Spotlight on degrowth

There are many alternatives to our current economic and societal system and there are diverse ways how to live well with other humans and our environment. I can recommend you to read the book ‘Pluriverse – A Post-Development Dictionary’ (e.g. here for free download: https://www.academia.edu/39692614/) where several such world views and alternatives are described. I …

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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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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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Healthy and yummy plants

The first month of the year has already passed and this is a good point in time to look at how the propositions for this year (and the future) are doing. In case you haven't all downloaded the Excel file I made containing several ideas on how to make your life more sustainable, you can …

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Chapter 12: Shared Values

As the individual regions have different cultures, the values are also not the same everywhere. However, there are some values that are shared by all the people - making the world a brighter place. The maybe most important one is peace - and therefore there is a strict opposition to warfare and killings. Fortunately, all …

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Chapter 10: Culture & Celebrations

Each region - and also smaller local entities - has its own culture. It is distinct to the others around the world, with own customs and language(s). Most people speak at least one of the bigger international languages in order to communicate with people from other regions. This diversity makes the world creative and interesting. …

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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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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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Digital pollution and why less can be more

Have you tried last week's stress-reduction approach already and went to the forest? Or have you been stuck to all the screens around you? Our screen-culture is not only causing stress, it has several dangerous side effects. Have a look at this documentary: https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/stare-into-lights-my-pretties/ In addition, the energy needed for the servers and devices that …

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Culture and Sustainability

I just had my first class in Culture & Sustainability as part of my Master degree today. The teacher told us about sustainability issues in the cultural sector. Normally, most people think about sustainability in terms of environment(al problems) and less about social issues. But sustainability also comprises issues like diversity, freedom of expression, data …

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