Fridays for Future | How and why a group of students protests against climate change

Early morning at a Cologne tramway stop. A group of students gathers to put final touches to some billboards – all selfmade as student Moritz states. He is one of the secondary school’s students taking part in this day’s Fridays for Future-protests. A global initiative of young people protesting against less action against climate change. “It’s our generation that is affected,” says senior student Moritz. … Continue reading Fridays for Future | How and why a group of students protests against climate change

A WALK OF 2 575 KILOMETERS THROUGH EUROPE: Svenja Trenkel and Witali Bytschkow spent 4 and a half months to walk from Trondheim to Porto

“Norway is very fruity,” says Cologne based Svenja Trenkel “We’ve found many raspberries there”. She and her partner Witali Bytschkow must know. Both were walking through the country – eating what they have found along the way, oftentimes sleeping in a tent.

The project in numbers: 2 575 kilometers, 4 and a half month spent, 102 days of walking, around 26 kilometers per day. Starting in Trondheim, Norway and finishing at Torre de Clérigos cathedral in Porto, Portugal.

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THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year

The innitiative goes back to a 1989 idea by forestry official Silvius Wodarz. Announcing a tree of the year is now an annual event in Germany. With the spruce being this year’s winner. A tree that most people may know as their Christmas tree. In terms of cultivation it is one of the few trees that brings a forseeable profit for the owner. And though … Continue reading THE SPRUCE: Planting 2017’s tree of the year