Let’s bet on climate protection!

The Global Climate Conference (COP 26) in Glasgow is approaching fast! It will start in November. The campaign marks the end of a big climate protection campaign - so please join us for the final sprint of "the climate bet" because actions are more important than words!It might be a small action, but if everyone …

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Digesting electoral results & going on

In Germany, we just held the federal elections and are now waiting which coalition of parties will be leading the country in the next four years. Although the elections did not exactly go as many sustainability enthusiasts had hoped for, we are still hoping that the new government will have recognized the urgency of addressing …

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BTW21 – All with the right to do so: please participate in the German elections!

First of all, please excuse me for the late new post. Sometimes you have so much to say that you don't really get it structured and out into the world... Today, I will focus on the German federal elections (and those locally for Berlin and MV), so everyone who is not touched by this can …

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Greening cities – Capitals of Europe

Lately, I have been delving into the topic of sustainable cities. Cities emit most of the world's emissions and they are the home of more than 50% of the world's population - with a rising tendency towards 70-80% worldwide. Hence, they are crucial for the socio-ecological transformation of our society. Cities are very complex and …

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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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