I am convinced that any single person can contribute a positive impact to the world we are living in and which we will consign to our children.
I found UN's SDG's very helpful for myself as a framework or roadmap that reminds me of the fields that we should really care about and encourages to take action. Now.
I am consequently using public transport and the bike for commuting and decided to live a more sustainable life in general (preventing use of plastics, changing consumption to sustainable, local and/or organic, mostly vegetarian products although I like meat now and then, controlling and reducing emissions, respect nature and compensating my total CO2-footprint on a yearly basis).
Organisations and projects I am a member of or engaged into personally:
I am a member of Greenpeace Switzerland because I find it very important that an international powerful organisation help us to care about our environment and call attention to the problems of climate, ocean, forests and foods. For reading about Greenpeace's success click here: www.greenpeace.org/international/en/about/history/Victories-timeline
We are member of the Quartierhof Wynegg, a Zurich farm operated by residents in several working groups. The farm sells some products, offers a lunch for school children and rents a space for groups. And it is a natural, green hideaway within the city. For more information (in German only) click here:
Since 2008, I have supported and was member of the foundation of our own project in Southern Bangladesh on the Island of "Bhola" together with an international team from UK, Sweden, Austria, Liechtenstein and Spain. The project now is able to stand on its own feet and is still supported by the London based foundation Bhola's Children.
Rishilpi, a long term and very experienced organization, was our local partner in Bangladesh from the beginning on and I still support this very transparent and reliable organisation. The founders Laura and Enzo plus Monica in her Milano based office just do a wonderful job and today more then 90.000 people around Satkhira directly and indirectly benefit from the projekt. If you are interested in helping the very poor people in Bangladesh, please feel free to e-mail me.