Recycle Architecture

Ever thought of using a sea container as base for housing or office space? JACK IN THE BOX e.V. is a non-profit organization that supports employment opportunities for people that normally have difficulties finding a job. As part of its work JACK IN THE BOX e.V. offers labor market services which are geared to the …

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Behind the Screen – Get to know your Computer

Worldwide we produce 7 computers – every second. At the same time only 4 babies are born. To understand what impact the purchase and use of a computer has, watch the movie “Behind the Screen“. The movie takes a look at a computer from cradle to grave: gold-mining in West Africa, electronics manufacturing by migrant …

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Win the Argumentation about Climate Change

Too often you sit together with you grandma, trying to persuade her to cancel the Thailand vacation – because of the climate – and then you miss the right arguments (emits as much CO2 as heating your house 50 years is not convincing enough). On the homepage thinkprogress.org you can read how to provide good …

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Ecomondo – Sustainable Trade Fair

If you are interest in new trends and new technologies than the trade fair Ecomondo might be of interest. The trade fair focuses on Material & Energy Recovery and Sustainable Development. You can search the website for more information at Ecomondo.com Source: Ecomondo homepage  

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In Costa Rica Money Grows on Trees

When talking about sustainability, three main pillars are often named: the environmental, the social and the economic pillar. The Guardian has made an article about Costa Rica’s approach to fight deforestation and improve all three sustainability pillars. The program established is called “Payment for Environmental Services” (PES). As part of the program landowners are rewarded …

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Irma stops Detergents

The Danish supermarket chain Irma has stopped the sale of detergents in its supermarkets. According to Irma, the decision was made due to environmental reasons. Detergents or garments softener is a product which causes environmental pollution in the water and it is an unnecessary product. In addition there are a number of alternatives that can …

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From Plastics in Oceans to Micro Fibers in Ocean

Here comes a link to a very interesting Guardian article about synthetic fibers from clothes. The Ecologist Mark Browne shows in his studies that tiny clothing fibers could be the biggest source of plastic in our oceans. While microplastics are not new, Mark Browne studies go into detail where the fibers come from and what …

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Bio-Based and Biodegradable Plastics

Through a newspaper article, I came across the Italian company Novomont. The quite young company has the vision to “integrate chemistry, agriculture and the environment”. The aim is to be part of changing our “product-based economy to a system-based economy, from a dissipative to a conservative approach to resources, through the use of renewable feedstock …

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Post-Industrial Jobs

Writing this blog about responsible consumption, the topic implies also to consume less. Actually, there is a whole group of people and researchers that currently debates how we can consume less through new types of jobs. The main idea behind the discussion is that we should work less in the future and also earn less. …

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10 green og black advices

The Danish newspaper Politken has printed 10 very simples advices what you should do and what you should not do if you want to live more sustainstable. The graphic is unfortunately in Danish, but maybe some of you can read it.Source: Politiken homepage

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