Local Lab | Badge Greenery


Local Lab

Badge Greenery


Continuing its mission of youth empowerment and sustainable living, PlanBe organisation through the (4)EVERGREEN project, and under the Erasmus+ KA2 program, proudly presents its third local eco-lab workshop. This engaging event revolved around the importance of composting, educating young participants on its significance and providing them with hands-on experience in creating compost bins from palettes. With a touch of artistic flair, the compost bins were transformed into aesthetically pleasing installations, adding a touch of natural beauty to the local area.

Understanding the Power of Composting: The workshop commenced with an immersive non-formal education activity, enlightening young individuals about the concept and importance of composting. Participants delved into the process of converting organic waste into nutrient-rich compost, gaining a deeper understanding of how this natural cycle supports healthy soil, reduces waste, and benefits the environment.

Aesthetic and Functional Compost Bins: After the educational session, attendees embarked on a hands-on experience in creating their own compost bins using repurposed palettes. This practical activity allowed young participants to exercise their creativity and craftsmanship, as they designed and assembled the compost bins with a focus on both functionality and aesthetics. The compost bins became not only utilitarian tools but also eye-catching additions that would decorate the city.

Fostering Environmental Responsibility: By engaging in the compost bin creation process, young people actively embraced their role as stewards of the environment. The workshop emphasized the importance of diverting organic waste from landfills and transforming it into valuable compost. Through this hands-on experience, participants cultivated a sense of environmental responsibility and learned how their actions can contribute to creating a more sustainable and eco-friendly community.

Transforming Waste into Beauty: Beyond functionality, the compost bins took on an artistic dimension. Participants infused their creativity into the design process, transforming ordinary palettes into visually appealing installations. By adorning the compost bins with aesthetic touches, they elevated the role of these sustainable tools, showcasing their potential as beautiful additions that harmoniously blend with the natural surroundings of the town.

Community Impact: The impact of the third local eco-lab workshop extends beyond the boundaries of the event itself. The compost bins created by young participants serve as a practical and visible reminder of the importance of composting within the municipality. These eye-catching installations contribute to the overall beautification of the town while spreading awareness about sustainable waste management practices and inspiring others to adopt composting as a valuable environmental initiative.

The third local eco-lab workshop organized by PlanBe, Plan it Be it organisation through the (4)EVERGREEN project celebrated the power of composting and showcased the creativity of young participants. By combining education, hands-on experience, and artistic design, the workshop empowered youth to embrace sustainable waste management practices and cultivate a sense of environmental responsibility. The aesthetically pleasing compost bins, now adorning the local town, symbolize the transformation of waste into beauty and stand as a testament to the collective effort to create a more sustainable and visually captivating community. Through initiatives like this, the (4) Evergreen project continues to nurture a greener future and inspire positive change among young people.

You can find out more about this workshop and how to create your own compost bin out of pallets here

Project number: 617584-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPKA2-CBY-WB


🇧🇪 CODEC vzw – BELGIUM – applicant coordinator;

🇵🇹 Geoclube – Portugal;

🇨🇾 PLANBE Plan it Be it – Cyprus;

🇬🇷 System and G – Greece;

🇮🇹 InCo – Italy;

🇻🇳 CSDS – Vietanam;

🇰🇭 KYSD – Cambodia;

🇰🇪 ITF – Kenya;

🇵🇪 BVBP – Peru;

🇮🇳 OSVSWA – India;


The project is co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union