ABOUT

Our vision

Build the world you want to live in.

Circularity, the new normal

The Stars Are Circular Foundation envisions a world in which Circular Economy is a reality, where people can live in prosperity within cohesive local communities and without harming the planet. This is not just a wish for the future but a current -and urgent- matter we need to address. Now.

Empowering Kids To Be Circular Stars

We provide kids and families with the information and tools they need to become Conscious, Innovative and Collaborative participants in a Circular Economy: Circular Stars.

Empowering Kids To Be Circular Stars

We provide kids and families with the information and tools they need to become Conscious, Innovative and Collaborative participants in a Circular Economy: Circular Stars.

Play, Create, Share, Change, Shine

Through the enhancement of social, creative and entrepreneurial skills, we ensure kids have both the mindset and the skill set to flourish in the Circular Economy.

 

Purpose and Engagement for the 21st century

Circularity as a topic contributes value in huge amounts to any educational program: Its big scope of application makes it flexible and adaptable to work alongside the whole rainbow of 21st century skills, while at the same time creating a significant connection with real world issues.

Purpose and Engagement for the 21st century

Circularity as a topic contributes value in huge amounts to any educational program: Its big scope of application makes it flexible and adaptable to work alongside the whole rainbow of 21st century skills, while at the same time creating a significant connection with real world issues.

We foster individual strengths and talents to achieve collective impact.

We work closely with 

  • Schools and BSO’s
  • Governmental and Non-Governmental Institution
  • Entrepreneurs and (local) Businesses
  • Communities

How we work

We are definitely not a regular Foundation. Here's why.

Keep on moving 
The way we work resembles the fast pace, ever changing, collaborative environment of a startup.

Talk less and do more 
We have a pro-active and hands-on oriented approach, we set attainable goals and execute on them in collaboration with others. We roll our sleeves and get things done.

Be the first, and be humble 
We are frontrunners and because of that we are always learning by doing. We discover new things around every corner, just like kids do.
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Be the change 
We -try- to walk the talk and dream big, fueled with passion and commitment to our mission.

Connect 
Every project we undertake is a collaborative effort. We are connectors at heart and frequently step outside our bubble to forge new and lasting relationships.

The team

Our team is formed by a permanent Board and a group of enthusiastic collaborators and experts, that volunteer on a project-basis.

Board members

Rieta
Aliredjo

Programming + Partnerships

"To accelerate the transition to a circular economy and create real momentum, involving children is key. I believe kids are idealist by nature and enjoy helping and creating when they get the chance."
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Agustina
Turchetto

Communication + Creativity
"We should embrace thinking, learning and experiencing the world as -and with- kids. They are definitely the way towards change. Let’s create an empowering space around them to nurture their innate brightness."
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Arne
Eindhoven

Funding + Organisation

"The circular world is a complete different world. However, we see the older generation teach the younger generations ... while those younger generations think differently, or better yet, they must teach us their 'strange' way of thinking! Think like the circular stars!."
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New open search

People + Culture

We are growing and we definitely can’t do it alone. We organize several projects a year along our 3 main areas, and for all that to happen we need the power of people. 

Connectors

What would we do without connection, uh? Connection with each other, with earth, with ourselves. Our connectors are the heart and soul of the Foundation, they help us make our dreams come true while enjoying the ride, they are the friends we chose to share a morning coffee or friday evening -ginger- beer. Or both!

Esther
De Vries

Social entrepreneur and teacher

Ciza
Sátia Prata

Social entrepreneur
Environmental Engineer | MSc. Mgmt.- Sustainability & Global Strategy, Nyenrode | UNCTAD Youth
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Camila
Capassi Malagodi

Environmental Engineer
MSc. Mgmt.- Sustainability & Global Strategy, Nyenrode | UNCTAD Youth
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Mariken
De Goede

Social entrepreneur and artist
Amstergaard - Social entrepreneur and artist
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There’s always a spot for you

Experts

Every time we need to tackle a challenge, we turn to an expert on the field, people with high skills and tons of knowledge to share. And like that, we have slowly built an invaluable network that pushes us forward.

Leonardo
Del Gesso

Technology expert

Talia
Stone

Content creation expert

Federico
Fusco

Business and Partnerships expert

Lisa
Staam

Community developer expert

Matias
Rodsevich

PR and Marketing expert

Kate
DeWitt

Legal expert

Why wait until you’re in your 60’s to give back a bit of your experience?

We don’t ask for much, just a little bit of time and love. Based on your availability, we would contact you every-now-and-then to ask for your expert help on issues related to your specific field.
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