I had a moment of enlightenment this Friday. Or well, enlightenment, I received a tip. I was listening to a Dutch podcast about money in the train. They mentioned a tip which made me realized I have spent 180 euros the past 5 years on something that could be free. I have to say, at … More Saving 144 euros in 10 minutes with a student bank account
Last week I published a post in which I calculated my negative impact on the planet and how many earths we would need if everybody lived like me, considering we only have one. The biggest category in this calculation is stuff. And a big part of that for me were solar panels I bought. In … More Earning money with solar panels: ZonnepanelenDelen
This post is a follow-up from the post from last week. I’ve made the decision to ditch the plane because it’s not sustainable at all. Last week I shared the outward journey by train from Haarlem to Albufeira. Overall conclusion: easier than expected. This week I’ll share my return. I went from our apartment in … More Traveling to Albufeira by train: the return
So, I didn’t really know what to call this blogpost. Beauty products sound weird to me. Nobody needs special products to be beautiful I guess. Stuff can’t make you beautiful. Eventually I decided to call this category cosmetics. If you’d ask me if I’m a fan of cosmetics I’d answer no. But toothpaste and soap … More All the cosmetics I own as a minimalist
You might think it’s not worth the effort to write a blogpost about just one piece of clothing I bought, but I disagree. So, here I am, sharing just one item I bought a while back. Why? Because I think it’s important to value every single sustainable choice made. So, here I am, with a … More I bought a new thrifted item: jeans
As a person, the most sustainable thing you can do is stop buying new stuff. And since I’m trying to live as sustainable as I can, I took the pledge to not buy anything new. You can see how I did the past year in this blogpost. But, sometimes you do need things. I don’t think … More I went thrift shopping! What did I buy?
Today I want to share something about lending with you. About lending books! If you’re a reader (like me) this is almost a must when it comes to trying to living sustainable. Lending is the new buying! And it should be, because it is has many benefits! Not only for the environment, but for yourself … More Lending things: The Book Library
I think you’ve noticed by now: I am an entrepreneur! Wow. That sounds so fancy. And it is! I have started my own webshop for package free groceries in Enschede: Loose, to do something about our big problem with waste. It has been fun, exiting and scary at the same time. Currently I am working … More Making my own business cards
Voedselverspilling, een huge topic vind ik, als het gaat om dingen doen voor het milieu. Alhoewel ik dit lang niet de beste manier vind om iets te doen voor het milieu, hoor ik er zó veel over. En ik denk dat dat door één ding komt: het is makkelijk om te voorkomen. Mijn motto? Just eat it. Maar dat … More Leestip: Lekker koken met restjes
Het is tijd voor een verbetering. Een verbetering die nog minder afval veroorzaakt dan het eerdere alternatief. Want soms denk ik gewoon dat iets beter kan, nog beter. Ik stelde het telkens uit (waarom weet ik niet zo goed), maar ik ben overgestapt naar een nieuw product: zelfgemaakte tandpasta.