Activism Lifestyle New York

A call to action: Be (more) political

Last Saturday November 7th we received the news that Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were elected president and vice-president of the United States in the 2020 presidential election. This was widely celebrated by many in the US and all over the world. I was walking in my Brooklyn neighborhood while on the phone with my …

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Barcelona Health Lifestyle

When DIY isn’t an option…

Sometimes, making your own personal hygiene products is not a viable option. In my case, for example, although I truly enjoy putting my creativity into practice, for some reason, I’m not particularly into making my own toothpaste, deodorant or face cream. I must admit that I look for and am drawn to artisanal and natural …

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Bordeaux Food

Food Storage Guide

Who does not know the problem: the lettuce you bought at the market the day before yesterday lies withered and sad in the fridge today, the carrots are no longer fresh and crisp and the strawberries are already partly moldy. Almost 13 million tons of food end up in the garbage in Germany every year, …

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Food Lifestyle Tokyo

Vegan polpetta: a recipe from Brown’s Field

Last year, in the sunny, pre-pandemic summer season that now feels like a dream, I had joined the Future Food for Climate Change Summer School on a special visit to the beautiful Brown’s Field, an organic farm, café, shop and guesthouse on the Boso Peninsula in Chiba Prefecture. After an 80km-long train ride from central …

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Lifestyle New York

Zero waste grandmas: The sustainable legacy

It took me a while to get into this sustainability thing. In general, I don’t like trends or, more precisely, I am suspicious of trends. I always feel that, even if they are good in essence (like aiming for a sustainable life and a greener planet), there is often something hidden, in this case, many …

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