Corona vs. Zero Waste

Unfortunately, Corona is threatening the Zero Waste movement which had been on the rise before (https://www.treehugger.com/coronavirus-threatening-zero-waste-movement-4847418). Not only single-use masks, which unfortunately many people use and even "dispose" in nature, lead to additional amounts of waste (https://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/beruf/hygieneregeln-virenangst-schlaegt-klimaschutz/25912174.html). For sake of "hygiene" many shops started to sell more disposable items again and some even banned reusable …

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2nd anniversary – It’s plastic free July again!

Dear readers, it's the second anniversary of this blog. What does this mean? Well, I nearly completed my Master's degree in the meantime. But regarding the blog it means that some of you have been reading my posts for two years now, which means that you are receiving no. 110 today. Currently, 151 people are …

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Stop harmful lobbyists!

While most of us are confined to our homes and politicians are deciding on bailouts for companies, lobbyists are active to dismantle Europe's Green New Deal and other environmental legislation. Their excuse: Corona However, companies already had years before this economic downturn to start acting and improve the sustainability of their products and business models. …

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Preparing for post-Corona

Many people are planning what to do after the main time of the pandemic. It is important for the future of all of us, how we act now, as I mentioned e.g. in this post: https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2020/03/05/a-comment-on-corona-calling-for-resilience/ There are many possible scenarios which can happen, for example, the one described here: https://www.zukunftsinstitut.de/artikel/im-rausch-des-positiven-die-welt-nach-corona/ This is a nice …

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Learning & challenging oneself

Do you have some more time currently than normally? Or do you want to make some new experiences? I have some suggestions for you 🙂 Why don't you try some new recipes? Spend some time to prepare fresh, delicious and healthy food! The internet is full of inspiration for each taste. You could join the …

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Reflection time

This will be a rather short post because I am following my own advice (https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2020/02/13/taking-a-break/) and taking some reflection time this week. Corona is interfering a bit with my study schedule, so I need to contemplate this in the next days. You can take the time which you spend less on reading my post this …

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Changing habits

People live in habits and routines. This makes life easier because we do not have to think about these things. However, habits can also be destructive, not only for ourselves but also for others, for animals, for our environment, ... Sometimes our habits are changed without us noticing it too much because we are 'nudged' …

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A comment on Corona – calling for resilience

You have probably all heard a lot about the Corona virus in the last weeks - and maybe you tend to ignore respective news already. I do not want to talk about numbers of ill people, but just want to mention some thoughts I had on this topic, related to sustainability. The media (e.g. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/coronavirus-outbreak-slashes-chinas-greenhouse-gas-emissions-200226133935574.html) …

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Taking a break

Sometimes it's necessary to take a break to recover and to reflect on what you are doing. It is important to pay daily attention to one's well-being in terms of healthy nutrition, enough sleep, regular sports and relaxation time. But sometimes it just happens that a day gets more stressful than anticipated. Then we don't …

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Contemplation time: Fireworks

During this first week of the year I have been contemplating a lot. I do not know if it was actually more than what I do usually, but it certainly felt like it. That's why I have a lot of topics on my mind, which I cannot share all with you (now). This post is …

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