Greenwashing, the fight against eco as a brand

The year 2020 is almost coming to an end, and it might set a new record as the hottest year recorded in history. It’s not an achievement we need to celebrate. The need to make a change is long overdue. Every individual can do their part in the fight against climate change, discrimination, oppression, slavery, …

#bcorp #climatechange #ecolabel #ethicalbusiness #fairtrade #greenwashing #sustainability

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Get a life, get a hobby

Whenever you feel stressed out about your daily routine, it might be a sign you need some well-deserved me-time. But before you crawl into your personal space, make sure you address the root of the problem. Because a more sustainable way of dealing with stress is dealing with the cause of it. Of course, some …

#balancedlife #freetime #hobby #metime #personalgrowth #personalsustainability #stress

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Eat (your) green(s)

A plant-based diet is without a doubt still the greenest option. You can reduce your impact on the environment and slash your carbon footprint by skipping meat and dairy products from your diet. However, there is no diet that can be 100% eco proof. Some popular foods within the vegan culture can still be environmentally …

#diet #food #green #meatlover #sustainability #vegan #vegetarian

Misinformation, a fight against fake news

We need to distinguish two terms in fake news. Misinformation and disinformation. That one consonant makes a difference. They both mean false information, but the latter is set to deliberately mislead. People doing their own research online will easily fall into a web of deception. So it’s hard to combat fake news. As it goes …

#disinformation #factcheck #fakenews #misinformation #propaganda #socialmedia

Your personal fight against taking things personally

Most of our thoughts during the day are negative. Just a handful of the more than 50.000 things our brain comes up with daily are in fact positive thoughts. Even though the exact number is still debated, it is eye-opening that we have so little positivity inside of us. It’s no wonder that we find …

#empathy #personalstrategy #personalsustainability #positivethoughts #positivity #tedtalk

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Technology on the rise

While remote work is becoming the norm this year, it’s clear that we depend more on technology than ever before. Telework forces us to communicate differently and work smarter. A quick call is replaced with a quick chat through video. And somehow it reassures me that we start to believe in the advantages of technology …

#pandemic #remotwork #socialmedia #stem #technology #trustyourtechnolust #videocall

Fine art is a scam

The world of fine art is manipulated financially. Galleries and auction houses drive up the price in all sorts of ways. It’s a small group of people who decide what is good and what is not. They also tend to choose who they will sell the art to. If they sell to prestigious buyers, the …

#art #artgallery #artist #collector #fineart #museum

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Can technology save global warming?

If we want to prevent the worst consequences of climate change, we need to get the global temperature below 2°C. To meet the requirements to make this happen we can choose to either change our behavior or find solutions to reverse the effect of the damage already done. Climate engineering might be able to help …

#climatechange #climateengineering #geoengineering #globalwarming

The Traveling Wave Reactor built by TerraPower

The philanthropist, business magnate, and software developer Bill Gates founded the company TerraPower in 2006. The company is developing a class of nuclear fast reactors called the traveling wave reactor (TWR). It’s an attempt to develop a clean and safe way to generate energy for future generations with nuclear power. The reactors are built to withstand …

#billgates #china #cleanenergy #climatechange #nuclearpower #terrapower #trump #usa

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Communication for Millennials: the emoji

A quick search on the internet will give you a great inside into how Millennials like to communicate. But let me assure you that it’s not as bad as it might seem. 😉 In contrast to what you might read, Millennials don’t want to avoid in-person communication. But, as the speed of communication has risen …

#communication #emoji #emoticon #japan #millennials #smartphone #texting

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Are billionaires immoral?

Billionaires are not immoral. But the idea that people exist who own their own island, while others living in the big cities aren’t even able to afford basic health care, is. The question is how we can balance this wealth. And more importantly, who do you trust with it? Watch Mark Zuckerberg explaining his point …

#billionaire #markzuckerberg #money #nowthis #wealth

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We need to focus on the message and not the messenger

The past few days I have been shocked by the reactions Greta Thunberg received on her speech at the United Nations earlier this week. And it’s sad to see she’s being attacked as a person just to discredit the message that she brings. And I get it, she is bringing a message that nobody wants …

#activist #climatechange #globalwarming #humankind #unitednations

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