23
Jun

Albedo Effect – A Quickie

Albedo effect? … Don’t worry, no need to know everything – all you need is a cheat sheet! Let’s start with a short definition. Albedo is the percentage of incoming radiation reflected of a surface. An albedo of 1 means that 100% of incoming radiation is reflected and no radiation is absorbed. An albedo of 0 means that...
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17
Jun

Atmosphere – a quickie

Well, the atmosphere… Of course we all know it! But would you also be able to explain in words? Don’t worry, all you need is a cheat sheet! The atmosphere is the gas layer surrounding the earth and that makes life comfortable here: It allows us to breath, balances temperatures and protects us from radiation. When...
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20
Jan

Why I like to travel alone

Well there are two main reasons really: the freedom and the conversations. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy traveling with others too – certain others that is, it won’t work with everybody. Still, traveling alone has its own advantages! Firstly and most obviously, traveling on your own comes with a lot of freedom. For me...
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12
Sep

You may say I’m a dreamer…

At some point I stopped counting, how often I was saying, thinking or writing this quote the last weeks and months. In fact, it was so often, I would not have wondered when John Lennon suddenly revived shouting at me ‘God damn it! Just wake up then and have a fucking coffee!‘ Occasionally, I was...
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07
Aug

Solar energy on the rooftops in Nicaragua

Nicaragua has a large potential for renewable energy uptake. Renewable resources could be used particularly in form of small solar plants for homes. The power grid would then not be used as the primary source of supply, but as a support for solar supply gaps. The overall aim is a reduction of fossil energy sources to reach the eagerly anticipated expansion of the energy supply – with the connection to the national power grid.
02
Aug

Green Low Budget Challenge – Final words

Amazing how fast one month goes by – even if you don’t have much money to spend since doing a green low budget challenge. Low budget in this terms meant trying how to survive with only 500 Euros a month (for everything – rent, side costs, food and lifestyle). In my case that resulted in...
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29
Jul

Green Household Challenge: Hair

The hair too will want to get washed this month. And that is actually quite the challenge with my hair. Most of the shampoos at the store don’t really work for me – I often feel like I can’t properly wash them out of my hair again. These last few months I was very happy...
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