What do we really need?

A while ago, I have been sent a magazine article dealing with the state of our society and ecology. It proposed that we will face a collapse of our current system anyways, as humans will or can not voluntarily change the system. I thought about this a bit and, listening to audio books such as …

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Everyone wants mobility

Last week we talked about taking a rest and reflecting. To get a break, many people like to travel. However, we know that mobility - be it for holidays or for daily ways - has a huge impact on the environment and our health (e.g. air pollution). This does not only include the means of …

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Do you join the pledge?

Do you want to know how you can contribute to the dream? I created an Excel file with all things that individuals can do to help to achieve a more environmentally-friendly and just society. I gather those in the past year. It is probably not complete, so I am open for comments! Click here to …

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Chapter 2: Green Cities

The city will be green and clean. All buildings will be isolated according to the newest building standards and only need a low amount of energy for heating and cooling (e.g. passive house standard). Most of them will be autonomous by making their own energy (e.g. solar panels or small wind turbines on the roofs) …

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Chapter 1: Nutrition

***Global Climate Strike on Friday, 20th of September, please join all!*** I dream of a world in which food is always grown with sustainable methods (such as organic + permaculture, agroforestry, ...) so that everything is yummy and healthy. In cities we are offered predominantly seasonal and regional food in stores, which is unwrapped of …

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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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Together for a better world

The header image shows the global annual average temperatures from 1850 to 2018. What do you see there? On the source page (https://showyourstripes.info/), you can find this for your country. I will show you the examples of five countries in the following. Guess which image belongs to which country! You will find the solution in …

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Make the world green again

Yes, I mixed some things in the title... Some classmates edited a speech of Donald Trump a few weeks ago and replaced each 'great' in 'make America great again' etc. with 'green' - a funny end to their presentation, but unfortunately quite opposite from the reality. He destroyed so many environmental laws and even wants …

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Time is running – let’s move as well

Fear is not the best advisor so we should not use it as a guide. Studies are showing that permafrost areas and Arctic ice are melting faster than expected and talk about five more years to achieve massive CO2 drawdown (https://www.heise.de/tp/features/Weltklima-auf-der-Kippe-4456028.html). Others say that human civilization might collapse by 2050, if we do not act …

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