Good news & bad news

Today you are reading the post no. 100 on this blog. Thanks for accompanying it for a shorter or longer period of time so far! If you like the blog in general or some posts in particular, feel free to share them with others. The more people read the blog, the more it is motivating …

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Spotlight on degrowth

There are many alternatives to our current economic and societal system and there are diverse ways how to live well with other humans and our environment. I can recommend you to read the book ‘Pluriverse – A Post-Development Dictionary’ (e.g. here for free download: https://www.academia.edu/39692614/) where several such world views and alternatives are described. I …

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Stop harmful lobbyists!

While most of us are confined to our homes and politicians are deciding on bailouts for companies, lobbyists are active to dismantle Europe's Green New Deal and other environmental legislation. Their excuse: Corona However, companies already had years before this economic downturn to start acting and improve the sustainability of their products and business models. …

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Preparing for post-Corona

Many people are planning what to do after the main time of the pandemic. It is important for the future of all of us, how we act now, as I mentioned e.g. in this post: https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2020/03/05/a-comment-on-corona-calling-for-resilience/ There are many possible scenarios which can happen, for example, the one described here: https://www.zukunftsinstitut.de/artikel/im-rausch-des-positiven-die-welt-nach-corona/ This is a nice …

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Changing habits

People live in habits and routines. This makes life easier because we do not have to think about these things. However, habits can also be destructive, not only for ourselves but also for others, for animals, for our environment, ... Sometimes our habits are changed without us noticing it too much because we are 'nudged' …

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A comment on Corona – calling for resilience

You have probably all heard a lot about the Corona virus in the last weeks - and maybe you tend to ignore respective news already. I do not want to talk about numbers of ill people, but just want to mention some thoughts I had on this topic, related to sustainability. The media (e.g. https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/02/coronavirus-outbreak-slashes-chinas-greenhouse-gas-emissions-200226133935574.html) …

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Everyone wants mobility

Last week we talked about taking a rest and reflecting. To get a break, many people like to travel. However, we know that mobility - be it for holidays or for daily ways - has a huge impact on the environment and our health (e.g. air pollution). This does not only include the means of …

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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 11: Politics & Democracy

The regions are democratically governed and in peaceful (trade and knowledge) relations with each other. All people are interested in politics because they know that the decisions directly influence their lives and they care about what happens in the community. They want to actively design and shape the world in the best possible way. Therefore, …

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