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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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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Food is central

Yes, I already shared some rules for food with you last week. But food is an important basis for all our lives, so I want to tell you a bit more about it. Yesterday, I was at a big manifestation with about 27,000 participants who demand ecological agriculture, based on small farms, and who fight …

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10 reasons for cycling & some rules for food

Cycling ❤ I really enjoy cycling, even in winter, and I wonder a bit why not more people are using the bike. Of course, in some places the infrastructure could be better or some ways are very long, but there are many good reasons to cycle and one can always advocate for improvements! I came …

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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 8: Education

All types of schools and universities are in the neighbourhood or well-connected somewhere close in the city. As the city is safe and friendly, already young children can walk or cycle to their school without problems. People firstly learn how to think critically and by themselves. They get to know from an early age how …

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Chapter 1: Nutrition

***Global Climate Strike on Friday, 20th of September, please join all!*** I dream of a world in which food is always grown with sustainable methods (such as organic + permaculture, agroforestry, ...) so that everything is yummy and healthy. In cities we are offered predominantly seasonal and regional food in stores, which is unwrapped of …

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“A better day the 100 way”

I already told you about the following footprint calculator in this post: https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/100-points-for-a-sustainable-day/ You can read all the details again there, but in short they say that each person can sustainably emit 6,8 kg CO2-eq per day (or 100 points in their calculator): https://www.eingutertag.org/en/ Last week I tried it and being at home and only …

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Together for a better world

The header image shows the global annual average temperatures from 1850 to 2018. What do you see there? On the source page (https://showyourstripes.info/), you can find this for your country. I will show you the examples of five countries in the following. Guess which image belongs to which country! You will find the solution in …

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