I’ll Give You Mine for Some of Yours

When I was a child I used to exchange stickers with my friends. It’s time to rediscover the joy of swapping.

The Good Magazine recently asked: “What if vending machines became a fresh way to reuse, recycle, and trade with people in your community?” Continue reading

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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

Please Don’t Buy our Products if You Don’t Need Them

Usually brands are bad. But there is one out there others could learn a lot from. A lesson on sustainable business.

Outdoor clothing brand Patagonia‘s mission is to “build the best and cause no unnecessary harm”.

With the footprint chronicles they have introduced an outstanding level of transparency of their products. It allows you to “track the impact of a specific product Continue reading

War of the Sexes – I

I’m curious to find out who is – in general –¬†friendlier towards the environment: men or women?

We will start with a big minus on the female side. There are some products only we women use and there are a couple of issues around them (men: keep reading, it might be helpful to know about these things). Continue reading

We are All Friends of the Earth

Three big environmental organizations, three anniversaries in one year. It is time to have a closer look at Greenpeace, WWF and Friends of the Earth.

If you look at this amazing interactive timeline you will realize how these three organizations have had a huge impact on both our policy and public opinion. Continue reading

NO MORE PACKAGING

Finally, there is a package-free store for food. In.gredients fights the waste production.

The idea of In.gredients is simple: ZERO WASTE. Why not reusing glass bottles, plastic containers and all the other stuff we costantly throw away?

Reduce, Reuse, and then Recycle. The new shopping experience goes as follows: Continue reading