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Reudnitz and Leipzig West gain package-free stores

in Business/Food/Leipzig tips/My Leipzig
Package-free store opens in Reudnitz
Photo: Locker und Lose

Environmentally savvy female entrepreneurs have respectively crowd-funded two new stores in Leipzig that seek to eliminate packaging, and one more is in the works, for a total of four in the city.

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Rising star aims to transform plastic disposal in Ghana

in Glocal/Society

LeipGlo has interviewed Alhassan Muniru, a bright young entrepreneur from Ghana who has studied at Leipzig University. As head of the organization Recycle Up! Ghana, he has grabbed the attention of the World Bank and hobnobbed with the likes of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 

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Teenagers chain themselves to Leipzig City Hall

in Action/Community/Politics
Teenagers with Extinction Rebellion Youth chain themselves to Leipzig City Hall
Teenagers from Extinction Rebellion Youth locked themselves to Leipzig City Hall gate demanding a response from politicians. (Photo: Ana Ribeiro / LeipGlo)

LeipGlo went to the scene and got the scoop on the first demonstration by Extinction Rebellion Youth in Leipzig and Germany.

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Are you a passive part of the plastic problem?

in Society
Plastic problem painfully evident but much action still missing. Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash
Plastic problem painfully evident but much action still missing. Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash

“Plastic waste is an old environmental issue which demands (and now receives) more attention. But although it fosters discussions, policies, economic measures, and voluntary agreements in different governmental spheres, it is still ignored by many citizens.”

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Poetry: “Collapsing new thoughts”

in Poetry/Society
Image by Johannes Plenio, public domain
Image by Johannes Plenio, public domain

“I can’t open my eyes / to watch the fluttering ring of lies (…) I can’t move opinions / if the thoughts are fake.”

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Technology, children and good parenting

in #TechTavern/Glocal/Society
Star Wars figures. (Photo: Daniel Cheung / unsplash)
Star Wars figures. (Photo: Daniel Cheung / unsplash)

“It’s pretty obvious that technology evolves, rather than going backwards. For this reason, it’s likely a bad idea to look at it as an enemy that should be defeated.”

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