2nd anniversary – It’s plastic free July again!

Dear readers, it's the second anniversary of this blog. What does this mean? Well, I nearly completed my Master's degree in the meantime. But regarding the blog it means that some of you have been reading my posts for two years now, which means that you are receiving no. 110 today. Currently, 151 people are …

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Holidays?!

When thinking about holidays, many people problably think about travelling somewhere. Will most people do so when the travel bans are being lifted? At least in Europe traffic has already increased again and the borders are slowly reopening. German media is asking 'when people can go to Mallorca again'. The crisis showed how nature suffered …

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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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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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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 9: Economy & Money

As more things are done and created within a community or region, there is less dependence on international actors and events. Logistics and transport have been reduced. Value chains are shorter which makes them easier to control and to update qualitatively. Less money gets lost to unnecessary middlemen [i.e. "a dealer, agent, or company intermediate …

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Chapter 4: Consumption & Technology

In the future, people in general do not possess (a lot of) stuff anymore. They focus on buying what they really need. They have realized that pure consumption does not make happy and that the planet cannot sustain unnecessary production. Items are exchanged within communities (simple example from England: https://shareshed.org.uk/), with friends or via platforms, …

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We have solutions, we just need to use them

Monday, 29th of July, was a special day. Yes, it was my birthday. But that's not the point... It was Earth Overshoot Day. This means that we have used up all our worldwide ecological resource budget for this year already. From now on we are living at the expense of future generations. And the day …

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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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