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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

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: Gifts from Nature – Inspiration & Wellbeing

The Green Student Bootcamp Challenge Netherlands Tour comes to Groningen on Friday 10 May and Green Office Groningen is hosting! They have an exciting session planned for participants, showcasing some of the special gifts nature offers: inspiration & wellbeing.

See the content of the session below, as well as info on how you can participate & book your space. Students from all universities are welcome to join, with 20 spaces exclusively reserved for University of Groningen students.

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

Interactive lecture: Links between pro-environmental behaviours and well-being, by Steph Johnson-Zawadski, Environmental Psychology PhD, University of Groningen.

Green Living Lab Workshop: Seed Balls.

We’ll roll up our sleeves and make seed balls with native herbs and flowers to cheer up grey urban environments for people and pollinators.

Ways to Participate & Costs:

– University of Groningen: €5 per student. Please contact Green Office Groningen to book your space.
– Other students: €17,50 each.
– 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