Beautiful, Motivating and Healthy: House Plants

Photo: The 1st of December, 2019, is a frosty day It is a cold morning on the 1st of December, 2019, the first Sunday in advent. Frost colours the campus of the University of Bayreuth in a white scenery. Most students still seem to sleep, the campus is almost deserted at least. However, approaching the […]

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Klimawald Bayreuth: About planting trees and seeing change

„I feel responsibility for the project”, Kun Woo Ro says. He is sitting in the Asia section of the Ecological-Botanical Garden in Bayreuth, on a bench surrounded by blooming Rhododendron bushes. Yellow, orange and pink flowers are turning this part of the garden into a colourful idyll. The project he is talking about is “Klimawald […]

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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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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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Daisies in December

Last year in December I walked around in the Ecological-Botanical Garden (ÖBG) in Bayreuth and was surprised to find a variety of plants already being in their full bloom. It has been a mild winter since, but it still seemed odd to me to find daisies and snowdrops at that time of the year. While […]

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Brace yourself – Winter is not coming!

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” – who hasn’t heard Bill Cosby’s song and dreamt of a snowy landscape for Christmas? Wouldn’t you like to go skiing in an idyllic, snow-covered landscape in the Fichtel Mountains, just a stone’s throw away from your doorstep? And doesn’t taste mulled wine in the Winterdorf even better when […]

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