Prologue: I have a dream – and you?

Starting from this week on, my blog will have a slightly different format for a while. I will write the posts in a more book-like manner. You can still only read individual 'chapters', but it's probably preferable to read the whole. As Harald Welzer stated in one of his books, we need more fantasy and …

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Cruising around…

I am on an academy this week and yesterday we made an excursion. Amongst other things, we visited the harbour of a North German city. The press speaker has told us a lot about the harbour. For me, the most shocking was to see how the ships are permanently getting bigger and they are getting …

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“A better day the 100 way”

I already told you about the following footprint calculator in this post: https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/100-points-for-a-sustainable-day/ You can read all the details again there, but in short they say that each person can sustainably emit 6,8 kg CO2-eq per day (or 100 points in their calculator): https://www.eingutertag.org/en/ Last week I tried it and being at home and only …

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Role models where you would propably least expect them…

Have you ever heard of Rojava? I suppose that most of you haven't (but please prove me wrong in the comments). I really got aware of this region in Syria a few months ago, when I watched the following 25 minute documentary: https://www.arte.tv/en/videos/084989-000-A/syria-rojava-the-revolution-by-women/ It is available in multiple languages: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and …

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We have solutions, we just need to use them

Monday, 29th of July, was a special day. Yes, it was my birthday. But that's not the point... It was Earth Overshoot Day. This means that we have used up all our worldwide ecological resource budget for this year already. From now on we are living at the expense of future generations. And the day …

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