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Guest article: The COP Conference - What is it? Why is it important?

What is COP? What is GHGs? Why is 1.5°C important? In 1992, 2400 NGOs and CSOs together with 172 countries, 116 presidents and prime ministers gathered in Rio de Janeiro for Earth Summit to discuss about the recent warnings of the scientists on the changing climate. They had one target: Reducing GreenHouse Gases (GHGs). Our guest article written by Turkish journalist, environmental rights and climate activists Burcu Genç, deals with all the climate action terms and tries to respond to the most important questions of climate action. 

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An interview of the Climate Bet with the philosopher Prof. Bernward Gesang

The individual can do a lot to save CO2. But what should we do? And when have we done "enough" personally? The philosopher Prof. Bernward Gesang comes to a conclusion that may be surprising for many: We should primarily donate. About 4% of our income and 1% of our time. Because donations are the most effective measure that individuals can contribute to climate protection. We took a closer look and talked to the philosopher, who teaches at the University of Mannheim, about his latest book, "Mit kühlem Kopf: Über den Nutzen der Philosophie für die Klimadebatte.

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In interview with Golfstrom

In our interview with Caspar Bayer, co-founder of Golfstrom, we wanted to know what each and every individual can do concretely to contribute individually and collectively to the energy and climate change and why it really pays to invest in solar energy today. Can solar energy even save the world? Read for yourself!

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Our Minimalism Challenge: Interview with Max Green

Minimalism can be thought of and designed in different ways. There is no wrong or right, it just has to feel good. Max Green agrees, and he should know: Because the way that feels right for him and his family is to live in a Tiny House. Sounds crazy? It's not, at least not when Max explains it to you.

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Our Minimalism Challenge: Interview with Dr Erlijn van Genuchten

The minimalist lifestyle continues to hold us spellbound, not only because we are currently challenging you and ourselves with this concept, but also because it allows us to reduce our carbon footprint. In an interview with Dr. Erlijn van Genuchten, we found out why this is so and what positive consequences it has for issues such as waste and money.

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Our Minimalism Challenge: Interview with Verena Schürmann

Living minimalistically does not just mean going through life more easily or having a tidier home - it also benefits the climate! Our Minimalism Challenge kicks off with an interview with minimalism coach Verena Schürmann. She knows what helps when you feel overwhelmed by things and just want to get back to the essentials or want to contribute to environmental protection through your own behavior. 

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Advancing the energy transition with solar energy - In conversation with SolarBlick

The energy turnaround is a particularly important piece of the puzzle on the way to effective climate protection. The goal is therefore to drive forward the expansion of renewable energies. The sun has such great potential and the costs of photovoltaics are now so low that we wonder why the hurdles to expansion are so high. We spoke with SolarBlick to find out what drives them and how they are shaping the participation of solar power expansion.

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Our Food Challenge: Nutritionist Nicole Just

Nicole Just is a vegan nutritionist and has a very specific mission: to make healthy and goal-oriented nutrition accessible to a broad target group. She is also a book author and mother and knows how important a balanced and nutrient-rich diet is. We wanted to know what drives her and why everyday suitability plays an important role in vegan nutrition.

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Our Food Challenge: Interview with Madeleine - about her life on the farm!

"This is milk from Selma, who loves to be cuddled on her belly" - Being close to animals is extremely important in order to appreciate the animal products we consume day in and day out. Madeleine knows this too! Better known as Frau Freudig, she tells and shows us what life with animals on the farm is like and why we should buy directly from the farmers.

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Our Food Challenge: Interview with Laura from Marktschwärmer

In the context of our Food Challenge, we would like to take a closer look at the topic of food production and the role of producers. A place to go for consumers with a passion for good and fairly produced food is definitely The Food Assembly (Marktschwärmer) - a social enterprise that creates a direct link between producers and consumers in a region. We had the chance to talk to Laura, who is responsible for communication and marketing at the German Marktschwärmer. Our conversation focused on the topics of climate protection, trust and the shift in the food system!