I’m Tim van der Weide, welcome to my website. Fascinated and worried about our lost connection with neighborhood and nature, my personal mission is to close the gap between how people and nature relate, one place at a time. I work as a sustainability manager in the built environment, and study a parttime BSc in Landscape Design. I’m inspired by localists, mystics, naturalists, agrarians, the humble, the grounded, the well-rounded, and the indigenous.
The past 12 years I’ve worked with companies on environmental and social matters (ESG), and mentored banks and investors on how to make this normal business across Europe, Africa and SE Asia. In 2007, I lived six months in a monastery in the misty hills of Northern California. From 2010 to 2014, I was a deputy city council member in Amersfoort. In 2014, I co-founded a road cycling store, Meesterknecht, in Amsterdam.
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