For two days in early May, a number of people committed to the protection of climate and the environment met in the north-eastern German town of Greifswald to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Michael Succow Foundation.
The Hamburg Environmental Institute (HUI), a non-profit organisation for the scientific analysis of environmental topics, has acquired a new domain: the Museum of the Future in Lueneburg. The institution, which carries an obvious contradiction in its name, is currently being constructed in a former day care centre on Papenstrasse. Both…
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.
At this year’s first board meeting of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation (“Alternative Nobel Prize”), we “young people” were able to benefit from the extensive experiences of Daniel Ellsberg, a person who had already acted as a whistle-blower by the late 1960s − and therefore at a time when the…
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.