• Read the World
    Consumption

    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…

  • SDG13
    Climate

    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 [1]. 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 [1]. Higher temperatures also cause a decrease in grain yield which is a great danger in terms of the global food provision [1]. Furthermore, climate change is a global threat and challenge that demands to take action in…

  • Alumni Talks, Sustainable Travel
    Consumption

    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 christmas gifts
    Consumption

    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…

  • Zero Waste
    Consumption

    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 ” [1]. Another important topic is circular economy which is closely related to this matter and aims to produce, consume, reuse and recycle products…

  • Cleanup Day Interview with AIESEC Alumni Belgium
    Sustainable City

    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. ——————–

  • International World Food Day
    Consumption

    October 16: World Food Day

    How is your relationship with food? Do you have access to clean, healthy, nutritious food?   Alternatively, maybe you know someone with eating disorders; or someone who struggles to provide food for his/her family every day preventing them from doing well at work/school?   There are too many people in this world without even one nutritious meal per day.   How is humankind’s relationship with food consumption? Please take your time to search for more information and consider these selected facts:    “821 million people in the world still suffer from hunger even though the world produces enough food to feed everyone. 60% of them are women(1)”  “45% of infant…

  • International Day of Rural women
    Consumption

    October 15: International Day of Rural Women

    “According to some estimates, closing the gender gap in access to land and other productive assets could increase agricultural outputs by up to 20% in Africa(1).”    What do you know about the Third World? Have you ever seen any predicaments that communities in developing countries are in face-to-face?   Poverty is a human being concocted illness of this planet. Our changing climate exacerbates it with the shrinking of available resources for rural areas to thrive—less water and agricultural lands are accessible globe-wide.    It is outright resoundingly unfair that these adverse developments are affecting the most undeveloped countries disproportionally.    On top of that, gender inequality is tangibly holding…

  • International Day of Disaster Reduction
    Climate

    October 13: International Day of Disaster Reduction

    Do you dream of a world without disasters?   It is a must for humankind to be prepared at short notice to minimize damages and grave dangers that are thrust upon us by natural and fabricated emergencies. There is one day every October reminding us of our ability to prevent harm by nature, and human provoked catastrophes.   The United Nations declared October 13 the day to enforce this well-needed recognition(1).  Furthermore, in 2016, a framework was launched to mitigate the likelihood of disasters and ensuing losses of happening(2).    The Sendai Framework named seven priorities to reduce global disasters the number of affected people direct economic loss from catastrophes…

  • Sustainable Traveling during Pandemic - 2MorrowDigitalTrips
    Sustainable City

    Sustainability and Digital Tourism During COVID-19 part 2

    AKA a Collaborative Project of a Handful of Alumni From Africa and Europe For more information on #2MorrowDigitalTrips, please visit: Bit.ly/2MorrowTripChannel or read part 1 of this article.   What can we do together through our project #2MorrowDigitalTrips for the Sustainable Development Goals?   Improve Mental Health – SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing   “Previous research has revealed a profound and broad spectrum of psychological impact that outbreaks can inflict on people. Among the general public at the individual level, it can precipitate new psychiatric symptoms in people without mental illness, aggravate the condition of those with pre-existing mental illness and cause distress to the caregivers of affected individuals (2).”…