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About Thÿs Roes

Welcome visitor. My name is Thys - which rhymes with nice, vice and lice. (It's actually spelled Thijs. It's Dutch so it's weird...)

I'm an independent content creator in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with a spiritual second home in the United States, where I've worked and studied in journalism, computer science and American history. I create content that wants to bring different perspectives into the world to make this place cleaner, healthier and more just for all species.

Some of my projects my time is going  

- Controlled Substance reports from peaceful fronts in the drug war, to see how we can responsibly end an unsuccessful but costly world war against a personal choice. (Since 2013)

Other projects I do without funding:

- Space Cowboys is a bi-weekly podcast about space exploration. The first 100 were in English. But we switched to Dutch when we realized there was basically hardly anyone else reporting about space in Dutch. (2019-*)

- Food Forest Klarenbeek tries to build a natural forest with high yields for animals and humans. (English/Dutch) (coming soon 2021)

- Spark Charts helps retail investors find sustainable companies to invest in. (English) (coming soon 2021)

If you feel projects like these deserve independent funding, your help is the best thing that could happen to me.
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