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Tools to find your project

We are excited to introduce Max Muller, who recently joined Sure But How. He will be creating an online tool to easily find your way to make an impact. A while ago, Max started to collect interesting societal projects, initiatives and websites on his own […]

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How to start making things

How to chill productively? is what someone asked me a while ago. Even though it feels quite millenial first world problems high pressure society, it is exactly what activated me to start making things. Here’s an article filled with clichés which are nevertheless worth writing […]

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How to build Utopia

We are already there. “We are living in paradise and we need to talk about Utopia,” is what Rutger Bregman claims in this documentary (in Dutch). Basically, this means that things are pretty damn good at the moment, and we can make active choices about the future. […]

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Start Talking

– Sart conversations; talk to your neighbours, teachers and strangers, stop looking at your laptop but get out of your house and start talking! – This was the message journalist Rutger Bregman gave to my generation at the end of his worrying article, where he compared […]

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Switch to stonepaper!

We use paper every day, everywhere. All of it is made out of wood and the production of paper consumes large amounts of water. When Anne van Eijsden (29) found a more sustainable paper production method, she knew this would become her enterprise. On The […]

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How to build a new education system

What if you’re a student frustrated with  the current academic system? What if there are loads of other students who agree with you? What if these students tried everything they could, from infiltrating the university boards to occupying university buildings? All of this happened at […]

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How to make deserts green again

It sounds like magic: turning barren ground into green, lush fields. But this is exactly what Simon Moolenaar is working on at Commonland. He wanted to become a forester when he was young, but now works on connecting science and business to restore ecosystems and combat landscape degradation. […]

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With a little help from my friends

So we’ve embarked on this journey! Myrte and I have committed to work for at least a year on finding the answer to the question: “How can we make a difference?” We’ve got a good starting point; we know what we want. Now, we need to […]

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We should eat rabbits

Umeå is a place in the north of Sweden with a lot of forests. While I was living there for three months to learn about trees and how we should manage the forests, I interviewed my professor in the Forest Ecology course at Umeå University. […]

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Transition theory

Over the first few weeks of this experiment, the mess in my head slowly became clearer. What is the combining factor? Idealism? Sustainability? At this moment, I think that it is ‘change’ in a broad sense. Change is a hot topic nowadays, of course. We […]

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