It’s cold outside, you’re staying in, putting on your heating, your TV and you head for long nice hot shower. How’s that going to look like on your Continue reading
There’s nothing good about parents struggling to feed their children, thousands of families becoming homeless, about competent teachers loosing their jobs and teaching without books.
There’s nothing good about rising xenophobia (i. e. Golden Dawn in Greece) and public health care being suddenly only for some of the citizens. Continue reading
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
Why is it so hard to reduce the stuff we surrounded with? All the things laying around where we live, that accumulates everywhere and that never really seems to dissapear. Continue reading
“Behind the Kitchen door” is the story of the people who serve our food.
Better said it’s the story of the people of people working in the restaurant industry. Whoever has worked in a bar or restaurant knows that those jobs are of the hardest ones existing. But we are not aware that those people are often also exposed to discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens besides earning only a minimum wage (or lower). In These Times writes: “The restaurant industry is one of the few that has actually grown during the economic crisis.” Continue reading
This post is inspired by a series of podcasts by The Story of Stuff called “The Good Stuff”. Banning plastic bags, an 8 year old fighting KFC or how to reduce your waste at home are all nice topics but the newest issue of the podcast is what has most drawn me to listening. Continue reading
Our new life in Spain started yesterday and it makes me think about how wonderful it is to get a chance to start over. This time, we will try to do things right from the start.
You know how you always think: “I should really recylce more thoroughly” or “I should buy my groceries at the farmer’s market”. A new start gives you the opportunity to get these things right in the first place. Continue reading
Free transport is a nice way of encouraging people to leave their cars at home – or even better, don’t buy a car. Continue reading