No Gas Week Challenge

We would like to prepare for an entire week where we would not use any gas to cook. This is a lot harder than it might seem. During summer, Sunseed has about 30 people eating breakfast, lunch and dinner. However, we have alternatives to gas. At Sunseed we have several types of solar ovens (e.g. a parabolic cooker and a box solar …

SunseedNo Gas Week Challenge

Renewal of Recycling and waste area

Title Recycling and Management of Materials Summary Project to organize our recycling area by making educational signs about sustainable ways to re-use materials and reduce our usage of packaging. Aims To inform people about the impact that the waste we produce has on the environment. To create awareness about health issues concerning bad use of packaging. To inspire people to …

SunseedRenewal of Recycling and waste area

Free Shop

Title Free-shop. Reduce-reuse-recycle and repair. The four big “Rs” Summary Project to organize our free shop, and to make signs to show people and to inform them what is involved in the global retail market, and where clothes are coming from. Aims To inform people about the origin of the clothes they want to buy. To create awareness about the …

SunseedFree Shop

Furniture making

Learn to make benches, tables, doors, cabinets, cupboards all from recycled materials such as pallets, cane, and reclaimed wood. Duration: depending on complexity of project – one week and upwards. Skills required: no specific skills, but a willingness to learn and ability to take care of our tools is a must! If you would like to work on this project, …

SunseedFurniture making

Natural beauty products

Title Natural Beauty Products Summary Creation of beauty products and ointments using natural materials from the surrounding landscape. Aims To learn how to make your own natural beauty products in order to minimize the consumption of chemical brands that damage the environment. To teach about creative ways to use materials for various uses- Eg. Fennel toothpaste, clay masks, beeswax lip …

SunseedNatural beauty products

Efficient and aesthetic illumination

  Title Efficient and aesthetic illumination. Brief Research project for the use of lights, reflectors and lampshades to create suitable illumination Description We are looking forward to someone willing to make Pita lampshades and reflectors for the lights. Pita is the beautiful flower of the agave plant which is used for many different things in the valley including making djembes, …

SunseedEfficient and aesthetic illumination