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
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKFyrLk2rz8 Bringing Democracy back to the Workplace - For more information, go here
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?
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.
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
What does politics have to do with sustainability? Everything. Our government is what regulates what's right and wrong. It decides if and how we have to recycle. It determines how much we have to pay for our medical care. It stipulates who we are allowed to marry. Nevertheless politics to most of us is something … Continue reading Polit Film Festival Innsbruck
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