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A new earth

A new earth

This might not come as a big surprise, considering my recent idealistic posts on community living, our office culture, and the future change of our cities. A new initiative has been launched by me, Michaël and Laura, to play a leading role in a new push towards a New Earth under the name: Office for the New Earth (ONE). A few weeks ago we launched our brand new website at https://new-earth.one, with a small description of our vision, our mission,…

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Community living

Community living

In one of my previous posts, I thoroughly discussed the many options one can have in living a different life. I think it is good to reflect a bit and discuss what ‘alternative’ really means in this context. In my opinion, it is choosing a life path that most people do not take. Typical is to finish your study, having an office job, buying a house, driving your lease car, having children, and maybe try your luck with a few…

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Bringing back the jungle: transformation of our cities

Bringing back the jungle: transformation of our cities

In the last few years, a clear trend is visible of people decorating their homes with new indoor greens, people harvesting their first tomato plants grown from ‘AH moestuintjes’, and people growing fresh vegetables and fruits in their own (allotment) garden. I think this trend is not a coincidence. As our world is becoming more densely populated and increasingly complicated, the urge to counteract this movement is growing stronger. Our cities are nothing short of a massive ‘concrete jungle’, the…

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Alternative Living

Alternative Living

What would you choice if you could change your life right now? Yes, this moment…BANG… your newly created life is there! Gone is everything you didn’t like, gone is the stuff that bothers you. The possibilities are probably endless if you take your time to sit and brainstorm. We are especially fortunate in our rich western society, as it feels as if we have a little bit of influence on our destiny. We can make changes to our lives the…

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