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.

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het Celibaat 2
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Het gymnasium
Stel je eens voor dat je Arabische taal en cultuur zou kunnen kiezen op het gymnasium, of toegepaste wiskunde in plaats van Grieks en Latijn. Hoe zou dat onze samenleving veranderen?   January 22, 2010 »

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