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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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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Happy new year!

I hope that you all had a good start into the new year and I wish you a wonderful 2020! This post will be very short, as I want to leave you some more time to discover last week's responsibility pledge file and maybe work on some new year's propositions. Feel free to share it …

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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 14: Working Life & Professions

Work is flexible. It can be done from home, from one of the public eating areas or from your workplace, which is usually in bikeable distance from your home. Traffic jams do not exist anymore, and commuting is short. You work partly for money, but as working weeks are shorter, you have a lot of …

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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 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 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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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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