Vegetables on the Window

Plants can literally grow anywhere. If we continue taking away their natural space, we should at least start giving them some new ones.

Windowfarms wants “to empower urban dwellers to grow some of their own food inside year-round.” Continue reading


Seven Revolutions

In which fields is the world going to change the most over the next 15 years? The Center for Strategic and International Studies has the answer

and speaks of seven revolutions. Apparently, we are having exciting times ahead of us. The Center is trying to promote that leaders leave the short-sighted thinking behind and look at the greater – not to say sustainable – picture. Continue reading

Need a Ride?

Carpooling, what most of you German readers will find to be perfectly normal, might surprise people from other parts of the world: why not sharing rides with perfect strangers?

But really, the idea is not stupid at all. Let’s break it down: millions of people drive alone in their cars everyday. The funny thing is that many of them drive into the exact same direction. Shouldn’t it be possible to coordinate it somehow and share the ride? Continue reading

As If There Was No Tomorrow

Have you ever thought about changing to a healthier and more environmentally friendly diet? Today is your big chance.

Second week of the Living Food experience. This time we went green in the real sense of the word. I’m just going to say that the food I’m introducing to you today has been seen as the perfect food in China for over 2000 years. Continue reading

I Am a Poet

What happens if hip hop, world music or an orchestra meet education? An explosion of words, sounds and ideas.

Poetry and music have a lot of power. They can help us to express ourselves. They can help us to turn the world into a more just place, both on a global and on a local level.  Continue reading

Planting Protest

There are so many ways to protest and initiate change. Since there is no greener thing than plants, let us have a look at how rebellious gardening can be.

The motto of Guerilla Gardening is “Let’s fight the filth with forks and flowers.” It is an active way of protesting against – but also changing – the grey and bleak environments our cities have become. Continue reading

We Have a Voice

Do not let yourself be blinded. The world might seem complex, inert and immutable. But we can change it.

Remember when people from all over the world started to write to George Clooney asking him to do something about the unfair working conditions to produce his Nespresso coffee? Continue reading

Those Pushing the Green Button

Change needs good leaders. People who use their position, charisma and resources to fight for what they believe in, a better future for our planet.

The Huffington Post is looking for the top game changers, people who “whether working in the spotlight or under the radar, are changing how we look at the world and the way we live Continue reading

A Generation of Changemakers

Dear Swiss people (and those closeby): do not miss this event. Euforia – a generation of changemakers – is organizing this year’s imp!act.

Imagine five days fully packed with action and information all around the idea of making a change. Euforia is following the idea that “you’re never too young to make a difference.” Continue reading

You are not Changing the World.

One week after the No Impact project I am finally facing the critique. Does going green make sense at all?

Gernot Wagner from the New York Times just recently wrote an editorial titled Going Green but Getting Nowhere. Starting of by saying – provokingly – you can go as green as you want, “just know that it won’t save the tuna, protect the rain forest or stop global warming.” Continue reading