Rule 1: Be critical I want to be happy and hopeful. That’s why I stopped looking at the “news”, basically don’t use social media (no facebook, no twitter, 15 minutes of youtube and instagram max.) and try and read good news. But when you are critical, you dig and you uncover things. And often, they … Read moreHow to try and not get climate change depression
Cooling the planet The water cycle is one of the main drivers of the greenhouse effect. I talked about this previously in my article on climate change and the generation question. Where I quoted a NASA study attributing 50% of the greenhouse effect to water vapour (25% to clouds, 20% to CO2). This is due … Read moreAre trees bad for the climate?
Current farming practices might only be viable for another 60 years, says the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN. One way to mitigate erosion and improve farming methods is agroforestry. In tropical countries the system of agroforestry is already an established method to grow a few high value crops like cocoa. But in more temperate … Read moreWhat is Agroforestry
This is part one on a series on climate change and different adaptive and regenerative strategies. Climate change and the many challenges it will bring is a very complex and multifaceted topic. As most people should know by now, it’s caused by an abundance of certain gases in the atmosphere that insulate the planet a … Read moreDon’t hate your parents- climate change and the generation question
I met Thami Croeser at Roof Water Farm in Berlin to learn more about green infrastructure initiatives around the world. Thami is replication lead for the Urban Green Up! Project. The project is funded by the EU Horizon 2020 fund and aims at the development, application and replication of Renaturing Urban Plans in a number … Read moreLead with beauty
Many career guides give us the advice to find or follow our “passion”. They advocate for the job-seeker to dig deep and find the flame that burns within. Didn’t we all want to be a fireman or a pilot? How many pilots do we need? An essential requirement for today’s workforce seems to be passion. … Read moreWhen passions turn into obsessions
This weekend I had the privilege to join an agroforestry farm tour in Bambra, held by Rowan Reid, author of Heartwood, which I previously reviewed here. Apart from being in a beautiful part of the world, the farm was his home and also laboratory. Claire and Rowan lived there since 1987 and planted and cared … Read moreWhat we don’t value, we don’t protect