Against food waste

I personally hate it when I have to throw food away. I usually pay very close attention to eating things on time, before they expire or mildew. Sometimes items go bad directly after purchase. Then it's not really my fault, but it's still sad. Globally, there is so much food wasted that it would be …

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Checking your balance

We are coming close to the end of the year which means coming closer to New Year's resolutions. And we are close to having winter time (at least in my part of the world) meaning that it's cold and dark for the longest part of the day. It's a great time to snuggle up with …

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A plea against new construction

This is the English version of an originally German post which I was able to publish on https://www.postwachstum.de/. It is a book review for which I got the approval to share it here with you as well. Even though the book is only available in German so far, its core messages might be interesting for …

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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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It’s coming back to food again

The state of nature in Germany is worrisome (https://www.sueddeutsche.de/politik/naturschutz-bericht-deutschland-1.4912845) but mine is by far not the only country where newspapers can bear such headlines, and probably the state of nature here is not the worst in the world. The Amazon and other tropical rainforests are likely to turn into CO2 sources rather than CO2 sinks …

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Cars and other problems

In the past few weeks, there was a huge discussion in Germany about the money the government was going to spend on kickstarting the economy again after the covid troubles. The probably biggest issue were the planned subsidies for buyers of (modern) combustion engine cars. It was also highly discussed in the press, with many …

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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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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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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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