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Global Cardboard Challenge - Drechtsteden

Dordrecht, Netherlands Directions
200 Participants

Event Description

At the Global Cardboard Challenge - Drechtsteden children from the Drechtsteden-cities are invited to come and build with cardboard the full day. The sustainability themes of the region - sustainable living, working and transport - offer the inspiration for the children to build homes, offices and vehicles that help us to create a sustainable future.

In the morning there is an official cardboard competition: in teams of 2 children build a solution for sustainable challenges of businesses and municipalities of the region. A sustainable government building, a solution to the problem of flooding after heavy rainfall and a sustainable truck for a moving company. The creative minds of the children open up future opportunities for the businesses!

In the afternoon the building area is open for everyone! There are Makedo tools for everyone, cardboard resources to build with and hot chocolate to keep the energy high!

This challenge is made possible by many organizations from the region. They've hosted workshops in the weeks before the event, supplied building material and promoted the event in all possible ways. This joint effort has made it possible to realize this event at very short notice and brings a lot of opportunities for next editions of the GCC in the Netherlands!

Partners of this event are: Cirkellab, The Municipality of Dordrecht, Mondial Movers, Plusmarkt Dubbeldam, Dekkers van Gerwen, The Municipality of Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Library AanZet and Sustainability Centre Weizigt.

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