Greenwashing or not?

Lately, I had some discussions with people about big companies and their sustainability efforts. After listening to the audio book to the book 'Die Diktatur der Konzerne' ('The dictatorship of the corporations') by Thilo Bode, I am even more skeptical about the balance between good and bad impacts of big companies. An example from the …

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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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Chapter 5: Waste Management / Circular Economy

After years of plogging, I can enjoy jogging without seeing any trash around me. This is due to various reasons. Firstly, people care about nature and beauty and therefore do not dump things anymore. Secondly, with public clean-up days involving all citizens and many ploggers, the already existing trash was collected. Remaining garbage dumps have …

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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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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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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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New Year Propositions

Sorry for the long break! I hope that you all had a good start into the new year and enjoyed the holidays. Before I am going to start with the usual format next week again, this one is a bit different. Are you making New Year propositions each year? Do you stick to them? I …

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