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 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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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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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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Get into the Loop…

This week I will provide you with short news from the world of Circular Economy and sustainability. First: Big consumer good companies together with logistics and other partners are going to launch the 'Loop' programme in Paris and New York to reduce packaging waste. The companies (such as Procter & Gamble, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Unilever, Mars, …

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Make your organisation green(er)

Degree of effort: medium – Level of impact: high Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: Adapt your own habitsInfluence your colleaguesChallenge: Try to change the habits and rules in your organisation Background: Everyone is responsible for himself/herself and his/her own impact on our world. Many people think about their habits concerning electricity use, paper use, …

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Advent is coming

Degree of effort: low/medium – Level of impact: medium/high Sustainability on a budget: approved Tasks: Do not buy a conventional advent calenderBuy a more sustainable alternativeOr better: make one yourself sustainable and waste-reduced or Zero Waste Background: Advent and Christmas are coming soon - in my neighbourhood the Christmas market is currently being set up. …

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Countering deforestation

Degree of effort: low – Level of impact: medium Tasks: Think about changing your search engine, e.g. to ecosia ONLY use recycling paper (for writing, toilets, tissues, ...) Avoid (non-RSPO-certified) palm oil Challenge: Convince your employer or organization to use recycling paper Background: https://youtu.be/O8YQ9iwrGhE This video shows impressively how every four seconds an area the …

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