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Photos and summary of our August 16 “Beyond GDP” discussion

For those who missed our “Beyond GDP” discussion on August 16, a summary of the evening with photos is now online in our archive. Thanks again to the Ecologic Institute and all who participated in the lively discussion – panellists … Continue reading

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Next Salon August 16: “New Ways to Measure Human Prosperity – Beyond GDP”

(Deutsch unten) Following up on the “beyond growth” issue, Ava’s is proud to announce our next salon on August 16, “New Ways to Measure Human Prosperity – Beyond GDP”, in cooperation with Berlin’s Ecologic Institute. Does income generate happiness and … Continue reading

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A Day at the “Beyond Growth?!” Congress

(Deutsch unten) There can be no infinite growth in a finite world. The logic is as daunting as it is compelling. It poses too many fundamental questions. It is profoundly human to perceive growth as a positive thing, and our … Continue reading

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Planting the Primeval Forest – a Week with the Bergwald Project

(Deutsch unten) 2011 is the “International Year of Forests”, with endless opportunities to plant trees with a donation or a click of the mouse. I tried out the hands-on experience in the first, sunny-snowy week of May in Germany’s Harz … Continue reading

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Portrait: co2online – “We Reach the Environmentalists Who Don’t Know They’re Environmentalists”

Deutsch unten! Launching an occasional series of interview “portraits” of various initiatives and individuals, chiefly in Berlin’s sustainability scene. Even the quiet, out-of-the-way intersection in the “Schöneberger Insel” has the feeling of a green enclave, housing a cluster of little … Continue reading

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Berlin Anti-Nukes Demo and Reflections on Cognitive Dissonance

On Saturday, March 26, more than 200,000 Germans joined anti-nuclear protests, over 100,000 of them in Berlin. The mood was peaceful and positive – except when the demonstration passed the CDU headquarters – and creative, with many visual variants on … Continue reading

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Ava’s Salon Event April 10: A Poetics of Sustainability

      Terrariums and Teramachines: a Poetics of Sustainability With Lars-Arvid Brischke and Donna Stonecipher, moderated by Isabel Cole                         April 10, 2011, 8:30 p.m.                                                                                                       Soupanova                                                                                                                             Stargarder Straße 24, Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg                                                                            Free admission In German and English, translation as required … Continue reading

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