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Hanna Dijkstra, PhD Candidate at Metabolic, posted

Metabolic launches Masterclasses for a sustainable economy

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Metabolic has launched a range of educational Masterclasses to help any organization quickly understand and act on the opportunities of sustainability. Led by our consultants and executive team, the half-day Masterclasses combine both theory and practical elements. Backed up by live case studies, they give hands-on experience and ensure participants can begin applying the concepts immediately.

The four launching Masterclasses have been developed around Metabolic’s own extensive experience and aligned to some of the most impactful areas of the economy.

Masterclasses available:

- Designing the Circular Cities of the Future

- Building Sustainable Food Systems

- Communicating Your Purpose and Making an Impact

- Applying the Circular Economy, with Eva Gladek

Over the last few years, the term “circular economy” has gained immense popularity among both businesses and governments. But what is the real value it can provide and which pathways towards it hold the most promise? Learn the details of a true circular economy, and its opportunities.

All Masterclasses are held at Metabolic Lab, Metabolic’s event space and showcase of applied sustainability. Metabolic Lab is located within De Ceuvel, Amsterdam’s pioneering sustainable business park and cleantech playground. Most Masterclasses are offered as group bookings to organizations, but you can also register your interest as an individual. There are also options to expand on these courses with additional modular topics that build skills and knowledge further.

For more information, email lab@metabolic.nl or phone +31 (0) 203690977


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Hanna Dijkstra, PhD Candidate at Metabolic, posted

De Ceuvel Aquaponic Workshops

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On the 22nd and 23rd of July Metabolic Lab and Mediamatic are hosting a workshop on Aquaponics.

You will learn about the principles and the practicalities of this innovative closed-loop, urban farming concept. You will dive into the main theoretical and biological principles behind the workings of the aquaponics system and you will get hands on experience with building an aquaponics system yourselves.

The workshop will be hosted by Aquaponics Expert Saro van Cleynenbreugel who has 5 years experience in building and maintaining systems at Mediamatic and has hosted a large number of workshops. It will take place at Metabolic Lab, a facility for sustainable urban innovation located at Cleantech Playground De Ceuvel in Amsterdam-North.

This is a two day workshop, but we provide a limited opportunity to join only on the Saturday or the Sunday.

We will provide you with lunch, as well as coffee, tea, lemonade and some snacks.

Full workshop (2 days): €60,00
1/2 workshop (1 day): €40,00 (limited spots)

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Hanna Dijkstra, PhD Candidate at Metabolic, posted

Sustainability Masterclasses by Metabolic

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In honor of Metabolic turning 5 years old, and the 3 Year Anniversary of De Ceuvel, Metabolic is hosting 2 Sustainability Masterclasses at Metabolic Lab.

The Masterclasses are free of charge and hosted by our sustainability experts and you can join 1 or 2 sessions. There will be limited walk-in spots available on the day of. You can secure your seat by registering on this page.

The Masterclasses:

12:00 - Root Causes of Unsustainability in the Food System and How Systems Thinking Can Help
Go on a journey to understand the key issues and dynamics of how our food system functions. We share our experience working on developing transformative strategies around food and agriculture and help you understand what you can take forward in your everyday life.

13:00 - How to Design the Circular Cities of the Future
Drawing on in-house expertise and local Amsterdam examples, Metabolic provides the skills and theory on how to design, develop and implement the circular cities of the future.

The Masterclasses will be hosted by Metabolic's own Gerard Roemers, Leo Verkooijen and Oscar Sabag Munoz.

Gerard Roemers is a strategic consultant with a focus on systemic interventions within different sectors of the global and regional economy. He will be using his experience in closing material, water and energy cycles in regions and cities to host the Circular Cities Masterclass

Oscar Sabag Munoz is a sustainability consultant with a background in environmental policy. At Metabolic, he works on complex systems including the analysis of the global food analysis for WWF. He will be co-leading the Masterclass on Food Systems.

Leonardo Verkooijen works at Metabolic as a sustainability consultant. He studied environmental sciences and sustainability and has had extensive experience integrating sustainability into finanance, business and supply chains. He will be co-leading the Masterclass on Food Systems.

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