Earth Day is a movement that is more than 50 years old and first started in 1970. The mission of Earth Day is to champion diversity, educate people and activate a worldwide environmental movement. At the moment it is the world’s biggest environmental movement working together with more than 75 000 partners in more than […]

CLF ( included this important opinion piece on ecology, written by Elise Tempelhoff, in their series on “Pastoral Tools for the Covid-19 time” (see – a must-read. Elise is a renowned environmental specialist journalist. The CLF-Elise Tempelhoff Prize for Ecology, as part of the prestigious Andrew Murray Prize Fund, carries her name. The 2020 […]

Maybe the COVID-19 challenge is giving us opportune time to talk about poverty. COVID-19 is leveling the playing fields – confronting all of humanity with the reality of our communal and individual poverty. “While the word ‘poverty’ is a negative term that immediately connotes deprivation and dependency … it is probably the most appropriate word […]

I was completely unaware of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) report that was to be released on 8th of August 2019 when I wrote my two previous contributions for VrydagNuus on the need for changing our human diet. The English language calls such synchronized events (without human involvement) serendipity and normally they happen […]