15. Feb 2019
by manu

Repair Café

Repair Café Map of the world

What to do with a broken chair or a toaster that throws sparks? What to do with a pullover with wholes in it? Toss it? No Way!

You go to the Repair Café! 🙂

There you can repair stuff yourself with professional help at your side while you sip a coffee and chat with nice people!

Take a look at it:
→ repaircafe.org

2. Nov 2018
by manu

The European Week For Waste Reduction

Europäische Woche der Abfallvermeidung © wochederabfallvermeidung.de

From 17th to 25th of November 2018 The European Week For Waste Reduction takes place again!

Thousands of actions are organized all around Europe.
The thematic focus in 2018 is:
Hazardous Waste Prevention: Time to Detox!

Till the 4th of November you have the opportunity to register an action.
→ ewwr.eu (english)

First published: 21. November 2015
24. Mar 2018
by manu

Earth Hour


Today. 20:30h to 21:30h. Lights out!

29. Oct 2017
by manu

ReTuna – Recycling Shopping Center

ReTuna - Recycling Shopping Center

© retuna.se

Last Thursday the new Loom Shopping Center has opened in Bielefeld with such a controversial anchor-shop like Primark. In a video showing the opening of the Center masses of people push themselves into the building to be the first and to still their hunger for a lot of cheap deals. Just for that brief moment of fake happiness.
Is this the meaning of life? How can one be so eager to buy something first? Why does it have to be the newest, the cheapest and the hippest?

 

ReTuna shows that more sustainable Shopping Malls are possible.

 

ReTuna oppened 2015 in Sweden and is a shopping centre dedicated entirely to repaired and up-cycled goods.
It also organizes events, workshops, lectures, theme days, and more – all with a focus on sustainability.

→ retuna.se
→ weforum.org

2. Aug 2017
by manu

ReThink – NOW!

Today is “Earth Overshoot Day”!

That means that we already have used up all of this years resources and are from this day forward stealing from future generations!
Earth simply can’t regenerate itself fast enough.

Just 50 years ago we managed with less than the available resources. Now Earth Overshoot Day arrives earlier every year, because our wonderfully designed economic system is based on infinite growth while it has not realized that the earth is finite….
In 2017 “Earth Overshoot Day” comes 6 days earlier than last year…

It’s time to ReThink!

Make yourself aware what you buy, what you throw away, where you drive or where you fly and try to minimize your ecological footprint!

→ overshootday.org