Reflection time

This will be a rather short post because I am following my own advice (https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2020/02/13/taking-a-break/) and taking some reflection time this week. Corona is interfering a bit with my study schedule, so I need to contemplate this in the next days. You can take the time which you spend less on reading my post this …

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Inspired by nature

"Inspired by nature" is a phrase which you might have heard in advertisements, but it can also be something very worthwhile. For example, there is biomimicry (https://biomimicry.org/what-is-biomimicry/) used e.g. by engineers and architects, which was made famous by the book "Biomimicry" (Janine M. Benyus). It refers to techniques which are copied from nature e.g. from …

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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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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 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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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 7: Freetime & Social Life

People know their neighbours due to their joint community garden, common areas, playgrounds or neighbourhood activities. In case they need something – like help with babysitting, elderly care or plant-watering as well as some item – they can ask in the community group and will usually quickly find a volunteer. You have helped many of …

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Chapter 6: Health

People in the future will be much healthier. Many illnesses are prevented due to healthy nutrition (for elaboration see https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2019/09/12/chapter-1-nutrition/). Food is free of unhealthy chemical residues stemming from fertilizers, pesticides, etc. The fact that people stopped smoking, has also contributed to this development and this has also removed many toxic substances from the environment …

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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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