Discover the BENU universe

Discover the BENU universe

BENU VILLAGE ESCH ASBL

BENU VILLAGE ESCH ASBL

First ecovillage in the Greater Region of Luxembourg that groups all BENU activities (restaurant, shop, art). We organize participative, creative and educational activities around topics related to the socio-ecological circular economy. A new, more complete website will be set up before the end of 2023. For more information:
First ecovillage in the Greater Region of Luxembourg that groups all BENU activities (restaurant, shop, art). We organize participative, creative and educational activities around topics related to the socio-ecological circular economy. A new, more complete website will be set up before the end of 2023. For more information:

BENU VILLAGE SIS

BENU VILLAGE SIS

A limited liability company which responds to the principles of the social and solidarity economy. BENU Village SIS represents BENU in private market and encourages private employers to implement socio-ecological aspects in their companies. A new website will be set up in early 2023. For more information:
A limited liability company which responds to the principles of the social and solidarity economy. BENU Village SIS represents BENU in private market and encourages private employers to implement socio-ecological aspects in their companies. A new website will be set up in early 2023. For more information:

BENU SLOOW

BENU SLOOW

Food and food waste are subjects that are close to our hearts. That's why we have created BENU SLOOW. The first "Rescued Food" restaurant in the Greater Region offers organic, original and above all, sustainable dishes! A new, more complete website will be launched in winter 2022/23. For more information:
Food and food waste are subjects that are close to our hearts. That's why we have created BENU SLOOW. The first "Rescued Food" restaurant in the Greater Region offers organic, original and above all, sustainable dishes! A new, more complete website will be launched in winter 2022/23. For more information:

BENU COUTURE

BENU COUTURE

This is the first UpCycling sewing workshop in Luxembourg! We offer unique pieces designed and produced in Luxembourg using old clothes. BENU COUTURE offers fun, colourful and pleasing clothing for children and adults from XS to 5XL. You can also transform your clothes according to your own ideas!
This is the first UpCycling sewing workshop in Luxembourg! We offer unique pieces designed and produced in Luxembourg using old clothes. BENU COUTURE offers fun, colourful and pleasing clothing for children and adults from XS to 5XL. You can also transform your clothes according to your own ideas!

BENU REUSE

BENU REUSE

You want to donate second-hand furniture or objects? You are looking for a particular object? Discover the new BENU REUSE platform which simplifies the donation of second-hand furniture and objects throughout Luxembourg. The BENU REUSE team takes care of everything! We collect your second-hand items, free of charge, and take them to their new owners. For more information:
You want to donate second-hand furniture or objects? You are looking for a particular object? Discover the new BENU REUSE platform which simplifies the donation of second-hand furniture and objects throughout Luxembourg. The BENU REUSE team takes care of everything! We collect your second-hand items, free of charge, and take them to their new owners. For more information:

BENU LaSA

BENU LaSA

Do you make upcycled creations? Would you like to meet local artists who use the concept of UpCycling in their creations? BENU LaSA can be found in the centre of BENU VILLAGE and is the perfect place to promote your sustainable creations, get inspired and discover unusual artists. A new, more complete website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:
Do you make upcycled creations? Would you like to meet local artists who use the concept of UpCycling in their creations? BENU LaSA can be found in the centre of BENU VILLAGE and is the perfect place to promote your sustainable creations, get inspired and discover unusual artists. A new, more complete website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:

BENU FORM

BENU FORM

Because UpCycling is not only about clothes, but goes far beyond! BENU FORM designs and offers unique upcycled furniture from old furniture that was destined for the rubbish dump. You can find all the BENU FORM creations in the BENU VILLAGE. A new, more complete website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:
Because UpCycling is not only about clothes, but goes far beyond! BENU FORM designs and offers unique upcycled furniture from old furniture that was destined for the rubbish dump. You can find all the BENU FORM creations in the BENU VILLAGE. A new, more complete website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:

BENU BREAK

BENU BREAK

Do you need a break to relax? Take some time out or just get some inspiration? How about spending a few days at BENU BREAK, the only hotel room in BENU VILLAGE. An enigmatic, friendly and unique place, simply ideal. A new website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:
Do you need a break to relax? Take some time out or just get some inspiration? How about spending a few days at BENU BREAK, the only hotel room in BENU VILLAGE. An enigmatic, friendly and unique place, simply ideal. A new website will be set up in spring 2023. For more information:

All you need to know

A place that moves people - why BENU?

A place that moves people - why BENU?

While looking for "correct", “fair" or "clean" products and services, many questions arise. There is intransparency wherever you look. What exactly is a label good for? How proper are the working conditions in the production of goods and food? What alternatives to the disposal of a product are actually available to me? Is it even possible to produce without consuming new resources?

These and similar questions have been on our minds for years.

Criticising and discussing is good - however, acting and finding answers is better...

This realisation gave birth to the idea of BENU VILLAGE in 2015: the first ecovillage in Luxembourg and the Greater Region! Here you will find answers and - above all - alternatives.

BENU VILLAGE is a place where many different projects and activities happen, all of which are in harmony with ecological and social values.

Here you can find out more about BENU VILLAGE!

What is the role of BENU Village Esch asbl?

BENU Village Esch asbl is a non-profit association. It accompanies BENU in the conception, realisation and communication of the BENU VILLAGE ecovillage in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette in the south of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.

The realisation of BENU VILLAGE is made possible by the generous support of the city of Esch-sur-Alzette. Other committed sponsors are the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, the Ministry of Economy, the Oeuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte and the Fondation André Losch.

However, BENU Village Esch asbl does not only support and accompany the construction of BENU VILLAGE - it also looks for new ways to go. In this light, BENU Village Esch asbl initiates and accompanies pilot projects and sustainable activities. All BENU activities and projects are based on the following values:

  • transparency
  • social responsibility
  • local production
  • ecological excellence

Where does the name „BENU“ actually come from?

„BENU“ is pronounced like the English expression 'Be New'. The BENU bird, which can be seen on our logo, originates from Egyptian mythology and was already depicted - usually in the form of a heron - in the Egyptian pyramids. We could say it is the ancestor of the Greek phoenix, this beautiful red bird that burns or dies at the end of its life cycle, only to be reborn again and again from its ashes.

The image of the phoenix symbolises the overall idea of BENU!

BENU is committed to a consistent socio-ecological circular economy. Reuse, UpCycling, "make something new from something old“ …. We are constantly looking for ways to reuse existing things, and to use fewer new resources.

So stay tuned and let yourself be carried away by the innovative power of our UpCycling Village, which progressively becomes a professional (art) stage for numerous activities. Here, you will find local and innovative food, as well as socially responsible clothing that is designed, made and sold locally, and much, much more!

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