It takes 38 herrings to create one fish-based Omega 3 pill. However, with the extraction of Omega 3 from algae, fishing for Omega 3 can finally become obsolete. Together with Van Hall Larenstein students, Beagle investigates how start-up company Testa can expand the market for this fish-free product.
Socially responsible entrepreneurship
The Stadsgarage, which is co-founded by Beagle, has established social enterprise Kennemer Energie. (see: WORKING TOGETHER.) Together with British and Belgian partners, the Stadsgarage has also developed a business accelerator program for similar enterprises. These parties collaborate within the Sparks Social Enterprise SSENT program , which is funded by the EU.
Client: EU Interreg
The green company
The Van Hall Larenstein College strives to become the most environmentally aware college in the Netherlands. Beagle is developing and updating educational programs on ecology and sustainable entrepreneurship. Beagle is also one of the developers of the Green Entrepreneur Center, which encourages students to pursue sustainable entrepreneurship. Students that come up with the best business model are eligible for start-up funding.
Land Management in Africa
Better land management in Africa is made possible through forming smart collaborations between governments, businesses, individuals and international organizations. Beagle advises the Ministry of Economic Affairs on the role of the Dutch government in this shared endeavor. Beagle is co-organizer of the 2014 Nairobi Forum, and the African Landscape Dialogue (2017), and has helped create the accompanying Landscape Action Plan.
Client: Ministry of Economic Affairs
Haarlem Housing Strategies
Building a new, energy-neutral house is already possible. But how to turn an existing house into an energy-neutral home? Beagle coordinates extraordinary collaborations between more than 30 architects, consultants, installers, and contractors. Supported by the VNG, they are developing innovative strategies for turning existing buildings into energy-neutral homes. Haarlem Housing Strategies is an initiative by Stichting Haarlemse Huizenaanpak (Haarlem Housing Strategies Foundation).
Client: Stichting Haarlemse Huizenaanpak.
De Stadsgarage (the City Garage) supports Haarlem residents in turning their ideas for the improvement of their city into reality. Co-founded by Beagle, De Stadsgarage was established at the Haarlem Seinwezen, a place that offers co-working and networking spaces for Haarlem residents. The purpose of De Stadsgarage is to form smart collaborations between all kinds of pro-active individuals.
Platform NL Landscape Approach
Over fifteen international organizations based in the Netherlands are experimenting with a new and holistic approach when it comes to solving issues connected to water supply, climate or food security within vulnerable areas. With this project, The Landscape Approach, they are making excellent use of the century-old experience the Dutch have when it comes to spatial planning. Beagle has united these organizations, which now form the NL Landscape Approach platform. With this platform, they can share their knowledge and eventually become an international center of expertise with regards to landscape approaches.
Client: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2016-2017)
International Knowledge Sessions
In cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Beagle organized knowledge sessions on landscape approaches. And in cooperation with the Landscapes for People Food and Nature Initiative Platform, Beagle organized a high-level workshop on the role of businesses with regards to landscape approaches. These events took place at the Lima Global Landscape Forum of 2014 and the Cancun Biological Diversity Convention of 2016, among others. (See: Warehouse.)
Client: Ministry of Economic Affairs
Green Entrepreneur Center
Beagle is co-developer of the Green Entrepreneur Center, where students from all disciplines at Van Hall Larenstein learn the basics of entrepreneurship.
Strategic paper on developing Landscape Restoration approaches for Commonland organization.
See: Working Together.
Feasibility study to landscape restoration by combining cocoa and timber production in Ghana (2015).
Feasibility study to the use of online rating systems to support sustainability in Tourism Destinations for Green Destinations Foundation (2015).
Design of the programme Initiative Sustainable Landscapes ISLA (2013-2014) for IDH organisation.
Inventory study to the development of supply chain approaches towards landscape approaches (2012-2013).
Global inventory to the applicability of landscape approaches for private sector (2012-2013).
On sustainable housing in Haarlem (in Dutch) (2012-2014).
To innovate curricula at the University of Applied Science Van Hall Larenstein (2011-2014).
Creating cooperation to attract finance for forest management and restorations commissioned by Tropenbos organisation (2011-2012).
Setting up local cooperation with people in communities to jointly retrofit their houses, increase comfort and decrease energy use (in Dutch).
Interview series with local entrepeneurs and government (in Dutch) (2015).
Public campaign for sustainable housing (in Dutch) (2013/2014).
Editor of multiple articles (2011-2013).
Energy saving campaigns with school children (in Dutch) (2011-2012).
Publication on management history of Wadden Sea area (2012).
Course for University of Applied Science Leiden (2012).
Various publications (in Dutch) (2012).
For companies commissioned by IUCN Netherlands (2011).
Sustainability standard for landscapes (2011).
Combining sustainable tea with natural area conservation (2011).
Research to sustainable management of tea and forest landscapes.
Beagle sustainable solutions is located at the Haarlem Seinwezen. Seinwezen possesses a rich history and is located at the Haarlem city center, right next to the train tracks. Kinderhuissingel 1H, 2013 AS Haarlem, The Netherlands