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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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 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 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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Cruising around…

I am on an academy this week and yesterday we made an excursion. Amongst other things, we visited the harbour of a North German city. The press speaker has told us a lot about the harbour. For me, the most shocking was to see how the ships are permanently getting bigger and they are getting …

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Straws might be more important than you think

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium Tasks: Start refusing plastic straws when you are ordering your drink If you need or love straws, get yourself a reusable glass straw (or from another material) - e.g. https://pacificstraws.de/ Next step: Ask your mates to do the same/explain why you are refusing Challenge: Get a …

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