How about a world for everyone with no war, no hungerand a political system including everyone?
That’s more or less what the Barcelona Consensus is trying to create calling it a world livable for all. The basic document of the Consensus called Declaration 1.0 starts with the very true words: “The current global situation is unacceptable: it is structurally violent, Continue reading →
Let’s be citizens rather than consumers. We can’t shop the world to safety.
Remember the Story of Stuff? The amazing movie about the system that creates too much stuff and too little of what we really need. Now, their new movie is out and it’s about what we most need: CHANGE. Continue reading →
Today is the day I realize: this world needs help and I can help it. – A guest-post by Nutsmar Yuvasopee.
I’m one of those with a simple life: I wake up, I go to work. I party, I shop. That’s how life is here in Bangkok. It’s fast and it’s colourful. I do read the news, mostly online. But somehow I have never felt it’s my business – other people do things and other people who will solve the problems they talk about. The truth is: everything is very far away if you don’t let it in. Continue reading →
Some are hopeful for Rio +20, others don’t think it will bring change and a third group puts up their own agenda.
This summer (June 20th – 22nd) the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will take place in Rio, exactly twenty years after the famous Earth Summit in the same location. Continue reading →
Dare the World, Save the Planet is the motto -or: what would you do to save the environment?
Earth Hour knows people are ready to give a lot for the planet. Like this man who says: “My daughter has this princess box that she’s always dressing me from. If 5,000 accept this challenge I’ll let her dress me from the box and wear it to work everyday for a week.” Continue reading →
The idea is the same for the WEF and the WSF: shape globalization. While the first tries to impose it, the second creates it from below.
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 →
Have you ever been a witness to something the world should definitely see? Something which is worth spreading?
Personally, I find documentaries are one of the best ways to share a story and have a big impact on the audience. Think about some of the big documentaries of the last couple of years and what changes they have brought upon. Continue reading →