit en identiteit kijken: vanuit de mode. Maak verder kennis met de nieuwe nationale SDG Coördinator Sandra Pellegrom, vers uit New York, die je bijpraat over de stand van zaken rondom de SDGs. Minister Kaag zal vanuit de SDG top bij de Verenigde Naties inbellen voor het laatste nieuws. En je gaat zelf aan de slag, met 26 workshops om uit te kiezen. SDG Action Day wordt overal ter wereld gevierd, doe mee!

Event on Sep 25th
RESILIO Amsterdam, posted

RESILIO - Amsterdam Blue Green Roofs

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The EU-UIA funded the programme RESILIO, a project that aims to realize 10.000 square meters of blue-green roofs in four city districts in Amsterdam. The consortium of both public and private partners aims to build an interconnected network of smart roofs, in which sensors and state-of-the-art equipment enable micro-water management on rooftops. This contributes to urban climate adaption and resilience, and can potentially evolve into a scalable solution for water management on rooftops.

This project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund through the Urban Innovative Actions Initiative.

<https://www.uia-initiative.eu/en/uia-cities/amsterdam>

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Jacqueline Verheugen, posted

Job offer: operations officer Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab (16-24 hours)

Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab is een samenwerking tussen de partners AMS Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions, Amsterdam Smart City, Amsterdam Economic Board, NEMO Science Museum en Bureau Marineterrein Amsterdam. Het belangrijkste doel van Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab is het realiseren van opschaalbare innovaties die steden leefbaar maken en houden. Om dat te bereiken, brengen de partners hun expertise en netwerk op het gebied van onderzoek, innovatie, stedelijke ontwikkeling en experimenteren samen op deze unieke plek in Amsterdam.

Voor het komende half jaar (september 2019 - maart 2020, mogelijk met uitloop) zoeken we een gedreven operations officer die het Living Lab operationeel gaat maken, aanvragen toetst, start met het runnen van de experimenten en zorgt voor verdere ontwikkeling van het Living Lab in samenwerking met de partners.

Interesse? Bekijk de vacature hier: https://www.marineterrein.nl/vacature-operations-officer-marineterrein-amsterdam-living-lab/

#Mobility
Paul Cohen-Tannugi, posted

Amsterdam Biochar Initiative

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Biochar is a soil amendment made typically from bio-mass through a process called pyrolysis with low-oxygen. By using a low-cost, easy-to-make biochar stove, communities can arrange to turn common waste products into biochar.
The vision behind this project is for healthy and resilient communities. This means that I prefer methods that promote local, DIY and community approach, so that it can quickly scale and adapt to different towns/cities.

Most importantly, carbon being the element behind Life has tremendous versatility. It can be used to filter water and then used as a soil amendment. Or it can be mixed to make better concrete composites for roads (asphalt) and concrete. It can improve manufacturing by making carbon fiber alloys.
Last but not least, it is done through a circular model of using waste such as wood sticks, bio-mass, paper, saw dust mills, anything with carbon, even plastics. The output heat can be captured for heating buildings and cooking stoves. The opportunities are endless.
Sizes of stove vary in function of available supply/demand dynamics. For more information, check the biochar-international.org or Ithaka International.
Thank you.

PS: Stockholm, Sweden has achieved this recently. If the Swedes can do it, we can learn from them and improve together!
http://www.nordregio.org/sustainable_cities/stockholm-biochar-project/

Some guidelines for background and context
https://www.biochar-international.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/IBI_Pyrolysis_Plant_Guidelines.pdf

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Alan Greenspan, founder , posted

nes.city

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A global network of shared equity rent-to-own properties, offering liquid equity transferring to other properties globally. This will be as if the tenant is co-investing into a 'green REIT' fund along with CSR programs and NGOs, which we will use the crowdfund purchasing new properties, or reinvesting into sustainable urban development, and social entrepreneurs. The vision is to make a new type of bank persay, that offers an AirBnB+WeWork but connected with more community initiatives, like co-living spaces do, however we want to focus on spurring economic development and sustainability for low-medium income communities.

Looking for collaborators to work together and spread this vision.

Add me on LinkedIn and let's chat:

linkedin.com/in/alanjgreenspan

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Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Event recap: 'The circular economy: moving beyond the inner circle'

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A city that produces virtually no waste...? This is the goal the City of Amsterdam hopes to achieve by 2050 through switching to a circular economy. How can the circular economy be beneficial for everyone, and not just the front runners? These issues were the topic of the Beyond the Inner Circle conference that took place during the second day of the WeMakeThe.City festival on June 18th 2019. A recap by our special reporter Ellie Roy.

A city that produces virtually no waste...? This is the goal the City of Amsterdam hopes to achieve by 2050 through switching to a circular economy. Many circular initiatives are already being developed and implemented by entrepreneurs and policy makers. However, for real progress to be made, more collaboration is required. At the same time, the social implications of such a paradigm shift must be considered. How can the circular economy be beneficial for everyone, and not just the front runners? These issues were the topic of the Beyond the Inner Circle conference that took place during the second day of the WeMakeThe.City festival on June 18th 2019.

Platform for circularity

The conference was held at CIRCL, constructed by ABN AMRO. The circular economy was at the centre of the building’s design, with almost all construction materials being either second-hand or easily disassembled and reused. For instance, the insulation is made from 16,000 pairs of old jeans and the window frames are reclaimed from disused office buildings. The initiative aims to act as a platform for society to meet, share knowledge and debate important issues in order to create a sustainable future. In other words, a great location to discuss the future of the circular economy.

Using nature as inspiration

Eyab Sayed, founder and director of innovation at BIOHM, was one of the first to speak. BIOHM takes inspiration from nature to develop bio-based building materials and circular construction systems. The company has already developed a replacement for plywood made from food waste and a completely fire-resistant insulation material made from mycelium (the vegetative part of mushrooms). Using their circular construction systems, materials could be returned to the producer at the end of their life cycle and then be reused, or simply be allowed to biodegrade. Eyab shared many pertinent messages with the audience. One of the most striking was: “nature does not develop in isolation and neither should we”, showing the importance of collaboration.

It’s a match!

Another interesting innovation was presented by Maayke Damen, MIT innovator under 35 and founder of the Excess Materials Exchange. She has developed an online platform through which waste materials can be exchanged and repurposed, or as she calls it: a “dating site” for waste materials. This platform works by following materials through their lifecycle by using resource passports and tracing identifiers such as QR codes. This allows the best secondary use to be determined based on the environmental, societal and financial impact. For instance, coffee grounds are found to be best repurposed as ink and orange peel as livestock feed. An initial pilot scheme conducted on 18 different waste streams was found to generate 1 billion euros of total value - who would have thought that “waste” could actually be so profitable!

Teaching old industries new tricks

New innovations are clearly needed to drive the circular economy but, in order to make Amsterdam fully circular in the future, old industries will also have to adapt. James Hallworth, manager of circular and renewable industry at the Port of Amsterdam, explained the steps that are being made to ensure this happens. Due to its location at the centre of logistics and recycling facilities, he considers the port to be in the “perfect position to be involved in the circular economy”. In the last years, the port has developed a number of circular building hubs which aim to stimulate collaboration in circular initiatives. One of these initiatives is the Amsterdam Logistic City Hub. It’s goal is to provide a solution to Amsterdam’s logistic problems by using the city’s canal network to transport goods and passengers. Perhaps not a fully circular project in itself, but this would certainly help to reduce pollution and facilitate other circular initiatives within the city.

Making circularity part of policy making

In order for the Netherlands to reduce its environmental impact, many agree that the circular economy will need to become a standard part of government policy. Jolein Baidenmann, commodity director for the Metropolitan Region of Amsterdam, gave insights into the circular economy policy-making. She says that the circular economy is “much broader than just raw-materials and resources”. It is also related to social injustice and, if implemented correctly, could benefit all members of society. Currently, circularity is mainly restricted to one-off projects. Jolein believes the concept should become part of standard process and be given the experimentation space that it requires. The audience had many questions on how this could be achieved. She suggested that perhaps a Circularity Act, similar to the Climate Act (in Dutch: Klimaatwet), would be one possibility.

It is clear that progress is being made towards a fully circular economy however, a lot still needs to be done to achieve this by 2050. The conference provided a great opportunity for stakeholders from different backgrounds to exchange both ideas and expertise, allowing everyone’s circle to become a little broader and further progress to be made.

Text and photos: Ellie Roy

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CINDERELA conference: Establishing a Blueprint for a resource-efficient construction sector

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CINDERELA is a European consortium aimed at reducing the loss of raw materials in the construction sector with the aim of working towards circular construction. On Thursday 23 May we will share and discuss our results.

On behalf of the CINDERELA consortium, together with the Delft University of Technology and KplusV, we are proud to invite all interested actors and stakeholders active in the construction sector to work together to define key enabling actions that will serve as the foundation for a ‘Blueprint for a resource-efficient secondary raw material based construction sector’, an official document that will be part of the H2020 CINDERELA project New Circular Economy Business Models for More Sustainable Urban Construction.

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Estee Chaikin, Marketing & PR Director , posted

Circular Economy: How to make a difference

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As Amsterdam is continuing its push to be a hub for the circular economy revolution, Antler is doubling down! For an intriguing evening revolving around the circular economy we are hosting two exceptional speakers:

Lars Crama, Founder & Global Director at Innovators Inc., will talk through the BlueCity project in Rotterdam and Anne Rademaker, Senior Advisor at EY will share more about new circular service business models taking shape and how companies are adapting to meet the needs of consumers today.

Drinks (beer & wine) and appetizers included with free ticket.

Come join the circular conversation with Antler!

Estee Chaikin's picture Event on Mar 28th
Amsterdam Smart City, Connector of opportunities at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Amsterdam Smart City vandaag in Smart Cities Special van Het Financieele Dagblad

Leonie van den Beuken, programmadirecteur Amsterdam Smart City, staat vandaag in de special over Smart Cities van het Financieele Dagblad. Zij gaat in op de noodzaak van de circulaire economie voor de toekomst van de stad.

'De Metropoolregio Amsterdam groeit voortdurend, met meer mensen en woningen. Daardoor is er minder fysieke ruimte beschikbaar voor bijvoorbeeld mobiliteit of afvalverzameling. Het is daarom belangrijk dat we met verschillende partijen slimme oplossingen bedenken.

Binnen Amsterdam Smart City willen partners allemaal een schone, fijne en duurzame toekomst te realiseren. Ondanks verschillende doelen is dat het uitgangspunt.

In alles wat je doet heb je de mogelijkheid een positief verschil te maken, maar laten we vooral samen een verschil maken', aldus Leonie.

Lees het gehele interview hieronder of koop vandaag de krant!

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Laura van den Boogert, Project lead , posted

Sign up now for new Startup in Residence Sustainability incubator!

Startups & scaleups and social enterprises, check out our 2019 sustainability programme and sign up now: https://startupinresidence.com/amsterdam/

The governmental startup incubator Startup in Residence gives sustainable entrepreneurs the opportunity to collaborate with the local government towards solving 18 sustainable city challenges. The sustainability challenges cover a variety of topics including waste recycling, new energy sources, sustainable sports city, climate-proof city, etc. Add to that, we as a municipality, would like to become more innovative and sustainable. Find the complete list of challenges here: http://bit.ly/2tbYfmN !

Apply for our programme now! We’re looking forward to receiving your applications from February 5th until March 24th 2019!

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Laura van den Boogert, Project lead , posted

Startup in Residence Sustainability is live!

Startups & scaleups! Check out our 2019 programme and sign up now!

Startup in Residence invites sustainable entrepreneurs to collaborate with the local government towards solving 18 sustainable city challenges. The sustainability challenges cover a variety of topics including waste recycling, new energy sources, sustainable sports city, climate-proof city, etc. Add to that, we as a municipality, would like to become more innovative and sustainable. Find the complete list of challenges here: http://bit.ly/2tbYfmN !

Apply for our programme now! We’re looking forward to receiving your applications from February 5th until March 24th 2019!

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Kate Black, Communications Director at Metabolic, posted

New geo-design tool can help Amsterdam turn waste into value

TU Delft, AMS Institute, and Metabolic are working with an international consortium of parties to develop an interactive online application that maps resource flows in peri-urban Amsterdam – one of six living laboratories for the REPAiR project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program.

The tool equips city planners and urban designers with an interactive map of waste streams and shows how they could be usefully redirected, identifying the significant opportunities in peri-urban areas where the city and the countryside meet.

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Herman van den Bosch, Curator at Amsterdam Smart City; professor in management education , posted

Amsterdam is forerunner in circular building

Possibly, in 2050 the word waste can be removed from our dictionaries. At that time, the Dutch economy will be circular according to the government. Meaning in essence that all raw materials are reused infinitely. In order to reach this goal, an agreement with respect to the use of raw materials has been concluded between 325 parties. Its first milestone is halving the use of primary raw materials before 2030[1].

In this post, I describe how Amsterdam is fundamentally improving the circularity of the construction and retrofitting of buildings

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Herma De Walle, Creative Strategist I Storyteller at City of Amsterdam, posted

Amsterdamse première Green Tales of the City

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We hoeven nog niet aan de anti-depressiva als het gaat om het redden van onze planeet. De Nederlandse documentairemaker Gwen Jansen geeft in de film Green Tales Of The City een bijzonder filmisch inkijkje in de duurzaamheidsbeweging in ons land. Deze wordt in rap tempo krachtiger en omvangrijker.

De gemeente Amsterdam maakt onderdeel uit van een prachtige documentaire genaamd Green Tales in the City, www.green-tales.com, waarin duurzaamheid centraal staat, tezamen met vijf andere steden. Op 8 januari as. vindt de Amsterdamse première plaats van de film “Green Tales of the City”. Dat gebeurt in Pakhuis De Zwijger, hét onafhankelijk platform voor creatie en innovatie in de stad. Zowel de filmmaker Gwen Jansen als de wethouder duurzaamheid, Marieke van Doorninck zullen hierbij aanwezig zijn en beantwoorden na afloop vragen uit het publiek.

Achtergrond Green Tales of the City en profiel filmmaker Gwen Jansen
Green Tales in the City - een bioscoopdocumentaire waarin inspirerende 'groene verhalen' uit de stad centraal staan. Via deze documentaire wil Gwen Jansen mensen/landen/
steden/organisaties/gemeentes/provincies positief activeren en inspireren door het tonen van positieve voorbeelden van mensen die de leefbaarheid in hun eigen (snelgroeiende) stad proberen te vergroten door vooral met elkaar samen te werken en te kijken naar gemeenschappelijke belangen. Samenwerking zoeken staat daarbij centraal.

Gwen Jansen is een onafhankelijke filmmaker. Meer informatie over de documentaire Green Tales of the City is te vinden online. De andere deelnemende steden zijn Leeuwarden, Rotterdam, Enschede, Nijmegen en Utrecht. De film wordt aangeboden aan ambassades en consulaten, filmfestivals, bioscopen en tv zenders internationaal en nationaal.

Als kijker volg je in verschillende steden van binnenuit de verhalen van een aantal buitengewoon bevlogen en gedreven mensen die allen grootse, vernieuwende projecten zijn gestart om zoveel mogelijk andere Nederlanders positief te activeren om milieubewuster te gaan leven. We zien 'on the job' hoe ze dit proberen te doen, welke samenwerkingen ze opzoeken en voor welke grote uitdagingen ze soms komen te staan. Ze zijn vastberaden om de leefbaarheid in hun stad in Nederland te vergroten op het vlak van bijv. luchtkwaliteit, veerkracht/adaptatievermogen van de stad/diversiteit/creativiteit/openheid van de stad. Hoe lastig soms ook. Zal het hen lukken om te slagen om op tijd zoveel mogelijk andere mensen te activeren?
Maar we zien ook de andere kant van het verhaal. We maken kennis met de diverse beweegredenen en het gevoel van mensen die (nog) niet optimaal milieubewust leven. Inclusief die van de filmmaakster zelf. En hoe reageren dezelfde mensen als ze een week lang uiteenlopende tools hebben gekregen om duurzamer te leven?

Herma De Walle's picture Event on Jan 8th
Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

Collaborating for a Circular Economy

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After 2018’s sold out edition, we are pleased to invite you to the 2019 edition of our circular collaboration event during the Week of the Circular Economy.

Join us to find out about the benefits and challenges of circular collaboration from two startup-corporate partnerships (Instock & Albert Heijn | Plastic Whale & Vepa), as well as the partnership of Cepezed (architecture firm for spatial design) and Albron (largest Dutch food caterer).

Their circular collaboration stories will focus on:
– Creating a circular and waste-free food system by turning surplus produce into delicious meals | Cees van Vliet, Albert Heijn’s Director of Stores & Distributions, and Instock co-founder Freke van Nimwegen.

– Building circular furniture from plastic waste collected from Amsterdam’s canals | Polianne van Oord, Relationship Manager Circular Furniture at Plastic Whale, and Vepa Director Janwillem de Kam.

– Co-developing the Green House, one of the most circular Dutch buildings, which operates as a restaurant, urban farm and community centre | Cepezed Architect Jaap Bosch and Albron‘s Business Development Manager Ernest van de Voort.

Rozanne Henzen and Hilde van der Schans from De Nationale Denktank (National Think Tank) will wrap up with a short reflection, drawing from their 2018 research on how to accelerate the circular economy in the Netherlands.

We will round off this inspiring event with celebratory drinks and raise a glass to building the new economy together!

- What Impact Hub does on circularity -
As Impact Hub, we build impact ecosystems to solve societal issues through entrepreneurial solutions, particularly in the areas of food, plastics and circularity.

To accelerate the transition to a circular economy, we help build a circular community and network, design circular knowledge sharing events, run accelerators for circular innovations, scout the best circular entrepreneurs, and develop strong partnerships.

Among our recent collaborations is our partnership with the Province of Noord-Holland, which aims to become fully circular by 2050.

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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Climate Action

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

In April, we'll be focusing on SDG 13: Climate Action. The year 2017 was one of the three warmest on record, with average temperatures being 1.1 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial period. The world continues to experience rising sea levels, extreme weather conditions and increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases. That's why SDG 13 focuses on taking urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.

CONTRIBUTORS
➜ Stay tuned for speaker updates!

PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

WHERE?
The meetups takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.

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Catalina Iorga, Content Lead at Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam) , posted

SDG Meetup | Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Meetups are an accessible platform to learn about and work on the SDGs in an entrepreneurial way, facilitating collaboration and exchanging knowledge. It is an opportunity to meet social entrepreneurs, SMEs, independent professionals and established organisations working toward the same goal.

In this month's Meetup will be focusing on SDG 9: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure. Investment in infrastructure and innovation are crucial drivers of economic growth and development. That’s why SDG 9 encourages building resilient infrastructure, promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization and fostering innovation.

CONTRIBUTORS
➜ Metabolic | Andrew McCue, Sustainability Consultant | Metabolic is a consulting and venture building company that uses systems thinking to tackle global sustainability challenges. By sharing their knowledge and tools, they help businesses, governments and non-profits thrive in the circular economy. They’re also behind iconic projects like developing Amsterdam’s first circular neighbourhood, Buiksloterham, and supporting DGTL Festival’s transition to a zero-waste strategy. #KnowledgeSharing

➜ Studio Wae | Tynke van den Heuvel, Founder | After trying - and failing - to find an adjustable carpet on Pinterest, Tynke came up with her business idea for a circular carpet brand. Studio Wae produces decorative tiles and carpets for outdoor and indoor spaces, made from waste streams! Tynke will share more about her circular products, how she extracts materials for production using urban mining, and the partnerships she developed in the process. #Action

➜ Biopolus | Kriszti Árvai-Nagy, Dutch Partnership Executive | Biopolus is a Hungary-based water innovator. Using advanced biological engineering, they’ve created a modular, expandable water treatment system for complex circular urban water treatment and management. Kriszti will tell us more about their BioMakery approach, specifically focusing on the Koningshoeven BioMakery: their first water treatment facility in the Netherlands, for which they won the water management category of the 2019 Dutch Circular Awards. #Action

➜ You! | The event will continue with an interactive process facilitated by Thomas van der Molen, founder of Sustainable Start. Together, we’ll brainstorm about various issues relating to SDG 9 to generate new insights for overcoming such challenges, and aim to find new ways to accelerate sustainable solutions for Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure.

PROGRAM
19:00 Entrance (grab a drink)
19:30 - 21:30 Event (learn-innovate-participate)
21:30 - 22:00 Networking Drinks
22:00 End

PRICE
Regular ticket: €9,50 – Includes a free drink
Impact Hub member ticket: Free
SDG House resident ticket: Free

MORE ABOUT SDG MEETUP
Sustainable Development Goals Meetup is a monthly meetup powered by SDG House Residents Impact Hub Amsterdam and C-Change. Each edition focuses on one selected SDG (i.e. gender equality, climate change). It is an evening event with participatory nature to generate new learning, connections, collaborations and action! At each event we invite knowledge partners, entrepreneurs, innovators and expert facilitators to co-create this inspiring environment for us.

WHERE?
The meetups takes place at Impact Hub Amsterdam located in the SDG House (KIT Royal Tropical Institute) in Amsterdam Oost. SDG House, as a community, houses over 1000+ professionals and 50+ organisations working on or with the SDGs.

Catalina Iorga's picture Event on Feb 27th
Mariska Joustra, Marketing & communications manager , posted

Bouwprogramma, een jaar later

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Wil jij in 1 keer op de hoogte zijn van circulair bouwen in de metropoolregio Amsterdam en daarnaast luisteren naar inspirerende sprekers over de energietransitie versus circulairbouwen? Meld je dan aan voor de bijeenkomst bouwprogramma, een jaar later. In cocreatie met TNO, Cirkelstad en Economisch Instituut voor de Bouw.

Op 19 november a.s. kijken we terug op twaalf maanden Bouwprogramma, er is een mooi programma samengesteld.

PROGRAMMA
14.00 uur - Inloop
14.30 uur - Start programma: Energietransitie vs circulair bouwen
Met de volgende sprekers: Jan Willem van de Groep, Taco van Hoek, Ruud Koornstra en Sladjana Mijatovic. Gevolgd door: Deep Dives.

Deep Dives Serie I
• EIB - Onderzoek bouwlogistiek
• Gemeente Haarlemmermeer - Lincolnpark door Ayan Pherai
• Metabolic i.s.m. Dr2NewEconomy en Metropoolregio Amsterdam - Onderzoek Grondstofstromen
• MVO Nederland - Circulair inkopen
• Circle Economy - Bouwrapport & vertaling naar BREEAM

Deep Dives Serie II
• Gemeente Amsterdam i.s.m. Copper 8 - Restmaterialen van festivals
• Cirkelstad - 'Van het gas los, hoe circulair in te grijpen?'
• Royal Schiphol Group - C2C mortuarium door Martijn Horsman
• TNO - “Circulair bouwen en de klimaatopgave” door Ton Bastein

Rond 17.30 uur - Afsluiting met borrel en hapjes

Hartelijke groet, Cirkelstad, TNO, EIB en C-creators

Mariska Joustra's picture Event on Nov 19th