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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Mindfulness for Sustainability

Mindfulness and sustainability might not necessarily be thought together, but I think that they are quite a good fit. Taking time for practices such as mindfulness exercises and meditation can not only help to calm your mind and focus on important things in your life but also let you notice your surroundings differently. Then you …

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The Climate Bet – Die Klimawette

In a post from December (see here), I already shortly mentioned the climate protection campaign called "The Climate Bet" (or in German original "Die Klimawette") which I want to introduce to you now. Recently, the campaign's English website was launched so that there is no hindrance for you to understand it now. Check it out …

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Snowetry

Today you will read a slightly different style blog post: In times of climate crisis, where 40-degree Celsius hot days become normal in German summer, snowy days start to feel like a miracle. I ask myself if future generations will be able to ever see this wonder. It only happens at a temperature of 0 …

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Against food waste

I personally hate it when I have to throw food away. I usually pay very close attention to eating things on time, before they expire or mildew. Sometimes items go bad directly after purchase. Then it's not really my fault, but it's still sad. Globally, there is so much food wasted that it would be …

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Looking at the bright side

Many people around me seem to be a little depressed these days (not necessarily in terms of the medical condition), due to Covid, isolation, and the grey, dark and cold of Northern hemisphere winter. I too sometimes feel like hibernating would be a good option (if I was physically able to do so). Source: Bild …

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Merry everything & happy always!

All the best for Christmas and all other holidays you might have in these weeks! And I hope that you all start well into a hopefully bright(er) year 2021! I recently got to know 'merry everything & happy always' which I find quite nice. So I hope that your wishes come true whatever they may …

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