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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Inspired by nature

"Inspired by nature" is a phrase which you might have heard in advertisements, but it can also be something very worthwhile. For example, there is biomimicry (https://biomimicry.org/what-is-biomimicry/) used e.g. by engineers and architects, which was made famous by the book "Biomimicry" (Janine M. Benyus). It refers to techniques which are copied from nature e.g. from …

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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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What do we really need?

A while ago, I have been sent a magazine article dealing with the state of our society and ecology. It proposed that we will face a collapse of our current system anyways, as humans will or can not voluntarily change the system. I thought about this a bit and, listening to audio books such as …

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Taking a break

Sometimes it's necessary to take a break to recover and to reflect on what you are doing. It is important to pay daily attention to one's well-being in terms of healthy nutrition, enough sleep, regular sports and relaxation time. But sometimes it just happens that a day gets more stressful than anticipated. Then we don't …

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Food is central

Yes, I already shared some rules for food with you last week. But food is an important basis for all our lives, so I want to tell you a bit more about it. Yesterday, I was at a big manifestation with about 27,000 participants who demand ecological agriculture, based on small farms, and who fight …

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Chapter 13: Love for Nature

Nature is highly valued by everyone. People know that it has an intrinsic value, but also that it is the basis for human life on earth. Humanity has moved from an ego-logical to an eco-logical view: Source: https://i2.wp.com/www.permatree.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Ego-logical_VS_Eco-logical.png?fit=636%2C491&ssl=1 Therefore, nature now is protected. There are countless natural reserves and wilderness areas where humans do not …

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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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