Exiting chatter around her. It’s evident that the small café has only just opened. Everything seems a little disorganized. A zero-waste cafe in the middle of Cologne. A nice idea. Maybe, hopefully, it will catch on. The optimism is almost contagious. She is waiting for her friend, who is ordering their coffees at the counter. … Continue reading A flow of associations to the climate crisis
Today, let’s talk about the “city”. Since I started traveling a few years ago, I have been to hundreds of cities, in different countries and in different sizes. From the ancient European city of Rome to the beautiful Portugal city Lisbon with their shining yellow trams; from the intricate old city of Fez in Morocco … Continue reading After being to hundreds of cities, what are my expectations for our future cities?
Hello friend, I hope it’s okay that I’m writing you out of the blue like this. I must admit that our last conversation still lays heavy in my stomach. It caused me sleepless nights. I still remember how we sat together on the meadow. Some friends around us, a small buffet of salads set up … Continue reading Don’t give up, dear friend
Today, we are talking about garbage recycling. Starting from the global trip, to living in Canada, to recently moved to Germany, there is one thing that no one can ignore. That is, should we category our garbage? First of all, recycling is a really important deal in Germany. Here, the blue bin is for paper … Continue reading Why my German boyfriend never sort out his garbage?
“This is my insect hotel.” Basti took me to his garden on the hillside and pointed to a piece of wood that was full of holes. The sun was scattered from the other side of the hill. Basti stood in the dazzling light, beside him was a vegetable plot he built during this epidemic. Basti, … Continue reading The precious horse poo and its connection to soil quality
And once again I’m standing in the supermarket. People swirl around me, an impatient energy hovers in the room. Since the pandemic, every trip to the supermarket feels like a battle. I look down at my sloppy written shopping list: I still need milk. Milk. And again, I’m faced with a dilemma I encounter almost … Continue reading My daily struggle in the supermarket
Grocery shopping is a topic you can not avoid no matter living in which country. Surprisingly, in Germany, they do take “food” pretty seriously. Speisequark, which is quite common in Europe (and almost nowhere to find in East Asia), shows me a strange symbol with “Kostbares Retten” written on it. After a quick research, I … Continue reading “Let the German tell you: Why you should eat your expired yogurt”
Today, we are talking about, grocery shopping! First of all, I have to give you a brief background introduction. I am now living in the city center of Cologne with my boyfriend. Our groceries are done at the local chain supermarket next to our home. The frequency is about once a week and usually is … Continue reading Grocery shopping in Germany: What we got with 45 euro?
There is an app installed on my cell phone—an app for learning chess. Until a few weeks ago, chess has never really interested me. Because, honestly, when I want to show people how bad I am at forward-thinking, I just shove my current account balance in their faces. I’ve come to associate the game with … Continue reading What my growing interest in chess tells me about climate communication
Biden’s influence on environmental policy? A Clean Energy Revolution Before starting today’s topic, I would like to first state that political analysis is definitely not my field, thus the followings only represent my personal views. The main points of this discussion are, the differences between Trump and Biden’s policy on tackling “energy” and “climate”, and … Continue reading How will the 2020 US election change our climate?
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