A few years ago, Helmy Abouleish, the manager of Sekem, visited the Cradle to Cradle Congress in Germany. He was convinced that the path his father had chosen for the project was the right one, and that the development it had undergone since 1977 was ample proof for that.
Most people will by now have seen the frightening images of plastic waste in the oceans. Studies of seabirds have shown that the animals will starve to death in spite of a full stomach – however, it is filled with indigestible pieces of plastic.
In Berlin, 8 March – International Women’s Day – is now a public holiday. The city’s Chamber of Deputies voted in favor of the plan in January! It isn’t the worst of ideas if you ask me.
When I was recently invited to speak at the event “Change at next stop” in Bonn, organised by the Goethe-Institute, I was full of anticipation.
A lot has changed at TUHH – most notably its name. The institution is now called the Technical University of Hamburg. The addition “Harburg” has been dropped so that the university is abel to sharpen its image internationally. There has also been a change at the top of the university.