“We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”

By Natasha Jahanshahi Package free shops are popping up all over London. The Zero Waste movement is growing in the city as more and more people are trying to reduce their waste – or live completely waste free. Whenever Alex Furey leaves his flat in south London he makes sure to pack a few essentials in his bag; a reusable coffee cup, a wooden cutlery … Continue reading “We need to think bigger than just saying no to plastic straws”

Setting sails for seven weeks at sea

AMSTERDAM – A group of young Europeans said goodbye to friends and family before leaving shore and sailing from Amsterdam to Chile for the COP25 to call for a future of climate-neutral travel. By Natasha Jahanshahi A young man with wavy, shoulder-length hair is making large movements with his arms, as he is folding a bright red accordion in and out. He stomps his foot … Continue reading Setting sails for seven weeks at sea

When the air kills thousands of people

written by Bart Jacobs and Ronny Taferner Amsterdam is well known for its huge number of bicycles – it even has more bicycles than inhabitants. However, it is one of the most air polluted cities of Europe. Imagine you are smoking the equivalent of six cigarettes every day without being aware of it – that happens to you if you live in Amsterdam or in … Continue reading When the air kills thousands of people