Social enterprise Fairphone produces long-living, environmentally conscious smartphones
Social enterprise Fairphone produces the fairest smartphone on the market with improving workers conditions by using their own supply chain, producing their own phone that customers can easily repair and upgrade when needed and having a reuse/recycling scheme.
My journey towards veganism
I’ve been vegan since the 29th of January 2015. At that point in my life, I had already been vegetarian for four years (since the 1st of January 2011) thanks to a school project I had to do on the topic. I know those dates so well because each time something significant happened that deeply resonated with me.
The cycle of life: sharks’ importance for a healthy marine eco-system
Imagine, you’re snorkelling or swimming in the ocean, admiring a colourful reef with many different kinds of fish species that you don’t know where to look first. And then… Dum Da Dum Da Dum Da! A shark.
Let’s talk about eco-friendly sex toys
Pleasure now is more accessible than ever and doesn’t need a lot of resources. However, if you want to spice up your sex life a bit, there are a vast number of helpers you can use: I’m talking about sex toys of course.
Eden Reforestation Projects: Plant Trees to fight Poverty
Deforested areas are more affected by environmental damages like flooding or erosion than other regions. On the other hand, the people living in those areas are often poor. Eden Reforestation Projects has made a connection between deforestation and poverty.
Sustainable death care improves water, soil and air quality
While it is great that more people live a sustainable life, many forget to look beyond their lifetime. What about after we die? Is it even possible to have an eco-friendly burial? Julia talked to Lee Webster, vice-president of Education of the Green Burial Council – a US-based organisation that educates people on green burials – to answer those questions.
Eco-Fixer: Litter-free hiking
Many people – I included – stayed in their local area or country and went hiking this year. As a passionate hiker, I wanted to grab the opportunity to introduce you to two initiatives that encourage people to take their trash with them.
Refill store sets benchmark for regional products and sustainability
EinMACHGLAS is one of the newest refill stores in Germany and focuses on offering mostly local products without packaging.
Ecological winegrowing in Germany: a pioneer at work
Tobias Köninger is an ecological winegrower from South-West Germany and talks about the struggles and gains of converting to ecological winegrowing.
What On Earth is the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
A simplified explanation of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.