Mexico, Belize and Guatemala

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves. We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than newspapers will accomodate. We travel to bring what little we can, in our ignorance and knowledge, to those parts of the globe whose riches are differently dispersed. And we travel, in essence, to become young fools again – to slow time down and get taken in, and fall in love once more.”  

Rolf Potts, author of Vagabonding

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New project running:

Sustain Your FutureSustain Your Future is a project I have been working on during the last couple of weeks. The idea is to create little video interviews with start-ups, NGOs, organizations and companies which are all connected to the field of sustainability. The first video is not superb, I definitely still need to work on the audio quality and some other details, but it’s fun and I hope it will generate a few more followers soon.

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Mayor of Aarhus congratulates students on launching their startup #DiscoverCity

DiscoverCity is a project I have been involved in for almost two years now. It all started in 2012, when I and a group of international students won the first place at the National City Branding Competition of the Youth Goodwill Ambassador programme for a city guide on Aarhus. Juraj Pal, a Slovakian Business student, took the idea then one step further. Collected some strong partnerships in Aarhus and here we are today! On April 30th, our initial idea was launched during the Internet Week Denmark.

Read all about it in our following press release.

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„Nachhaltigkeit hat viele Gesichter“

Nachhaltiges Reisen in Uganda – untergebracht bei NGOs /
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welcometougandaMit dem Projekt „Welcome to Uganda“ organisiert Johnny Strange, Sänger der Band Culcha Candela, seit Anfang 2013 Erlebnisreisen in das ostafrikanische Land. Der 31-Jährige Berliner, der mit gebürtigem Namen John Lwanga heißt, hat seine Wurzeln in Uganda und ist lokal gut vernetzt.

Von Katharina Frick

“Ein großer Kleiderschrank für alle”


Gebrauchte Kleider in Second-Hand-Läden kaufen ist nichts Neues. Sie nur auszuleihen aber schon

Von Katharina Frick

Die Studentinnen Thekla Wilkening und Pola Fendel gründeten im November 2012 die „Kleiderei“ im Hamburger Stadtteil St. Pauli und eröffneten vor wenigen Wochen einen weiteren Laden in Berlin. Pola Fendel erzählt im Interview wie das Konzept funktioniert und warum zuerst gar kein Nachhaltigkeitsgedanke hinter der Idee steckte.

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Dumpster Diving in Aarhus: Free food from the trash can

New article/ blog post that I wrote for the insight out magazine.

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Denmark is an expensive country in respect to others. But this is not the only reason for some young people to get their food out of the trash. For Michael (24) it is also a way to say ‘NO’ to a capitalistic system of overproduction and overconsumption.

By Katharina Frick

11.30 pm on a Tuesday night, outside a supermarket somewhere in Aarhus: A young man lightens his flashlight and opens up a dumpster behind a white little fence, close to the entrance door of the building. A harsh unpleasant smell rises up through the air. “Today it seems we can only find bread”, he says, after carefully examining the trash that was thrown out only a few hours ago at closing time. Nonetheless, he takes two loaves of rye bread and puts it in his bag. The bread is packed in its original foil and with a sell-by date lasting two…

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