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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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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Epilogue

Fortunately, humans at the end of the first quarter of the 21st century where wise enough to drastically change their lifestyles and ways of production so that global warming could be limited to 1,5° Celsius. Natural catastrophes have been faced with more resilience and the environment could be restored. All global regions have built more …

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Chapter 13: Love for Nature

Nature is highly valued by everyone. People know that it has an intrinsic value, but also that it is the basis for human life on earth. Humanity has moved from an ego-logical to an eco-logical view: Source: https://i2.wp.com/www.permatree.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ego-logical_VS_Eco-logical.png?fit=636%2C491&ssl=1 Therefore, nature now is protected. There are countless natural reserves and wilderness areas where humans do not …

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Chapter 11: Politics & Democracy

The regions are democratically governed and in peaceful (trade and knowledge) relations with each other. All people are interested in politics because they know that the decisions directly influence their lives and they care about what happens in the community. They want to actively design and shape the world in the best possible way. Therefore, …

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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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