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    Why twenty-somethings should go outside more often

    “Where are all those twenty-something’s in the forest?” asked Staatsbosbeheer (State forest conservation service) in an article on NOS. Well, here! Apparently I am an exception to the rule. Although it might not be on everyone’s priority list, it would still be a good thing if twenty-something’s would go to the forest more often. Why is that? Nature keeps your mind healthy The words “burn-out” and “students” are used in the same sentence more and more; students complain about the pressure of society to get good grades, to take a job next to their studies since student funding has been cut (as if it was cheap in the first place!)…

  • 5 ways to bring nature indoors

    Although I recommend you all to just take an umbrella on a rainy day or feel the raindrops on your face, it is tempting to stay warm and cosy inside. To also feel surrounded by nature indoors, I have made up a list of tips. 1 – Be creative with what you find in nature Paint leaves – nature does not only have to be a subject for your canvas, you can also use it as a canvas! Dry some fall leaves in a book and take paint such as acrylic paint to illustrate the leave. Make a dream catcher from feathers, sticks and shells. Go on a scavenger hunt…

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    5 lessons these nature quotes teach you about life

    August 8, 2018 Quotes are one of my favourite things. If I feel sad, unmotivated or alone, I look for quotes that fit my situation, that cheer me up and give me faith that everything is going to be alright. I write them down on post-its and stick them to the wall, or set them as a background picture to my phone. Travel and nature quotes are one of my favourites: to put it words what it means to me to be outside, to travel, to cross your borders, and what an amazing role nature can play in that. Today I share with you a few of my favourite words…

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    Save the planet, grow a forest. 5 inspiring stories

    In the Netherlands and abroad people work hard to replant forests, so that we have more trees to filter the CO2 out of the air, create more biodiversity and enable us to learn more about nature. Often these are just individuals who started at some point; people with a mission. Underneath I have scrambled together some special videos and articles to inspire you. 1. Short doc: Moving the Giants Science to save the world: arborist David Milarch clones thousands of years old Redwood trees and replants them. Redwoods are one of the most effective CO2 suckers among trees, but have been cut down in the 1940s on a massive scale. Now,…