Ahoi liebe Rivercleaner und Schatzsucher*innen,
wir laden euch herzlich zu unserem Feierabend-CleanUp in Kreuzberg ein. Am MITTWOCH den 16. JUNI, befreien wir mit euch gemeinsam den Landwehrkanal von Plastik- und anderem Müll.
Wir stellen Müllsammelutensilien und 20 Bootsplätze bereit.
Wer ein eigenes Boot oder SUP hat, kann dieses natürlich gerne mitbringen. Alle, die lieber festen Boden unter den Füßen haben, sind herzlich eingeladen, an Land mitzumachen.
Bitte meldet euch vorher verbindlich über Eventbrite an. Alle Infos zum Ablauf findet ihr ebenfalls dort.
Wir freuen uns auf euch!
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Ahoi liebe Rivercleaner und Schatzsucher*innen!
Wir laden Euch herzlich ein, gemeinsam mit uns am SONNTAG den 20.06.2021 das Rheinufer von Plastikmüll und anderem Unrat zu befreien. Seit dem letzten Hochwasser im Frühjahr hat sich wieder einiges angesammelt. Damit dieser Müll nicht ins Meer fließt, könnt Ihr an diesem Tag mit uns aktiv werden – gesammelt wird an Land im Uferbereich. 
Erfahrene Paddler*innen mit Rheinerfahrung können mit eigenem Boot auch auf dem Wasser mitmachen.
Alles Infos und die Möglichkeit zur Anmeldung findet ihr auf Eventbrite: https://cleanupduesseldorf2006.eventbrite.de
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HEJYouth’s International Podcast is LIVE!

Our first episode is called…
How Gen-Z Has Rediscovered Plastic Pollution

We have special guest speakers, @michellemuchilwa and @sakwamuchilwa from @bring_back_lake_victoria !

Learn about a wide range of important topics regarding plastic pollution, such as…

The global situation
The Canadian Case
The German Case
What is happening to Lake Victoria in Kenya
What YOU can do to stop plastic pollution!

From #plasticpollution to #youthactivism , get ready for an #incredible experience!

Listen to inspiring leaders, #activists and #youthleaders from all around the world!
The #HEJPodcast is an empowering platform for youth and communities around the world to connect, share their stories, work and voice their opinions!
Listen on #Spotify and #YouTube

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International multi-cultural students poster project with design departments of 35 academies and universities from all five continents.

The participating institutions are from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Mozambique, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay, USA, and Venezuela. It was not a general tender. It is a non-commercial project.

More than 50 professor colleagues with more than 1000 students collaborated in the project, either in workshops or as semester work. Each participating institution contributed up to 10 best posters, so that there is a collection of c. 350 posters.

The students’ posters as the visual voice of the youth of the world are a call to preserve the Creation –  our blue planet.

The students were briefed by extensive information material. So that the posters cover by their design all aspects of plastic pollution. E.g. environmental pollution of coasts and beaches; fish and seabirds eat plastic parts and die a cruel death; micro plastics from synthetic clothes in the sea; scientists have detected plastic in fish we eat and even in sea salt.

The global communications project is directed and curated by Helmut Langer, Germany (www.helmut-langer.eu), internationally renowned communication designer and worldwide experienced lecturer, as well a Past President of the International Council of Design. The project was only possible with the fantastic and dedicated cooperation with the professor colleagues, who are part of or have been recommended by Helmut’s global network. A big thank you to them and to the students of course!

It is a great honour for the posters to be part of the UN WORLD OCEAN DAY platform where they get worldwide attention. Because of space limit only a selection of the posters can be shown. They represent all others – they are all part of OCEAN POSTERS against plastic pollution!

Meanwhile selections were exhibited in Argentina, Chile, China, Germany, India, Peru, Slovakia, and USA. Other exhibitions will follow as the COVID pandemic allow

Image Credit: https://unworldoceansday.org/posters-against-plastic-pollution/

For this year’s #ShowYourStripes Day on June 21, broadcast meteorologists and climate scientists united to raise awareness of the urgent need to act on climate change and call for more ambition on the road to COP26.

The stripes are data visualizations developed by Ed Hawkins, a climate scientist at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom and a lead author of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report.

The graphics – available for almost every country on earth – show the change in temperature over at least the past 100 years. Each stripe represents the temperature in that country averaged over a year and is based on internationally recognized datasets.

The response was overwhelming: TV presenters from every continent used the occasion to highlight the warming in their country and explain the importance of a successful outcome at COP26 in November.

Do you want to know how temperatures have changed in your country? Download the graphic at showyourstripes.info and post on social media using #ShowYourStripes and #COP26.

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On World Ocean Day (8th June 2021), countries from all four corners of the world – from India to Guyana, South Korea to Austria have pledged to support the ‘30 by 30’ commitment which is being championed by the UK-led Global Ocean Alliance and the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People, co-chaired by the UK, Costa Rica and France.

This next milestone follows a successful meeting of the G7 Climate and Environment ministers, during which all members agreed to champion the global ‘30×30’ target to conserve or protect at least 30 percent of the world’s land and at least 30 percent of the world’s ocean by 2030, as well as committing to ‘30 x 30’ domestically.

Members of the Global Ocean Alliance and/or the High Ambition Coalition for Nature and People

Adventurer, conservationist, writer and photographer Cristina Mittermeier discusses storytelling’s role in the protection of the oceans with COP25 High Level Champion for Chile, Gonzalo Muñoz

Read or watch the interview online: https://racetozero.unfccc.int/cristina-mittermeier-blue-economies-can-replace-exploitative-economies/



We are intensifying our partnership with Bioland! In the future, products from our own brand Bio Primo will also bear the Bioland association logo. Wherever possible, our own brand range is to be gradually increased to organic production. We are thus increasing our organic competence in the growing nature shop. 

A few weeks ago we visited the Weber family’s Bioland farm in Althof near Biberach an der Riß and convinced ourselves of the high quality of the work on site. We were able to learn a lot about sustainable agriculture and experience what economic activity according to the 7 Bioland principles means not only in theory but also in practice.

Bioland stands up for the respectful treatment of animals and nature, for biological diversity and for climate-friendly agriculture. Members are exclusively companies from Germany and South Tyrol that work according to the association’s strict guidelines – far beyond the EU organic standard.

Photos: © NICO BERGMANN PHOTOGRAPHY at https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6810118504562352128/


We need the families and folks of all ages to add their bit of flair to our Collaboration Ocean-Themed Mural. You can add as much or as little as you like: There will be some areas already on the mural that you can simply color in, we have a few finger painting designs for the little ones, or you can add something that is completely your own. All the paint (non-toxic/water-soluble) and accessories will be provided.

Multiple dates available

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On World Ocean Day, June 8, a collaboration of scientific institutions and ocean groups from around the world, will launch scientific monitoring devices into the ocean.  Seven devices, one for each G7 nation, will be launched into ocean currents around the G7 Summit’s Cornish venue ahead of the Summit starting later this week (11th June).


The launch is designed to increase understanding about how plastic pollution behaves in the ocean. Designed to mimic a single use plastic drinks bottle, the devices will respond to currents and winds as real bottles do. They could potentially travel hundreds of miles over the course of the project, passing over deep ocean trenches, across major migratory routes for marine mammals and birds and out into the High Seas. Each device will gather vital data to help scientists understand how plastic moves across the ocean and the potential risk it poses to marine wildlife along the way. The data will also be fed into ocean observing systems and used to ground truth ocean current observations and models.

This event will take place as part of the Edenred Ideal Day. A day of actions: One global day of initiatives where all employees participate personally to support local communities.

The Edenred marketing department will collect garbage in Munich to keep the environment clean.


Runners across the globe are joining forces to Run For The Oceans. From May 28 – June 8, participants can join the challenge in the adidas Running app and run, walk, or wheelchair to help end plastic waste. For every kilometer run between May 28 – June 8 via the adidas Running app (Strava/Joyrun), adidas and Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles, up to a maximum of 500,000 lbs of marine plastic waste from beaches, remote islands, and coastlines.

Join Run For The Oceans in the adidas Running app and from May 28 – June 8, run, jog, walk, or wheelchair to help end plastic pollution. For every km you run, adidas and Parley will clean up the equivalent weight of 10 plastic bottles, up to 500,000 pounds, from beaches and islands. To join, you’ll need the adidas Running app for iOS or Android. If you don’t have the app, click the link to your respective app store below to download!