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My name is Amber, founder of Dear Planet.

I was born and raised in the tiny land of chocolate and fries, called Belgium. This since 1993, a proud 90’s kid.

In high school I was an art student and in college I studied ‘idea and innovation management’. Now I mostly spend my time learning more about how to live a greener & healthier life. Now I live a zero waste lifestyle and I eat mostly plantbased because of my love for animals and for the extreme negative impact the meat industry has on our planet. Eating plantbased had such an amazing effect on my health. I am also on a journey to more self love and I find it such an intens and amazing topic. My love for our planet constantly brings me closer to nature. I am teaching myself more about plants and their healing benefits. Nature provides all we need. Reconnecting with my inner roots and embracing the wild child inside me.

Then in October 2018 I decided to take the jump and start my own company called ‘Dear Planet’. Under this name I want to launch several projects. The first one was my eco pop up store in Mechelen, from February 2019 until the 25th of May 2019. What an adventure. It is probably the most fun and exciting project I ever did. In the pop up store people could find zero waste products (plastic free reusable items to reduce single use plastic), but also natural/organic/vegan self care products.

The pop up store is now closed, but has continued in the webshop format. So now Dear Planet has an online zero waste webshop.

Dear Planet is all about a green, healthy & happy lifestyle. How to love our planet, but also how to love yourself and take good care of both. Like I said, reconnect with nature, but also with yourself. With future Dear Planet projects I’ll be creating things, events, workshops, gatherings and hopefully some art, that will focus on a green (low waste) lifestyle, self love, self care and how to use what nature provides.

Last but not least, a random & fun fact: my personality type is The Protagonist (ENFJ) and the description is kinda-creepy accurate. I am one of those what they call ‘extravert introverts’.

I do want to point out that English is not my native tongue, Flemish is.  But I decided to write in English because I know how frustrated I get when I see some cool content but can’t read it because it’s written in some bizar language. So my apologies in advance for wrong use of words or grammar.

If you relate to any of that, well make sure to subscribe and join me on this journey to a happier, healthier and greener lifestyle!