Zero Waste Bathroom

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium Sustainability on a budget Tasks: Use up your cosmetic products and then replace them with waste-free alternativesGet rid of most of your waste and consider offsetting the rest (into residual waste) Challenge: inspire others! Background: By now most of you are already aware of many sustainability …

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Plastic Free July is back

This is the first anniversary of this blog - thanks to all readers! I won't start to repeat everything you have already read during the last year, but I want to start with the same topic again. The blog started with reducing waste, especially plastics, motivated by the campaign of 'Plastic free July'. Last year, …

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Are you informed about world facts?

I thought, I was. But then I took this test and failed: https://www.gapminder.org/test/ Take the ten minutes to do the test; then you will get more benefit out of the following post. It is interesting, promise! It is surprising how little people - even 'informed' ones - know about the world's facts and statistics. This …

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Fast fashion vs. luxury – is there anyone sustainable?

"The major issues of fast fashion are obvious; it is a production planned for obsolescence, which all consumers have experienced after approximately ten washes with fabric fast downgrading, looking worn. By displaying great flexibility, high street, fast fashion brands are able to respond to customer preferences and trends with a few weeks of reactivity, due …

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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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Your Proper Waste Management

Of course, it is best to produce as little waste as possible. This has lots of advantages, not only for the environment but also for your purse, health, conscience, etc. Listen to Lauren Singer explaining her Zero Waste Lifestyle and how everyone can reduce his/her waste and which benefits that has: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pF72px2R3Hg But as long …

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What is up in sustainability? Take action!

This week, the German section of #fridaysforfuture has published its demands for politics to work towards limiting global warming to 1,5°C (https://fridaysforfuture.de/forderungen/). They have worked on these together with scientists to make them useful and precise. And now it's your turn! If you are German, you can support these claims by sending a letter with …

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The relationship of sustainability and intelligence

Degree of effort: low to medium – Level of impact: medium to high Tasks: do not buy plastics with BPA (if you buy plastics at all)prefer organically grown food that is less charged with pesticideschallenge: get further engaged in sustainability Background: Would you think that there is any relationship between sustainability and intelligence? I saw …

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Are you contributing to slavery?

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: See how many slaves are needed to produce the things you consume: http://slaveryfootprint.org/survey/#where_do_you_live Look at the tips to reduce your impact, e.g. think before being and buy differentlyTalk about the issue with other people and investigate further on one of …

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Heard about the Planetary Health Diet?

Degree of effort: low to medium – Level of impact: medium to high Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: Compare your current diet with the planetary health dietTry to change your diet to come closer to a more healthy (and planetary friendly) oneShare your best dishes with friends and family Background: There are lots of …

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