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Category: Knowledge

Habits are pretty stubborn - it's not easy to get rid of them or change them. What helps is a concentrated load of conviction. And that comes when you know a lot about a subject. So here they are: the blog posts with a lot of background knowledge:

Demo sign for the climate

your 7-day climate challenge

It's getting hotter: we are experiencing more heat days & droughts, and at the same time more heat storms with heavy rain and floods. The Challenge is your chance to take action!

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10 green apps for more sustainability

We always have our mobile phones with us anyway, so what could be more natural than to use them wisely? There are now many apps on the market that help you to live more sustainably. The choice is as wide as the topic is varied: Apps help you choose more ecological products, check cosmetics for problematic contents or reduce food waste. You can find a selection of 10 free apps for your smartphone here.

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Mother and child by the sea

how the climate crisis is destroying our oceans

The climate crisis has become tangible. Its effects on the world's oceans remain invisible at first - and yet they are dramatic.

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Climate activism

climate change: where does the CO2 come from?

While you are reading this text on your smartphone, your fridge is humming and the oven is heating your food, the same appliances are running in millions of other households. All these things have one thing in common: they require energy, release greenhouse gases and thus contribute to global warming.

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what does the FSC® seal mean?

The term "sustainability" comes directly from the forest - and even today, green forestry is incredibly important. Forests are CO2 reservoirs, habitats for countless animals and plants, and recreational spaces for people. At the same time, it is impossible to imagine our everyday life without raw materials from the forest. Whether furniture or paper - nothing works without wood. How can I, as a customer, support sustainable forestry? By looking for the right seal.

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Climate change - the earth is burning

climate change: the earth has a fever

The Earth has a fever: the average global temperature has been rising for years, extreme weather events are on the increase. What is happening to our planet?

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living wage: who pays for my t-shirt?

Decent working conditions and a salary you can live well on - a human right, yes. A matter of course? No. Many people around the world work under the most difficult conditions and still receive a wage that is not enough to live on.

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GOTS seal

how good is gots?

It is one of the best-known seals for textile products: The green circle with the white shirt certifies more and more T-shirts, children's clothing and bed linen according to the GOTS standard. What exactly does it mean?

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efficient sustainability: climate-friendly living according to pareto

The Pareto principle says: With 20% of the total effort I can achieve 80% of the effect. I just have to use the right levers. What does this mean when it comes to sustainability? Which levers can I actually use to make a difference - without having to completely change my everyday life? Here you will find the most effective actions for a lot of climate protection.

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regional food - from afar?

Short transport routes are good for the environment, so regional products sell better than the competition. Yet it remains open what exactly "regional" or "from home" actually means: my city, my district, my state? In fact, many of these foods come from completely different corners of Germany. Here you can find out how regionality is suggested and how you can actually buy sustainably and locally.

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Apples on the tree

why buy organic? 5 answers to the eco-label

Organic food is becoming more and more popular: sales have doubled in the last 10 years, reaching almost 12 billion euros in 2019. Most people buy organic primarily to support species-appropriate animal husbandry and to promote regional products. Health reasons also often play a role. Can organic farming actually keep these promises? Find out here what the seal stands for and why organic products are really better.

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Fairtrade coffee

how fair is fairtrade?

Around 20 years ago, the first products were labelled with the Fairtrade seal - in the meantime, it is hard to imagine life without it. Coffee was the food that started it all, and it is still the best-known Fairtrade product today. There are thousands of others: chocolate, bananas, tea, juices and sugar, as well as non-food items such as cotton, flowers, footballs and gold. But what exactly does the Fair Trade label actually mean? How much really reaches the producers? How fair is fair trade?

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