The easiest environmental action in the world

Why an initiative in Berlin wants to send stickers to everyone in Germany… … and why it helps to reduce waste. It is April the 14th. I’m returning from my two-week holiday break, coming home exhausted from a long train ride. I’m tired and all I want is to get in my bed quickly. But […]

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Klimawald: forest-for-future

By: Theresa Landwehr , Kun Ro, and Nikunj Pathak  Tree plantation: 25-27 April 2019 Back to the 17th century, when the mining industry in Saxony was threatened by the scarcity of forests, Hans Carl von Carlowitz formulated principles for sustainable forestry. In his work Sylvicultura Oeconomica oder naturmäßige Anweisung zur wilden Baum-Zucht (Sylvicultura Oeconomica or […]

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Summendes Bayreuth: Studenten im Einsatz für die Biodiversität

„Es ist nicht deine Schuld, dass die Welt ist wie sie ist! Es wär nur deine Schuld, wenn sie so bleibt!“ Lauthals singen die „Summer“ in der kleinen gefliesten Küche mit, als der bekannte Ärzte-Song aus den Lautsprechern schallt, die auf einem Schränkchen stehen. Einige tanzen mit nacktem Oberkörper, es ist warm und stickig. Deine […]

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How students take the first step for biodiversity

„It is not your fault, the world is at it is. It would just be your fault if she stayed like this!” At the top of their voices, the “Summers” are singing the lyrics of the famous song of the German band “Die Ärzte”in the small, tiled kitchen. Some of them have taken off their […]

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Eine Unterschrift für den Erhalt der Artenvielfalt

Es ist ein grauer Tag in Bayreuth, wie so oft hier im Winter. Doch nachmittags besiegt die Sonne für eine kurze Weile die dicke Wolkendecke. Thomas Pickel sitzt vor dem Geo-Gebäude der Universität Bayreuth. Bei diesem Wetter hält den 27-Jährigen nichts drinnen. Auf die Frage, ob er zur Zeit überhaupt schlafe, antwortet er „Eher nicht“ […]

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Referendum could save Bavaria’s biodiversity

It is a grey, cloudy afternoon, as it is often the case during winter in Bayreuth. But then, the sun breaks through the thick blanket of clouds. Thomas Pickel is sitting in front of the GEO building at the University of Bayreuth. When the sun is out, nothing could keep the 27-year-old student inside. When […]

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How we avoid waste in our shared flat

On this blog we have written quite some articles targeting the huge topic of waste: We wrote about the waste production in Germany, about a visit in a waste-to-energy plant, about plogging and the EU ban on single use plastic items. So, today I would like to show you several ways and items we use […]

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Plogging: A win-win situation for body and planet

Breathe in. Breathe out. Breath in. Brea – what is this? My breath stops, my feet – till one moment ago flying over the ground – get slower, my heart still races. Next to all these physical sensations, another sentiment blazes a trail into my body: anger mixed with sadness. What might sound like the […]

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Thank you for the rain

By: Birgit Thies and Katharina Funk „If you could act, but you don’t, the whole world will hold you responsible. That’s why I give my best.”    – Kisilu Musya In November 2017, the climate of our planet Earth was all over in the media: The “Conference of the Parties” (COP23) took place in Bonn, […]

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Make palm oil small again!

In the last blog posts about palm oil, we gave you some insights about the huge impact of this material in our daily lives and told you about the problems. It is crucial to overthink our consumption and to try to use products with no palm oil – or plant-based oils in general, as the […]

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