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Programme: Green Student Bootcamp Challenge 2019 Netherlands Tour

Students from all universities and colleges are welcome to join, from any study course. See how you can participate & book your space below.

* Session 1: Friday 3 May, Tolhuistuin, Amsterdam, 14.00 – 17.30

‘Where Life Begins: Soil & Seeds’, with the Green Living Lab & Commonland

Lecture:  Commonland tell us how restorative solutions can reverse the degradation of the land and water systems that are the basis of life on earth, and bring back prosperity to both people and planet.

Green Living Lab Workshops: 

Composting – build healthy soil while making profit from waste. We’ll show you how to turn your kitchen waste into rich compost with a worm hotel.

Sowing Seeds – a guide to growing healthy plants at home.

* Session 2: Friday 10 May, University of Groningen, 14.00 – 17.30

‘Gifts from Nature: Inspiration & Wellbeing’ with Green Office Groningen & Guests

Tour: A meeting with product designer Tjeerd Veenhoven at his studio to hear how he is inspired by the natural world to develop sustainable products including Palmleather, a plant-based replacement for animal leather, plastic and rubber, and AlgaeFabric, a raw textile material made from algae.

Interactive Lecture: “Links between pro-environmental behaviours and wellbeing” by Steph Johnson-ZawadskiEnvironmental Psychology PhD, University of Groningen.

Green Living Lab Workshop:

Seed Balls – cheering up grey urban environments for people and pollinators with seed balls full of native herbs and flowers.

*20 spaces exclusively available for University of Groningen students for €5,00 per student.*

To register as a University of Groningen student, please contact Green Office Groningen: greenoffice@rug.nl 

All other students, please contact: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

*Session 3: Friday 17 May, Utrecht University14.00 – 17.30

‘Interconnectivity in Nature: Forests & Mycelium,’ with Green Office Utrecht & Guests

Workshop: Forests, with IVN & the Tiny Forest initiative. Exploring the role of urban forests for a healthy city,  and learning how a Tiny Forest can be realised on campus or in the neighbourhood.

Workshop: Mycelium & Mushrooms, with Fungi Factory. We’ll hear about the magical world of mycelium, how Fungi Factory’s circular enterprise utilises mycelium to turn waste into profit, and we’ll be challenged to grow oyster mushrooms at home with a Fungi Factory grow-kit.

*20 spaces exclusively available for Utrecht University students for €9,50 per student.* 

To register as a Utrecht University student, please contact Green Office Utrecht: greenoffice@uu.nl                  

All other students, please contactgsbc@greenlivinglab.org

*Session 4: Friday 24 May, Amsterdam West, 14.00 – 17.30 

From Farm to Table: CSAs & Cooking Workshop in Nature, with with De Stadsgroenteboer CSA 
We visit this newly established CSA to hear about the role of CSAs in producing healthy food for urban populations. De Stadsgroenteboer team met while studying gastronomy in Italy and they will share their love of tasty fresh produce with us from farm to table, as students are invited to get their hands in the soil to harvest and then cook together.

Cooking Workshop: Expect to get your hands in the soil and to cook with fresh veggies from the garden.

*Session 5: Friday 31 May, Rotterdam, 14.00 – 17.30 

‘Creating Cities for Healthier Futures,’ with Hannah Wright & Jorn Wemmenhove, Humankind

City Tour: Exploring how our urban surroundings influence our well-being, with urban planner Hannah Wright and tactical urbanist Jorn Wemmenhove, Humankind.

Includes a visit to the largest and loveliest productive roof-garden in Europe, De DakAkker.

*Session 6: Friday 7 June, TU Delft14.00 – 17.30

‘Nature-inspired Innovation,’ with Green Office Delft & Guests

Workshop: Biomimicry Nederland invites us to look to nature for sustainable solutions, and tells us how nature’s design genius is inspiring innovation for a healthy world.

Lecture: Dr. Ingrid de Pauw teaches at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering TU Delft, and will tell us about her research into nature-inspired design, as well as its applications.

Interactive Lecture: Dr. Bertus Beaumont, teaches BioLogic at the Department of Bionanoscience TU Delft, and will tell us about the course’s focus on how biological principles can be applied to achieve green technological solutions.

We will meet BioLogic students, and hear from them about their entry for the Biodesign Challenge, a global challenge for university students to envision future applications of biotechnology.

*20 spaces exclusively available for TU Delft students for €5,00 per student.*

To register as a TU Delft student, please contact Green Office TU Delft:  info@greenofficedelft.nl

All other students, please contact: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

*Session 7: The GLL Co-creation Challenge

Saturday afternoon in June (date to be confirmed with course participants)

Co-creating positive social impact in partnership with a local social enterprise.

 

*Session 8: Friday 14 June, Amsterdamse Bos, Amsterdam, 14.00 – 21.00

Trees & Us: The Relationship Between Trees & People in a Healthy City.

A City of Amsterdam ecologist and an Amsterdam tree expert will tell us about the role of trees and urban forests in creating a healthy city. 

Then on to the Green Student Bootcamp Challenge student graduation party! Our final challenge for students is to create a plant-based menu for educators and guests, with ingredients made and grown throughout the programme.

Ways to Participate & Costs

All participants required to be students  & advance payment required to confirm attendance.  

Applications for the full and flexi programme to be received by Monday 29 April.

1) Full Programme (8 sessions):

€85 per student, including workshop materials. To apply: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

2) Flexi Programme (4 sessions):

€55 per student, including workshop materials. Spaces to be booked min 2 weeks in advance of event. To apply: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

3) Individual Sessions:

€17,50 per session. Please book with the Green Living Lab: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

4) University of Groningen, Utrecht University & TU Delft Students:

We have reserved 20 spaces for local students at sessions taking place at the University of Groningen, Utrecht University & TU Delft for just €5 per student. 

Please register with your local Green Office to book your space:

Green Office Groningen: greenoffice@rug.nl 

Green Office Utrecht: greenoffice@uu.nl

Green Office TU Delft: info@greenofficedelft.nl

All other students, please contact the Green Living Lab: gsbc@greenivinglab.org

An Inspirational Green Tour of the Netherlands!

Netherlands Tour 2019

This year’s Green Student Bootcamp Challenge is going nationwide, as participants set off on an inspirational tour of the Netherlands in May and June.

This is the 4th year of our experiential learning programme for higher education students in the Netherlands. We are both delighted and proud that our graduates from previous years are helping to organise this year’s programme and will lead some of our workshops!

On Friday afternoons, 14.00 – 17.30, in May and June, sessions will take place at diverse locations in the Netherlands in partnership with educational organisations, experts, entrepreneurs and innovators all working to create solutions for a healthier and greener world.

Inspiration from Nature

The Bootcamp Challenge brings students from diverse universities in the Netherlands together for one semester to learn how to make healthy lifestyle choices in balance with the natural world. Our immersive green learning experience takes a holistic approach to student health and wellbeing, as students are encouraged to relax in nature, feel connected to the natural world by acquiring both knowledge and experience, and reignite the joy and wonder of the natural world that we all shared when children.

A Rich Learning Experience

Just as in nature, we see that increased diversity in the group of participants leads to a richer learning experience for the group as a whole. We invite students from all study backgrounds to take part, and no prior knowledge of the course content required. Students learn from experts, entrepreneurs and each other as debate and sharing knowledge and experience is actively encouraged throughout.

Applied Learning 

We introduce students to diverse themes with a focus on exploring the links between our health and wellbeing, with that of our environment and our world. Students are given weekly challenges to be completed at home or as a group, and based on knowledge from previous sessions. In this way, students are asked to apply knowledge in a practical sense immediately. Students share their learning experiences in an online forum, so they also can learn directly from each other.

Partners 2019

This year sessions will take place in Groningen, Delft, Rotterdam, Utrecht, and Amsterdam, where we will welcome new partners and meet some amazing partners from previous programmes. We’ll learn about the interconnectivity in nature from IVN ,  Tiny Forest and Fungi Factory, hear from De Stadsgroenteboer about the role of CSAs in urban food production and how to cook healthy plant-based meals, learn of innovative solutions inspired by nature from Biomimicry Nederland and TU Delft, about trees and their role in a healthy city from City of Amsterdam ecologists, and visualise the healthy city of the future with tactical urban planning experts Hannah Wright and Humankind.  Other partners include Green Office Groningen, Green Office Utrecht, Green Office Delft, De DakAkker, Studio Tjeerd van Veenhoven, Commonland, and Duurzame Student.

A big thank you to LemonAid and ChariTea for sponsoring the programme!

Monday 29 April

There are have limited spaces available, and a short application is required. Applications are to be received by Monday 29 April. To request an application, please email us: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

3 Stagiaires voor 2019 Gezocht!

Het Green Living Lab is op zoek naar 3 gelukkelingen die een GLL stagiaire in 2019 willen worden! In 2019 gaat onze holistische onderwijsprogramma het Green Student Bootcamp Challenge op tour door Nederland om innovatieve duurzame & groene projecten te ontmoeten. Wij zijn ook bezig om een nieuwe locatie te ontwerpen en nieuwe onderwijsprogramma’s te organiseren. Dus een heleboel leuke klussen!

Graag horen we voor 30 november van enthousiaste studenten tussen 20-28 jaar, met een goed beheersing van Nederlands en Engels, die over oplossingen voor een gezonde samenleving willen leren.

Voor meer info: info@greenlivinglab.org

 

The Class of 2018 have Graduated! Green Student Bootcamp Challenge 2018

We celebrated a beautiful finale to this year’s Green Student Bootcamp Challenge , where students first went into our organic garden to investigate our resident insects.

Led by Dr. Cor Zonnveld, an ecologist at Amsterdam University College, students learned about the classification, anatomy, and habitats of insects. It was clear that some did not like the idea of insects at all, however, after spending time with Cor in the garden and looking at insects closely with curiosity and wonder, they learned to appreciate our insect friends and their important place in our ecosystem.

Students then harvested from our garden and dived into the kitchen to made delicious vegan food to celebrate their graduation. As a special graduation gift, students were presented with pots of soil from our garden, symbols of fertility and of our care for the living ecosystem of The Green Living Lab location. Our graduating students learned through the course of the programme that life begins in the soil, and that looking after our soils by building fertility is essential for a sustainable world.

We hope this class of 2018 will now go forth to help make a healthier greener world in harmony with nature. In fact, we are pretty sure they will. ?

Recept voor Zwart Goud, door Laura Vegter

Let's Go Outside

Doe je schoenen maar uit, want we gaan naar buiten! Met deze verrassende uitnodiging begint Rowin Snijder (alias Le Compostier) de tweede workshop van The Green Student Bootcamp Challenge 2018. Vandaag is alles omgedraaid. Het thema is namelijk: de bodem onder onze voeten.

Deze omgekeerde blik is niet vanzelfsprekend. We doen meer onderzoek naar de sterren, dan naar de bodem, aldus Rowin. Terwijl we met onze blote voeten op de betegelde inrit staan, legt hij uit dat de aarde oorspronkelijk ook zo aanvoelde: als een bodem van keihard gesteente. Tegenwoordig heeft de aarde als enige planeet een vruchtbare huid vol leven. Onze bodem is bijzonder en kostbaar!

Bodem : mens
Dankzij kleine organismen die ooit begonnen te snoepen van de rotsbodem, kon een steeds vruchtbaarder aardkorst ontstaan, met organismen die zich verder ontwikkelden. Les 1 van Rowin: hoe complexer de organismen in de bodem, hoe complexer de organismen op de bodem. Daarom is het zo belangrijk om de aarde te voeden. De gezondheid van grond, plant en mens houdt rechtstreeks met elkaar verband. Op dit moment gebruiken we de aarde vooral om er snel zoveel mogelijk uit te halen, zonder iets terug te geven.

Composteerkampioen
Zo belanden we bij het belang van compost. En stelt Rowin ons voor aan de hoofdrolspeler in deze workshop: de worm. Er zijn verschillende vormen van compostering, maar de worm blijkt de maker van de meest exquise compost, ook wel ‘zwart goud’ genoemd. Wormen associëren we vooral met de dood, vandaar dat we er niet zo graag bij stil staan. Vandaag ontdoen wij dit onderaardse beestje van zijn onpopulaire imago. Er zijn weinig andere wezens die continu werken aan het verbeteren van onze omgeving. Rowin: als je wat tijd met ze doorbrengt, blijken ze heel slim!

Le Compostier Lecture

Wormenkenner
Zelf heeft hij de wormen leren kennen en waarderen door zijn ‘community composting’ projecten. Sinds 2,5 jaar ontwikkelt hij als Le Compostier houten wormenhotels bij het Green Living Lab voor restaurants en stadsbuurten. Zo zorgen buurtbewoners en wormen samen zorgen voor compost ter vergroening en ‘urban farming’. Vandaag bouwen wij onze eigen wormenhotels met behulp van gerecyclede mayonaise emmers. Eerst stelt Rowin ons met de nodige instructies gerust: wormen blijken makkelijke gasten. Ze willen vooral met rust gelaten worden en één keer in de week voeren met groenteafval is meer dan genoeg.

Le Compostier

Blik op de basis
Het Green Living Lab biedt met deze workshops over zaden en bodem een kijkje achter de schermen van onze voedselvoorziening. De kennis die de moderne stadsmens nodig heeft om voedsel te vergaren, beperkt zich tot de openingstijden van Albert Heijn! De weg van zaadje naar glorieuze groente in het schap voltrekt zich volledig buiten ons zicht.

Vandaag huiver ik bij de video waarin een Indiase boer de blauwe korrels laat zien die hij over het land strooit. Ik glimlach bij de boer die ons trots een handvol gezonde aarde toont, het resultaat van traditionele Indiase technieken. Ik leer dat we in de haastige moderne landbouw met ploegen het bodemleven verstoren. Wormen en schimmelketens worden in mootjes gehakt, aardlagen raken door de war. Dat maakt het ecosysteem vatbaarder voor plagen, wat we oplossen met pesticiden en mest. Gevolg: verlies van biodiversiteit, erosie en zelfs klimaatverandering.

Hand vol leven
En dan is het tijd voor het ontvangen van mijn nieuwe gasten. Rowin staat klaar met een flinke schep aarde vol wormen. Uitnodigend houd ik de gouden Calvé emmer omhoog, zorgzaam bekleed met laagjes karton, aarde, compost, zaagsel, groenteafval en bladeren. Hij vraagt mij het hotel neer te zetten, ter kennismaking moet ik mijn nieuwe huisgenoten zelf vasthouden. Daar sta ik met twee handen vol leven en een stralend gezicht, alsof ik de schepping zelf vasthoud.

vermicompost

Met een gloednieuw wormenhotel schommelend aan mijn stuur fiets ik de stad door, hopend dat mijn nieuwe vriendjes niet misselijk worden.

Laura Vegter April 2018

#greenhealthystudents #wormenhotel #wormhotel #compost #urbancompost #foodwaste 

#soilfertility #healthyurbanliving #vuamsterdam #zuidas

Magisch Zaad, door Laura Vegter

Ik wil op blote voeten lopen! Die gedachte komt spontaan op als ik het Groene Leven Lab aan de Amsterdamse Zuidas binnenloop op deze eerste warme lentedag. Blote voeten en natuur zijn voor mij een ultieme combinatie, het maakt me zorgeloos en blij.

Als ik de andere aanwezigen ontmoet, werp ik een blik naar beneden. Ik zie een hoog gehalte aan stevige Dr. Martens, blijkbaar dé schoen van de groene student. Ik ben hier namelijk voor de aftrap van de Green Student Bootcamp Challenge – een serie van tien vrijdagmiddagen met workshops. En ik mag mee doen! Doel: praktische groene skills leren voor het ontwikkelen van een duurzame en gezonde levensstijl midden in de stad.

Pretty Woman revisited

Wat schetst mijn verbazing als we ons voor het begin van de rondleiding begeven naar… de Bare foot circle! Dit stukje cirkelvormig gras nodigt zakenlui uit de naburige kantoortorens uit om tijdens de lunchpauze hun schoenen aan de wilgen te hangen en blootvoets te relaxen bij het GLL. Ook maken wij kennis met de composttoiletten, het wormenhotel, de biomeiler (verwarming dmv compost) en een mini-voedselbos met twee participeerbomen. De koepelvormige workshopruimte is gebouwd met verantwoord hout, met behulp van een laagje azijn kan het wel vijftig jaar mee.

Arthur

Tijdelijke oase

Deze oase die het Groene Leven Lab (The Green Living Lab) al een paar jaar creëert, bevindt zich op een uniek stukje grond. Het is een van de weinige plekken in Amsterdam dat nooit bebouwd en vervuild is. Bij het GLL ben je welkom om te leren over duurzaam leven, maar vooral ook om lekker te ontspannen. Want, zegt medeoprichter Aveen Colgan, ‘als mensen plezier hebben in de natuur, volgen verbinding en bewustzijn vanzelf.’ Het Lab is een tijdelijke plek, eigenaar de VU heeft bouwplannen. Gevraagd hoe ze bij het GLL omgaan met dit onafwendbare gegeven, verwijst Aveen naar haar inspiratiebron: het boek The more beautiful world our hearts know is possible van Charles Eisenstein. ‘Bij elk creatief project gaat het om het proces’, concludeert zij.

Wonderlijk

En dan onze les van vandaag: zaden. Brainstormend zoeken we naar een definitie: leven, embryo, DNA? Sameena Safiruddin (aka Sameena Seeds Sower) weet het goede antwoord: zaad is magisch! En prachtig, wijst ze op de sieraden die ze ervan maakt. We lopen langs een tentoonstelling van indrukwekkende zaden en leren over het proces van ontkieming. Gaandeweg kom ik erachter hoe ver ik tot nu toe verwijderd ben van deze wondere wereld – wat weet ik nou van zaad, de basis van ons bestaan?

Ik leer dat zaden weten wanneer het optimale moment is om te ontkiemen. (Tip: leg voor thuisgebruik sommige soorten een tijdje in de vriezer om vorst na te bootsen). Ik leer dat je ze niet te diep moet zaaien – ontkiemen vraagt een enorme krachtinspanning, dus een korte groeiweg naar boven stellen ze op prijs. En ik leer over de bedreigingen van Monsanto en Roundup voor onze voedselvoortgang – voor mij bekende namen, maar eerder te abstract om me druk over te maken.

Ook behandelen we de anatomie van zaad, zo maak ik kennis met de ‘radicle’: het plekje waar de wortel ontstaat. Nu snap ik opeens wat filmmaker Chris Jordan (Albatross) bedoelde toen hij zei: ‘It is time for radicle change, change from the roots!’

Sameena laughing

Flowerpower                

Zaden verspreiden zich door zwaartekracht, springkracht, wind, dieren… Gelukkig kunnen we als mens ook wat bijdragen aan ons voortbestaan. Zaadbommen zijn hiervoor ideaal. Met een eenvoudig recept van aarde, klei en bloemzaad fleuren we de stad op en ondersteunen de bijen. Gooi ze over de schutting in de kale tuin van je buur, op een bouwterrein, of uit de trein. Met deze tactiek uit de guerilla gardening en permacultuur, maken we de wereld een stukje mooier.

Fae & girls

door Laura Vegter, 11 april 2018

The Green Student Bootcamp Challenge 2018 has begun!

The Green Student Bootcamp Challenge 2018 has begun!

Week 1 saw us welcome students from the Vrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdam University CollegeUniversity of Amsterdam / Universiteit van AmsterdamAMC AmsterdamUtrecht UniversityTU Delft & HvA – Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Students learned all about seeds, including the intelligent design of seeds & ingenious seed strategies for survival & dispersal. They learned how seed balls can brighten up urban environments with native flowers, as well as offer food to pollinators, & made seed balls for their new careers as guerrilla gardeners!

Then it was time to get busy sowing seeds for our nursery. Students have been challenged to take some seed pots home, germinate the seeds, nurse them into healthy baby plants, and bring them back to grow in The Green Living Lab ‘s organic garden. We are looking forward to hearing how they get on with their prospective plant parenthood!

At the end of our 10 week programme, the participants will make a vegan feast using the plants they have grown in our garden.

A big, enormous thank you to Sameena & Amanda for contributing such wonderful wisdom & passion for seeds to this first session!

Thank you to all of the GLL team including Sarah, Fae, Arthur, Sheila and Luke, who were behind the scenes making sure everyone had a great initiation to learning in nature !

#gsbc2018 #greenhealthystudents #healthyurbanliving

Applications now Open for the Green
Student Bootcamp Challenge 2018!

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!

We are excited to announce the 2018 Green Student Bootcamp Challenge programme!

GSBC Flyer Front

We’ve included more hands-on workshops this year than ever before; from foraging & cooking with wild plants, learning to grow veggies at home, urban composting with worms, growing mushrooms, fermentation, to learning to design from nature’s patterns. It is going to be a lot of fun learning together in nature!

We are delighted to announce educating partners including BiomimicryNL, Mamotok , The School of Nature, Green Office VU, Pangea Amsterdam University College, Le Compostier & HvA – Hogeschool van Amsterdam

There are 10 sessions, always on Friday afternoons from 14.00 – 17.00. The first session is on Friday 6 April, & the programme ends with a graduation party created by participating students on Friday 15 June.

Cost: €65 per student (with valid student card) for 10 sessions, including all workshop materials & vegan snacks and drinks.

Applications to be received before Monday 2 April. All students (18 years + ) are welcome.

For information and an application form, please email : gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

#gsbc208 #greenhealthystudents #healthyurbanliving #natureisaclassroom

Participate in the Autumn Semester of the Green Student
Bootcamp Challenge!

This year we created 2 semesters for the Green Student Bootcamp Challenge 2017 programme in order to cover an extended growing season and to give more students the opportunity to take part.

It’s now possible to sign up for our autumn semester, beginning on Friday 8 September with a worm hotel workshop by Le Compostier so you can experiment with recycling your organic waste at home. 

Spring Action: Our spring semester included 5 sessions with experts on themes including germination and growing plants at home for food,  sowing seeds in the city for people, plants & pollinators, permaculture, biophilic design & integrating nature with urban planning, tiny homes, a creative cooking action with rescued “ugly veggies”,  and lots of time was spent learning to observe natural patterns and processes in our organic garden. With help from spring semester students our organic garden is now packed full of veggies and we look set to enjoy a bumper harvest when making vegetarian food for the students’ graduation party on 6 October.

Summer Challenge: Green Student Bootcamp Challenge students have been given several challenges to complete over the summer months that can be completed wherever they are. One of our summer challenges is a collaboration with the crowd acting platform CollAction, where students are tasked with organising their very own crowd action project, to be completed in September. We’re looking forward to seeing what the students decide to do in order to effect positive social action.

Autumn: Our autumn programme includes sessions with experts on composting, life in the soil, growing mushrooms at home, how to take initiative, textile recycling, the circular economy, smart use of urban natural resources including rainwater, a tour of an innovative green roof & The Co-creation Challenge, where students will work together to create functional beauty at the Green Living Lab location.

The autumn semester has 5 sessions on Friday afternoons (14.00 – 17.00) on 8, 15, 22, 29 September & the graduation day takes place on 6th October.

Applications: All university students are welcome to apply, from all study disciplines.

Cost:  €35 per student for 5 sessions (the entire autumn semester) or €9,50 per student for individual sessions.

If you’d like to participate we’d love to hear from you! Just email us at  info@greenlivinglab.org for info on how you can join the Bootcamp party!

#GreenHealthyStudents #GreenLivingLab

Green Student Bootcamp 2017!

Please read English below.

Mooie beeld van de sfeer van ons Green Student Bootcamp Challenge onderwijsprogramma vorige jaar, gemaakt met liefde door deelnemende VU student Lea Grosse.

Ons 2017 programma wordt gelanceerd op vrijdag 12 mei & wij nodigen universiteitsstudenten uit om hen plekjes nu te reserveren.

Inspirerende partners in 2017 zijn inclusief Youth Food Movement Nederland,  Le Compostier & meer!

Voor info, neem contact met ons snel op: info@greenlivinglab.org

 

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Lovely impression of the vibe during our ‘Green Student Bootcamp Challenge education programme last year, made with love by participating VU student Lea Grosse.

Our 2017 programme will be launched on Friday 12 May & we are now welcoming university students to get in touch to reserve their places.

Inspiring partners in 2017 include Youth Food Movement Nederland, Le Compostier & more!

For info, get in touch with us at: info@greenlivinglab.org

#groenegezondestudenten #greenhealthystudents #healthyurbanliving

 

Events

Green Student Bootcamp Challenge: Nature-Inspired Innovation at TU Delft

The Green Student Bootcamp Challenge Netherlands Tour visits Delft on Friday June 7th. In collaboration with Green Office Delft we have organised a very special session all about Nature-inspired Design Innovation.

Scroll down for more information on the program, as well as for information on how you can participate & book your space. Students from all universities are welcome to join, with 20 spaces exclusively reserved for TU Delft students.

Workshop: Lydia Fraaije from Biomimicry Nederland invites us to look to nature for sustainable solutions, and to hear how nature’s design genius is inspiring innovation for a healthy world.

Lecture: Dr. Ingrid de Pauw teaches at the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering TU Delft, and will tell us about her research into nature-inspired design, as well as its applications.

Interactive lecture: Dr. Bertus Beaumont, teaches BioLogic at the Department of Bionanoscience TU Delft, and will tell us about the course’s focus on how biological principles can be applied to achieve green technological solutions. We will meet BioLogic students, and hear from them about their entry for the Biodesign Challenge, a global challenge for university students to envision future applications of biotechnology.

Ways to participate & costs:

– TU Delft students: €5 per student. . Places to be booked by Friday 24 May. Please fill in this form to book your spot: via this form: http://bit.ly/2ZvFBqn

– Other students: €17,50 per student.Places to be booked by Friday 24 May. To book your place: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

– Full Green Student Bootcamp Challenge Programme (8 sessions): €85 per student, including workshop materials. Please book before Monday 29 April: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

– Flexi Programme (4 sessions): €55 per student. Participation to be confirmed 2 weeks in advance of date of sessions.Please book before Monday 29 April: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org 

For info on the full programme, see: https://bit.ly/2VGBJkc

Admissions exclusively for students in the Netherlands & advance payment confirms places.

Green Student Bootcamp Challenge: Interconnectivity in Nature

The Green Student Bootcamp Challenge Netherlands Tour visits Utrecht on Friday May 17th, and Green Office Utrecht are our hosts!

Together, we have planned an inspiring session including forests and mycelium, a grow-your-own oyster mushroom challenge and a meeting with circular entrepreneurs making profit from waste.

Students from all universities in the Netherlands are welcome to join, and we have reserved 20 spaces for University of Utrecht students. The session will consist of two separate parts:

Tiny Forest Workshop with IVN Natuureducatie & the Tiny Forest initiative. Exploring the role of urban forests for a healthy city, learning about the Tiny Forest initiative and how a Tiny Forest can be realised on your campus or in your neighbourhood.

Mycelium & MushroomWorkshop with Fungi Factory. We will be paying a visit visit to the Fungi Factory to learn about the magical world of mycelium, how Fungi Factory’s circular enterprise utilises mycelium to turn waste into profit, and we’ll be challenged to grow mushrooms at home with a Fungi Factory grow-kit.

Ways to Participate & Costs:

– University of Utrecht: €9,50 per student. Please book your space before Friday 3 May via this form:  https://forms.gle/PQwTRdoqFyhsDVLM6ces 
– Other students: €17,50 each. Please book your space by email before Friday 3 May: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org
– Full Green Student Bootcamp Challenge Programme (8 sessions): €85 per student, including workshop materials.
– Flexi Programme (4 sessions): €55 per student. Participation to be confirmed 2 weeks in advance of date of sessions.

To apply: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org

For info on the full programme, see: https://bit.ly/2VGBJkc

Admissions exclusively for students in the Netherlands & advance payment confirms places.

Green Student Bootcamp Challenge: Learn to Compost with Worms & Grow Food!

Build a worm hotel, learn how to compost your waste at home with compost worms, and how to grow healthy plants at home for food. All this in one afternoon? It can only be the Green Student Bootcamp Challenge!

Students from all universities and colleges are welcome to join our applied learning programme to connect with nature for wellbeing, to learn how to grow and cook with veggies, make profit from waste, meet circular innovators, and explore how to live in closer harmony with the natural world in the city.

See how you can participate & book your space below.

Workshops:

– Build a Worm Hotel for Home Composting: Learn how to turn your kitchen scraps into rich compost with a worm hotel. You’ll build a worm hotel, meet your new composting worm friends and bring them home to start experimenting.

Sowing Seeds. A guide to growing healthy plants at home. Sow seeds and bring them home to nurture into healthy pant babies.

Interactive lecture:

Soil: Where Life Begins’, with the Green Living Lab & CommonlandLearn about the biodiversity in the soil and how restorative solutions can reverse degradation of land and water systems, and bring back prosperity to people and planet.

Ways to Participate & Costs:

– Just this session: €17,50 per student.

– Full Green Student Bootcamp Challenge Programme (8 sessions): €85 per student.

– Flexi Programme (4 sessions): €55 per student. Participation to be confirmed 2 weeks in advance of date of sessions.

Costs include workshop materials, a healthy snack and drink.

For info on the full programme, see: https://bit.ly/2VGBJkc

Admissions exclusively for students in the Netherlands & advance payment is required to confirm booking.

Places to be booked by Monday 29 April: gsbc@greenlivinglab.org