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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Holidays?!

When thinking about holidays, many people problably think about travelling somewhere. Will most people do so when the travel bans are being lifted? At least in Europe traffic has already increased again and the borders are slowly reopening. German media is asking 'when people can go to Mallorca again'. The crisis showed how nature suffered …

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It’s time NOW

Tomorrow (Friday, 29th) starts the 4-day online global Degrowth Conference. Take some time and listen to the talks! Tonight, you have the last chance to register: https://www.degrowthvienna2020.org/en/participant-registration/ As my current employer hosts a workshop for the conference as well, I have been quite busy these past days and you are getting a shorter blog post …

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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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Stay home but engaged!

Even though we currently cannot meet in person to advance sustainability, there are still many things which everyone can do, especially with online activism. I have some ideas for you, but feel free to share other initiatives in a comment to this post or with me, so that I can post them in the upcoming …

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Learning & challenging oneself

Do you have some more time currently than normally? Or do you want to make some new experiences? I have some suggestions for you 🙂 Why don't you try some new recipes? Spend some time to prepare fresh, delicious and healthy food! The internet is full of inspiration for each taste. You could join the …

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