Sustainable Practices

in CoLab House

“The sustainability practices that we implement in CoLab House, were designed to provide an example of small actions that can bring big impact on our current environmental crisis.”

Volunteers have been involved in the creation of an urban garden, a rain collector system, upcycled furniture and compost management strategies. These practices were captured and edited in 4 short videos that demonstrate our urge to create a new, environmentally sound paradigm in the urban context 

With Love
colab house team
Sustainable practices I

Intro & Overview

CoLab House is a social cooperative enterprise, focused on sustainable and innovative ways to provide space, knowledge and support to young people, artists, municipalities, social actors and initiatives.

Powered by our European Solidarity Corps project “CINA” (Collaborating in Adaptation), we created 4 short videos of sustainability practices to provide an example of small actions that can bring big impact in our current environmental crisis. Our volunteers have been involved in the creation of an urban garden, a rain collector system, upcycled furniture and compost management strategies.

We aspire that these 4 short videos will contribute in creating a new environmentally sound paradigm in the urban context. The project was funded by European Solidarity Corps programme and the Hellenic National Agency for Erasmus+/Youth and European Solidarity Corps, Youth & Lifelong Learning Foundation.

Sustainable practices II

Upcycling 

Colab House has been built and decorated using upcycling techniques, in order to reduce waste and provide sustainable examples of upcycling to its visitors. 

-Discarded wooden frames that were turned into tables
-A small urban garden, with upcycled pallets
-Various furniture and amenities

In order to improve our infrastructure we are developing additional spaces that will help to provide the tools needed for upcycling practices.

Sustainable practices III

Food Waste 

The food supply chain is responsible for carbon dioxide emissions, from the production, to its transportation and waste. In Colab House we use the kitchen regularly to host people, something that produces a lot of food waste.

We decided to turn it into compost, a natural organic fertilizer which adds nutrients to the soil and improves its structure. It is the product of natural recycling, through decomposition of organic waste of the kitchen and garden.

Our ultimate goal is to reach total circularity in waste management and provide a hands-on example to the local community.

Sustainable practices IV

Water Management 

In Greece, households account for 14 percent of water consumption, making us one of the highest water consumers in the European Union.

In Colab House we installed a rainwater collection system to water our garden in order to reduce our consumption and make this beautiful house as sustainable as possible.

 Collecting rainwater can help irrigate gardens, while greywater from sinks and showers can also be used to water plants. The more we appreciate water, the less we will waste, and the more likely we are to secure our water future.

Phone number & Email

+30 210 6811141
colabhouse.info@gmail.com

Opening Hours

M-F: 9:30 am – 6:30pm
S-S: closed

Address

Chalandri, Athens
Greece