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  • Zero waste? Yes please!

    Bea Johnson, the queen mother of the zero wast movement, has been saying no to trash for the better part of a decade. She lives by the priciple of the 5Rs: Refuse Reduce Reuse Recycle Rot   1 mason jar, 4 people, 365 days worth of trash This way Bea’s family of four produces very…

  • The dream of electric flight

      Weeee! I must say: The world looks really great from up here. As an owl, I can understand why people have always dreamed of flying. But air traffic, which is steadily increasing, has made my world very noisy and chaotic. What’s more, airplanes consume huge amounts of aviation fuel, which has an impact on…

  • Win with 24 hours of sun

      Everyone wins with 24 hours of sun, a world with 100% renewable energy. In addition, you can now win great sustainable prizes throughout December with the 24 days of sun calendar. Ten prizes are up for grabs, including a travel voucher valued at € 2.000.   How do I enter to win? Every day…

  • Iran gears up to boost renewables

    300 days of sunshine per year, for an average of 12 hours a day – Iran is basically made for solar energy… And that’s also why I’m here today, as a new photovoltaic system has been inaugurated in Rafsanjan in Kerman Province. I’ve seen the whole thing from the air, and I must say it…

  • Nuclear power plant shines thanks to solar energy

      Today I’d like to tell you about an unusual project I discovered in Lower Austria – and I’m not exaggerating when I say that this story is truly one of a kind. The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Austria’s first nuclear power plant took place right here, in Zwentendorf on the Danube, in…

  • Most severe nuclear accidents of the past 50 years

    I have done some research and compiled information on the most severe nuclear accidents that occurred in the past 50 years. A task that made my feathers stand on end… Measuring nuclear disasters The so-called INES scale is a global tool for communicating the safety significance of nuclear and radiological events. Much like earthquakes are…

  • For Venice it’s Time to Sink or Swim

    Wow – Venice is really something! One world-famous sight after another! And the funny part is that people here look just like me when they put on their long-beaked Carnival masks. They definitely have style! But Venice also has a dark side, one that really gives me pause: Because the city is built right into…

  • Future for UK roads looking greener than ever

    How low can you go? A whole lot lower, according to Milton Keynes Council who last year became one of four UK cities to receive significant government funding to boost electric vehicle infrastructure through the “Go Ultra Low Cities Scheme”. With air quality a major concern in a growing city that expects to see a…

  • Japan: Back to Nuclear Power?

    I’m in Japan, and right now I’m flying over the city of Fukushima, whose nuclear power plant was the site of a disaster six years ago. Although for safety reasons I’m flying at high altitude, the view still makes my feathers stand on end: collapsed houses, car wrecks, just a handful of people – and…

  • A monastery in Bhutan's breathtaking landscape

    Bhutan is carbon negative

    In his inspiring Ted Talk Bhutan’s Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay shares what is important for his country. Bhutan is renowned for its focus not on GDP but on GNH – gross national happiness. The overall aim is to improve the happiness and wellbeing of the people. The country also has a holistic approach to development,…