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About us

Positive change is all around us.
You just have to know where to look. We’re here to point you in the right direction!


Hi there! 

We’re Phil Veloso and Nadine Maarhuis, a Portuguese-Dutch couple who decided to take a leap of faith. You see, we believe that stories determine the way we look at the world. They can foster empathy and inspire us to become part of positive solutions.

Therefore, we gave up our apartment in Utrecht, got rid of pretty much all our stuff, and packed up our lives into our silver stud Cosmo (also known as our Opel Corsa).


On the road

Over the course of 2019, we’ll be travelling around Europe. To tell the stories of change makers who are making the world a better place AND to lend them a hand whilst we’re at it.

Because in addition to spreading positivity, we’re also very passionate about contributing to a greener and happier spaceship Earth ourselves.


Stories worth sharing

Behind the Change is our personal platform on which we’ll publish the videos, short documentaries and other stories we create whilst on the road. Want to support us in our mission? Here are a few things you can do!


Get behind the change

Whenever we visit a change maker, we’ll translate the great work he or she is doing into handy tips and tricks that we can all implement into our daily lives.

Eager to give them a go? Or want to know more about our personal journey? Check out our stories page or follow us on Facebook and Instagram.


Carbon neutral

Unfortunately, an electric car wasn’t within the scope of our budget. To make sure each and every single one of our stories is completely carbon neutral, we compensate all the CO2 we produce whilst creating them.

From transport to the electricity we use for our batteries and laptops: we make sure our tracks are covered. Because the planet is one heck of a place. Let’s keep it that way!