Reading Time: 6 minutesIt requires a little luck and steadiness to reach Benjamin Von Wong. And it also requires a lot of organizational talent regarding the time difference between Germany and the US west coast. But when we finally “meet” via Skype, the 31-year-old photographer is a very interesting and dedicated interview partner and not really what one […]
Reading Time: 4 minutesIn my last article, I wrote about palm oil and the problems with this substance found almost everywhere. Instead of only writing about the problems I decided to take action and have a closer look at how palm oil is influencing my daily life. So, let’s begin with the facts. To find out when I […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesSmoke swells from the thick, green canopy of Indonesian rainforests. Orphaned orangutans cry for their mothers who were killed in the bush fires. Local inhabitants, children, women, men are inhaling the yellow swaths, only protected by dirty, once white masks; the air is filled with almost invisible particles of ashes coming from the burning forests. […]
Reading Time: 1 minute“Remember to look up at the stars. Be curious. And however difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at.” Stephen Hawking Today, one of the most brilliant minds of our time passed away: Professor Stephen Hawking died this morning at the age of 76. GCE student Nikunj Pathak penned […]
Reading Time: 3 minutesFinally, we have certainty: After months and months of negotiations, hope, disappointments and lots of discussions, Germany has a new government! But what does this mean for the German climate politics? The green party „Die Grünen“ was not able to join the government after the surprising drop-out of the FDP (free democratic party) and the […]
Reading Time: 5 minutesA powerful and emotional learning experience, the World Climate simulation was run with Latin American students to call for climate action. Check out the insights here!
Reading Time: 2 minutesIt has been a long time since a book has moved and touched me in such a way as “The history of bees” did. With this novel, the Norwegian author Maja Lunde has created a wonderful piece of art, she found just the right words to show us how much we depend on the little, […]
Reading Time: 2 minutesYou can become the next scholarship-holder of the European Forum Alpbach 2018! Over 700 young leaders participated in 2017, Apply now until March 30, 2018!
Reading Time: 3 minutes[caption id="attachment_1630" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The view from Lions head over Cape Town. The South African metropole is one of the cities where development planning is happening. Picture: Dominik Müller[/caption]