An impression of what I’m working on right now

  • I’m writing a chapter for a book entitled ‘Engaged Sustainability: Contemporary Trends and Future Prospects,’ which will be published by Springer. My contribution will focus on how we can use ‘deep’ leverage points to advance transformation towards thriving, sustainable societies.
  • Topher Hunt and I are creating ‘Integral Climate Hub’ ~ an online platform where anybody with interest in sustainability can come to be informed, inspired, and empowered. Integral Climate refers to the recognition that our global challenges demand changes in our inner climate (our psychology, culture, worldviews) as much as in our outer climate (our behavior, economy, systems).
  • Together with my life partner Klaus Frederiksen I’m in the process of renovating and partially (re)building a life-enhancing, sustainable house in a beautiful, forested area in the Netherlands. It’s an exciting project full of learning with respect to how we can ’embody’ our sustainable ideals!
  • I’m in the process of creating my own organization….. whooaahhhh! More information will follow.

Further happening in 2017

  • March 3rd: Lecture on worldviews at University of Amsterdam
  • May 3rd: Evening with the NatureCollege at De Nieuwe Liefde in Amsterdam. Speakers include Professor Matthijs Schouten, Professor Klaas van Egmond, television-maker Froukje Jansen, and myself.
  • May 11th: Evening with the NatureCollege at Radboud University Nijmegen. Speakers include Princess Irene, Professor Matthijs Schouten, Professor Klaas van Egmond, and myself.

  • May 18th: Lecture at the Impact Academy about “Cultural change for sustainability” (in Dutch – “Cultuurverandering voor duurzaamheid”).

  • May 19th: Talk at an educational conference, with the theme ‘Learning to live together, working together towards an inclusive society’, in Dutch. Conferentie samenwerkingsverbanden primair en voortgezet passend onderwijs, met als thema ‘Samen leren leven, samen werken aan een inclusieve maatschappij.’

  • July 5th – 8th: Conference on Social Psychology in Granada, where I will present on “Working with worldviews: Using the science of worldviews for improving communication, collaboration, and creative innovation.”
  • July 20th: Speaker on the ‘Oneness in Twelve Spheres of Life’ conference call and video, in which I’ll explore the importance of worldviews for creating more sustainable foundations to our societies.