Toby Morse, lead-singer of the hardcore punk band H2O. I had the pleasure of meeting him before his gig in Germany, during the EMP Persistence Tour through Europe. On the couch sat this sweet, polite and down to earth man that charmingly couldn't stop gushing about his wife of 20 years and his son. Enthusiastically he talked to me about PMA, Positive Mental Attitude, and how he goes to schools in the US in his free time to talk about his attitude and how he has never touched alcohol or drugs in his life.
Having lived in a area of Brooklyn where I was the minority by far was a real eye opener and an experience I am deeply grateful for. Studying with people from all over the world and learning about their cultures is another one. All the issues we have are interconnected and the more I Iearn, … Continue reading Equality – A long way to go
When I thought of who might be a good example for sustainability put into practice and whom I could interview, I didn't have to think for long. I was not only intrigued by the broad variety of food the Restaurant Immerland offers - or how amazing it tastes – or how inviting their restaurant is - but … Continue reading Immerland – A heartwarming Example of a Sustainable Restaurant in Innsbruck
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Specialty coffee is becoming more popular, consumers seek independent coffee shops and buy their beans directly from smaller brewers. Just like the Micro-Beer-Brewery is still going strong, this is one is not likely to stop either. So as a coffee addict myself, I went to the London Coffee Festival and had a blast. I was among … Continue reading The 5 things you can do to drink your coffee sustainably – from the London Coffee Festival
Wanting to show the diversity of tech people, photographer Helena Price started a homepage, interviewing a more diverse group of techies and giving them a platform. Every single story I read so far was great, unique and worth the time. "We cover subjects who tend to be underrepresented in the greater tech narrative. This includes (but is not limited … Continue reading Inspirational Silicon Valley Stories Showing How Diverse Tech People Actually are!
A report that's part of the Next System Project - a project that tries to find systemic alternatives to the current system - compares the US to scandinavian countries that have a social democratic system. Below is a great infographic and if you want to read more on it, here's the full report: Social Democracy - Paper by … Continue reading Is Social Democracy the Solution?
I am back in Europe for now. But I can't wait to get back to New York. I went to tons of events, met incredible people and soaked up all the information I could. In the end I felt like a local and not once was I 'homesick'. I haven't been able to post as … Continue reading New York – had the time of my life!
The New System Project is an initiative who’s aim is to explore “political-economic system models that deliver social, economic and ecological outcomes”. I went to their three days conference in New York last week. We didn’t find solutions yet, but ideas were flying around everywhere. Hopefully many will remember them and the energy we all shared when we return to the real world. What impressed me the most was the positive attitude. Instead of arguing over what doesn’t work, solutions were discussed and experiences shared. It’s nice to see so many people that think the same way and not to feel like the only crazy person out there.
Today I went to one of the most inspiring courses. It only went on for 1.5 hours, but my mind couldn't stop having tons of ideas every few minutes of how I could put the new knowledge into action. Leyla Acaroglu is an impressive person. She is contagiously open and you feel like you … Continue reading Course: Gamification & Game Theory for Making Change
Politics are everywhere and they aren't left at the door of the UN building. But this quote stuck "The UN was not created to make mankind heaven, but to save humanity from hell." And I am thankful that this many countries regularly get together and make commitments and decide on guidelines for the greater good. As faulted as they may be.