Defeat plastic pollution straw by straw!

Earth Day The Hague celebration is fast approaching. In keeping with the International Earth Day theme for 2018 of eliminating plastic pollution, we are happy to welcome Straw by Straw to our eco-market.

 

Straw by Straw is a sustainable straw start-up based in Amsterdam.

We prevent plastics from reaching the ocean by providing organic alternatives.

Our first product is a drinking straw made of straw, 100% natural.

Every year, European farmers need cover crops to feed their soil.

Once these cover crops, such as wheat and rye, are harvested for food, the left over stalks can be used to make drinking straws.

This way, plastic straws are history by using the waste of cover crop harvests!

Check them out this Saturday, at Earth Day The Hague:

What: International Earth Day The Hague 2018

When: Saturday, April 21st, 2018, 10:00am-3:00pm (10.00 uur-15.00 uur)

Why: To learn multiple ways to reduce your ecological footprint at home, at school, in the neighborhood, at work and in your daily patterns.

Where: Christus Triumfatorkerk Juliana van Stolberglaan 154, The Hague

Getting Creative on Earth Day with Karin Nolmans

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. We are familiar with the expression, but what if you took it literally? What if you created something fanciful, funny, artistic or wild from scrap? This is happening all overkarin nolmans art 3 the world by creatives who see art and possibility where others only see landfill material. Local artist Karin Nolmans, a member of the Grondslag group that falls under Kunstpost, is one of these creative thinkers and she will be working her magic on Saturday, April 18th, 2015.

Children and adults alike are invited to attend her “Art from Scrap” workshops that will be held throughout the Earth Day celebration in The Hague, Bezuidenhout (€ 2,50 workshop fee per person).

What can you expect to create? Well, it really is up to your imagination, but the accompanying images are a few examples of what Ms. Nolmans has inspired during her art from scrap workshops.

J100_4011 (2)ust in case theskarin nolmans art 2e workshops sell out, you should know that there are other, exciting workshops also planned during the Earth Day event by Repair Kid as well as Duurzaam Den Haag.

Want to know more? Drop us a line on Facebook, or simply come to the event. Saturday, april 18th, 11:00-15:00. Juliana van Stolberglaan 154, 2595 CL The Hague, Bezuidenhout. Oh yeah. It’s Earth Day! Please consider cycling, walking or taking public transportation to this event. (Trams 2 and 6 from Den Haag Centraal in the direction of Leidschendaam Noord will drop you at our doorstep. Get out at the second tram halt Oost Inje. The modern white building on the corner is the Christus Triumfatorkerk and meeting room center. You’re there!)