Abrazo House Association
Our non-profit work in education and ecosystem restoration
Taking our vision into the world
Created in 2021, Abrazo House Association is a not-for-profit legal entity which seeks to propagate the vision of Abrazo House. Its objectives are to:
- disseminate knowledge and understanding of ecology;
- promote comprehensive learning in four general areas: intellectual, emotional, spiritual and practical;
- promote sustainable and regenerative lifestyles;
- promote harmonious relations between humanity and nature;
- recover and conserve biodiversity and landscape;
- promote the management of natural heritage: species, habitats, associated ecological processes and landscapes, focused mainly on Cantabria.
Sustainability, Heritage, Health
The main goal of the EU-funded Sustainability, Heritage, Health project is to connect European cultural heritage with human and environmental health. This includes guided walking routes and a recipe book to highlight European culture, promote exercise, mindfulness, nutrition, and work towards sustainability goals. The walking routes, the recipe book and all the activities associated with the project will be put into a mobile application that people will be able to access from anywhere in Europe.
Our European partners in this project are Surefoot (Scotland) – coordinator of the project, Innovation Frontiers IKE (Greece) and VsI Ziniu Kodas (Lithuania).
Build Green: Breakthrough in Sustainable Spaces is a KA2 Erasmus+ project, funded by the EU, focusing on the building of sustainable spaces. We will focus on six main themes:
- the use of natural and recycled materials for building;
- affordable passive houses that reduce energy consumption for heating and cooling;
- ecological waste water systems that reduce the need for irrigation and fertilizer while creating biodiverse ecosystems and spaces for permaculture;
- green walls that help insulate buildings better;
- roof gardens that insulate buildings and have the added value of allowing people to grow food on-site; and lastly,
- indoor agriculture that also increases growing space and allows people to grow food on-site saving resources from packing and transport.
All these practices reduce the amount of energy and resources both in the building stage and during their maintenance thereafter.