Corona vs. Zero Waste

Unfortunately, Corona is threatening the Zero Waste movement which had been on the rise before (https://www.treehugger.com/coronavirus-threatening-zero-waste-movement-4847418). Not only single-use masks, which unfortunately many people use and even "dispose" in nature, lead to additional amounts of waste (https://www.wiwo.de/erfolg/beruf/hygieneregeln-virenangst-schlaegt-klimaschutz/25912174.html). For sake of "hygiene" many shops started to sell more disposable items again and some even banned reusable …

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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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Stop wasting our planet!

Do you know the feeling when you are mad about people? I don't mean being mad about a specific person, but people in general. I got mad during my morning running round today. But let's start a bit earlier... We had three free days in Berlin in a row, as we had a special holiday …

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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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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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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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Earth Day sends its message – what is your answer?

This Monday (22nd of April) was Earth Day (for more information, see e.g. here https://www.earthday.org/). And the following graph shows again how urgently we need to stop emitting carbon: This was shared by Greta Thunberg on Facebook. Her fellows from FridaysForFuture in Germany are supposed to pay fees for not going to school during the …

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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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