Entries by GLL

Studying in Nature:
The Green Living Library

  It was lovely to see students from the VU, UvA, TU Delft & AUC studying in the dome at the 4th edition of the Green Living Library! Students tell us that their study time inside the dome is more productive that studying in a library. The view of the surrounding garden from inside the dome […]

A Rocket Mass Heater for the Green Living Lab

Suddenly November brought much colder weather and with it the challenge of heating our dome sufficiently to enable our activities to continue in the dome during winter. We wanted to find a heating solution high in energy efficiency, that could be easily fitted with the interior of the dome, and that provided multiple functions, in […]

The Green Living Lab Clothes Swap

Congratulations to Green Living Lab volunteers Lexy Grosse, Cato Bersee, Roos van der Deijl & Shanice van der Sloot for organising the Green Living Lab Clothes Swap this week! Our dome was transformed into a gorgeous pop-up fashion store for the afternoon, where secondhand items were tried on, swapped & found new homes. All leftover […]

Week 4, The Community Compost School: The Circular Economy Hackathon

  A BIG thank you to all who took part in the Green Living Lab’s Circular Economy Hackathon, where circular economy ideas, kind to people and planet, were hatched by enthusiastic hackers in the dome! Enactus VU hosted the event as part of our Community Compost School programme. Enactus president Hanneke van Setten told us […]

Week 3, The Community Compost School, The Amsterdam Urban Compost Bike Tour

During last week’ s Community Compost School Le Compostier took us on a tour of community composting projects in neighbourhoods and to innovative urban farms in the city. During the first stop we heard from community composting pioneer Christien how she took the initiative to bring a worm hotel to her street in the Pijp […]

Week 2, The Community Compost School: the Soil Food Web & the Mighty Mushroom

Thank you to Marc Siepman & Wouter Hassing for wonderfully informative & engaging lectures on week 2 of the Green Living Lab’s Community Compost School!  Marc Siepman introduced us to the diversity of organisms that make up the Soil Food Web & explained how this interdependent web is responsible for healthy plant life. From bacteria, […]