Why I am done with my Fairphone and bought an Iphone

I focus on being positive on this blog. I share mostly positive accomplishments and positive news. I want to stay positive, we can heal this world so to say. Yet, there is need to be critical. Of myself, but also of initiatives sometimes. This is necessary to keep this blog critical, but also honest. And that’s why I am posting a rather negative post here today. I have decided to sell my Fairphone and I bought a refurbished Iphone X. Lees “Why I am done with my Fairphone and bought an Iphone” verder

Weekly diary #104: an introductionweekend in Appelscha

Hi there! Welcome back into this weekly diary. In this diary I try to show you what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like. The past week is rather short, since I’ve been away for about 4 days. But still, I wanted to this week. Want to read along? Lees “Weekly diary #104: an introductionweekend in Appelscha” verder

Do I think secondhand clothing is the solution to the fast fashion crises?

Last week I shared some ‘new’ secondhand purchases of mine. I do that a lot, you can read more articles about secondhand clothing I bought among others here, here and here. I also wrote a post on why and how I buy secondhand. Conclusion: it’s the most sustainable option. That’s why I do it. But do I think secondhand fashion is the solution to the whole fast fashion crisis? I’ll tell you. Lees “Do I think secondhand clothing is the solution to the fast fashion crises?” verder

Weekly diary #103: I got a ‘new’ secondhand bed

Hi there, welcome back into my weekly diary in which I try to show what an eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. I try to reduce my negative impact on this planet every day and at the same time I try to increase my positive impact. The past week I received some sustainable underwear, went to a symposium about sustainable food and had a secondhand room-makeover! Want to read along?

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4 secondhand clothing items I bought in August 2019

It’s time again, I bought ‘new’ secondhand clothing. A few weeks back I bought four secondhand pieces of clothing. My mom and I went to the thrift shop by coincidence. Since I got my driver’s license now, I wanted to practice driving in our car for the first time. The thrift shop in Enschede we went to is quite a long way and so we went by car. Not very sustainable actually, but the clothing is! Here’s more about the four pieces I bought. Lees “4 secondhand clothing items I bought in August 2019” verder

Weekly diary #102: discovering my new hometown

Hi! Welcome back into my weekly diary. I am so happy and excited these weeks and I hope it comes across here. I have positive energy to save the world! Back for a week full of vegan food, sustainable clothing, sustainable traveling and even a sustainable education. The past week I discovered more about my new hometown Haarlem, had my first handball training again and also made a Youtube video! Want to read along? Lees “Weekly diary #102: discovering my new hometown” verder

Earning money with solar panels: ZonnepanelenDelen

Last week I published a post in which I calculated my negative impact on the planet and how many earths we would need if everybody lived like me, considering we only have one. The biggest category in this calculation is stuff. And a big part of that for me were solar panels I bought. In the calculation that seems negative, because it’s something you buy new. But today I want to tell you why I think it’s a positive thing and how I buy solar panels. Lees “Earning money with solar panels: ZonnepanelenDelen” verder

Weekly diary #101: a new beginning at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam

Hi there! Welcome into this new weekly diary. It’s the 101st and it literally means a new chapter of my life. In this blog I want to show you how I try to live an eco-positive lifestyle and what this looks like on a daily basis. The past week I graduated at the University of Applied Sciences ánd started immediately at the Vrije Universiteit (free university) of Amsterdam. A new beginning! Want to read along? Lees “Weekly diary #101: a new beginning at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam” verder

Have I lived eco-positive the past year? 2018/2019

Years ago I started a more sustainable lifestyle. It all started with a zero waste lifestyle and from there I discovered new issues and problems. I took little steps each time and learned a lot along the way. Have these steps worked? Have I lived sustainable the past year? Lees “Have I lived eco-positive the past year? 2018/2019” verder