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... Read More
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... Read More
I’ve moved to Malta. For everyone who doesn’t know where it is – I don’t blame you. It’s a tiny Island in the Mediterranean Sea between Sicily, Tunesia and Libya, which once belonged to the British Commonwealth. You’ll need to type it in Google maps to see it on the map. I’m here voluntarily and... Read More
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... Read More
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... Read More
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old (Franz Kafka). Imagine there was a place where you can have it all – history, culture, recreation, live music and interesting people – and combine it with a decent pint of beer in a bar for just 1.50 Euros. Sounds good? I’m telling you... Read More
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.
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... Read More
This article explains the concept of green growth and reviews the main purposes of environmental accounting. It delves into Latin America and the European Union, and discusses the state of green accounting implementation, the differences encountered in both regions, and questions the role of development cooperation in mainstreaming its use.
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... Read More