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Ethify Yourself and how to communicate Good Life

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We are invited to give a workshop at the degrowth conference in Leipzig (September 5th 2014, 11-13, Room S313). Transition initiatives worldwide are being faced with similar challenges: beyond the need for active participants they require common rule sets, various resources depending on their activity scope and vital communication channels for their crowd and stakeholders. A typical life cycle of a local initiative (such as community gardening) is enthusiasm, group-finding, resource allocation, common activities, rule setting, communication, building alliances and sustainification. Within this special session, we will be looking at the latter four.

Oekodorf Blatusa

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Auch in Kroatien entwickeln sich Oekodoerfer. Ihr Anliegen ist es, in Gemeinschaft alternative Lebensformen mit einem geringen Ressourcenverbrauch zu entwickeln. Eine viel beachtete Initiative ist das Oekodorf Blatuša near Sizak. 2012 wurden 10 Haueser renoviert und Gaerten angelegt. Leider gibt es keinerlei beschreibungen auf Englisch oder Deutsch, vielleicht kann jemand Texte als Kommentar uebersetzen?


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Ein viel beachtetes Projekt aus Hamburg stellt Fahrradkultur aus. Und zwar als Bildband im Internet und auch gedruckt. Über Startnext konnten die Produktionskosten von 15.000 Euro finanziert werden, der Bildband 2014 ist leider schon ausverkauft.

An diesem Projekt zeigt sich, was gute Fotografie kommunizieren kann: Lebenslust und Spass ohne erhobenen Zeigefinger.

We are the 99 Percent

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Does 99% need to suffer, so the 1% can succeed? This text refers to the 1% of the population who is looking for power and have an ideal where they influence the rest of the group (99 percent) with. Especially on economic inequality this is a huge problem. With the 1 percent we mean bank CEO’s and the top of the large corporations.

In our world, 1% of the (wealthiest) people take almost 25 percent of the nations income. They have the best houses, education, doctors and lifestyle. Although they have enough money en wealth, they don’t seem to share with the rest of the group (99 percent).


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We live in the age of social media. This means that lots of our conversations happen online through instant messaging, more people get their news from status updates and tweets than newspapers and we spend far too much time watching funny viral cat videos. Social media has revolutionised the way we receive and share information. Consequently the raised fist of activism has been replaced by the quick click of a Facebook like.

Food is too precious to waste

We appreciate food. We appreciate the water, land, energy, money and human labor, that is utilized to produce food. Therefore, we made this short video to show the waste of food in a supermarket daily.

Plastiksäcke in der Natur

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Plastiksäcke in der Natur        ein Text von Patrik Kopf

Der Verbrauch von Polythylentaschen und deren Konsequenzen

Exotische Früchte und ihr bitterer Beigeschmack

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Exotische Früchte sind gesund und wohlschmeckend, durch ihre Transporte aber auch eine starke Belastung für das Klima.

Our daily breakfast egg

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Animal welfare or cruelty? – It is our decision 

I chose this topic because it is an existing dilemma situation in our daily life and we are often faced with the choice, if money or animal welfare is more important for us. It is a decision between moral and greed. The image should encourage people to reflect on their actions and lead to a rethinking.

Prices of hen’s eggs are on the decrease and in some of the discounters you get ten for 99 cent. In order to establish themselves on the market the producers are forced to reduce their production costs. The consumer appreciates those bargains but the animals are the ones, which suffer from such dumping prices.

Soccer World Cup vs. Cultural Capital

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Where would you like to travel in 2014: to the soccer world championship in Brazil or to the cultural capital Riga in Latvia? Anyway: did you know that Riga is the cultural capital in 2014?

Some countries really spend much money to promote top class sports events, as for example the soccer championships,. But waht does it really mean to the country and the inhabitants? Isn’t there another way to promote a country and to attract visitors? In the European Union we have a cultural initiative since 1985, promotimng cultural capitals. But as every brand, also the cultural capitals need to be promoted. Or should this money be invested towards other things at all?

„Theobroma“ – die Speise der Götter oder Arbeit der Sklaven?

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Verbraucher haben die Wahl: Faire Schokolade - oder Billigschokolade aus Kinderarbeit

Schokohase, Schokoweihnachtsmann, Schokoherz ... egal zu welcher Jahreszeit, egal zu welchem Anlass, Schokolade ist der Inbegriff uneingeschränkten Genusses. Die Lust auf Schokolade ist weiterhin ungebrochen. Eine Statistik auf der Website zeigt den geschätzten Pro-Kopf-Konsum von Schokolade weltweit in ausgewählten Ländern im Jahr 2011. Die Schweiz ist mit 10,55 Kilo pro Kopf der Spitzenreiter. Österreich liegt mit geschätzten 7,05 Kilo pro Kopf auf dem 9. Platz. Klar, ist dass bei einem billigen Preis, der Verbrauch steigt. Aber weiß ich überhaupt, wo und vor allem wie mein Lieblingsdessert hergestellt wird?

Value our food workers

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Food production is a humanitarian issue.

Dirty Little Habit - Carmen F

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Washing your jeans is an unnecessary process that wastes water and other resources. In fact it has been said that Laundering and washing consume the largest amount of resources and the largest carbon footprint in the life of the garment. The water footprint of a jeans as stated by Imagine All the Water, a site created by the European Commission is 9,982 liters of water which is equivalent to washing your lawn for 9 hours straight.

Strawberries for everyone and every time

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In Germany every person consumes about 3 kg strawberries per year.

What to do if you cannot abstain strawberries in wintertime? And why are strawberries becoming rotten so fast? What do you think, is it really necessary to have every fruit at every time of the year?

The comparison in the picture should activate your consciousness. And our goal is that next Christmas time some people who think about baking a strawberry cake think twice and bake an orange cake instead.

To do or not to do, that is the question!

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In our time the competition in the business is very strong. There are many different companies and a wide variety of products to choose from. In order to secure a safe place in the market, companies use different paths and diverse sale strategies. The companies often manipulate buyers. The illumination system is often used to make the products more attractive and colorful. This is particularly common in more expensive shops. The main types of lighting used in boutiques are: general illumination, accent illumination and decorative illumination. This lighting can make a customer feel more content and allows the products to stand out and appear somewhat idealistic.

Blood Jeans

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Why we wear not only jeans, but also the blood of thousands of people.

Jeans have to be hip, jeans have to be cheap and we cannot get enough of them. But what remains for the factory workers and the environment after buying Jeans for sometimes less than 10 Euros?

Pause machen? Das halten wir nicht aus!!!

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Ständig online und überall erreichbar zu sein ist ein Zwang bei vielen Jugendlichen.

Facebooksüchtig, Whatsapp verseucht, Youtube Potato, Gamer, SMSer... Was machen Jugendliche um abzuschalten? Wie könnte ein Leben offline funktionieren?

Should we help the homeless people?

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I chose this topic, because, in my opinion, it is relevant. There are a lot of people who ask for alms in the whole world and this situation is not getting any better, therefore it is important to pay attention to the problems of homeless, get deeper in them and not only discuss how to solve them, but also try to do something in practice.

Claim: Often we can meet homeless people, which are asking for alms in the streets, but is it enough to give them few euros to change their life?

escaping reality is a blast!

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Im Jahr 1989 wurde das Internet von der US-amerikanische National Science Foundation veröffentlicht. Der Grundgedanke dahinter diente zur weltweiten Kommunikation. Im Laufe der Jahre wurde es immer besser ausgebaut und es ist nun möglich zum Beispiel in wenigen Sekunden einen E-Mail ans andere Ende der Welt zu versenden. Auch die Technik wurde im Laufe der Jahre weiterentwickelt und so ist das erste Handy entstanden. Der größte Vorteil war, nicht mehr an eine Steckdose gebunden zu sein. Man konnte nun von jedem Standort aus, egal ob beim shoppen oder während der Zugfahrt, telefonieren. Seit kurzer Zeit gibt es Smartphones auf den Markt. Im Grunde ist dieser ein Mini-Computer.

It does not help our nature to just go shopping by bike.

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It does not help our nature to just go shopping by bike. 


Supermarkets, markets and shops are giving away lightweight plastic bags for free. Those bags are mostly designed for just a single use. Because of their weight they can get blown away easily by wind and litter our environment. 



food for 7 or 33 people

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If all people worldwide would stop eating meat the nutrition situation of all people could be improved and our environment could be protected.

The consumption of meat is increasing every year. Worldwide a person in average consumed 42.5 kg of meat per year. In Germany the amount of meat eaten with 89.5 kg per person per year is even higher. Thus, a German eats in average 1094 animals in his life. Only 1.6 % of the world population are vegetarians. The global meat production has quadrupled from 1961 to 2009. How does this meat consumption influence the environment and people?

The price of progress

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The price of progress

By Claudia Schett

Where the natural resources for our mobile phones come from

The market for electronic goods boomed during the last decades with no end in sight. Especially the trade with mobile phones exploded. In order to produce those metals like copper, gold and silver are needed. But where do the more rare resources like coltan come from? Under which circumstances are they extracted? How has the situation changed?

Wherefrom do I get my food?

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Buy salad in a discounter or at the farmer?



The food prices are very cheap in Germany, in the EU  Germany is on the tenth place.  Altogether the  level of prices was 1,8 percent above the average of 27 countries of the EU.  Amongst others you can buy lettuce already for 9 cent per piece.  So where do I get my salad from? 


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Over 7000 new Teeniemothers are there in Germany every year.

Yesterday teddy bear in their arms, today they are mothers. Also nowadays in our well sexual-explained times teeniepregnancies are not rare. Since five years the booming tendency is stopped, but we can also not speak from a reduction.

A study about this topic from “pro familia” and the Institute of sexual research from the University Hamburg in Germany says, that nowadays more and more of the 15 to 20 years old girls become pregnant - that means currently round 3 percent of all girls less than 20 years in Germany. (Is the girl less than 20 years, we speak from a teeniepregnancy)

RFID Chips

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We know where you are. Every Day.

Introduction/ Questions

How is an RFID chip working? Where are RFID chips integrated? Why is the government affecting a citizens privacy so much? Is everyone automatically a criminal, or why should the state save all the locations? All the stores we visit, what products people buy (and so on)?

Nut Graph

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