Soy or Not Soy; That Is The Question

“So what do you eat?” is the number one question for vegans and vegetarians.

What people with a little imagination usually picture are dishes in which meat and fish are replaced┬áby soy products – or worse: where there is only a bit of salad left on the plate. The truth is: soy burgers and textured soy protein are Continue reading

Bring Your Own

Fill your stomach, not the landfill – that’s what I call a catchy headline for a campaign. Let’s start the fight on the convenient.

“It takes approximately 20 seconds to put our food into take out containers. Convenient? No, it’s actually inconvenient since the packaging can remain in our landfills forever, causing continued damage to us and our world.” says the TakeOutWithOut campaign and promotes change. Continue reading

Slow Down Everyone

Today I would like to make a call for deceleration and the rediscovery of the slow. Let us reconquer our time.

The Slow Movement is officially declaring war on “time poverty“. They believe that we need to slow down if we want to be able to make connections again and give our life meaning. The Movement has many different faces: Continue reading

Wanted: The Perfect Eco-Dinner

Today is World Food Day AND Blog Action Day. Two very good reasons two make today’s blog all about your ideas!

Since people always need some motivation I will turn this into a competition. Kosmos 9 is looking out for the most sustainable dinner idea. So please post below all your ideas, recipes and whatever else comes to your mind. The idea? Continue reading

Day 4: Eating

The No Impact Week is getting tough: reduce the impact of your food choices. The motto is simple. Make it as vegan, local, organic and seasonal as possible!

And since tomorrow it is going to be even harder: reduce the energy consumption, it makes sense to think about how to combine the two things. Do you know how much fossil fuels are needed to produce your diet? Make the test “Is my lunch causing Global Warming?” to find out. Continue reading

Kosmos 9 goes No Impact

Many of you might know No Impact Man from his book or the documentary. Starting tomorrow will be your chance to make a step towards your own personal No Impact Lifestyle.

The Yes! magazine is organizing the No Impact Week starting Sunday September 18. It means Continue reading

Jungle of Labels – Save the Animals

My second post about labels will show you which labels protect animal rights. Meaning helping to preserve endangered species and ethically treatment of animals.

The organisation greener choices can help you in case you have doubts about a certain label. They have a large database and you can find out what is behind the label.

Now let me introduce you to some animal welfare labels: Continue reading

Rotten Carrots

“Don’t throw that away, there are People in Africa who are Hungry”, have you heard that before? Well, fact is, it is true and worth to write a post on this story. About that and about carrots.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has published a report on Global food losses and food waste. A wonderful insight into the other side of hunger. I’ll give you a short overview: Continue reading

All You Can Eat

Imagine picking your own fruit just next to where you live. Do you think that is not possible because you live in a city? Pluk de Stad proves you wrong.

The idea is coming from Utrecht in the Netherlands, where a couple of young people realized that there is so much edible food going to waste around them. Besides, they would like to show that we are not depending on food which is shipped in from the other side of the world causing tons of CO2 emissions. Continue reading