Why “Less is more”

Today, I am sharing with you the English version of a book review which I wrote originally in German for the blog postwachstum.de with the editor's permit. You can find the German version here. Start with praise from Maja Göpel and a great vision In the German version of Jason Hickel's book "Weniger ist mehr …

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Guest contribution: “Animals and the environment: subjects, not just resources”

Dear readers, The following content has been written by Charlotte Maier and has first been published in German on the Blog Postwachstum. You can find the original here. It is reposted in English in this blog with permission of all relevant entities and translated by the original author. I find the topic very interesting and …

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Slow travels – Part 2

Have you ever taken a night train? As I told you in the last post, I have tried one for the first time on my route from Germany to Sicily in Italy. Before I describe the experience and what you might expect going on a night train, I want to mention a nice encounter which …

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Slow travels – Part 1

In Germany, it is getting warmer, summer is coming and there is a kind of holiday mood in the air. This feeling is spurred by a different smell in the air, the possibility to stay outside in a thin shirt till late und people enjoying their gatherings in parks and restaurants. Germans seem to be …

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Small snippets of inspiration

Sometimes there are many things going on and it is a struggle to focus on something in particular. So instead of having a major topic, I will just share with you some things in this post which I collected in the last days and weeks as sources of inspiration. First of all: Spring is coming …

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Environmental experts advocate post-growth

I have told you about my published article in the last blog post. In the meantime, my co-author Steffen Lange and I wrote a short explanatory blog post on it for the blog 'postwachstum.de'. Again, I received the permit to share an English translation of our article here with you. You can read the German …

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Check out my recent article: Environmental protection specialist are sceptical regarding green growth

This is a slightly different kind of blog post than usual and I am sorry for the long break: Life is crazy sometimes 🙂 I want to use this platform to promote an academic article which finally got published, authored by me and two co-authors. We summarized our results as follows: "Green growth, a-growth, post-growth …

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Do you have the right job?

In surveys, many people tend to be unsatisfied with their jobs (usually more than 50%). So it is rather likely that you belong to the ones who don't have the right job to fill their skills and interests. Or maybe the job is theoretically right, but the setting or your mindset isn't. I know many …

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Eating plant-based is not as complicated as you might think: Some tips for the start

It is scientifically proven that a plant-based diet is good for your health, for the environment and obviously for animal wellbeing. Of course it is not possible everywhere in the world, but in many places it is. There are many usual arguments against it, which can usually easily be refuted. If you know any, which …

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Living on a happy planet

The COP26, the recent world climate conference, which took place in Glasgow in the beginning of November brought us new promises by several country leaders. On the one hand, there was some progress in commitments. On the other hand, those commitments are not sufficient to fulfill the Paris agreement and we have seen over the …

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