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 … 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.
Why? Because in most countries it's women's day only one day a year! After having visited several events covering feminism, gender equality and human rights recently, I can appreciate these woman even more! Thank you for your bravery. Never underestimate the power of a woman.
George Clooney I blame you! You vibe transmitting good-looking man made coffee pods sexy. And coffee pods may be convenient, but they stand for avoidable waste - tons of waste - as Nespresso alone sold 72 billion pods so far. Pod machines are spreading all over the world. At home, in restaurants, hotels and in … Continue reading German city bans Single-Use Coffee Pods in Government Buildings
Something to keep in mind when you get your drink to-go 😉 Source: Kanu Hawaii empowers people to build more environmentally sustainable, compassionate, and resilient communities rooted in personal commitments to change.
There came a point when I ran out of clean clothes. So I had to make the super long 2 minutes walk to the Laundromat that I have pushed back for as long as I could. Which meant I had to buy a cleaner. Standing in front of this huuuuge selection of cleaners at the … Continue reading From a series of “It’s the small things that matter”