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The winner of recent Build Back Circular Call from BLOXHUB & Danish Cleantech Hub, NY, is Barnard College.

Barnard College has been selected from a group of New York companies and organizations for their project of rethinking campus living and creating the first Circular Campus in the US:

“We are thrilled to partner with BLOXHUB to develop a holistic framework that reduces emissions and enhances the student experience”, says Sandra Goldmark, Director, Campus Sustainability and Climate Action, Barnard College.

BLOXHUB, the Nordic Hub for sustainable urbanization, will match Barnard College with companies from the BLOXHUB Community and facilitate a process to help create solutions based on circular principles to reduce waste, emissions, and costs, transform consumption patterns on campus, and increase access and affordability for students.

Identifying a Circular Campus model

In the process, BLOXHUB and Barnard College will bring together all critical components and create ideas and concept solutions for the Barnard college campus that can be applied to other schools and campuses.

“It is wonderful to work with such an interesting and bold challenge. We really look forward to kickstarting the innovation process with Barnard College and selected BLOXHUB Companies to identify a Circular Campus model that can become a best practice within higher education”, says Lotte Breengaard, Program Director, BLOXHUB.

The Danish Cleantech Hub in New York, that has played an important role in the realization of the Build Back Circular Call and has high expectations for this new circular trans-national partnership:

It was truly a pleasure to receive so many proposals from a wide range of New York-based actors. There are some really great circular inspired construction projects in the pipeline, which I’m very excited to see materialize. I’m nonetheless confident that we found the right call winner and that Barnard College, in collaboration with BLOXHUB, is going to create some pioneering ideas for a circular campus and show universities globally how this can be achieved” says Tone Søndergaard, Director, Danish Cleantech Hub New York

Learn more about this partnership

Join us at the Circular City Week, New York, live from BLOXHUB, Wed, Mar 23 at 15:00 AM – 16:30 PM ECT, and learn more about this circular, transnational partnership and explore how the BLOXHUB community and Barnard College are collaborating to co-create a framework to define the US’s first circular campus.

Sign up here:

This will be an inspirational 1,5 hours aimed to inform and inspire urban planners, university students/staff/faculty, sustainability professionals, architects, and anyone looking to move from a circular plan to implementation.


This collaboration is part of the program Access Cities which is financed by The Danish Industry Foundation.