Good news & resources – and some issues in politics

Towards the end of Plastic Free July, I want to provide some additional resources on the plastic issue, then give a hint on business schools discovering sustainability and shortly mention issues in (German) politics. Resources for Plastic Free July There are hopeful news on gastronomy taking up multi-use containers for to-go-food and other solutions being …

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It’s the time of the year again – It’s Plastic Free July

Instead of explaining the campaign myself, I will leave you with a short explanatory and motivational video by the campaign itself: https://youtu.be/ByayHG5CscE Source: https://www.plasticfreejuly.org/ In my posts from past July's, you can find several sources of inspiration for what you could do this month. In line with single use plastics and other packaging being banned …

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Learning from others: just ask and listen

Lately, I have had some experiences which have left me quite thoughtful about interactions between people. I feel that there is a lot of tension in the air and communication is pretty harsh. Many people directly resort to blaming others, hurting and/or even offending them, especially in the (partial) anonymity of the web. Everyone fears …

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Perceived Citizen Effectiveness – Engagement for Sustainability

There are many ways in which individuals can contribute to making the world more sustainable and nice(r) to live in. Of course, everyone can (to some extent) change their own (consumption) behaviour as we have discussed extensively in past blog posts. If you want to recap and regain some inspiration, you can use this blog's …

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Fake news against the strive for a better world

Many have been talking and writing about fake news in the last months and years. Spreading lies on social media and via other channels seems to have become a hobby - a very destructive hobby. When even public figures like politicians - including (former) heads of states - lie blatantly, many others just follow suit. …

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Coops – A collective form of making business

a cooperative is an “autonomous association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social, and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically-controlled enterprise.”International Cooperative Alliance For those who are not familiar with the concept Wikipedia explains co(-)operatives (coops/co-ops) as follows: "Cooperatives are democratically owned by their members, with each member …

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Not enough for everyone’s greed

"The world has enough for everyone's needs, but not everyone's greed"by Mahatma Gandhi (see the Guardian) There are people who might discuss if we actually have enough for everyone's needs as the human population has exploded during the past century and is still expected to grow for some years to come. But there is definitely …

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Fight for your rights… to repair

It is usually most sustainable to keep ones things as long as possible. As the production of each item requires resources and impacts the environment, we need to limit overall production. And in many sectors humans already produced more than enough for all – in theory. For example, millions of newly produced pieces of apparel …

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Happy Easter – enjoy your life

As we are on holidays around here, I will keep this post very short. I wish you all good holidays - in case you have some currently. It's spring in my part of the world. That's a great time to clean up your surroundings but also your life. Be open and look around at what's …

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Earth Hour is coming

In case you don't know what Earth Hour is, I let the organizers explain: Started by WWF and partners as a symbolic lights-out event in Sydney in 2007, Earth Hour is now one of the world's largest grassroots movements for the environment. Held every year on the last Saturday of March, Earth Hour engages millions …

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