My personal opinion on human migration

Migration. It’s a huuuuge topic in The Netherlands if we’re talking about politics and if you’d ask me: it always has been. In my personal experience The Netherlands is a hostile country, most people are not happy with new people coming in. Especially if they’re refugees, oh my. I feel like migration is a topic in The Netherlands that isn’t even about people anymore, it’s considered a problem. That’s a part of Dutch culture I don’t identify with at all, I despite it. And so today I want to share my personal opinion about migration.

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News + what you can do about it, week 39-2020

It’s time for a new rubric on this blog! News. Mainstream news in The Netherlands is depressing. It has to be shocking, sensational and topical. Because of this news gets negative and people who only follow this news feel like the world around them is changing in a bad way. They lose trust in people and companies and they lose hope. Besides that, it makes people feel powerless. Yet, it has been scientifically proved that the world gets better every single day for humans. And so, I want to share a news-article every day and post them once a week. It will be a mix of positive and bad news, but mostly positive, to make sure that positive news has the upper-hand. And on top of that, I want to share along with that article a practical tip on what you can do today to change that news. This could be a lifestyle change, a petition to sign or a social media campaign to support, anything. To make you feel in power, because we are! This way you’ll know about the positive news, how to keep it that way, the negative news and how to change that!

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Eco-positive weekly diary #136: celebrating my birthday with vegan cake

Hi there! Welcome back into my personal weekly diary. In this diary I try to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. What habits have I created that make my life eco-positive? And what choices do I make? You can read all that here. The past week I celebrated my birthday, therefore baked a vegan cake and published more Youtube-videos than I usually do. Want to read along?

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What’s wrong with fast and cheap fashion?

Yesterday, I walked by Primark. Right away, I saw their greenwashing practices. Vague statements about sustainable fabrics and all that. I know better than that, Primark is horrible. Yet maybe, if you don’t know much about fast fashion, you’ll fall for it. It made me think about that. I have written about fair and secondhand fashion, but I have never dedicated a post to telling you what’s wrong with fast and cheap fashion. That’s the base and core of everything else. You have to know what’s wrong in order to fix the problem. So today I’m telling you about: everything that’s wrong with fast and cheap fashion.

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Eco-positive weekly diary #135: harvesting weeds as flowers

Hi there! Welcome back into this week’s weekly diary. In this diary I try to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. What habits and choices make my life eco-positive? The past week I made a new healthy habit, made some hummus myself and tasted the new plant-based Whopper at Burger King! Want to read along?

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Must see series about racism: When They See Us

As someone who is white, I find it hard to say something about racism. I don’t experience it, so who am I to speak up about it? However, shutting up is too easy for me. I have a part in it, everyone has. I hope my part is to educate, like I do on other subjects on this blog too. And so, I want to share all the knowledge I have about the subject on this blog. So that people who don’t experience or see racism, will eventually. Today I want to share a Netflix series with you: When They See Us.

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Eco-positive weekly diary #134: Buying something at IKEA?

Hi there! Welcome back into my personal weekly diary. In these weekly posts I try to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. An eco-positive lifestyle sits in the little things, the tiny choices on a daily basis. The past week I bought secondhand shoes, quit handball and went to the hospital for another laser appointment. Want to read along?

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Have I lived eco-positive the past year? 2019/2020

It’s time! It’s time for the big moment I (and you hopefully) have been waiting for! It’s time to measure again. Time to measure whether I have lived within the earth’s capacity the past year. This year is the third time I will measure my impact and I am keen to see how I did. Have I lived eco-positive the past year?

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Eco-positive weekly diary #133: I finally found zero waste toothpaste with fluoride!

Hi there! Welcome back into my personal weekly diary in which I try to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. What choices and habits on a daily basis make my life (nearly) eco-positive? The past week I donated plasma, went to a vegan high-tea with mom and finally found some zero waste toothpaste with fluoride! Want to read along?

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Tv-show about sustainable food: ‘Gefileerd’

Before you read any further, I must tell you something first. The show I am about to share is broadcasted on Dutch television, so it therefore is in Dutch. I like to have consistency in my blog, that’s why is blogpost is in English. So, if you’re not Dutch, you probably can’t understand the show. Or you can work on your Dutch haha. Anyway, ‘Gefileerd’ is a show I watched is about fast food ánd sustainable food. I feel like you should watch it too!

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