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Summary of Wuppertal Institute Designguide

The Designguide describes the need of producing environmentally friendly  and sustainable products. It should help to educate new generation of designers which would think more carefully about the product sustainability. Over the 20th century designers mostly designed products that couldn’t be reused or recycled. And what more, the marketing of these products enhanced the constant consumption. The consumers got used to products with short life spans.

To fulfil the principle of sustainability producers should reconsider the production and try to offer the same usage products while consuming less resources.

Before the Flood – review

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In the year 2014, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated as a United Nations. This title is given by OSN activities. It was the first time that Martin Scorsese (director) and Fisher Stevens (producer) came to the scene. As Leonardo DiCaprio describes: 

“We went to every corner of the globe to document the devastating impacts of climate change and questioned humanity's ability to reverse what may be the most catastrophic problem mankind has ever faced.” [1]

DIE VERANTWORTUNG DER MEDIEN GEGENÜBER DER GESELLSCHAFT

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Was bedeutet Ethik?

Mein Name ist Viola. Ich bin Intermedia Studentin im 4. Semester und kenne das Wort "Ethik" nur aus meinem alltäglichen Sprachgebrauch, sofern Ethik in meinem Alltag überhaupt Raum findet. Um dem Wort näher zu kommen, habe ich natürlich seine sprachliche Bedeutung gegoogelt. Unprofessionell habe ich mir sagen lassen, aber mal ehrlich... wer googelt nicht um die Bedeutung eines Begriffs zu erkunden? Ich stoße auf Begriffe wie: Charakter, Sinnesart, Gewohnheit, Sittenlehre, Normen, Handeln, Gut und Böse und natürlich die Moral. Was wäre ein Leben, ohne Moral?

Eating Animals

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My summery is about vegetarianism. I'm not a vegetarian myself, but I'm very interested in the topic of eating less meat to save the world. Unfortunatly only the first few chapters were available for me, so I did my summary about the first two chapters. 

Eating Animals

- Chapter1 - The Fruits of Family Trees
This first chapter of this book is about the author himself. He tells the reader about how his grandmother survived the war, but she had to fight to stay alive from malnutrition. That made her very concious about food. No foods are bad for you. The grandmother build her hole existence around food.

Human experiment

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The Human Experiment

„We all heve the power to influence the terms of our mortality. We can speed up the course oft he inevitable. Some of us smoke or drink. We fly in airplanes, drive cars. We may decide to surf big waves or to take up base jumping as a hobby. It´s called  „risk.“ We calculate the odds and make a deal with destiny. But what about the risks that are hidden from us?“

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.

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.

Cowspiracy

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Dokumentárny film produkoval a režíroval Kip Andersen a Keegan Kuhn. Film je o tom, ako argiculter zvierat má veľký dopad na prostredie prechádzka globálnej zmene CLIMAT a ako je ignorovaný Environmentálne skupiny. Spôsob, akým Cowspiracy argumentovať tohto bodu je prostredníctvom rozhovorov s ľuďmi z týchto organizácií: napríklad Sea Club, Green peace.They Takže sú rozhovory imaním: napríklad vedcov, ktorí sú súhlasiacich s nimi, ale na otherhand prácu sú enveriomental skupiny hovoria thatthey nie sú Uistite sa, a nie thatthere enought dáta prijať.

Cowspiracy

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Cowspiracy

Dokumentárny film produkoval a režíroval Kip Andersen a Keegan Kuhn. Film je o tom, ako argiculter zvierat má veľký dopad na prostredie prechádzka globálnej zmene CLIMAT a ako je ignorovaný Environmentálne skupiny. Spôsob, akým Cowspiracy argumentovať tohto bodu je prostredníctvom rozhovorov s ľuďmi z týchto organizácií: napríklad Sea Club, Green peace.They Takže sú rozhovory imaním: napríklad vedcov, ktorí sú súhlasiacich s nimi, ale na otherhand prácu sú enveriomental skupiny hovoria thatthey nie sú Uistite sa, a nie thatthere enought dáta prijať.

ETHIFY YOURSELF- Ein Auszug aus dem gleichnamigen Buch

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Zusammenfassung Ethify Yourself 2.0

Kapitel Das Leben einteilen

Dieses Kapitel befasst sich mit der Ressource Zeit und wie wir damit umgehen sollten, um ein möglichst Sinnerfülltes Leben zu führen.

Für ein ausgeglichenes Leben hat die Wissenschaftlerin Frigga Haug vier Bereiche festgelegt, welche den gleichen zeitlichen Umfang haben sollen. Diese Bereiche sind: Erwerb, Sorge, Kultur und Politik.
Für diese Teile, so rät Frau Haug, sollten vier Stunden pro Tag zur Verfügung stehen, um ein möglichst ausgeglichenes und erfülltes Leben zu führen.

(Sustainability) Movie: Wall-E

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Wall-E about our, not so unrealistic, future

The movie takes place about 700 years in the future, where mankind has left the world behind. A world completly covered with trash from products sold by a big international company called Buy N Large coorperation. Every human left is now living on a big Spaceship waiting for the world to "recover". They all have become extremly fat by only sitting in big hovering chairs and comunicating or watching TV with a screen right in front of their faces. Furthermore they drink their meal through a Straw. Over the generations their bodies really suffered from this trend, in fact, many of their bones began to disconnect and shrink, and so they can barely move anymore.

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.

Geheimnisse sind Lügen - Teilen ist Heilen - Privatsphäre ist Diebstahl

Das sind die goldenen Regeln des Circles. Drei einfache Sätze, mit welchen Dave Eggers im “Circle“ das Konzept eines Überwachungsstaates in das digitale Zeitalter überträgt. Von der Idee, dass ein paar Wenige die Welt kontrollieren verabschiedet sich Eggers nicht doch beschreibt er in seinem Roman wodurch solch eine Kontrolle überhaupt möglich ist: Wir selbst und unser Drang nach Gemeinschaft und Anerkennung.

Der Alltagsökonom

Warum ich (k)ein kaltherziger Ökonom bin

Hanno Beck ist Ökonom und versucht mit einfacher Sprache und Alltagsüberlegungen dem Leser ein Bild zu verschaffen was genau Ökonomie ist. Er greift Missverständnisse auf, um Vorurteile gegenüber Ökonomen aus dem Weg zu räumen und behauptet, dass in Jedem von uns ein Ökonom steckt.

Alle Menschen stehen jeden Tag vor mehreren Entscheidungen, meist mit der Absicht etwas Positives für Ihr Leben zu tun. Einige Entscheidungen aus dem Alltag:
Tee oder Kaffee? Joggen oder ausschlafen? Zug oder Auto? Margarine oder Butter? usw. ,...

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.

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