The 9 Planetary Boundaries

The past 3 years I have followed a pre-master in Earth and Economy and a master in Environment and Resource Management. And up until now, I mostly wrote about sustainability and an eco-positive lifestyle in the personal sphere, as I believe that we all have a share making the earth a happy place for everybody. However, as I gained my master in science, I feel like I can also share more about sustainability on a global level. Today I am starting with the ultimate base, the 9 planetary boundaries.

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Why neoliberalism does not work

Neoliberalism, also called free-market capitalism. Ever since communism has fallen in the 80s and 90s, there has been only capitalism. It has caused a lot of problems, but it has also done some good things for humanity. I don’t know whether I am against capitalism or neoliberalism (yet), since I don’t know much about the alternatives (but maybe I will in the future). But I do know that neoliberalism does not work, here’s why.

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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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Why Fireworks Suck

When I was younger, I used to love fireworks. Especially around New Year’s Eve I used to be on the block all day to lit fireworks from the early morning onwards. However, over the years my opinion about fireworks has changed. Right now, I think they should be banned or at least drastically improved. So here’s all the reasons why I think fireworks suck.

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News & Personal Impact | April 2022

Mainstream news in The Netherlands is depressing. It has to be shocking, sensational and topical. This way news gets negative and people feel like the world around them is changing for the worse. They lose trust and feel powerless. Yet, sciences proves it over and over again: the world is getting better every 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 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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What can we learn from 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? What can we learn from COVID-19?

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What you can do about the Australian Fires of 2019/2020

I don’t think the subject I want to talk about today hasn’t caught your attention just yet. The extreme Australian fires. It’s been all over the news and my Instagram feed has been exploding. The attention is a good thing, we should talk about this issue. That’s why I am talking about it today. But also, I think the traditional media doesn’t give enough of the background information I’d like to see. And even more important: what can we as individuals do? Here’s what you can do about the Australian fires of 2019/2020.

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What is so bad about deforestation?

Since September I’ve been studying the premaster Environment and Resource Management. There, we’re studying world problems. Here on this blog I’ve talked about concrete actions to live more sustainable and compassionate. Eco-positive living, that’s what I call it. Yet, I’ve come to realize that I haven’t gone into the biggest issues just yet. From now on I want to do that, discussing a world problem on this blog. Today I’ll start with one problem: deforestation. What is deforestation and what is so bad about it?

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