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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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 3: Mobility & Travel

As no one has a private car anymore, all parking spaces have been turned into green areas, where people can sit, meet, garden, plant, do handicrafts and enjoy their life in general. Transportation is mainly done by bikes and many streets are only free for bikes, skateboards and pedestrians. In bigger streets, one line is …

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Cruising around…

I am on an academy this week and yesterday we made an excursion. Amongst other things, we visited the harbour of a North German city. The press speaker has told us a lot about the harbour. For me, the most shocking was to see how the ships are permanently getting bigger and they are getting …

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“A better day the 100 way”

I already told you about the following footprint calculator in this post: https://cathagoessustainable.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/100-points-for-a-sustainable-day/ You can read all the details again there, but in short they say that each person can sustainably emit 6,8 kg CO2-eq per day (or 100 points in their calculator): https://www.eingutertag.org/en/ Last week I tried it and being at home and only …

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What is up in sustainability? Take action!

This week, the German section of #fridaysforfuture has published its demands for politics to work towards limiting global warming to 1,5°C (https://fridaysforfuture.de/forderungen/). They have worked on these together with scientists to make them useful and precise. And now it's your turn! If you are German, you can support these claims by sending a letter with …

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100 points for a sustainable day

I will let the intiative "100 points - A better day" itself explain what their concept is about (https://www.eingutertag.org/en/id-100-points.html): "Our choices of food or consumer goods, where we live and how we heat our homes, our electricity requirements and modes of transport all directly and indirectly produce CO2. The emission of greenhouse gases affecting our …

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What does sport have to do with sustainability?

Maybe more than you would think... For some sports, it is probably obvious what the problem is. Just think about motor sports: Formula 1 and similar races, with cars that are highly emitting, using fossil fuels, paths that have to be cooled before races with tons of water (because the countries are too hot and …

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Cognitive Dissonance – or: people don’t act according to their beliefs

I read an article today, which describes the discrepancy between what Germans think about sustainability and how they act. And yes, there is a huge difference: people still buy bigger carspeople fly more oftenpeople buy the cheaper products instead of the organic ones... https://www.sueddeutsche.de/wirtschaft/bio-nachhaltigkeit-selbstbetrug-1.4334923 I would add to this list e.g. people still eat a …

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