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! 🙂
Reverb, a non profit founded by the musician Adam Garner and his wife Lauren Sullivan, has the mission to make festivals and touring as environmentally friendly as possible. They provide the money, commitment and manpower that the bands or organisers couldn't. They recycle, compost, buy local food, advise on how to avoid waste, make sure sustainable products are used down to the soap, carbon offset, use biofuel, provide solar power charge stations for phones, educate fans, encourage people to car pool or recycle, collect contacts and money from fans for different charities – and all of it in collaboration with bands. Some of the bigger ones they work with are the Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5 and Jack Johnson.
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
A few months ago I was in a Yoga Studio and this lovely lady was selling her own products. She openly shared how she was diagnosed with breast cancer and survived it. Since then she's been turning her live upside down. She tried to eliminate all the toxins she could. But when she was looking … Continue reading ‘Violets are Blue’ Skincare – founded by a cancer survivor trying to avoid the toxins that we put onto your body and into our system!
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
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 trend took off, 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 fellow addicts … 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?
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.