I have been a little bit quiet. With the MBA, my Volunteering for the ISFoundation and also volunteering at the coworker space Impact Hub NYC, I got a bit distracted. Now I am also doing an official UN Course! Yay! It's on the new UN System Staff College platform sponsored by the German Government. Title of the … Continue reading Plant Trees by browsing the Web with Ecosia! 🙂
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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?
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
I am a coffee addict. I drink 2-5 cups a day and me and my friends are like the Gilmore Girls - and we even talk at the same pace. Can be annoying, but I made my peace with it. I try to brew it at home and take it along on my daily adventures … Continue reading Support locally owned Businesses
Don’t be like me - stop for a second and think twice when you see something too cheap to be true. Most likely than not, it is too good to be true. We think – and I won’t exclude myself – that we are what we wear. Wearing something new makes us feel more confident. … Continue reading Be an activist! Be a conscious consumer and ask simple questions!
Because it covers everything I am interested in. It is such a complex concept that upon looking at all the buzzwords below it seems to be utopian and unachievable. Which is what makes it sound so tremendously appealing to me. The hopeless optimist in me wants to know how to make this fantasy a realty. … Continue reading Sustainability
To kick the blog off, I will start with a snippet of what I am learning right now. I am doing the course "The Age of Sustainable Development" offered by Jeffery Sachs, Columbia University, NY. Jeffrey Sachs is an economist and, according to his Wikipedia page, one of the world's leading experts on economic development and the … Continue reading The Age of Sustainable Development – An Online Course by Jeffrey Sachs