How to get rid of clothes in a responsible way

I am on a journey to my ultimate capsule wardrobe. A capsule wardrobe can have many forms and has a different meaning to different people. To me it is a small wardrobe with items that I love and can all match. It is an ongoing journey. And so I buy things, but also get rid of things. When a piece of clothing does not serve me any longer, I want to get rid of it in a responsible way. But how do I do that?

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What can we learn from the new zoonotic disease COVID-19?

Just like everyone else, I can’t ignore it: the new corona virus. Most of the world is affected by the new virus and the consequences are massive. In times like these, the focus lies with decreasing the further spreading of the disease. Entire countries are in quarantine and it’s all you hear about on the news. Even though I understand that, I tried to look at the core of the problem the past days. How did this new virus arise and what is there to change so that this doesn’t happen again? Continue reading “What can we learn from the new zoonotic disease COVID-19?”

Saving resources with a dynamo on your bike

Using your bike instead of your car, it’s something people try to do when they want to live more sustainable. It’s a direct win, no oil or gas needs to be used and so, less climate change and pollution. But today there’s another part of your bike ride that I’d like to discuss: your lights. Because there’s even more you can save than oil or gas: batteries! By generating the energy yourself with a dynamo. Continue reading “Saving resources with a dynamo on your bike”

5 tips to shorten your shower

In The Netherlands most people use natural gas to heat up their water. And as you might know, natural gas is a energy source that is non-renewable and burning it causes our climate to warm. Since I live with my parents, I can’t rebuilt my shower so that it doesn’t use any natural gas. But what I can do is shorten my showers so that I use less natural gas. I have a few tips to do this and I want to share these with you today. Here are 5 tips to shorten your shower. Continue reading “5 tips to shorten your shower”

Eco-positive weekly diary #127: Visiting a hydrogen facility and an algae farm

Hi there, welcome back into my personal weekly diary! In this diary I try to show you what my (almost) eco-positive lifestyle looks like on a daily basis. What choices are important and what habits have I created to maintain this sustainable lifestyle? The past week I went to see a hydrogen facility, an algae farm and decided that I will probably take a break from these weekly diaries for a short while! Want to read along? Continue reading “Eco-positive weekly diary #127: Visiting a hydrogen facility and an algae farm”

Must read: Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson

I personally love non-fiction books about living a sustainable lifestyle. I like to know the facts, the things that matter the most, the impact of my choices. But sometimes I like a different green book too, a personal one. It’s great to read about someone else’s choices, someone else’s struggles and their findings. And so today I am sharing a book about personal sustainable experiences: Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson. Continue reading “Must read: Sleeping Naked is Green by Vanessa Farquharson”