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About me

Hey there!

I’m Chloe, an American living in Amsterdam. Born in Detroit, raised in New York City, lived in Washington, DC for 10 years, I now find myself in this great Dutch city. I moved here for love, and am staying for the bread and cheese (and the love!). I’m mostly writing about life here…everything from working from home, biking around, competing in and training for triathlons, and general exploration.

I work for Ashoka Changemakers and I work from home/cafes/coworking spaces. My work expertise is in social innovation, especially in healthcare. I’ve trained village health workers in India on mobile health technologies. I’m interested in how social and technological innovation can be combined to have direct impact.

Besides health, I am really interested in waste (garbage), and find that in waste there is huge opportunity to make change and make $$. Over the next year, I am going to explore this area in depth and see what comes out of it.


4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 2, 2013 10:01 AM

    Hey Chloe, happy to find you. I’m also a DCer living in Amsterdam.. dabbling in this and that. Enjoyed my visit, will be back 😀

  2. Lanes permalink
    May 6, 2014 6:10 AM

    After Google searching “compost in Amsterdam” and moseying around for a bit, I stumbled upon your site. I too am an American citizen living in Amsterdam and would be grateful to find an efficient home-composting system, as we are above huis level and have neither garden nor soil. I see your last post is from September 2012 and wonder if you’re still active; regardless, I will be gleaning as much from your site as possible. Thanks!

    • Chloe permalink*
      May 6, 2014 6:21 AM

      Hi Lanes,
      I don’t blog here anymore, unfortunately. I have an off-the-shelf worm composting bin we have on our balcony. I use the compost from it for our container garden on our balcony. It is a pretty large balcony for Amsterdam standards, so it works for us. You can still use compost if you use containers. I would check out CityPlot, they have great workshops and lots of information and also composting workshops. If you are all in doors, bokashi may be the best for you, but still, you would need a place to dump the compost. It is a struggle in AMS if you have no plants, pots, etc. Good luck!

      • Lanes permalink
        May 6, 2014 6:24 AM

        Thank you Chloe. Your response confirms the information I’ve been finding. Good to know. Thank you!

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