There are certain things which belong to humanity as a whole: the commons. They give the name to the creative commons’ idea. “Stanford law professor Lawrence Lessig initiated the ‘Creative Commons’ movement to encourage individuals to offer their creative works for others to legally build upon and share – Continue reading
Every year, during the WEF in Davos, there is also an alternative summit – the World Social Forum - taking place somewhere in the world. The goal of the WSF is to create a world where people matter more than profit. Continue reading
That is always and definitely a good basis for discussion. If you want to make the argument even more heated, introduce this idea to your next talk: eradicate poverty by eliminating borders. Continue reading
The World Future Council is an organization which is worried about the future of our planet. That is why they propose to introduce a ombudsperson to big political meetings like G20 or G8. Continue reading
Time isn’t money. It’s much more important, more valuable. With time you can do anything. That’s why a bank for time seems much more valuable to me than the one which messed up our economic system.
Cycling is the greenest way of getting from A to B. Here’s a way of making it even a little bit more environmental – and user – friendly.
If you live in the Netherlands you love your bike and you love cruising on the never-ending bike paths. Besides, you have learned that it is compulsory to equip your bike with lights in order not to end up with a fine. Continue reading
Besides, we also have new mountains of wasted wrapping paper (more dead trees). Isn’t it an incredible sustainable holiday?! Now, let’s be crazy for a moment shortly before the end of this - indeed - crazy year. Continue reading
Oil is running out, the planet is suffering, nature and human beings are sick and it’s all thanks to one part of the planet – where people really are only concerned about buying the newest gadgets.
All of this calls out for the fight on progress. It is time for a new paradigm: degrowth. Continue reading
Today (or yesterday in the US in order to remember Black Friday) is Buy Nothing Day. The idea is to give the ever spinning capitalist system a break at least for 24 hours. Continue reading
The Global Education Network (GLEN) is looking for participants for this year’s learning cycle. It includes seminars with participants from all over Europe, a direct insight into Global Education and an internship in the Global South. Continue reading