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Love, love, love

Nothing in life is more important than love. You can work your but off to get higher up the ladder. You can earn millions. You can beat everybody in work, sports or any other hobby. But if you’re live is...

Hug a tree

August 12th Hug a tree. You might be taking that literally, or perhaps in spirit as you walk through a beautiful forest and depending on the season you wonder about the buds, the beautiful greenery, the autumn...

All not-so-inclusive

August 11th All-inclusive is a convenient way to travel with your family. No problems such as “can I have another coke?” “Why can’t I have dessert?”” Can you extend the WIFI bundle...

Zero waste

August 10th Zero waste isn’t an easy thing to do. If you have to buy everything without packaging, eat your vegetables in their entirety (with seeds, stems and even if they’re flawed), never again can you...

The natives are coming

August 9th About 370 million people in the world can be considered as indigenous to the land they live on. They are located in 90 countries and make up less than 5 percent of the world’s population. They...

Bio love

August 8th There has been an endless supply of articles about organic products. Research has us believing various things. Some even claim that there is no difference to non-organic. Website environmental...

Moderate

August 7th We can do with less. Eating, drinking, cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, stress, work, living space, social media use, watching TV, flying, driving. Okay admittedly, these are all nice things in life but...

Time for the new generations

August 6th How much room does someone in their early twenties still have to develop, to have a chance to get something done, to make a difference. The generation of baby boomers who for years wouldn’t give up...

Use plastic

August 5th Should you use plastics? Yes, why not. Its preferable over just burning the oil which will just disappear afterwards. Plastic can last for centuries and is only a problem if you stop using it and...

We defeated the ozone layer

August 4th Warm day today? Or maybe the place on earth where you are right now is cloudy and rainy. But who is still talking about the Ozone layer these days. In the eighties of the last century it was one of...

Be proud

August 3rd 50 years ago activists first started to worry about the situation in the world and the word ‘environment’ first appeared in the newspaper as something to worry about. It was laughed about and the...

Connect

August 2nd Changing the world on your own isn’t easy. It’s possible, but who do you have to lean on if you become disheartened from all the opposition. From the bashing naysayers to the skeptics who try to...

Down to earth

August 1st Soil is one of the most important things in our lives. Together with water and the sun, it is the source of all life. Without soil there was no food and without food there would be no animals, birds...

Choose right

July 31st We don’t mean right wing of course! In fact, the left and right no longer exist in contemporary politics. They are obsolete terms that no longer apply. Right-wing politicians can make good and social...

Basic income

July 30th It is the egg of Columbus: moving the retirement age to 18 years. No jokes, we’re promoting basic income. If we ensure that everyone has enough money to survive, no one has to worry anymore about...

Buy dirty stock

July 29th Yes we’re serious! Not that you should immediately start investing in the arms industry, Monsanto / Bayer, Boeing or BP. But in Shell. Shell has of course been on the wrong path for a hundred years...

Superuse

July 28th Recycling is one thing. But superuse goes one step further. Superuse is the design and development of new products based on the residual stream of materials from construction, industry and household...

No rain down the drain

July 27th Most people hate rain. In some countries such as the Netherlands, rain showers these days come in tropical quantities. Western Europe is already so urbanized that the rain can no longer drain off and...

Is this your t-shirt?

July 26th Is this your t-shirt? These two Turkish children, estimated to be 10 and 8 years old, are picking cotton. Turkey is the third largest producers of cotton shirts with $2.8 billion revenue. The other...

Be an angel

July 25th

Today’s is a short message: Be an angel for a day. Be friendly, kind and helpful, and you’ll be surprised at what will come back to you.

Leave a trail

July 24th An ecological footprint is just a snapshot. Anyone who realizes that the world needs to change, that a transition is needed to save the planet, will have to take a huge number of steps to get there...

Waste menus

July 23rd Every international kitchen has one or more dishes in its arsenal that you could call waste dishes. Pizza, Irish stew, bread pudding, bean soup, lasagna, stew, tripe, paella. These are all originally...

Write!

July 22nd Millions of people have said they could write a book about what they’ve seen and lived. Although this wouldn’t always lead to the most exciting book it is definitely something people should do...

Stay home

July 21th If you haven’t decided where you want to go on vacation. Stay at home. It saves CO2, money, annoyance and often even your relationship. The travel industry is one of the world’s biggest...

What size?

July 20th Nowadays everyone knows the concept of the ecological footprint. Anyone who has ever started to calculate how many earths he would need usually comes to the shocking conclusion that he or she as a...

Stay up to date

July 19th Some people are no longer willing to read the newspaper. It’s bad news only these days. And usually the same every day anyways. And who cares about what happens in the other side of the country, let...

Still alive

July 18th Still alive? Yes, because the spirit of this one special person lives on in the millions of people who admire him. Today is Mandela day, but the result of his endless struggle can still be felt...

Second life

July 17th The big companies such as Samsung and Apple are fighting each other to release something newer and bigger every year. Telephone companies are doing their best to get you a new device with every...

Move your ass

July 16th Sitting is the new smoking. While we’re no longer allowed to suck on those delicious nicotine sticks, can we also not sit anymore? We want to be able to do anything but be forced nothing. If you...

Like an eagle

July 15th Fly like an eagle. That would be the ideal: a passenger plane without an engine. A Boeing 747 as a glider. Impossible of course. First of all, the wingspan would be so wide that all runways would...

Waste art

Recycling things reduces waste. But you can go one step further and turn waste into something beautiful. Collect, clean, save and above all, be creative. There are wonderful examples of art and utensils made...

Pension kills

How many people you know have died shortly after their retirement? Or maybe they “started to take it easy” and did not participate in social activities anymore. Many pensioners are practically...

Little changes

Of course this isn’t about your haircut. Although if you change your haircut every once in a while, often times something special and new will happen around you. But we’re talking about small changes which you...

World population day

It is world population day. In 2050 we expect to live with 10 billion people on this planet. We have to feed, house, employ all of them and take care for their health, safety and welfare. Overpopulation is a...

Love the press

One of the greatest scandals of our time for which we Europeans should be deeply ashamed is the fact that more than 34,000 people have drowned on their way to Europe in recent years. In rickety boats, without...

Open arms

One of the greatest scandals of our time for which we Europeans should be deeply ashamed is the fact that more than 34,000 people have drowned on their way to Europe in recent years. In rickety boats, without...

Unmask

Unmask the liars. The populists who tell us that there is no climate problem. That combating global warming would make us bankrupt. Unmask the populists who say they work and think only for the people (their...

(Bio) Mimicri

The transition to a sustainable society cannot take much longer. But how can we still turn this ship around? How can we move towards a system that does not produce waste, in which raw materials are circulated...

Helping holiday

This year on your holiday go and make yourself useful by helping people in countries where you are needed. Volunteering is one of those option. In all honesty, they would mainly benefit from the money you are...

Independent

Ever thought that the 4th of July might not be such a big celebration for everyone, and even a loss? Since the Declaration of Independence the American non-Indian population increased and the Indigenous...

Let there be light

What more do we have to say about energy use? Everyone now knows how easy it is to save energy, but the average use in the West continues to rise. Use of stealth, unnecessary use of light or heat, devices with...

No one is an island

Sometimes you think you don’t need anyone. That you can become happy in your work, your life, your neighborhood without someone else. You are simply in a system that counts billions of people. And you...

Beauty of imperfection

Models now weigh on average 23% less than the average woman. All their imperfections are retouched. Before the age of 18, the average young person saw more than 200,000 so-called perfect bodies through...

Freedom of speech

Freedom of expression is one of the most important human rights. In some countries, people are locked up, tortured or shot because they express their opinion. Journalists are often the first to suffer because...

Repair

Cars, computers, household appliances, they are all becoming increasingly complex. Some cannot even be opened if they are broken and you have to replace them with a new one. Buy simple things, maintain them...

Take five

Stress is actually the number 1 cause of death, because the real occupants of first and second and third place (cardiovascular diseases, cancer and lung diseases) probably find their cause to a large extent in...

Birth of a charter

Today it is 74 years ago that the Charter of the United Nations was signed. This charter was aimed, among other things, at saving the succeeding generations from war and to promote social progress and better...

Water is gold

Water is a scarce commodity in some countries. In some countries the rain keeps on pouring but then in the dry seasons it is far too little. Healthy and clean drinking water is also becoming increasingly...

Be inclusive

Usually the person who pushes a disabled person’s wheelchair is often the one being addressed instead of the man or woman himself. As if you are less human if you can no longer use your legs or arms! Be...

Work less

Relax more! Not everybody has time to go on long holidays to faraway places, but it would surprise you what your country has to offer! Take a long weekend and explore that city you never visited or go to the...

Waiting is not an option

June 22th The hourglass is ticking. I should say the hourglass flows. But if you would enlarge the scale of glass and sand you would hear it ticking. We have as many challenges to solve before we achieve the...

Summer it is

June 21th So now and then you should take a day of of your principles and good intentions. Enjoy this lovely summer and for a secret moment enjoy the global warming. 365XCHANGE: Difweb’s daily inspiration...

Move your body

June 20th When you talk about exercise, everyone immediately thinks about the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Justly. But exercise means much more. It stimulates everything in your body. The functioning...

Unsubscribe

June 19th How much newsletters do you get that you delete without reading? Unsubscribe from newsletters that you do not want to receive. Disable e-mail notifications on your social networks. (You don’t...

Get on track

June 18th Get on track with your transportation plan. How many times do you really need the car or motorcycle. How often can you finish it with the leg wagon, bicycle or public transport. All small and large...

Do not envy the rich

June 17th The poor are unhappy because they believe that happiness lies in wealth, and the rich because they cannot find it there. (Beauchene). Research has shown that above a certain limit, more wealth means...

Don’t eat grass

June 16th According to the urban dictionary eating grass means the lowest level of bribery. It can be simple as taking a free ticket or a cup of coffee and do a favor in return by turning a blind eye to the...

Day of tiny houses

June 15th Of course it is not the day of tiny houses. But it should be! It is the day of the architecture. And architects should consider that building smaller living units and less majestic public space is...

Kilo stunt

June 14th To produce the 25 kg piece of beef carried by this woman  almost 400.000 liter of sweet water was needed as well as 625 kg of animal feed. The average Westerner eats about three times that...

Keep your food mileage low

June 13th Vegetables are healthy. But do your check their mileage? Sometimes green beans have covered ten thousand kilometers before they reached your kitchen. Your beef steak may have been raised in Argentina...

Fight against child labor

June 12th Today is the World Day Against Child Labor. There are still 200 million kids under 14 working in fields or factories. This scandalous phenomenon exists partly due to our hunger for cheap products. If...

Read your egg

June 11th Of course, there is not much to read on an egg. But the numbers you see tell you a lot. An egg has a code in most countries. In Europe  you cannot only check where the egg came from, but also where...

Embrace nature

June 10th Are you working to save the world from doom? Realize there is so much nature still left to enjoy. Walking through nature is a way to beat depression. It will inspire you and open your mind. Integrate...

Travel light

June 9th Take a bag that is too small. Check the weather at your destination and only bring the essential clothing. Pack smart. Buy small but long-lasting travel goods (such as shampoo bars) and take the...

World Ocean Day

June 8th Today it’s World Ocean Day, but in our eyes it should be ocean day every day. On this day we create awareness for the problems that are haunting our seas and we fight against ocean plastic...

Explore your anger

June 7th Nothing wrong with getting angry every now and then. Anger about the stupidity of the populists who are stirring up ignorant voters. Aner for the taxi driver or market trader who uses racist language...

No more airco

June 6th Air conditioning is a stupid invention. It ensures that you are less able to withstand the heat outside. You could catch a cold when you are sweaty and enter an airconditioned room. It spreads...

Open this cookie

June 5th Fortune cookies are okay. But not all internet cookies are okay. That is why nowadays you can refuse the advertising cookies via the cookie notification on websites, but you can also stop all other...

Step step step

June 4th If you take the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator, you burn a lot of calories. It is free fitness and saves electricity and therefore the environment. There are countless other times when...

Share your toys

June 3rd The average drill of a home owner runs for a total of 16 minutes during its lifetime. Of course, it is nice to have an extensive tool set and all the mechanical tools for the garden. But why not just...

Skip commuting

June 2nd Five, ten, thirty minutes, an hour or more up and down to work every day. To do what? Sit behind a computer? Many jobs can be done at home. That takes less time, less energy to transport ourselves and...

Hold the heath

1st June In the colder regions of our world we burned billions of cubic meters of gas and a multitude of oil products to keep us warm in winter over the past few centuries. Since 1902, the invention of the Air...

don’t unlearn

Don't unlearn the talents of your children and do learn from them. Children can speak without words. They can sense whether something or someone is good or not.

Construct sustainable

May 30th There is a huge amount to gain when constructing or renovating your house or business premises. The choice of sustainable materials ensures your house lasts longer. It is also better for the...

No more nonsense on internet

May 29th No more nonsense on internet A search on Google, a story on Instagram, a post on Facebook, your video on Youtube, together, it all costs millions of tons CO2 to store and cool these messages in the...

Always choose blue

May 28th Always choose blue A blue economy is the ultimate solution to have a bright and safe future for the next generations. Every product we buy should be produced in a way that the original raw materials...

Dance every day

May 27th Dance every day The famous philosopher Friederich Nietzsche said: We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once. Dancing is for everyone. It doesn’t matter whether...

Shopping pause

May 26th Shopping pause Shopping pause In her life, the average woman in the West spends more than 150.000 euros on clothes, that is 200 euros per month. Thanks to the ever-changing fashion, clothes have...

Let’s manage the rain

May 25th Let’s manage the rain On one side of the world, a country such as Bangladesh is flooded every year for two-third, while on the other side of the world farmers do not have enough rain to grow their...

Love your neighbour

May 24th Love your neighbour A Dutch saying tells us: A good neighbour is worth more than a distant friend! But it is not only selfishness to keep your neighbour a friend. A lot of people are really lonesome...

Hand make

May 23th Hand make In twenty years prepared food products from the supermarket will probably be forbidden endangering our health and longevity. When you prepare food yourself, you will not only know exactly...

Day of biodiversity

May 22nd Day of biodiversity Today is the International Day of Biodiversity. Biodiversity is the collective name for the wide variety of microorganisms and animal and plant species in the world. Recent studies...

The power of being nice

May 21st The power of being nice Take a day to be nice and be amazed by the results. Greet everyone you pass friendly. Don’t be negative, choose to keep your mouth shut when you want to grouch or grumble...

Watch your weight against world hunger

May 20th Watch your weight against world hunger A global study – involving almost 500 scientists in 50 countries –concludes that for the first time, the number of people eating too much outweighs the...

Stop worrying

May 19th Stop worrying Some people can’t stop worrying about how the world is turning to shit. Negativism won’t help anyone. Sit yourself down for a peaceful meditation and realize you are not alone in this...

High five

May 18th High five When you are a changemaker, you get to celebrate your successes every now and then. High five! A hand gesture with which you share a triumph. In America, National High Five Day is celebrated...

And Buddha said…

May 17th And Buddha said… Buddha once said: ‘He who has children is concerned about his children. He who has cattle is concerned about his cattle. He who has nothing knows no worries.’ ‘Property...

Work less

May 16th Work less Working part-time is a social act. So many people are unemployed and in need of a job, while others reluctantly work 40 hours a week. Why not take a good break at least once in your life to...

No more bullshit

May 15th No more bullshit If the banking crisis has taught us one thing, it is that investing is a moral issue. If you want to make big money, mere hard and honest work won’t cut it. Whenever people lose a lot...

Let it go

May 14th Let it go Responsibility can be a wonderful thing, but also a major stress factor. People that feel responsible sometimes unwittingly let that responsibility turn into the bullying of their child...

Yellow Cow day

May 13th YELLOW COW DAY Choose your food with care. Fish is full of plastic and thousands of fish species are on the brink of extinction. Meat is anti-social because of its enormous water and vegetable...

LOVE

May 12th A SHOT OF LOVE On the birthday of Florence Nightingale, it is the International Day of Nursing. On this day around the world attention is paid to the special contribution of the nurse and other people...

Buy fair stuff

May 11th Buy fair stuff It doesn’t matter if you sell your car second-hand or take out health insurance, the world gets better from fair trade. If you assume a fair price and you can also look each other...

CHANGE

May 10-th CHANGE! Some people use that word too much yet change too little. Change is essential to make the world liveable for future generations. But for you as a person it is also important for your...

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