Chapter 8: Education

All types of schools and universities are in the neighbourhood or well-connected somewhere close in the city. As the city is safe and friendly, already young children can walk or cycle to their school without problems. People firstly learn how to think critically and by themselves. They get to know from an early age how …

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Chapter 7: Freetime & Social Life

People know their neighbours due to their joint community garden, common areas, playgrounds or neighbourhood activities. In case they need something – like help with babysitting, elderly care or plant-watering as well as some item – they can ask in the community group and will usually quickly find a volunteer. You have helped many of …

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Chapter 6: Health

People in the future will be much healthier. Many illnesses are prevented due to healthy nutrition (for elaboration see https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/chapter-1-nutrition/). Food is free of unhealthy chemical residues stemming from fertilizers, pesticides, etc. The fact that people stopped smoking, has also contributed to this development and this has also removed many toxic substances from the environment …

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Chapter 5: Waste Management / Circular Economy

After years of plogging, I can enjoy jogging without seeing any trash around me. This is due to various reasons. Firstly, people care about nature and beauty and therefore do not dump things anymore. Secondly, with public clean-up days involving all citizens and many ploggers, the already existing trash was collected. Remaining garbage dumps have …

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Chapter 4: Consumption & Technology

In the future, people in general do not possess (a lot of) stuff anymore. They focus on buying what they really need. They have realized that pure consumption does not make happy and that the planet cannot sustain unnecessary production. Items are exchanged within communities (simple example from England: https://shareshed.org.uk/), with friends or via platforms, …

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