Category Archive: Stories of the Professional Hippies

Protected: Accelerating the Circular Economy Transition in PRC

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Chalmers students lighting up Tanzanian hospital operating rooms

Imagine yourself as an ophthalmologist in surgery doing delicate work to save a patient’s vision, suddenly the power went out… The operating room is in total darkness and you don’t dare to move even… Continue reading

Eccentrade Hackathon: IT meets sustainability

If you are reading this blog, chances are you don’t live under a rock and are a relatively savvy internet user. Then maybe it’s safe to assume that you, just like me, have been feeling… Continue reading

How to be an effective environmentalist

People pursuing a career with passion beyond taking care of themselves understandably often take pride on their values and devotion, which in itself is not unreasonable. However, what’s not productive is the tendency to judge others who… Continue reading

Mass Comm 101 for Environmentalists

After witnessing the surprising win of xenophobia powered Brexit and the unexpected uprising of the outright bigot Trump, many may wonder the same questions: “How the hell…?!” After a period of frustration and anger, we… Continue reading

Words of a poet to help you through dark times

“We Were Made For These Times” — Clarissa Pinkola Estes Recently, “Brexit”, Trump, terrorist attacks have really sent me down the emotional rabbit hole. It felt like the world is truly going crazy. Then… Continue reading

What your IE professors didn’t tell you about CSR

I followed a discussion among Chinese sustainability professionals in a chat group about CSR and found one speaker’s comments especially refreshing because he spoke from his experience of working with corporations as a… Continue reading

What makes a place home?

Just had a brief thought about this as I was landing in Schiphol and getting a feeling like I was visiting home. What makes the Netherlands feel like home to me? I have… Continue reading

“Fixed vs. Growth”

Read this super cool article Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives the other day, and shared it with some friends who told me that they also found themselves… Continue reading

About change

“If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change.” —-                                  Giuseppe di… Continue reading