Meet our ambassadors. People who just like us are doing all they can to hand on a green and healthy planet to future generations.
‘I want to inspire people to green their own surroundings and make them sustainable.'
Lodewijk Hoekstra is a well-loved tv personality, familiar to Dutch viewers as presenter of homes and gardens programme Eigen Huis & Tuin and children’s tv series Green-Kids. Lodewijk also initiated NL Greenlabel, a platform aimed at greening the public space in all its facets. Lodewijk gives workshops and lectures to promote a green and sustainable lifestyle.
‘We work together with Trees for All because as a team we feel privileged to be able to race against the backdrop of some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes. We aim to respect the environment and treat it with care for future generations.’
Team DSM has been a Trees for All ambassador since 2010. The team is committed to keeping cycling clean – a commitment that goes beyond free from doping. Offsetting the team’s carbon emissions is also part of its mission.
“Climate and sustainability: it has everything to do with each other. The more knowledge I got about weather and climate, the deeper I got into the world of sustainability.”
Reinier van den Berg is a well-known weather presenter on Dutch television and a specialist on sustainability, giving weekly lectures on climate change and environmental pollution. He is co-owner of sustainability platform Volta and recently started a new sustainability venture, setting up PyrOil for manufacturing oil from plastic waste. The oil will be forest-offset.
“I stand for accessible, cheerful sustainability. I don't want to scare people off with anything they don't do well. I don't like that either. I want to show how I live and inspire others from there."
Elize lives with her dachshund Belle and fiancé Geert in a caretaker's house in the middle of Utrecht. And that house is filled with no less than 100 plants. She is an international redhead model and can be seen, for example, in HEMA and A. Vogel advertisements. In addition to modeling, she vlogs. She gives her Instagram followers a look behind the scenes and inspires everyone who has something with loving green 'self-love' content.