There it is I finally decided to go vegan...for a week to start with. Small steps are the savest. But why start now and how did I turn from "Vegan, isn't that extreme" to "Let's go vegan!". Well first of all I did this interview with Franziska Schmid from Veggie Love two years back, when … Continue reading One Week Vegan Trial
If there is a movie that explains why Trump was elected president of the USA it is the documentary Saving Capitalism by Robert Reich, the former Labor Secretary of the Clinton administration. It's Black Friday Weekend 2017 and thousands of people are flooding the shopping centers, alone, with their friends or even as a family … Continue reading Is Capitalism worth saving?
Sales season is starting again and all over the world the %sale% labels will, for many, become the beacon of light. But on the same day as Black Friday, 27th of November, the international day of protest against consumerism, Buy Nothing Day, reminds us of keeping our money in our pockets. It has finally arrived, … Continue reading Celebrate “Buy Nothing Day” – 27/11/2015
On Monday 9th of November the second and currently last episode of BBC one's Hugh's War on Waste aired, where Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall investigates how waste, and food waste in particular, can be reduced in the U.K. and what role large supermarket chains play in this battle of trash. Waste is a huge problem in the … Continue reading BBC one and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall declare the War on Waste
The former inhabitants of Chernobyl have returned home: A group of grandmas decided to occupy the land around Chernobyl, grow their own food and live in a like-minded community. The most striking thing I take away from this story is that these ladies fear hunger more than anything else. Before I write about the pro … Continue reading The “farm girls” from Chernobyl
When I lived in Stockholm November was a month everybody feared or at least tried to keep out of their minds. It's the month with the least hours of daylight in the Northern hemisphere and in places like Sweden, not just the sun becomes shy but it rains quite frequently. You are in a state … Continue reading Transparency in Autumn via People Tree
Last year in September I spotted a hedgehog on our terrace for the first time (probably also the first time I had see one, I don't remember). Something small and round came walking with a lot of confidence through our cats hole in the fence. Our cat didn't care at all and I was just … Continue reading A hedgehog and a small urban garden
A few weeks ago I sat down (via Skype) with Fiona Vloet, a Dutch entrepreneur living and working in Tanzania, to talk about her new project the Fairtrade Factory and how it is to live and work in Tanzania. After just a few questions I realised how courageous, adventurous and entrepreneurial she is. You might … Continue reading Interview: Fiona Vloet, Fairtrade Factory – Tanzania