Our roof needs maintenance because the PVC foil that has been under the green roof for 24 years has become unreliable. Especially along the exposed edges, the plasticizers have disappeared from the PVC due to the UV light. Now I am replacing it with 1.52 mm thick EPDM foil.It is a lot of work toContinue reading “Our roof needs maintenance”
Category Archives: sustainable living
I was born in 314 ppm …
I was born in 314 parts per million of Carbon Dioxide, my children were born in 345 ppm CO2 , and my granddaughter is born in 409 ppm. The most commonly used definitions of time are expressed in eras. Recently I have seen more and more that environmentally conscious people use the concentration of CO2Continue reading “I was born in 314 ppm …”
uncomfortable & guilty
Seeing this beautifully made video makes me feel uncomfortable and guilty … and that is the purpose of this artwork … a “must-see” !
the right of the fastest
This book makes you look differently Thalia has already written some important things in an article (in Dutch). For the time being, the book has only been published in Dutch. I strongly recommend this book, also for avid cyclists, because it allows you to think thoroughly about the situation in our living space and toContinue reading “the right of the fastest”
commuting with Quest 552
My colleagues Harm and Bram saw me arriving at work in my velomobile and made a video with their mobile phone. Nicely done guys! If I’d known they were recording … I would’ve gone much faster 😉
Planet of the Humans
This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late.
a piece of my sandwalk was stolen
A large part of my “sandwalk” has been declared a prohibited area by “Natuurmonumenten“. The last bit of sympathy for this organization has also disappeared. On their site they show some nice photos and texts : Is your heart in nature? At Natuurmonumenten we give plants and animals a larger habitat. This is the backyardContinue reading “a piece of my sandwalk was stolen”
a new library in my neighbourhood
A fantastic initiative, a free library! You see them more and more. Just a cupboard with all kinds of books. You borrow a book and put another (already read) in return. Fortunately, there are still people with a positive view of man who find it important that people read books and are not afraid ofContinue reading “a new library in my neighbourhood”
Just sitting on our porch, wasting time …
Wealth is a deep understanding of the natural world. Bill Mollison An intensive monoculture is the breeding ground for unwanted viruses and diseases … That is why people should keep 1.5 meters away from each other …But how many cows, chickens, pigs, etc. are kept in a modern barn?How much corn, wheat, soy, grain, etc.Continue reading “Just sitting on our porch, wasting time …”
The axe …
These eyes will witness the world I’ll leave behind …
Especially now, in the year 2019, in which the Dutch politics (by becoming aware of a rapidly changing climate) reluctantly published the much-needed choices, these eyes for me have become a motivation to live environmentally conscious too. Of course, the measures are not nearly as effective as necessary. And of course, the plans are basedContinue reading “These eyes will witness the world I’ll leave behind …”
De meeste mensen deugen.
I don’t know how to translate the term “deugen” into English. There is no literal translation. Perhaps English speakers do not live with “virtues” ? In any case, I am reading this book and despite the fact that I have only just begun, it is clear that it is recommended for everyone!
We were in Jánovas before, but it made such an intense impression that we wanted to go there again to see the progress of the restorations. All current information can be found on this site. A few streets have common facilities such as water, electricity and sewerage. They are also nicely sealed with a provisionalContinue reading “Jánovas revisited”
We drove at ease through Aragon. A beautiful area where a proud people have lived for centuries, just listen to this song … It is a pity that the old culture of living in small villages nowadays suffers from migration to the big city. I expect that the coming energy- and economy transition will causeContinue reading “Aragon”
Humane: A New Agenda for Tech – Center For Humane Technology
A replay of Humane: A New Agenda for Tech from April 23, 2019 where CHT introduced a new path for producing technology that is truly aligned with humanity. Bron: Humane: A New Agenda for Tech – Center For Humane Technology