Hambacher Forest – mistaking Tree-huggers?

Hambacher Forst, called ‘Hambi’ by many, is a 200 hectare-forest turned into the symbol of resistance of the anti-coal-fired power generation in Germany. Situated in the middle of German’s Rhenish coal mining areas it harbours trees in excess of 300 years of age, represents one of Europe’s last “pristine” forests and several protected species but is, too, a major obstacle to the enlargement of the coal mining area.

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China 7

China: managing its population and streamlining society. To what extent should the Chinese population be allowed to consist of fully conscious individuals? How to keep the system running without being questioned or imploding into anarchy?

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Resolution #1: stopping to smoke.

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Being on the run-up to my 50th, I am pursuing a few projects and resolutions all to be completed by this symbolic birthday next year. Some are on-going long-term resolutions, some are stop-short, black-and-white and on the spot projects to be instantly put into practice, one of which is stopping to smoke. I have been stopping since last new year and am doing quite well….

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Poland 2016

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I went to Poland, and when writing a blog and going to a place second time you really ask yourself the question, what you should be writing about. Because nothing has really changed to what it was when being there previously. So let’s check the place based on current political and social issues being talked about everywhere….

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Again I went to Kenya. The idea was to check current ongoing and the status of a couple of projects me running there. But also to renovate the farm-house of a friend and initiate a couple of new ideas. What I have found out is Africa is a bucket with holes: you pour and pour and pour, but it will never be full….

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Fusion Festival 2015

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As it has been tradition since many years I go to the Fusion-Festival, so this year, too. This time I did not win a ticket in the lottery of limited access and had to be content with a Sunday ticket, which is openly available for each and everybody onsite only. Just have to be here Sunday early morning, before the craze of all Sunday attendees starts….

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