We met for the second
time on a hot day in June. Due to the good weather, we got
together in the garden with a lot of bees
summary of the article about the recycling process in the Dominican
Republic was presented and the difficulties of shopping with zero
waste discussed. The team, who bought the food for the dish we were
to cook later this day, shared specifically their experience and what
exactly they could not find without packaging (see post ‘Zero Waste
also calculated our environmental footprint, which is basically a way
to determine how many earths we would need if every human in this
world lived the same way
as you are. It considers for example how
many days of the week you are eating meat, how many
kms you drive with a car in a week, how
often you use your washing machine, if you plug out your devices
after charging or using them, or if you
turn off the lights when
you leave a room. And of course, how often you flew with a plane in
the last year.
most common result in our group was approx.
2 earths, after that 3 earths, which is actually an impossible
life-style to maintain if every human would use the same
amount of resources as
we do. To calculate your own environmental
footprint may not be the most accurate way to
determine how unsustainable your life-style is, but it sure shows you
a shockingly enough result to consider changing your way of living.
that, we played a little game, where you had to find a person which
fulfilled a question on your paper. The aim was to find a person each
for all the questions. The questions were asking things such as if
you changed their lifestyle to specifically help to stop the climate
change, if you plant your own food in the garden, if you choose
public transportation over flying in the last months, if you spent
time in the nature in the last 2 weeks, or if you re-/posted
articles, pictures, or so about the climate change on social media.
obvious that many of us grow their own food in their garden, or
changed their lifestyle to be more sustainable. But not many of us,
actually just one person, have ever posted or re-posted something
related to the climate change.
our introduction for our guest family were filmed and then, finally,
we began with the cooking, the highlight of the day.
tried to cook traditional dishes of the Dominican Republic to get a
foretaste of what we will eat. The main
dish contained of rice, beans, peppers
and coconut milk. We also made a dessert
which was a cocunut and vanilla flavored pudding.
though we may not be professional chefs, it was still delicious and
we enjoyed the small change in
our usual activities.