News + What You Can Do About It | Februari 2021

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 share 7 news-article once a month in these posts. A mix of positive and bad news, but mostly positive, to make sure that positive news has the upper-hand. Along, I share a practical tip on what you can do 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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The Best Vegan Products List – Meat Replacements

This has been on my mind for a while now. There are many vegan alternatives to animal products on the market. Vegan egg, vegan tuna, vegan steak. Amazing! The more the merrier I’d say. However, some vegan products are better than others. And so, I want to make an ultimate list of my personal favorites. So that whenever you want try a vegan alternative for a product, you can take a look at this list and then see what brand I personally like best. So that when you try a vegan product, you try the most delicious product there is! This is the first post in this series, about meat replacements. There are more things to cover, like candy, eggs, fish or dairy to name some examples. I will get into those products another time. Today I am going to start with the meat replacements of cow, pig and chicken.

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How My Sustainable Lifestyle has Changed My Spending Behavior

It’s time to share something about my spending behavior. That’s because it has changed a lot over the past years. I don’t have the precise numbers right now, but it is a feeling I have. Due to minimalism and zero waste, my mindset has flipped completely. I see the world differently now. And with this mindset change my spending behavior has changed drastically too. Today I want to share more about that.

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How to Vote as an Intersectional Feminist

The elections for parliament in The Netherlands are coming up! On March 15,16 and 17 2021 Dutch people can vote. It’s a big deal since a lot needs to change. Policy needs to change. We face inequality, the climate crisis, a pandemic and more. But just as important: the people in parliament need to change as well. Not as in behavioral change, no, we need to literally change the people who are in parliament. It’s time for different people. I am not actually going to tell you for which party you need to vote. I would never. Everybody needs to make up their own choice. But I am going to tell you who you need to vote for in that specific party you’re voting for. I am going to tell you: how do you vote as an intersectional feminist?

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3 Secondhand Clothing Items I Bought

Hi everyone! I know, it’s the midst of a pandemic and maybe not the best time to buy clothing, but I couldn’t resist. I bought 3 pieces of clothing and I’m loving them, I couldn’t wait to share. Of course I did buy secondhand, like I do in 99% of my purchases. Every once in a while I share my purchases to show you that a secondhand wardrobe is sustainable, but also fun and stylish! Here’s what I bought the last couple of months.

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News + What You Can Do About It | January 2021

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 share 7 news-article once a month in these posts. A mix of positive and bad news, but mostly positive, to make sure that positive news has the upper-hand. Along, I share a practical tip on what you can do 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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The Relationship Between Sustainability and Health

The Paris Agreement of 2016 was different. Not only because countries finally agreed to do something against the climate crisis, but is also had a different perspective. The Paris Agreement doesn’t just focus on climate change and its effects. Sounds crazy? Well, not entirely. Not everybody sees the urgency to do something against the climate crisis immediately and so we need to show the other benefits as well! There are many, but today I am talking about the benefits of a sustainable world for our health.

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Why I don’t own a car

I’ve made a distinction a while back: some sustainable habits are easier than others. For example, I wrote a post about how it’s way easier to go vegan than to stop traveling. But even though I said it that it’s not easy to give up traveling, I still try to do it less and travel sustainable. Since I’ve had my driver’s license I have noticed that there is one thing which makes me travel sustainable: I don’t own car.

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2 Ingredient DIY All Purpose Cleaner

It’s time for another recipe! It’s been a while. Since I moved out of my parent’s houses and into my own apartment with my boyfriend in Groningen I’ve tried all kinds of DIY recipes. Some things worked out great, others not so much. Today I want to share the first thing I tried to make and has been a huge succes ever since. It’s the first thing you want to make when you’re making cleaning products yourself: all purpose cleaner.

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All the stuff I’ve bought new in 2020

Since 2017 I calculate every year in September whether I’ve lived within the earth’s capacity. One category of this equation is the new stuff I’ve bought. I discuss that bought briefly in those posts, looking at the period from September to September. But, every full year from Januari till Januari I also start the challenge of buying nothing. And then at the end of the year I evaluate. I did it in 2018 and 2019 already. Today I’m doing that again. Today I am sharing all the stuff I’ve bought new in 2020.

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