Earth & Environment

8-7-2015

People, Planet, Profit

Get to know me & all I do for a better world

Growing up in Africa, I saw how people depended on their environment at an early age. This lead me to study Earth Sciences and later Sustainable Development.

The 3 P-words are a mantra from Sustainable Development and mean to indicate that to achieve sustainability, a balance must be found between people, planet and profit. For me, they are a reminder that in life one should strive to be a 'good person', strive for a fair and just world, care for each other and the planet. Profit does not always have to be in monetary terms. Win-win situations will yield the best results, even if there's no money to make. But, sustainability is easily jeopardized if there's no profit to pay for costs and invest back into an initiative.

 

I work four days a week at such profit that I have the luxury that I can spend at least one day a week on non-profit affairs. I believe there's more to life than just making money for oneself. It is what we do for others that makes us grow. And only through personal relations and involvement do we accomplish.

Blog

No Impact Week
Leven zonder enige vorm van impact op ons milieu? Volgens mij is dat onmogelijk, maar een weekje uitproberen de impact te beperken kan natuurlijk wel.   November 8, 2010 »
Tour du Faso
Nederland wint de vierde etappe van de Tour du Faso.   October 31, 2010 »
Fietser verongelukt
Een fietstocht van Limmen naar Burkina Faso voor het goede doel is uitgelopen op een drama, toen een 61-jarige deelnemer in Spanje verongelukte.   September 17, 2010 »
Dicko Fils
19 en 20 juni was het weer Festival Mundial in Tilburg. Ondanks de voorspelde regen zorgde de zon toch voor een tropische sfeer en ondanks het voetbal was het hartstikke druk en gezellig.   July 2, 2010 »

Photos

My Son
October 24, 2014 »
Heiligdomsvaart 2011
July 10, 2011 »
Wijngaard Steenvoorde
July 10, 2011 »
Denmark
October 28, 2010 »