Jeroen Schmaal

Management and organisation • PR en Communicatie • Corporate governance • Drinking water

I strongly believe in the development and emancipation of people. I believe that leads to a better and also more enjoyable society. Both ENDS invests in the growth of people who want a better society. And at the same time, it fights for a set of rules that enables these people to have a place in society. I think that’s great.

Everyone, regardless, is entitled to her or his own piece of earth and society. And yet also has the duty to take good care of that piece and to participate. Because even though I have always been very charmed by the anarchist autarkic farmer, I myself am more of a person who doesn’t master everything and I also need the talents and company of others. But the most important thing is that you have to act according to your opinions.

A short time ago, I was looking for a new job and a new direction. An issue that I find very important is combatting climate change and working to achieve the energy transition. I currently work for a sustainable project developer and, with my colleagues, I am promoting the generation of solar energy on a large scale in the Netherlands. It is considerably less secure than my job at the stable drinking water company and I earn a lot less, but it gives me the satisfaction that I am making a difference on an issue that is close to my heart. And I see the people at Both ENDS doing the same every day."


Jeroen Schmaal