woensdag 15 november 2017

Adopt a Composting Worm

The streets & canals of Amsterdam
are full of visitors. foto: Tom van der Leij

Amsterdam is a great place to visit

Amsterdam is a beautiful city and a very popular place to visit for tourists these days. With a rich cultural history and many cultural highlights to visit, Amsterdam is now visited by 17 million tourists per year. The many tourist might be good for the economy of Amsterdam, but the environmental and social impact of tourism on the city can also have its downsides. 

While staying in Amsterdam many of the visitors will have their meals at diners and restaurants. Luckily there are many great restaurants to choose from. With a wide range of kitchens from all over the world there is a place for every taste to be found. But while enjoying a great meal the visitors of restaurants might not be aware of the amount of foodscraps and foodwaste that is produced in the restaurant industry. Mostly organic waste is not processed in a sustainable way and this causes environmental pollution.  

Le Compostier Worm Hotel at Restaurant As
foto: R.Snijder

Worm Hotels at Restaurant Kitchens

An alternative for wasting the kitchen scraps in the restaurants is to compost them in a Worm Hotel. A Worm Hotel is a furniture in which a small eco-system will make the most wonderful compost out of the organic waste. By placing them at restaurants the chefs will be able to make compost to feed the soil of their production gardens. 

More and more restaurants are investing in making their kitchens more sustainable and use produce from local farmers or even grow some food themselves in gardens on rooftops or next to the restaurant. The Vermicompost from the Worm Hotels can be used in the garden or given back to the local farmers. 

Adopt a Composting Worm

Are you planning to visit Amsterdam? You can now make your stay more sustainable by booking a room for a composting worm into a wormhotel! You get the food on your plate and the worms get the rests. So when you leave our beautiful city after your stay you can be happy to know that you have contributed to making our city more green and sustainable. 

Want to help make more healthy soil in Amsterdam? Great! You can do so by supporting our crowdfunding Compost à la Carte. Every donation helps us to make more restaurants sustainable and grow more food in the city. Go to the 'rewards' list and choose: 'Adopt a worm'

Would you like to visit one of the worm hotels yourself? We are happy to take you on one of our Eco-bike-tours and show you Circular Amsterdam by bike. 

A room with a view
foto: Jan Willem Groen

Leave the place better then you found it. 

I belief we are all as visitors here. Our planet is one big Hotel. We check in when we are born and check out time is when we die. Do we leave the bill to be payed by who comes next? Or do we leave a better place then the one we have found?

So will you help us make Amsterdam more beautiful? Give us your support at bit.ly/CFCompostier

Thank you and enjoy your stay! 

Rowin Snijder of Le Compostier

zaterdag 28 oktober 2017

Crowdfunding for a Circular Kitchen

Compost a la Carte: Worm Hotels 

for a Circular Kitchen. 

A worm hotel at restaurants is giving Chefs the tool to make their kitchen circular. Le Compostier will place 10 worm hotels at restaurants in town in 2018. To make this possible we are now starting with our crowdfunding campaign. The crowdfunding is now online at www.voorjebuurt.nl/en/wormenhotel

Compost a la Carte - crowdfunding Film

For millions of year worms have worked the top layer of our planet to provide loose an fertile soil. This top layer in which we grow our food has been eroded the last decades and needs our help. By composting organic waste in the city we can add value back to the soil, and in this manner create a circular city. 

Composting worms take a place at the table
Le Compostier will place 10 worm hotels at restaurants in and around Amsterdam in 2018. These worm hotels will process at least 40.000kg of organic waste into rich compost in the next year.  

Pilot Project
We are crowdfunding this pilot in order to give Chefs the chance to 'taste' how a worm hotel works. Your support for this crowdfunding will make it possible for professional chefs to experience a worm hotel as a sustainable solution for the organic waste of restaurants in the city.

Give back to the Soil for a healthy City
You can help to make a healthier city. By making a contribution to the crowdfunding of Le Compostier you wil give us the means to build the worm hotels and show how composting organic waste locally helps build a circular economy in our cities. In return you will get a nice meal, or some compost to feed the soil in your garden. Or would you like to build a Community Composter (see image below) yourself ? With the building plans of Le Compostier you will build a worm hotel for your street and compost together with your neighbours to make your own street green.

For more information on the crowdfunding please visit:  www.voorjebuurt.nl/en/wormenhotel

Le Compostier's Community Composter - 1000 L

Crowdfunding voor een Circulaire Keuken

Compost a la Carte: Wormenhotels voor de Circulaire Keuken. 

Een wormenhotel bij restaurants geeft Chefs een gereedschap om hun keuken circulair te maken. Le Compostier gaat 10 wormenhotels plaatsen bij restaurants in de stad in 2018. Om dat mogelijk te maken is een crowdfunding opgestart. Deze crowdfuding is nu online op www.voorjebuurt.nl/wormenhotel

Compost a la Carte - crowdfunding Film

Sinds miljoenen jaren hebben wormen gewerkt om de toplaag van onze planeet van losse en vruchtbare aarde te voorzien. Deze toplaag waar ons eten in groeit is de afgelopen decennia sterk verslechterd en heeft onze hulp nodig. Door composteren van groente- en fruitafval in de stad kunnen wij samen waarde aan de bodem teruggeven en op die manier een circulaire stad maken. 

Compostwormen schuiven aan tafel:
Le Compostier gaat wormenhotels plaatsen bij 10 restaurants in en rondom Amsterdam in 2018. Deze wormenhotels zullen samen minstens 40.000kg gf-afval verwerken tot rijke compost. 

Pilot Project:
Wij willen deze pilot crowdfunden om restaurants de kans te geven om de wormenhotels te 'proeven'. Door de crowdfunding te steunen maak je het mogelijk dat professionele koks kunnen ervaren dat de wormenhotels een duurzame oplossing zijn voor gf-afval bij restaurants in de stad.

Geef terug aan de Bodem voor een Gezonde Stad
Jij kunt meehelpen om de stad gezonder te maken. Door een bijdrage te doen aan de crowdfunding van Le Compostier kun je lekker gaan eten, de planten in je tuin voeden met compost uit de stad, of je bouwt je eigen Community Composter (zie afbeelding beneden) en maakt voortaan je eigen compost samen met je buren. Ga voor meer informatie over de crowdfunding 'Compost a la Carte' naar:

Le Compostier's Community Composter - 1000 L