Did you know that oceans and seas are so polluted with PFAS (forever chemicals), plastics, pesticides and other poisons that you cannot breathe clean air on any coast?


The “spray” from crashing waves is seriously polluted…. Add to that the incalculable amount of garbage in the air anywhere on earth….

Let that sink in. Preferably not in your body, but you no longer have any say in that.

Or do you?

Who can bring about change in the causes of this pollution?

For that, you need to know what the source is.

Companies, and governments that do not limit pollution through strict regulations, you might say.

Wrong, they are the producers, and governments look the other way, but they are not the source.


The source is overconsumption. That which we collectively consume more than what the earth can handle. Can handle in terms of supply of raw materials, resources for production and processing of waste.

The battle we must fight is the battle with people who cannot stop buying !
Less consumption is less production and less growth. Less production and less growth is less destruction of the planet.

We, all the people who can buy things, we are the consumers. You and I have the power to initiate change. We have to stop overconsuming.

One earth, so we must consume within the limits of one earth. If we bring our ecological footprint under one earth, companies and governments will be forced to anticipate it.

Change the world, start with yourself !

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Sighing Waves (2)

With a soft sigh,
exhausted waves
bury themselves
in the scorched sand
Sighing Waves (2)

Artwork: Sighing Waves (2)

With a soft sigh,
exhausted waves
bury themselves
in the scorched sand

The oceans sigh under the enormous burden they must bear from CO2, PFAS, pesticides, plastics and high temperatures. Nowhere on earth are the seas clean, nowhere can you still breathe pure sea air….

Sighing Waves (2) is a new artwork in my collection Infinite Sea.

Prints are available in my Saatchi Art portfolio at the artwork page, or buy a print directly from me by contacting me for a quote including shipping costs to your home.


Through my artworks I ask you to reflect for a moment on the nature around you, on the beautiful feeling that nature can evoke, on your actions to support the wellbeing of the earth and everything that lives on it, on what humanity loses when many of us continue on the destructive path of ever more greed and consuming, on how you can survive in this rapidly changing world…

Want to know your ecological footprint? 

Visit this website: https://www.footprintcalculator.org/home/en 

Want to reduce your ecological footprint?

Ask me, I will help you. For free. Or simply visit my website and choose in the menu for Your Footprint.

If you appreciate my writings and art and want to support me, you can buy me a piece of fruit here: https://ko-fi.com/jacobberghoef 

Thank you 🍏 !