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Migrants and Refugees

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Featured, Sustainability | 0 comments

Migrants and Refugees

It is almost five years ago, that I wrote something about refugees and migrants (1). The situation did not improve since. On the contrary, it just got worse. The picture of the dead child Aylan on a beach in Turkey haunts the world (2) and the refugee problem is back in the public focus. The question is only, for how long? Until the crisis in Europe will abate? The immigration problem in the USA is slightly different. Most of the illegal immigrants are economical refugees. Although a...

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The Inherent Energy of Compost

Posted by on Aug 22, 2015 in Featured, Sustainability | 0 comments

The Inherent Energy of Compost

Compost, who could be against it? (1) It seems the sensible thing to do. It is definitely better than it used to be. The question to be asked is, do we get the most out of the organic garbage? Organic waste is in the following refered to as Biomass. Compost is a waste of the Inherent Energy of biomass. Biomass is much more than just the organic waste of house and gardening. A substantial part of man-made Biomass is the sewage. A nice way of saying human feces. Add to this the waste our pets...

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Earthship Ahoi!

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in Featured, Sustainability | 0 comments

Earthship Ahoi!

A friend of mine sent me a couple of weeks ago an article in German about the so-called Earthships by the architect Michael Reynolds (1). I tried to find the background information in English on the net but nothing much turned up and I am too lazy to dig any deeper and will rely on what the respectable German newspaper Die Welt tells us about man and house (2). In 1971 Mr. Reynolds saw on TV reports about the evolving problems of tin cans and deforestation. That got the man thinking and he...

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Mutual Profits

Posted by on Mar 30, 2013 in Featured, Sustainability | 2 comments

Mutual Profits

As I already stated in one of my former articles about Co-operatives, I am a member of the Ha’Bar Kayma (1). This specific co-op runs a Vegan restaurant in Tel Aviv, 22 Ha’mashbir Str. Everyone is welcome to enjoy a nice meal in a nice atmosphere. And this for a reasonable price, for a non- member. A member of the co-op pays even less, since they already paid the membership fee. Friends, who know me for years, ask what my profit would be. And they always come with this simple...

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The Miser and the Climate Change.

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Featured, Sustainability | 55 comments

The Miser and the Climate Change.

MEISER (1), SCHMEISER and CLIMATE CHANGE, what’s the connection? The connection is a way of life and the results and the same way of life as a alternative, a kind of remedy. The Miser, a stingy person, a person unable to spend more than the absolute necessary and even then, only as cheap as possible. To call someone a Miser is not exactly a compliment. The image of a miser is somehow always depicted as, let’s put it nicely, a problematic figure. And even in real life a miser,...

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The Cursed Generation

Posted by on Dec 13, 2012 in Featured, Sustainability | 0 comments

The Cursed Generation

A generation is a certain age group at a certain time living on earth. Every generation is called according to the historic point they live. The generation of Ernest Hemingway (1899-19610) was called the lost Generation (1+2). In fact, the term was popularized by the author himself in his novel The Sun Also Rises. Hemingway credits Gertrude Stein (3) to have coined the term. Generation X  is used to describe the post-World War II baby-boom generation. This term was originally coined by...

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