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Our-Green-Spine is Pieter-Paul de Kluiver msc. (in origine interdisciplinary researcher: Penitentiary-law/Criminology/ Social-Psychology). Born in Singapore at the 29th june 1958; Expat, (Singapore, Indonesia, Iran).
My passion for “green” and “country-life” was awakened in the relatively unspoilt parts of the Ardennes hilly country landscape. Practical experience was gained by working on organic farms from Denmark to Greece. A tough learning process where I gathered knowledge from handling a chainsaw , to a sustainable way of building up soils, to planting and maintaining shelterbelts, to creating microclimates, to sustainable agriculture and sustainable building and much more. After this practical learning-process I noticed that the best thing I could do was to extract key-knowledge from my experiences, put it into a scientific & practical frame and make a life out of it. And so it happened. Our Green Spine and Good Life Now! are therefore branches from a tree planted some 30 years before, branches having the same origin/ being complementary to each other. My background as interdisciplinary researcher provides a sound foundation for the Our Green Spine and Good Life Now! course programmes.
Since 2001 independent consultant, researcher and designer in the field of sustainable/ resilient urban and landscape design which means using plantation to establish energy saving/energy producing & purifying urban and country landscapes, climate-change adaptive and climate change resilient urban and country landscapes. The last branch of the ever growing tree is development of a active approach towards climate-change Tackling climate-change by ourselves, here and now!” supported by challenging course programmes. During the 2001 -2014 I was partner in ES Consulting, now I-am independent Our Green Spine-teacher consultant/designer/product developer in a broad network of sustainable product designers and developers.
Dutch Government; NEO-NOVEM, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Agriculture, Dutch Landscape Association, communities in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, infrastructure developers, real estate developers, environment pressure-organisations, sustainability-organisations, private principals.
- Nomination IDNL-contest-Years Supreme Innovation with “Energetic Urban development system”.
- Innovation award Infra-tech 2009: Zero-emission highway together with infra constructor/developer BAM-Infra.
- Jubilee award Centre for Agriculture and Environment: Shelterbelts and gains for agriculture.
- Almere Bouwexpo Tiny Housing: Award Pioneers.
Transferring know-how, air & water-purifying green-roof & wall solutions, Zero-energy heating for existing buildings and new building works, zero-energy low-budget cold-chains for developing countries, zero- energy cold-chain/transport & warehousing systems, urban an country landscape development, closed carbon-dioxide loops/providing raw materials for industry, closed carbon-dioxide loops/adding value to enterprises.
Green, Greener, Greenest, Tiny-TIM! The Top Reliable 100% Self Sufficiency!
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