How 3 alumni from West African and Europe are changing the world for better? – sustainable cleaning
AIESEC Alumni Europe (AAE) and AIESEC Alumni International (AAI) are proud to present you 3 inspiring fellow alumni women whom – even though they had never ever met in real life yet – are deeply connected through AIESEC and their passion for sustainable living. Please read bellow an exciting story of starting a business from zero while working together remotely across 2 continents the last 2 years. In 2020 August Cordula N’Vekounou and Auria Assogba joined an AIESECpreneur business incubator in Cotonou and created Limpieza Services, an eco-friendly cleaning business from scratch. While the pandemic made the entire world freeze, this one brave decision accelerated their self-fulfilment journey and…
Sustainable Tourism in Benin – First steps to become a sustainable travel pro –
The world is looking with fear and anxiety on Eastern Europe. We truly believe that cultural understanding and leadership are necessary to provide a broader perspective and enable us to take responsibility. With our interview we would like to encourage you to travel, understand the locals and see connections instead of barriers. Enjoy reading and share your thoughts with us! 1. Please give us an introduction about 2Morrow Trip and how you would like to change the world! 2Morrow Trip is a tourism agency located in Cotonou in the Benin Republic. We provide sustainable and authentic travel experiences by jumping into Benin’s rich culture. Benin is a Western African country…
An easy guide to have a positive impact
Reaching the Paris Agreement Goals is one of the most important objectives of our time. Still, what can WE do as individuals? We would like to welcome Viola who will tell us more about our personal impact on climate change and which actions we can take. Viola was LCP in Mannheim (2013/2014) and is now the proud COO & Co-Founder of worldwatchers. worldwatchers is an innovative Climate Tech Start-Up which enables companies, organizations, and individuals to measure, optimize and manage their own emissions. What is a personal CO2 Footprint? In general, a CO2 footprint is the sum of all greenhouse gases emitted by direct (directly created by an individual) or…
Why should World Entrepreneurs Day matter for us AIESECers?
On the occasion of World’s Entrepreneur Day, we present to you an article on how AIESEC is really a playground to master entrepreneurship spirit and what we can take out of our AIESEC experience to translate into starting a business. More importantly you can get a reason on why most of us as AIESECers should try to become AIESECpreneurs.
How to create beautiful treasures with upcycling!
Let us introduce you to our first Alumni Expert from Austria who is an expert for “upcycling” and an ambassador for SDG 12 “Sustainable Consumption and Production”. Dear Bernadette, we are very pleased to welcome you as one of our sustainability experts. Let’s start with our interview. What is Bernandl about? Under the label “Bernanderl” I devote myself to upcycling on a very high quality level. Turning old, dusty books into unique bags is my specialty. My goal is to make old things shine again and give them a second chance by adding a totally different function to the original materials. Besides creating very special bags out of books. I…
Take Climate Action
Climate Action is crucial to make a contribution towards the global challenge of climate change and also one of the sustainable development goals. 2019 was the second-warmest year ever recorded and the end of the warmest period ranging from 2010-2019 . It’s obvious that an increase in temperature is connected to a warming of our oceans that is not only threatening marine sea life, but also causing the melting of Arctic ice . Higher temperatures also cause a decrease in grain yield which is a great danger in terms of the global food provision . Furthermore, climate change is a global threat and challenge that demands to take action in…
Travel: The Sustainable Way!
Travelling – something we truly miss because it brings us a deeper understanding of the world around us and helps us to break down barriers by learning about different cultures. Thanks to our four speakers we had the chance to learn about travelling sustainably in February’s Alumni Talks. They took us on a virtual trip across the world and showed us a more conscious way to explore the globe. Our first speaker was Ada from Poland. Her passion: To dive head-over into different carnival traditions across Europe. This is how she gains access to different cultures. In her talk “Traveling to dive into cultures instead for Insta fame” she leads…
Sustainable Giving During Christmas Time
Christmas is a very special time of the year for a lot of people. We are more generous and buy our dear ones precious gifts, which will be nicely wrapped and opened within a festive surrounding. But have you ever thought about where your gifts were produced and under what circumstances? Do you need to buy more and more, gifting the same stuff you have already gifted for the last couple of years? If you are considering transitioning yourself to a more sustainable lifestyle, you can strongly support SDG 12 by promoting sustainable production and consumption. Here is a short guideline to easily choose gifts more sustainably and bring value…
How zero-waste stores minimize your amount of waste
This month I would like to showcase how zero-waste shops can help you to reduce your amount of waste and work towards a more sustainable lifestyle. You might have already heard about the concept of zero waste, but let’s have a small recap of its definition: “Zero Waste is the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse and recovery of products, packaging and materials without burning, and with no discharges to land, water, or air that threaten the environment or human health ” . Another important topic is circular economy which is closely related to this matter and aims to produce, consume, reuse and recycle products…
SDG 11 | World Without Waste, is it just a dream of a few?
Aka 2020 Cleanup day in Brussels-Schaerbeek by AIESEC Alumni World Cleanup Day is an annual event where individuals gather every September for one day all over the globe to pick up trash and get rid of unwanted waste in public places. Last year this one-day-event united around 20 million people in 180 countries. In 2020, we all wonder how the pandemic impacted this great movement. I asked Jan Peeters, from the board of AIESEC Alumni in Belgium to let us know more about the organiser’s perspective. ——————–