Gearing up

In November 2020 we started the practical preparations for our trip. It concerned insurance, pension, cancellation of contracts, selling or giving away things, finding a tenant and of course, booking the airline tickets. Starting with tickets – we actually wanted to take the Trans-Siberian Railway from Berlin via Moscow, through Russia and via China with … Continue reading Gearing up

Cleaning up

I participated in a cleanup event organized by Nabu Berlin and spreepublik today. Unfortunately, we were very successful, and there's still plenty of plastic & Co. to collect. But the weather was undoubtedly lovely.

Less is more

Now and then I have to do some severe grocery shopping due to my huge appetite 😉 One of our favourite supermarkets is #orginalunverpackt (literally translated 'original unpacked') This time I armed myself with heaps of empty containers and jars. The catch - lots of grains, nuts, spices and other stuff without packaging! Anyhow, for … Continue reading Less is more

Why?

Strange people... Trying to do some conscious grocery shopping and what you get is a biologically grown cucumber wrapped in thick plastic (Dutch supermarket Albert Heijn) Confusing times one could say. I partly agree as the transition towards sustainable consumption seems not that straightforward. Respect to businesses like Orginal Unverpackt, a German grocery retailer in … Continue reading Why?

Comet Neowise

In July I briefly spotted comet Neowise on Saturday night (the tail can be seen on the centre, bottom) as I went into the dunes to enjoy the spectacle. Plenty of time to wait and contemplate. Scanning the universe, I imagined that centuries ago, our ancestors hadn't had answers to questions that kept them awake … Continue reading Comet Neowise

Carbon offsetting

From 2018 till 2020 I worked for the technology company COMATCH in Berlin. In addition to my commercial position, I started the workgroup “Green Initiative”, with which I aimed to promote sustainability.

Zoo Berlin

We went to Zoo Berlin and it's a beautiful place right in Berlin's city centre. Established in 1844, the 33-hectare Zoo Berlin is the oldest zoo in Germany and is now one of Berlin’s best-known attractions. On the information plates of each animal was written if the species is endangered. I wonder if visitors realize … Continue reading Zoo Berlin