The Green Sense tour is a project running from October 2013 until August 2014. I will work in sustainable start-ups during one month. While travelling in between those five start-ups, I will meet other green changemakers and entrepreneurs. On my way I will be meeting other members of MakeSense informally, in a Sense Drink or in a Hold-up.

Have a look at my itinerary. The map shows place where I have been (connected by a line) and the places where I want to go in the near future. 

My itinerary  so far and the adventures to come:

  • December 2013 -January 2014: travelling by hitchhiking over land to Morocco via Southern Europe (Greece, Albania, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, France, Spain) with a little stop for Christmas in Belgium.
  • January 2014: Project with Enactus Morocco. I traveled around Morocco to inspire the Enactus project teams with a workshop on 'Sustainability and Innovation'. In each city I had private sessions with teams to give customized advice. Read more about it here
  • February 2014: 2 weeks of inspiration and energy in Spain. Preparing my next project in Morocco. 
  • March 2014: Travelling over land to Burkina Faso. Passing by in Western Sahara, Mauritania, Senegal and Mali. 
  • April 2014: Working with a small social enterprise called Canari Frigo which offers a product to cool fruit and vegetable without electricity. I worked on their marketing and sales. 
  • May 2014: Travelling back from Burkina Faso through Europe to Belgium. Loads of wonderful encounters and inspiration. 
  • June 2014-July 2014: Working with Confitures Re-Belles in Paris, France. This is a green start-up who wants to make jam from would-be wasted fruits. 
  • July 2014: Travelling through Europe visiting other entrepreneurs working with food waste. 
  • August 2014: Summer school theJourney organized by Climate-KIC in Darmstadt, Kassel, Zürich and Wageningen. This 5-week summer school gathers young people to learn about climate change and develop business ideas to tackle it. Read more about it here



  1. Dear Joris,

    We wish you all the luck in the world and hope you came to Belgium happily.
    Green regards from Zagreb from married couple who trasported you to the gas station near motel.
    Merry Christmas and happy new year!

    1. Dear Nada!

      Even though it was a very short ride I had with you guys, I truly enjoyed it. I hope our paths will cross again.

      Warm greetings,

  2. Hello I'm a green entrepreneur from Senegal, I just come to discover your blog and see that you were in my conutry. I work for sustainable business in the fields of art, food and tourism.You can add me so that we can talk about projects.Thank you and I really support your cause . (sorry for my bad english I use to speak in French)

  3. Hello Kanara!
    Welcome on my blog. Great you are working in the field of sustainable entrepreneurship. Unfortunately I won't return to Senegal on my Green Sense Tour anymore. Nevertheless, I may be able to connect you with a few interesting people. You can always send me an email or add me on Facebook.

    Warm regards