My Sustainability Journey: from Details to Big Impact

I started this blog 5 years ago. That’s because I then started taking steps to make my lifestyle sustainable. Over these 5 years I have learned a lot. And so, my mindset and behavior has changed. I dare to say that I am a completely different human now than when I was at age 16/17. In a good way if you ask me! At first my sustainability behavior was very random but I’ve evolved. Today I want to discuss how I’ve gone from focussing on the details to focussing the big picture.

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News + What You Can Do About It | June 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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Knap voor een Dik Meisje by Tatjana Almuli

It’s crazy how many blind spots I keep discovering over the years of reading non-fiction books. I keep learning about the world around me. And even more important: about the people around me. I keep learning about different perspectives. Today I want to talk about fatshaming, body neutrality and fatphobia. The book ‘Knap voor een Dik Meisje’ (translated: pretty for a fat girl) by Tatjana Almuli was the starting point for opening my eyes. Today I’ll tell you more about the book.

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Basic Hummus Recipe

Bread. It’s a typical Dutch thing if you’d ask me. Dutch people eat a lot of bread. For breakfast, with lunch, inbetween. Weekdays, weekend days. Bread seems to be the basis of the Dutch diet. Add cow-cheese to it and there it is: your typical Dutch lunch. And so, since I’ve gone vegan I made some adjustments as to what I eat on my bread. One of them is hummus! Hummus is like the ultimate go-to for vegan sandwiches. If there’s a vegan option in a mainstream lunch cafe it’s hummus 99% of the time. It’s easy to make and can go with any bread. For breakfast, during lunch, on toast or even with dinner. And that’s why I am sharing the basic recipe for hummus that I use.

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Sustainable and Ethical Behavior is About Compassion

Over the years of living a sustainable lifestyle (or at least trying to) I think I have learned why I have never given up. I am still determined to live my best life. And for me, the best life is the most sustainable and ethical life. That’s the base. I think I am not giving up because I keep growing in this journey. And because of that there is one very important lesson which makes me continue: a sustainable and ethical lifestyle is about compassion. The core of this lifestyle is compassion and that’s why I would never quit alltogether.

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The Best Vegan Products List – Eggs and Cheese

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 second post in this series, eggs and cheese. The first post covered the best meat replacements. There are more things to cover, like candy, honey, fish or dairy to name some examples. I will get into those products another time. As I said: today is about vegan eggs and cheese.

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News + What You Can Do About It | May 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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Sustainable Gifts

Gifts! A subject which is difficult enough already without the gifts being sustainable. What do you gift someone? I have always found it difficult. So when I decided I wanted to only gift sustainable things I figured this would be even more difficult. Turns out … it isn’t! I now have a list of things that I can always gift, in whichever situation. I think gifting even became easier! And so, I am sharing a list of sustainable gifts with you today. This way we can all gift sustainably.

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How to Find Ethical Fashion: Good on You

As you might know by now, I avoid buying new clothes. It works 99% of the time, but there are is that 1% when it doesn’t work out. There are some things that need to be bought new. But if I do buy new, I buy ethical. If there is a sustainable and fair option, I choose that one. Sometimes there is no ethical option (yet), but those moments are rare. After years of experience into this journey, I now recognize greenwashing and know which brands to turn to when I buy new. However, when I was new to this subject, the fashion industry can be like a maze. That’s why I want to share a tool with you today. Good On You: thé guide for ethical fashion.

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Why to Avoid Moor While Gardening

I think this is the time of year when people start gardening again. We’re in the middle of spring. I mean, I am not an experienced gardener (I currently don’t even have a garden since I live in an appartement complex), but this is the time of the year when I used to start doing things. That’s why I want to share something important today. There’s a product most people unknowingly use when they work in their garden which is not sustainable at all: moor. Today I’ll tell you why we should avoid it.

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