Current Project phase:

  • 1 1: Initiate Phase
  • 2 2: Nominate Phase
  • 3 3: Improve Phase
  • 4 4: Triumph Phase
  • 5 5: Accelerate Phase
  • 6 6: Make it Happen Phase
Track: Start-up
Topics: Water, Energy, Food, Health
Location: Tainan, Taiwan

The Circular Temple Project

The Circular Temple Project

The Circular Temple Project develops sustainable communities bottom-up. We tap into religion creating a sustainable belief and mindset.

Long Description

Imagine what we could achieve, if we were to truly believe in sustainability. If our planet would be honored as a sacred place and the people that inhabit it, would be impregnate with a deep sense of community.

The Circular Temple Project empowers communities, universities, industries and governments to make the transition possible towards a circular economy as a perquisite to adapt a sustainable way of living. By tapping into religion we have a strong instrument to motivate people intrinsically to take ownership of the transformation as it will help inspire people all around the world to follow.

We will establish ‘Circular Temples’ in neighborhoods, which are workspaces for co-creation, developing circular solutions for sustainable challenges within their community. To empower them we set up co-creation workshops with experts, (social) designers and architects and match proven approaches from our online creative community of professionals. Besides that we will train students, designers and social workers on how to set up and run a ‘Circular Temple’ themselves. The educational programs and tools will be available online.

The Circular Temple can be an actual temple, co-created and build environmentally responsible and resource efficient. But it can also be a metaphor for any available workspace within a community.

Besides community projects we will start developing projects to support industries to make a transition as well, and with governments we develop incentives for the industry to rethink their innovation strategies.

Last but not least, to make sustainability truly part of religion in Asia, we’ll introduce the Goddess of Sustainability and approach religious leaders to become our ambassadors.

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