Green Cross Netherlands unveils sustainable artificial skating rinks

Green Cross Netherlands unveiled a zero-energy artificial skating rink at the 11th National Sustainability Congress held 24 November in Utrecht, the Netherlands, the largest sustainability event in the Netherlands. More than 700 visitors attended the Congress, where Green Cross Netherlands also hosted an informational booth with two partners, Arie van Liempd and Ron van Rooij.

In addition to informing visitors of Green Cross activities, the booth also featured 2Life Art creative pieces.  Established by Arie van Liempd, director of a scrap material company, 2Life Art crafts beautiful furniture items from wooden scrap materials.  
As the licensee of the sustainable artificial skating rink, entrepreneur Ron van Rooij will collaborate with Green Cross Netherlands on a new education project in 2011 that will use the skating rinks to teach children throughout the country about climate change.
The Congress included a diverse range of prominent speakers, workshops and a large Sustainability Fair. Through the inspiring separate sessions, this event showed how easy it can be to start making a difference. By implementing a sustainability policy, step by step, to reduce the impact and footprint of the organisations and its employees on the environment. To watch a video on the recycling process or for more information on 2 Life Art, please visit the 2Life Art website.
The date for the next Sustainability Congress has already been released: 30 November 2011.
For more information about this year’s congress and to view some pictures, please click here (Note: Dutch).


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