Change is difficult, they say, especially when it comes to food. However, this did not deter a group of five students from promoting insect as sustainable source of protein during Sustainability Day on 10 October 2010 at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). What’s the story? The Entomologist Lounge finds out. Tell us … Continue reading Insect food: Too cool for school?
Met zegt dat verandering moeilijk is, vooral als het om eten gaat. Dit weerhield een groep van vijf studenten er echter niet van om insecten te promoten als duurzame bron van eiwitten tijdens de Dag van de Duurzaamheid op 10 oktober 2010 aan De Haagse Hogeschool (HHS). Wat is het verhaal? De Entomologist Lounge komt … Continue reading Insect food: Too cool for school? (NL)
Tucked away inside an unassuming building right on the fringe of The Hague city, there is an aquaponic farm that produces 45 tonnes of fresh produce a year through its rooftop greenhouse, and 19 tonnes of fish a year through a fish farm right underneath the greenhouse. This is where urbanisation, sustainability and agriculture coexist, in … Continue reading Growing sustainable food close to home
If you are a gardener by hobby and a nature enthusiast by heart, chances are that you are already familiar with the concept of insect hotels (also known as bee hotels). Offering a sanctuary to beneficial insects, especially pollinators, insect hotels are considered to be the urban solution to declining population of beneficial insects in … Continue reading Insect Hotels: A Refuge or a Fad?
(This article is the full version of the summary published in Shell Outpost The Hague newsletter July-August 2017) Summer is here. School break is coming. Travel plans roll in. But make sure bedbugs don’t hitchhike your trip. Here are helpful pointers you need to protect your home from these unwanted souvenirs. 1. What are bedbugs? … Continue reading Bedbugs Prevention: Your Outpost Guide