Sustainability in Action
Apr
9
Apr 10

Sustainability in Action

Sustainability trainers Maaike Boumans and Atanas Genkov are back by popular demand with not one - but two - sustainability and leadership workshops in February!

WORKSHOP 1: Sustainability (April 9, 2017)
What should we do with sustainability? How, as social entrepreneurs, can we impact the challenges we aim to solve? How can we incorporate sustainable leadership both inside and out, into our core business and our everyday life?

WORKSHOP 2: Leadership (April 10, 2017)
How do you do what you love, contribute to society, and make it your living? Learn how to navigate the complexity behind our daily actions while better aligning them with our inner selves. Find your own contribution in shifting our society towards a sustainable future.

FOR WHOM IS THIS WORKSHOP?
It is intended specifically for social startups, but open to anyone with curiosity, to explore the topic of sustainability and leadership more deeply.

Participants can choose to combine and participate in both workshops or pick the workshop day they are most interested in, e.g. the sustainability or leadership aspect.

DETAILS & REGISTRATION: www.metaboliclab.nl/sia

Designing the Future Farm: 3-day Masterclass on Aquaponics
Sep
9
Sep 11

Designing the Future Farm: 3-day Masterclass on Aquaponics

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AQUAPONICS. Hailed as the future farm, this comprehensive course will get you out of your seat and building an aquaponic system from the ground-up at De Ceuvel's on-site greenhouse.

OUR series of classroom sessions and hands-on practicums are intended for anyone seriously considering getting into aquaponic food production, or those already pursuing aquaponics who want to sharpen their knowledge both professionally and at-home.

Sustainability and Meaningful Work
Jul
30
10:00 am10:00

Sustainability and Meaningful Work

This intense one day training will bring together sustainability and meaningful work using theory and practicethe power of storytelling and inspiring examples. We will explore systems thinking, share the basic principles of sustainability and look into what is needed in the world now: what does meaningful work look and feel like? In the afternoon, we will touch on topics of vulnerabilitycreativity, and using your full potential through meaningful conversation and reflection. You will leave with your personal next wise step towards meaningful work. You'll have the opportunity to continue the conversation with your fellow students over drinks after the program.

Detailed programme and more information: http://www.metaboliclab.nl/smw

The Mobisol Akademie - let's rethink corporate training together!
Jul
13
9:00 am09:00

The Mobisol Akademie - let's rethink corporate training together!

Hello! 

We are Lucy and Judith, and we work for Mobisol. Mobisol is a German company that sells solar systems to families and small businesses in Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. Within Mobisol, the two of us are responsible for developing the Mobisol Akademie, an in-house training centre. The Mobisol Akademie has been established in 2014, and currently employs 15 people as trainers and project managers. The teams in 3 countries so far carry out short certification programs for sales and technical contractors at Mobisol.
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While these certification programs are at the core of Mobisol’s activities and success, we see potential for much more. We dream of a Mobisol Akademie that provides training and support for all – currently around 400 – employees in East Africa. We would like to set up a training infrastructure that is sustainable, participatory, flexible, high-quality, effective, local, and low-cost at the same time. And yes, we believe that is possible!

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We lack: A fresh outside perspective, and space for wild ideas. Both of us are deeply involved in the nitty-gritties of the current training processes and topics. Taking a break from operations in Tanzania in July, it is time to zoom out and think big again! We would like to invite you to join us for one day of discussions, brainstorming, stories, action, around the following question: 

What does it take to set up a training system for an international company?

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Location: Metabolic Lab, Korte Papaverweg 4, 1032 KB Amsterdam

If you would like to join, please register here
 

Vandebron aan de praat
Jul
7
8:15 pm20:15

Vandebron aan de praat

Op 7 juli organiseert Vandebron 'Vandebron aan de praat'. Een avond vol interessante verhalen van mensen die traditionele markten op z'n kop hebben gezet en zo de wereld een stukje duurzamer maken. Vandebron, Snappcar, Original Beans en Willemijn Verloop inspireren jou om gewoon te gaan doen! 

20:15 uur Inloop
20:30 uur Chiel van Vandebron
20:40 uur Pascal van Snappcar
21:00 uur Philipp van Original Beans
21:20 uur Pauze
21:40 uur Willemijn Verloop
22:00 uur Einde - tijd voor borrel

Koop je tickets via deze eventpagina. Tickets zijn inclusief koffie/thee en 2 consumpties na afloop.

DIY Saturday: Cosmetics
Jul
2
2:00 pm14:00

DIY Saturday: Cosmetics

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A Crashcourse on Making Your Own Natural Cosmetics!

Ever wondered what exactly goes into cosmetics? Have you ever wanted to make your very own customized products? In this DIY Saturday workshop we will inspire you to take matters into your own hands by teaching you how to make your own natural cosmetics! The afternoon consists of an inspiring presentation and a workshop in which you’ll get to make after sun lotion, deodorant, and toothpaste to take home with you. We provide you with all of the materials and you’ll learn the basics to continue making your own cosmetics at home.

Meet other enthusiastic people and enjoy the innovative location of De Ceuvel, a creative and sustainable site in Amsterdam North.

Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Metabolic Lab at De Ceuvel
Price: €32.50 incl. 3 beauty products, materials, instruction manual, refreshments & snacks
Link to ticket: www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/naturalcosmetics

Questions? Email: lab@metabolic.nl
More info: www.metaboliclab.com/agenda

Let's Bug It Out: edible insect workshop and tasting
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Let's Bug It Out: edible insect workshop and tasting

A chance to see how they look, taste the flavours, and learn how to cook with insects: Insecuisine. It’s also a night to ask all your critical or enthousiastic questions, to learn what the fuss is all about, and to bring home your very own awesome creation!

Cost: € 27.50
Questions: hello@bugzz.nl
Tickets: www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/bugzz-workshop
Stories of Change
May
29
7:00 pm19:00

Stories of Change

Storytelling offers a fantastic medium to take away insights of how to create change in your own work and everyday life. We invite you to come join us to a cosy session of listening to three inspiring stories of change. An evening to laugh, listen, share your reflections and - that's the vision - leave feeling inspired and empowered to make your own story of change.

Cost: Pay what you feel is right

Sustainability for Everyday Life
May
29
10:00 am10:00

Sustainability for Everyday Life

Passionate about sustainability but feeling overwhelmed and powerless? Wondering whether it makes more sense to do X or Y? Learn how to navigate the complexity behind our daily actions while aligning them with our inner selves. Find your own contribution in shifting our society towards a sustainable future. And explore how to take care of yourself along the way.

This 1-day training is intended for anyone interested in sustainability and eager to learn more. We will look into the vast amount of information, feelings and confusion that surround us and are related to sustainability. We will explore questions such as: What can I really do? How do I deal with frustration and the overwhelming feeling of being powerless? How do we put our care into constructive actions that energise us?

Price: €45,- incl. tea, coffee & lunch.

Tickets: Please purchase your ticket ahead of time to secure your spot! See: https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/sustainability

DIY Saturday #3: Summer Cosmetics
May
28
2:00 pm14:00

DIY Saturday #3: Summer Cosmetics

In the third installment of DIY Saturdays, Metabolic Lab and Yummie Life get you beach-ready with summer-themed natural cosmetics! The afternoon consists of an inspiring presentation from a DIY entrepreneur and a workshop in which you’ll get to make three of your own beauty products to take home. You'll make and take home: body scrub, deodorant and perfume.

Price: €25,-

Tickets: Please purchase your ticket ahead of time to secure your spot and materials! See: https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/summercosmetics

Edible Garden Workshop
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

Edible Garden Workshop

On May 21st, learn how to grow your own edible, urban garden in a small space in this hands-on and fun workshop! We'll introduce you to some easy and delicious herbs, salads, and veggies and teach you how to make a crop plan that you can implement on your balcony, rooftop, garden or windowsill. 

Price: €26,-/p.p.

Tickets: Please purchase your ticket ahead of time to secure your spot and materials! See: https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/cityplotplant

 The True Cost: film screening and Q&A with CAVEMEN
May
18
7:30 pm19:30

The True Cost: film screening and Q&A with CAVEMEN

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The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary that asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing? Followed by a discussion with Safi Graauw, founder of CAVEMEN, the Amsterdam-based sustainable fashion platform. Price: €5,- including a drink.