Category Archives: General

A Sustainability Cheat-Sheet…

I bet you have seen them – Corporations that believe Sustainability only needs to be added to Business-as-usual like an adhesive sticker… believing that if they only can be perceived as Sustainable, its “Good Enough” – it will give them … Continue reading

Abundance must surely be a human right …

It is fantastic how much change we can easily accept – “As long as it does not affect me”… Nothing so needs reforming as other people’s habits. Mark Twain Once we have acquired a habit, regardless if it is a … Continue reading

Being Passive or Neutral is not an option…

Emissions, dominantly caused by industrialism, have so far increased our planets average temperature with +0.8 °C. If we shut down CO2-emissions totally, right now, the average temperature will continue to rise to approximately +1.6 °C due to the systematic “delay” … Continue reading

And we are supposed to be the “superior species” on this planet…

During the last weeks in the aftermath from the COP19 in Warsaw I have read about countries refusing to send ministers to the meeting and instead sending people apparently wearing T-shirts and gorging on snacks throughout the critical negotiations, a … Continue reading

Is it a New type of Sustainable ”Diet” or “Workout”…?

One week it is the 5:2 diet, next week it is the LCHF, then the Atkins-diet and the Cambridge-diet… there is an abundance of them – what about a method that not only is good for you but also for … Continue reading

Why wouldn’t we want to have a positive impact on the world…?

As a “possibilist” I am triggered by the idea of having a positive impact and moving things forward, so when I recently saw the TED Talk by IKEA CSO, Steve Howard – “Let’s go all-in on selling sustainability” (Link) – … Continue reading

What if there is no Box…

Have you also heard the cliché one time to many…? I suppose it is some kind of human urge – to box things in or to put them in silos. Maybe it is some kind of unconsciously hidden “Taylorism” deep … Continue reading

The anaesthetic effect of money…

There seems to be one specific anaesthetic that actually prevents people from feeling anything at all… a drug so potent that it eradicates empathy and decency… Among the known side effects of this drug, the most common one is the … Continue reading

And the Silence prevails…

Recently I have read articles arguing that we should not talk too much about the Climate and Climate-Change because people suffer from “climate-fatigue” or a bad “environment-conscience”… It’s almost like a scene from the English sitcom ”Fawlty Towers” – you … Continue reading

Sustainability is NOT about making sacrifices!

Sometimes when I give speeches or hold lectures on the subject of Sustainability, people ask me “Do we really have to give up all this…” referring to our current way of life. Let me therefore start this article and reflection … Continue reading