The Story of Change

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

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It’s Only Yours if You Can Fix It

Reduce, reuse, recycle – but first repair!

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

I Might Need a New Phone

Blackberry, Xperia, Iphone, Nexus –┬ánew phones and types are popping up faster and faster. How can we even keep up the pace?

We are living in a time where right next to paper and glass recycle containers you can also find one for your cellphones. Continue reading

Is Flying Becoming Greener?

Good news first: “Europe’s airlines face the imposition of pollution limits.” The downside is: “you can’t solve a problem with the thinking that created it.”

Starting from 2012 airlines who fly to European airports will have to participate in the trade-market for emission permits. Continue reading

Day 1: Consumption

Day one of the No Impact Week is over and the first challenge for week has started: Do not buy anything.

So today is all about realizing that we tend to buy so many things we actually do not need. This means as a consequence that as part of the project we will not buy anything – except food – for the week.

The No Impact Week proposes you to Continue reading