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Let us introduce Dr Erlijn van Genuchten

A better world starts with yourself

When I met Erlijn for a conversation I was immediately struck by her ability to inspire. She lives as she teaches. Sustainable mPact is so happy to collaborate with Erlijn.

Below is a presentation of Erlijn and links to her social media  channels where she shares ideas with her community about sustainability and inspires other to adopt a more sustainable lifestyle too.

Sustainable mPact wants you to benefit from her knowledge of sustainability and be motivated and inspired by her drive and commitment to this important topic.
We are inspired!!      

/ Tina Borgman
Head of content, Sustainable mPact

Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten is an influencer and a motivational speaker on sustainable living. She was born in The Netherlands  but now lives in Germany. Her Twitter account and her blog are her main channels. By sharing how she changes her daily habits and her experiences, she makes it easy for others to adopt a sustainable lifestyle too.

What are you doing right now?
I’m currently extending my 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge by sharing further ideas about living more sustainable and my experiences. In addition, I’ve started a 365 Clover Challenge in which I draw another clover every single day for a year.

Could you tell us a little bit about your background?
When I was growing up, I wanted to be a teacher. I’m currently not working at a school or university, however, I am sharing my knowledge on a daily basis to inspire and motivate others. I want to share knowledge and skills by being a good example myself. I believe that we can be inspired by each other to live in a sustainable way and create a better world together.
My motto in life is: “A better world starts with yourself”.

How old were you when you decided to take action for sustainability?
I was an adult and worked for a company that wanted to become more sustainable. During my brainstorm about what they can do, the idea of what I can do popped up in my mind: My 365 Sustainable Decisions Challenge.

I am struck by your drive, your commitment and your ability to inspire and wonder where does this come from?
For me, it’s about a way of thinking and looking at things. I reflect and think about how I do things, which gives me the opportunity to learn and to grow as a person.

For 4 years I worked as a penetration tester, hacking websites for customers to find security holes. Here I developed a way of thinking and constantly worked with the question: “How can this be done more securely? Similarly, I’m now asking the question: “How can this be done more sustainably?

What does your collaboration look like today with SmP?
We are collaborating and building skills networks together. I will support their platform by sharing content and they will tell the world what I do. All in the name of sustainability .

 
If I’m a person who’s just starting to get interested in living more sustainably, what tips would you give me?
There are many different ways to make a start.

* Look at the ideas I shared on my blog/Twitter to get inspired and pick an idea that works for you.
* Start your own sustainability challenge. For example, you can look in your own dustbin and ask yourself ”Can I reduce what is in the dustbin? What can I do differently to live more sustainable?”

What do you think our world will look like in 5 years, in terms of sustainability?
To be honest, I never look so far ahead in time.

We need to work together. Live more sustainably. Then we move in the right direction towards a world in which we can live for several generations to come.

Visit Erlijn´s channels where she blogs and writes about sustainable lifestyle.

Links:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/ErlijnG

Blog: www.SustainableDecisions.eu

Instagram: www.instagram.com/Erlijnvg

Facebook: www.facebook.com/erlijn.vangenuchten

YouTube: Erlijn van Genuchten

LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/erlijn-van-genuchten

Personal website: www.erlijn.nl


 

 

 

 

 

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WORLD GREEN BUILDING WEEK

World green building week
Hosted by Kenya green building society

YOU ARE INVITED
JOIN US AND THE REST OF THE WORLD

Listen to Dr CJ Palmer as he participates as a panelist for Health & Well Being.

Tuesday September 22nd
At 11.30 am EAT
At 10.30 am CEST 

For more information E-mail: admin@kgbs.co.ke
www.kgbs.co.ke/events.html

#ActOnClimate


 
 
 

 

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SDG HOUR TURNING TALK INTO ACTION

TO ACT IS THE NEW BLACK

The ices are melting and the oceans are rising, affecting all life on our planet. We can not recreate glaciers but we can act together to reduce global warming.
Participate in our competition bonanza
Tell other followers your best sustainability trick.

The competition: Share your sustainability actions with us, with a picture and add hashtag: #POLARBEARCHALLENGE
The person who has collected the most polarbear badges during September to December is crowned the winner.

The price: We do a short interview with you and publish it on our site and in our social channels.

 

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200!!

Last week we reached a milestone as we are now more than 200 members on our online community for sustainability. We want to thank all of you inside and outside of our community who are working to create a more sustainable world!

To join our community, please go to: social.sustainablempact.com 

See you there! 

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We speak at the following webinars this week.

Join the conversation! Dr. CJ Palmer participates in
3 Global online Events, 20 August and 21 August 2020
#AfricanTourism https://bit.ly/TBSATSDGS1
#ManufacturersAssociationofNigeria
https://lnkd.in/gX9GiCe
#PlusApproachFoundation
https://plusapproach.co.in
#Sustainability #Climate #Covid19 #BuildBackBetter
#SDGS2030 #UNSDGS

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Sustainable mPact™ in Swedish Media.

So far there’s been big interest in Sustainable mPact™ & Sustainable Soundtracks™ from outside of Sweden.
This beautiful morning Jenny Rosencrantz and CJ Palmer did the first Sustainable mPact™ interview for a Swedish newspaper. 
Oh yeah, they’re standing at the entrance of Sweden’s most beautiful and well known beach. Will share the article when published. Wishing you a great day!!
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CJ interviewed today!

Today our CEO CJ had the honour of being interviewed by the awesome Selin and Merve from @wegroundzero – discussing Sustainability & Sustainable mPact & Sustainable Soundtracks. Will share the full interview when it’s published 🙂 

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Check out this example of taking action, from Lagos, Nigeria!

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Posted by A.A. on our community recently – we’re looking forward to see them grow!

Some of the citrus from our trial nursery, an action of the research department of Sustainable Environment Food and Agriculture Initiative Lagos Nigeria to reverse the current trend of climate change and improve nutritional demand for vitamin c while ensuring food security.

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Translation functionality added! Hola! Bienvenue! Willkommen!

It’s now possible to be active on our community, using different languages. Please check preferred language in the upper right hand corner to change language & please let us know if there’s any language you want us to add! 

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Focus on Sustainable Living.

Hi! For a few days now the Sustainable mPact™ online community is focusing on Sustainable Living!

To view some of the posts on this topic, to post, share, receive recommendations and to interact with other members, please go to: https://social.sustainablempact.com/sustainability-groups/…/

See you there!

Here are some of the posts from the last few days:

Post 1:

When I started recycling all my waste I noticed how much I was throwing away and also how easy it was to sort it before throwing it away! Ive both learned how to recycle and also to minimize my waste!

Post 2:

When I started recycling food waste I realized how big a share it is of the household waste overall.