Balance

Gleichermassen aktiv sein für Erwerb, Reproduktion, Kultur und Politik.

Plastic Paradise

The 20th century was shaped by a new world of cheap, convenient and disposable products. The lead, takes certainly the material called plastic. Scientists invented it and presented it as a perfect creation, because its indestructible. Particularly, it served the American army in the world war 2, when 85% of the plastic production was made for the military.

Nowadays you are often confronted with terms like “plastic islands” in the ocean. Nobody knows how they look like nor where they are – but does this problem even exist?

Communicating Sustainability in Social Media

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Communication

The past decade the business world has been changing it’s way when it comes to communication and social environment.

Businesses in Sustainability are companies changing their way for a healthy better environment and better policies then before. It addresses three main factors of the company’s financial, social and environmental risk. This helps business owners have a platform to understand what is best and worst for their business.

The Rise of the Creative Class

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Richard Florida explains the key forces that have been transforming the American economy and culture over the past several decades.

Beneath the surface, the rise of creativity as a fundamental economic force also created the rise of a new social class: The Creative Class spanning across all realms of science and technology, art and media. Artists have created an entirely new way of how we live, work, consume and extend into the rhythms, patterns and desires of our governed daily lives.

The Rise of the Creative Class

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Richard Florida explains the key forces that have been transforming the American economy and culture over the past several decades.

Beneath the surface, the rise of creativity as a fundamental economic force also created the rise of a new social class: The Creative Class spanning across all realms of science and technology, art and media. Artists have created an entirely new way of how we live, work, consume and extend into the rhythms, patterns and desires of our governed daily lives.

Managemententscheidungen in moralischen Dilemma-Situationen

Managemententscheidungen in moralischen Dilemma-Situationen

IKIGAI - the Japanese way of managing your life

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Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being". Everyone, according to the Japanese, has an ikigai. Finding it requires a deep and often lengthy search of self. Such a search is regarded as being very important, since it is believed that discovery of one's ikigai brings satisfaction and meaning to life.

The term ikigai is composed of two Japanese words: iki (生き?), referring to life, and kai (甲斐?), which roughly means "the realisation of what one expects and hopes for".

In the culture of Okinawa, ikigai is thought of as "a reason to get up in the morning"; that is, a reason to enjoy life. In a TED Talk, Dan Buettner referenced ikigai as one of the reasons people in the area had such long lives.

Fracking

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Was ist „Fracking“?
(Hydraulic Fracturing oder „Hydraulisches Brechen“)

Von Bürger/inneninitiativen und Freihandelsabkommen

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Aktuell haben 3,356.375 Millionen Europäer und Europäerinnen die Initiative gegen die Transatlantischen Freihandelsabkommen TTIP und CETA unterschrieben. Die Europäische Initiative (EBI) fordert die Europäische Union und die Mitgliedstaaten dazu auf, die TTIP-Verhandlungen mit den USA zu stoppen, sowie das Umfassende Wirtschafts- und Handelsabkommen (CETA) mit Kanada nicht zu ratifizieren.

Die möglichen Auswirkungen und Folgen die das transatlantische Handels- und Investitionsabkommen hat, nämlich die Handlungshemmnisse zu beseitigen und somit dem „Chlorhühnchen“, „Genmais“ sowie „Gensoja“ freie Fahrt zu bereiten, sind mittlerweile bekannt.

Schwerpunkte

Ethify Vorarlberg ist eine Aktionsplattform, die sich in Kooperation mit der Studentenplattform  SÖPPS der FH Vorarlberg unter anderem mit folgenden Themen beschäftigt:

  • Transnationale Verträge (TTIP, CETA, TISA, etc)
  • Tierschutz
  • Armut (auch im eigenen Land)
  • Ursachen von sozialer Ungleichheit und Ausgrenzung
  • Gesunde Lebensmittel
  • neoliberale Globalisierung
  • sozialer Wandel
  • Partizipation von Menschen

Im Blog werden dazu Beiträge veröffentlicht und im öffentlichen Raum Aktionen, Projekte und Initiativen organisiert.

  

Bescheidenheit für eine neue Ökonomie

Tomas Seldacek

David Orrell

Bescheidenheit für eine neue Ökonomie

 

 

 

Wir brauchen eine härtere Krise, dann wird es besser

Ethics in Finance

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Some cynics jokingly deny that there is any ethics in finance, especially on Wall Street. This view is expressed in a thin volume, The Complete Book of Wall Street Ethics, which claims to fill ” an empty space on financial bookshelves where a consideration of ethics should be.” Of course, the pages are all blank ! However, a moment’s reflection reveals that finance would be impossible without ethics.

DILEMMAS IN LIFE

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The author has different take on the values represented in our society. In the book, the author has written about a lot of theories. According to the Divine Command Theory, the resolution of the dilemmas is based upon religious beliefs. Ethical dilemmas are resolved according to tenets of faith, such as the Ten Commandments for the Jewish and  Christian faiths. Central to this theory is that decisions in ethical dilemmas are made on the basis of guidance from a divine being.

Natural Capitalism - The Next Industrial Revolution

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Natural Capitalism - The Next Industrial Revolution

Paul Hawken, Amory B Lovins, L.Hunter Lovins
Earthscan, London, 1999
ISBN: 1853834610

 

"The first rule of sustainability is to align with natural forces, or at least not try to defy them."

Why I chose this book?

Was man für Geld nicht kaufen kann (Michael J. Sander)

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Ohne es richtig zu bemerken wurden wir von einer Markwirtschaft zu einer Marktgesellschaft. Einer Marktwirtschaft ist ein Werkzeug zur produktiven Tätigkeit. Wohingegen eine Marktgesellschaft eine Lebensweise ist, in welcher die Werte des Marktes in alle Lebensbereiche mit eingestrickt ist.

Heutzutage gibt es fast nichts mehr, was nicht durch Geld erworben werden kann. Sei es, ein Baby von einer Leihmutter austragen zu lassen, bessere medizinische Versorgung oder einen Platz an einer Universität. All diese Dinge sind für uns schon zur Normalität geworden, ohne uns darüber großartige Gedanken gemacht zu haben. Dabei sollten wir uns einmal die Frage stellen, ob es für uns moralisch in Ordnung ist, dass bestimmte Werte zur Gütern geworden sind?

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