Voluntariness didn’t work. That is why we need a law that makes German companies liable for environmental and human rights violations if they neglect their business due diligence abroad. However, the government cannot agree on the relevant framework conditions.Continue reading
663 million children live in poverty in our world. That’s 663 million too much. With the statement accessory RE.LABEL, SOS Children’s Villages launched a campaign that aims to create and make visible a worldwide movement against child poverty. Of course we are there.Continue reading
Instead of producing with ever less, ever more and ever faster, we should focus on alternatives such as economy for the common good, circular economy, sharing and new consumption models. That would be possible. If we want that. And if we do.Continue reading
Until May 23rd 2020 there will be Breakout at Munich Central Station every day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. except Sundays. The pop-up area GARDEN OF GOOD sells masks by Munich makers.Continue reading
The Munich-based initiative, “Project for Conscious Living”, was called into life by Jessica, Lorena, Viktor, Kevin and Debby to inspire people to live more consciously. The initiative has already launched on Instagram with maximum success. What is behind The Conscious Project? Exciting topics from all areas of life and actors from the sustainable scene.Continue reading
What comes after Corona? That question is currently omnipresent. In order to use this crisis as an opportunity and to save the newly lived togetherness into the #postpandemic future, Holger Petermann from Munich communication agency, THINK INC., has launched the #GuteLuft campaign.Continue reading
Wildling makes minimalistic shoes and with the great success. Entrepreneurial and for the feet that not only feel comfortable in these shoes, but that can unfold and relax thanks to their special texture. The company from Engelskirchen has a total of 137 employees. Large offices are not necessary because Wildling relies on a decentralized team. Wildling founder Anna Yona explains how this works in her online coaching.
Wildling founder Anna Yona already geared her company towards decentralized working methods when she founded it. In the meantime, she can draw on a correspondingly large wealth of experience. In her online coaching, she talks about how decentralized working at Wildling and how a short-term switch to working at home can be made possible.
“Let’s work from home!” This sounds easier than it is implemented. Many people who are converting to home office can tell you a thing or two about this.
How do you keep a decentralized team together? Which tools are helpful? How do you organize the daily work routine at home? And how do you create a strong foundation to establish the digital setup successfully in the long term?
Our tip? Be sure to take a look because decentralized working is becoming more and more important, not only in times like these.
Architect, Peter Zumthor, climate researcher, Peter Kaser or Oberalp/Salewa President, Heiner Oberrauch – each experience (just like we all do) the corona crisis individual ways. Everyone writes their own story. Day after day. Susanne Barta talks to selected individuals about the respective Corona everyday life. In another round of talks, she will find out what “post-Corona” feels like and what her conversation partners are now observing.
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Since the 2nd edition, Sabine Rogge-Volk, co-founder of the upcycling label Friends That Rhyme, is part of the GREENSTYLE family. All editions in Munich, a pop-up in Amsterdam, #biolife in Bolzano and the Streetlife Festival in Munich – Sabine was always showed up with her handmade Obi-Clutches, maximum good mood, her infectious laugh and a seemingly endless pool of right words. Speaking of words: As Obi Belts, the fabrics of the bags have already made history. Now the second chapter begins…
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When Tobias Sehr, curator of the Frauenbergateliers in Munich-Thalkirchen, drew attention to the work of Simon Puschmann, it was clear that we would realize something together. We absolutely wanted to integrate the equally surprising and contemporary garbage artworks into the 4th edition of the GREENSTYLE. The 4th edition did not take place (Click here for the Virtual Conference). Neither did the exhibition WASTELANDS by Simon Puschmann in the Frauenbergateliers. Postponed due to the crisis.
While it is said that the German population has been hoarding toilet paper since the beginning of the Corona crisis, the Frenchman has been hoarding red wine and condoms. The article of the hour in the USA? Weapons. Those are the clichés. Simon Puschmann’s creative garbage collections reveal much more profound country- and city-specific differences.
Simon Puschmann wants to use his reach to create awareness for rubbish.
We encounter PET bottles, aluminium cans, beer cans, cigarette butts and crown caps everywhere outside the garbage bin. But also sunglasses, lunch cans and underwear appear in the works of Simon Puschmann. When he’s not working for Adidas, Leica or Volvo, the Hamburg-based advertising photographer and director makes art out of what others throw next to the bin.
In 90 minutes, still life photography is created to document international consumption patterns.
Puschmann collects his material in various metropolises from San Francisco to Munich. 90 minutes per location. How much rubbish can be collected during this time? Quite different, says the artist, who will reduce the time to 60 minutes in order to give justice to clean cities. By the way, he has never kept a found object: “I always and without exception throw things away afterwards.”
Puschmann found most of his rubbish in San Francisco. The artist has “puzzled” the longest with the Munich rubbish. The “cleanest” city? Malaga.
Which city is next on his agenda? “Unfortunately none, because you can’t travel at the moment. The planning of my series is purely coincidental. I always produce a new motif when it takes me somewhere, either professionally or privately (holidays). Unfortunately, that’s not on the agenda at the moment.”
Portraits of the places I found, which reflect consumption patterns and habits. And all in all an artistic statement, a visual critique of a global crisis. It’s surprising how nicely garbage can be arranged. But it still doesn’t belong on the floor.
Information and works about Simon Puschmann
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“Unser grünes München” is a sustainable city guide, which, apart from the well-known classics, brings to the table those locations, initiatives, boutiques, cafés and restaurants where the change of tomorrow is already happening today. Unfortunately, we have to do without the planned drink with the author – yet the green city tips, which have gained importance are still available.
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Retailers, brands, producers and consumers – from now on all parties must pull together to save the fair fashion movement through the crisis. The newly founded alliance #FairFashionSolidarity
The fashion industry is one of the biggest victims of the Corona crisis. Stores are closed, goods are in stock and can only be sold online. The supply chain is interrupted, production comes to a standstill. The full extent of the disaster will only become apparent in the following seasons, for which no collections can be produced.
Fair Fashion Solidarity
No discounts – no seasons
In order to rescue fair fashion brands from the situation that threatens their existence, the creators of the fair fashion labels LangerChen and Lanius are working together with the initiators of the online platform Avocadostore and the Berlin fair fashion stores Loveco. Together, they have written a manifesto and, as part of the #fairfashionsolidarity movement, they are calling for the renunciation of discounts for current merchandise and the breaking of the prescribed seasonal rhythm. The lost months of sales will be recouped by introducing the first discounts for current merchandise in August.
“We are now dependent on each individual. Whether it is the manufacturer who waives the discount in the online shop, the retailer who does not start his sale earlier or customers, who are willing to continue to pay the full price.” Christina Wille | LOVECO
Covid-19 is a virus. Fair Fashion is a movement.
This is what the consumer can do to support the #fairfashionsolidarity movement #weareinthistogether
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Be fair and pay the full (vital) price.
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