About me and this blog

Hi there! I am so exited that you’ve found my blog. On this blog you can follow my journey to an eco-positive lifestyle! Eco-positive lifestyle? That’s right! I want to do more good on this beautiful planet than bad. I want to leave this earth behind even more beautiful than it was when I was born here. I read and have read a lot of blogs which have inspired me, brought me joy and taught me a lot, so why wouldn’t people experience this with my own blog? So, I took a leap and became a blogger myself, to inspire others.

About me
Right, who thinks she and her lifestyle is so interesting to dedicate a blog to? *Raises hand*. Yep, me, Romee Hoeksma. A young woman (at this very moment 21) who, was born and raised in Enschede, The Netherlands, studies in Amsterdam en who is totally fascinated by anything that has to do with the environment and pollution since 2014. My favorite colour is pink, I have the cutest Frenchie, I’m 156 cm tall (if you can call it tall) and I study Environment and Resource Management, to sum up a few things.

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‘Be the change you want to see in the world’

What this blog is about
As the title of my blog says, this blog is about an eco-positive lifestyle. Yes, I know I’ve said that before. It means that while I’m here on this earth, I want to have a positive impact, rather than a negative. Subject I personally love and so write about are; zero wasre, veganism, minimalism, vintage clothing and fair fashion, healthy and happy living, volunteering and other sustainable subjects.

How my journey started
Some lines above I mentioned that I’ve been obsessed with the environment and pollution since 2014. Before that I’d classify myself ‘normal’, just like every other teen. Trash was just that, trash. And away was just away (we always speak of ‘away’ when we put something in the garbage. Now, my vision has changed, a lot. The way I looked at trash en pollution was changed by Rae Strauss. I found Rachelle on Twitter and then I vervuilingfound het website, www.myzerowaste.com. Rae was living a zero waste lifestyle. Life without trash, could this really be true? I was stunned. I started reading her blog, and read more, and read more. The challenge to produce as little trash as possible (and to create the smallest possible footprint) already then appealed to me. I kept finding more and more information about trash and pollution and what it was doing to our world. Shock. Yes, really, I was in shock. How could this all be happening while no one did anything about it? I learned that there are people doing something about this, people like Rae. And so, I started reducing my waste and footprint myself. Because trash wasn’t just trash, and away was anything but away. And so one thing let to another, because everything is related. After a while I became vegan, stopped buying anything new and tried to boycott planes. This teen is going green! 

Why I started this blog
I started this blog in the first place because I just love to write and inspire. I want to show the world how I live an eco-positive life. And even more important, that it is hella fun! What you want to do with all this information, that’s up to you. All the sustainable blogs I read are about grown-ups who do their own groceries en can make all their own decisions. I live with my parents, my influence on our weekly groceries is minimal and I don’t have a huge amount of money (bit of disappointment, right?). Perhaps I inspire somebody (you!) and together we can make this world a little more beautiful.

Do you want to follow me anywhere else? You can! On the right side you can see a button where you can enter your e-mail, you will receive an e-mail every time I write a new post. I also have a Youtube-channel where I post vlogs and informational videos, but these are in Dutch. Furthermore you can find me at Instagram or you can follow the When A Teen Goes Green Facebookpage. I’ll see you there. 

Yours sincerely,
Romee

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