5 Ways to Volunteer in Your Own Time

When I talk about volunteering with someone, people usually think of organizations where they can do something. Think of the food bank, the animal shelter or a local school. That’s great and I’ll soon write something about those options. However, you can also do something on your own terms. This way you’re not bound to specific times. There’s a lot we can do without these organizations. Today I’ll tell you about 5 ways to volunteer in your own time.

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My Experiences with Getting Off The Birth Control Pill

About 11 years ago, when I was about 12 years old, I started taking the birth control pill. My doctor recommended it to me and my mom, while we were at her practice. She recommended it because I had quite severe acne and that made me very unhappy. After some years the acne went away but I stuck with the pill as a contraceptive. In December 2021, last year, I started doubting it. Was the pill still right for me? I decided to test it and quit taking it. Today I’ll tell you about my experiences with getting of the birth control pill.

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Life Update: I got my Master of Science!

This past February I started my thesis. I was very nervous about it, because when I wrote my thesis for my bachelor Facility Management I failed the first attempt. This time it went very smooth, a little too smooth sometimes, because that’s what I experienced during my bachelor too. So I got worried. But on July 13th 2022 I got the news that I passed my thesis. And so I have a major life update: I got my master of science!

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2 Charities to Support Animals

Welcome t0 the last post in a series of 3 posts. In this series I tell you which charities I support and why. I divide my donations to charities into 3 categories. Two week ago I wrote about the 7 charities I support to support nature and last week I told you which 7 charities I donate to which support people. Today it’s time for the last category. In this post I’ll tell you about the 2 charities I donate to which support animals.

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7 Charities to Support People

Last week I wrote about the 6 charities I support which support nature. I then told you that I do not only support charities which support nature, I also support organizations which help people and animals. This makes for 3 categories.  Next week I’ll tell you about the charities I support which help animals. This week I’ll tell you about the 7 charities I support which help people. 

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7 Charities to Support Nature

Donating money to charities is something I think everybody who has the resources should do. For me personally, I live at least eco-neutral, meaning that I live within the boundaries of the planet. However, eco-neutral is only the base**. I want to live eco-positive. I want to actually contribute something to make this world a better place. You can do that in different ways. A relatively easy way is by donating money. But which charities actually contribute to a better world? In this post I want to elaborate on research I did to find out. Here are 7 charities to support nature.

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The Loneliness of an Eco-positive Lifestyle

I am very confident that my sustainability journey and eco-positive lifestyle make me the happiest version of myself. But there is one dark side of this eco-positive lifestyle. This dark side does not have much to do me, but it has everything to do with the people surrounding me. Today I want to open up about this dark side, because I like to be brutally honest on this blog. I’ll tell you about: the loneliness of an eco-positive lifestyle.

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Why we Should Pay for Journalism

Today, there are a lot of options to gather news for free. In the Netherlands there are multiple websites who offer you news for free. At the same time, there’s also a group of people who use social media as their news platform, another form of free news. There is no such things as free news, because journalism is a profession. When news is free, there are a lot of downsides to this. Today I want to tell you more about why I think we should pay for journalism.

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Vegan Food Diary for a Week

I’m back with an old favorite: a food diary. Over the past 4 years as a vegan I’ve gotten more and more into a bubble. A vegan bubble. Sometimes to the point that I forget that people who eat everything have no clue about what I eat as a vegan. It’s become my normal to eat vegan, obviously. But since this is not the case for everyone I am going to share a food diary with you this week. Here’s my vegan food diary for a week.

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E-mail Activism

Yes, I can call myself an activist. I march on the streets doing protest, I am living in a way to be an example and I am outspoken about what should change in this world and how. I think that if you want to make the world a better place, you’re an activist already. But not everybody shares that kind of view. Most people think you have to be on the streets protesting everyday to be an activist. I don’t think that’s true and I don’t think we have too either. That’s why I am talking about an accessible type of activism today. I call this: e-mail activism.

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