Fascinated by the natural world and its challenges and opportunities, I started this blog in 2015, describing my ideas and experiences, mostly related to innovation, sustainability and the environment. With curiosity and enthusiasm, a degree in Business and Environmental Management, I try to contribute.
Extensive experience has been gained in the private sector with a strong focus on creative and tech companies. My most recent project, which also gave new impulses to my career, was in nature conservation. During the ten months as a volunteer at the State Office for Environment Brandenburg in Germany, I have been able to experience how vulnerable our environment is. We must do everything we can to preserve it and ultimately make it better. Generating impact on a social, economic and environmental level is what drives me.
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. After a whole series of events—a great time btw, where I met my beautiful wife, developed my interest in sustainability, launched Sustainica, etc.—we moved to Berlin, our final destination in Europe, it seems.
Emys orbicularis aka the European pond turtle – one of the endangered species I worked with as a vollunteer, Beautiful forests in Brandenburg (Germany), Berlin and Sydney skylines that we both really enjoyed.