Ultra-Locally Grown: Urban Farming Takes Off in Germany

Ultra-Locally Grown: Urban Farming Takes Off in Germany

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 03, 2019

Recent experiments in sustainability mean you can now purchase shrimp from Bavaria and pike perch from Berlin. "Urban gardening" promises healthy and fresh products without long transportation routes. By Marcel Rosenbach more...

Saving Food Waste: A Crash Course in Dumpster Diving

Saving Food Waste: A Crash Course in Dumpster Diving

SPIEGEL ONLINE - September 02, 2019

Taking food out of supermarket dumpsters is illegal in Germany. But the practice is growing in popularity. Even as some stores try to keep the dumpster divers away, those interested can sign up for courses in "beginner diving." By Alexander Kühn more...


Living Sustainably: Can We Save the Planet Without Having to Do Without?

Living Sustainably: Can We Save the Planet Without Having to Do Without?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 18, 2019

Many in Germany are trying to do their part to slow climate change. They are conscientious about the purchases they make, they ride bikes and they try to reduce their trash and carbon footprint. They can't solve the problem on their own, but they could force politicians and businesses to act. By Simon Hage, Anton Rainer, Thomas Schulz and Gerald Traufetter more...

Vanessa's Dream: The Long Road to Haute Couture in Africa

Vanessa's Dream: The Long Road to Haute Couture in Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - June 20, 2019

The fashion industry in Africa is on the rise. But for budding models from the continent, the road to success remains long and rocky. Vanessa Kilem is well on her way. By Bartholomäus Grill more...


The G-20 in an Unjust World: Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

The G-20 in an Unjust World: Only Radical Thinking and Action Can Tame Globalization

SPIEGEL ONLINE - July 05, 2017

In Hamburg this week, thousands are preparing to launch protests against the exploitation of labor, the degredation of the environment and the extremes of capitalism. To solve the world's problems, a radically new approach is necessary. By Alexander Jung more... Video | Comment ]

WHO zieht Gesundheitsbilanz: Die Verfettung der Welt

WHO zieht Gesundheitsbilanz: Die Verfettung der Welt

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2017

Die Menschen werden immer gesünder, berichtet die WHO. Weniger sterben an Infektionen, Mütter- und Kindersterblichkeit sinken. Gleichzeitig wird Übergewicht zu einem immer größeren Problem - auch in Deutschland. Von Heike Le Ker mehr... Forum ]


Helping Hands on Holiday: How To Avoid the Pitfalls of Voluntourism

Helping Hands on Holiday: How To Avoid the Pitfalls of Voluntourism

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 18, 2016

Volunteering in exotic places during vacation is a growing segment of the international travel market. But experts warn that meaning well can sometimes do more harm than good, particularly when children are involved. By Dan Archer more... Comment ]

Sustainable Travel: 'One Long Trip Beats Three Short Ones'

Sustainable Travel: 'One Long Trip Beats Three Short Ones'

SPIEGEL ONLINE - August 05, 2016

In our daily lives we're environmentally and ecologically conscious, buying organic products and using renewable energy. But what about when we travel? In an interview, an expert explains what a sustainable vacation looks like. By Anne Haeming more... Comment ]


Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki

Expedition BeyondTomorrow: The Fit Children of Seinäjoki

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2016

The Finnish city Seinäjoki has successfully tackled the problem of obesity in children with a program emphasizing physical fitness and better nutrition in schools. Can the lessons learned here also be applied in Germany and elsewhere in the world? more...

Exploring New Materials: The Search for Sustainable Fashion

Exploring New Materials: The Search for Sustainable Fashion

SPIEGEL ONLINE - March 24, 2016

Do you know how bad your jeans are for the environment? Or how many chemicals are needed to produce a pair of leather shoes? Luckily, there are some more environmentally friendly options available. By Philipp Seibt more... Comment ]