Hello!

Fascinated by the natural world, with its challenges and opportunities, I started this blog in 2015. A collection of ideas and experiences, mostly related to innovation, sustainability and the environment.

I lived the first 18 years of my life in and around The Hague and moved for studies to Amsterdam. During and right after my studies, I lived for more extended periods in Willemstad (Curaçao) and Dublin. Life abroad has attracted me enormously ever since. End twenties, I had the opportunity to work in Düsseldorf. A cosy city that is beautifully situated on the Rhine. And after a whole series of events—a time, where I met my beautiful wife, developed my interest in sustainability, launched Sustainica, obtained my MBA, led the Sustainable Startup Program-research team etc.—we moved to Berlin. It is the city where I eventually became a real German 😉 and our final destination in Europe, it seems.

In February 2021, we travelled to Australia, and we plan to live here for a while. For now, I invite you to read my stories. We can also connect and if you have any questions, send me an email

Emys orbicularis aka the European pond turtle – one of the endangered species I worked with as a volunteer, Beautiful forests in Brandenburg (Germany), Berlin and Sydney skylines.