Innovator & artist, Daan Roosegaarde, and CEO of the World Green Building Council, Cristina Gamboa, shared their inspirational outlook at the first Forbo Flooring Systems international webinar, entitled A vision for a CO2 neutral future.
During the webinar, the two guests also urged for change to start sooner rather than later. Gamboa: “Constructing a world that destructs, is no longer valid.”
Watch the full webinar below
The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) catalyses the uptake of sustainable buildings for everyone, everywhere. Transforming the building and construction sector across three strategic areas - climate action, health & wellbeing, and resources & circularity - we are a global action network comprised of around 70 Green Building Councils around the globe. As members of the UN Global Compact, we work with businesses, organisations and governments to drive the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Through a systems change approach, our network is leading the industry towards a net zero carbon, healthy, equitable and resilient built environment.
Studio Roosegaarde is a pioneer for the livability of our future landscapes. Clean air, clean water, clean energy, and now clean spaces are our new values. As social design lab, Dutch artist and innovator Daan Roosegaarde and his team of designers and engineers connect people and technology in artworks that improve daily life in urban environments, spark imagination and fight climate crisis.
Internationally acclaimed works include WATERLICHT (a virtual flood showing the power of water), SMOG FREE PROJECTS (the world first largest outdoor air purifier which turns smog into jewellery) SMART HIGHWAY (roads that charge throughout the day and glow at night) and the SPACE WASTE LAB (visualising and upcycling space waste). Roosegaarde's mantra 'Schoonheid' is a dutch word with two meanings: 'beauty', that comes from creativity; and 'clean', that comes from clean air and clean energy. For Roosegaarde this should be a fundamental condition in daily life.
Marmoleum has been on a sustainability path for over 150 years. Since it was first developed there has been one constant - change.
The pace of change is accelerating and impacting upon all of us. We are being forced to question almost every aspect of our lives as we begin to feel the impacts brought about by climate change, material depletion, population growth and wealth creation.
Our path is not a straightforward one and whilst we acknowledge considerable achievements, the weighted average of our Marmoleum portfolio is CO2 neutral (cradle to gate) - without offsetting, we accept the new challenges that the next 150 years will bring, with increased energy and resolve.
Our path is still unfolding, as we strive towards a fully sustainable future. We invite you to join us... to choose consciously...