Slovenia, part 1: the green mouse that roars

Green Traveler Guides

C hurch bells herald my arrival at the Bohinj Park Hotel , the starting point of my green tour of Slovenia. After my initial shock, though, I remind myself that Slovenia—smaller than the state of Vermont—is a treasure trove of the unexpected and undiscovered.

Slovenia, part 2: up on the eco-tourist farm

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I am in search of some of Slovenia’s best eco-tourist farms , and my way is up, up, up, on mountain roads that prove an adventure in themselves. avsko is Slovenia’s only Alpine EDEN destination. Slovenia, part 2: up on the eco-tourist farm is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Europe’s 6 best ‘green’ classical music festivals in summer 2016

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Welcome to the Blue Heart of Europe

Conservancy Talk

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Why every Woman should Travel Alone.

Elephant Journal

I’ve filled my passport with visas and stamps from the jungles of Colombia, to the castles of Slovenia, to the mystical temples of Cambodia. Since then, I haven’t stopped traveling alone. I've experienced the shamans of Peru, the geysers of Iceland, and the national parks of the United States. Adventure Enlightened Society Right Livelihood Travel female traveler healing solo travel strong independent women transformation

Katedra: The Gorgeous Modern Desk That Charges Your Phone

Green Furniture Home Design

Design studio Desnahemisfera , which is based in the city of Ljubljana in Slovenia, has created this absolutely stunning desk which combines modern minimalist beauty with high tech function.

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Rwanda Dreaming

10,000 Birds

My mind now wanders off to one of those, to Rwanda – one of the smallest African countries, about the size of Massachusetts or Slovenia (for those familiar with Neotropical birding, it is half the size of Costa Rica), but with 701 bird species.

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Internet Freedom

Green (Living) Review

On the other hand Slovenia is one country where this has been totally ruled illegal and where, so the government says, it cannot and will not be implemented. Someone give that country a big round of applause and force our countries to be as strong as little Slovenia and do the right thing.

Organic ink grows 3D printed gardens (and then what?)

Green Prophet

Students at Slovenia’s second largest university adapted a computer numerical control (CNC) machine to act as a 3D printer, substituting the usual printing materials (such as plastics, nylon, epoxy resins, and wax) with “green” ink made of soil, water and grass seed.

There’s a bear! There’s a bear!

10,000 Birds

And I am inside the southern tip of the western Balkan Dinara-Pindos population range, stretching from Slovenia in the north to Greece in the south, with 2,500 bears. In the most of Europe, Brown Bear is a mythical creature that lives only in mediaeval tapestries and folk tales.

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When it comes to water cooperation, where is the Middle East?

Green Prophet

The following editorial is from Dr. Sundeep Waslekar, president of international think tank Strategic Foresight Group, and Dr. Danilo Turk, former President of Slovenia, current Chair of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, and a nominee for next UN Secretary-General after Ban Ki Moon.

Top 10 Reasons to Ride in Western North Carolina


Janez Brajkovic, a professional cyclist from Slovenia who has raced at the top level around the world, came to the area to train at the end of 2014 and said “for me, Asheville has the best roads I’ve seen in America so far”.

Influenza is slowly progressing in Europe

Green (Living) Review

Two countries reported regional spread (Italy and Sweden), three countries (Netherlands, Norway and Spain) reported local spread, while sporadic activity was reported by thirteen countries (Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania and Slovenia) and the UK (England and Northern Ireland).

Orto Bikes: 20 artists create 20 dazzling new reworked bicycles in just 10 days!


Twenty artists in from Ljubljana, Slovenia have worked their magic to turn old and discarded bicycles into brand new ones that are not just unique, but will surely turn heads as they pedal away on streets.

Water, Wars and an Uncertain Future

Green Prophet

Co-convened by the governments of 15 countries from all continents, the panel is chaired by Danilo Turk, former President of Slovenia.

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Significant Glacial Loss In French Alps According To New Study

Eco Friendly Daily

Other Alps regions are also finding considerable glacial retreat, especially in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy and Slovenia.

Credit rating agency downgrades nine Euro-zone countries

Green (Living) Review

S&P has cut the ratings of Italy, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus by two notches and the standings of France, Austria, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia by one notch each. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) London,UK, January 2012 : Credit rating agency Standard & Poor's has downgraded the credit ratings of nine Euro-zone countries, stripping France and Austria of their coveted triple-A status. The status of EU paymaster Germany, however, remains untouched.

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Croatia’s New Year Resolution

Eco Friendly Daily

Neighboring Slovenia, which joined the E.U. Tired of fishing shortages and coastal pollution, the Croatian government passed legislation that went into effect on January 1st to create a protected fishing zone around its coastline.

Bicycle Activists Stop in Istanbul En Route to Palestine

Green Prophet

They arrived in Istanbul after biking 5,000 kilometers through 15 different countries, including France, Austria, Slovenia and Kosovo. “Pollinating&# social and environmental justice as it goes, British bicycle activism group P.E.D.A.L.

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The Human Library

The Green Changemakers

This feature has made it possible to present Human Libraries in Romania, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Italy, Holland, Slovenia, Belgium, Portugal and Australia – to mention a few.

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From Rattlesnakes to Turquoise Rivers: Unlikely Connections Hold Key to Conservation Success

Conservancy Talk

All of it reflected on the glassy surface of Lake Bled, Slovenia. We were gathered in a typically mundane meeting room, with chairs arranged in a u-shape facing a screen of PowerPoint slides.

Europe bans bee-harming pesticides

Green Blog

Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Spain, France, Cyprus, Germany, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovenia and Sweden voted in favor of the ban.

HEMP – The World’s Most Misunderstood Plant

Eco Friendly Daily

Egypt, Korea, Portugal, Poland, Chile, Thailand, Switzerland, Spain, Slovenia and Romania and the Ukraine all produce hemp. The hemp plant is very likely the most misunderstood and shunned plant in the entire world.

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Butterflies or business - Europe can have both!

Green (Living) Review

The European Environment Agency (EEA) on November 30, 2010 released its fourth Environment State and Outlook report — SOER 2010 — a comprehensive assessment of how and why Europe’s environment is changing, and what we are doing about it.

2010 151

Don’t Just Complain, Blame, or Worry. Do Something: How You Can Take Action for a Sustainable Planet

Conservancy Talk

My grandparents were all immigrants from Slovenia. On November 21, 2017, President and CEO Mark Tercek gave the keynote speech at Lake Erie College’s annual Founders Day event in Painesville, Ohio. Below is a copy of his remarks. Thank you for inviting me to speak today.

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Sustainable Cleveland, Sustainable Future

Conservancy Talk

My grandparents were all immigrants from Slovenia. The 2017 Sustainable Cleveland Summit brought together more than 500 community leaders to help design Cleveland’s sustainable future. Below is the keynote speech Mark gave at the Summit on September 27, 2017.

Sustainable Consumption and Production Publication

The Green Changemakers

[link] Integrating Sustainability Themes into Media Tools for the Public Sector (2010) (German version available below) Download (1,1 MB) Partnerships for Sustainable Consumption DGCN Publication: Partnerships for Sustainable Consumption (2009) Download (2,0 MB) A Key Solution to Climate Change: SCP EU-funded Switch Asia Networking Facility; CSCP, Wuppertal Institute (2009) Download (2,7MB) Satisfying Basic Needs - Respecting the Earth's Limits EU-funded Switch Asia Networking Facility; CSCP, WI (2009) Download (4,0 MB) Energy efficiency - 'Pick the low-hanging fruit' CSCP, ForUM, Wuppertal Institute (2006). Brochure for UN CSD-14. UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, Wuppertal Institute. Download (1,5 MB) Das Internet hat einen Rucksack German Article on Green IT featured in VDI Nachrichten: Kuhndt, Michael (2008) Download (224kB) Policy Instruments for Resource Efficiency Towards Sustainable Consumption and Production CSCP, WI, GTZ (2006) Download (2,1 MB) Sustainable Public Procurement in China Sustainable Public Procurement - Case Studies from Europe (2009) Download (2,9 MB) Time for action - Towards SCP in Europe; EEA, CSCP, Rep. of Slovenia - Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning (2008) Download (5,3 MB) Further publications Integrating Sustainability Themes into Media CSCP (2010): Tools for the Public Sector English version | German version Study on Eco-innovation WI, Factor 10, SERI, CSCP (2009): Putting the EU on the path to a resource and energy efficient economy Better Lighting Saves Money CSCP, Ö-Quadrat (2009): Pilot Project on Efficient Lighting at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) English version | Spanish version | German version One Planet Mobility Report WWF, CSCP, C4S (2009): One Planet Mobility - A Journey towards a sustainable future Full Report | Executive Summary The Life Cycle Management Navigator for SMEs (Online version) The Life Cycle Management Navigator is a capacity building guide and decision support tool specifically designed for corporate decision-makers in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) worldwide. It is available as a CD version; the link above directs to the web version. Practical insights and illustrative examples on Sustainable Public Procurement Fisseha Tessema and Cecile Marsille (2009): Practical insights and illustrative examples on Sustainable Public Procurement, Case Studies from Europe, SuPP-Urb-China Paper No. 3_EN/CN Activating Policy Instruments for Resource Efficiency in the Asia-Pacific Region Kuhndt, Michael; Herrndorf, Martin; Fernandez, Alicia (2008): Activating Policy Instruments for Resource Efficiency in the Asia-Pacific Region. Encouraging Sustainable Consumption and Production and promoting ‘Green Growth’. Den Rucksack erleichtern (Lightening the rucksack) Kuhndt, Michael; Adria Oliver (2008): Article on Green IT in the German version website of InformationWeek. Raising resource productivity in global value chains Spotlights on international perspectives and best practice Herrndorf, Martin; Kuhndt, Michael and Tessema, Fisseha (2007): Raising resource productivity in global value chains – spotlights on international perspectives and best practice, Commissioned by the German Federal Environment Agency. Green Guide Unternehmen und Umwelt: CSCP contributed a chapter on corporate environmental mangement (2008) Blumen natürlich Fair (Flyer/Brochure) CSCP (2007): A campaign of the Katholikenrat Wuppertal, Verbraucherzentrale and the CSCP. Unternehmen Armut: Globale Ökonomie und industrielle Innovationen Kuhndt, Michael, Herrndorf, Martin (2007): Globale Ökonomie und industrielle Innovation. Unternehmen Armut. In: politische ökologie 105: Nachhaltiges Design. Laboratorium für industrielle Neuanfänge. oekom verlag, München, S. 44 ff. ISBN 3-86581-073-1 Green Purchasing in Japan Public exposure draft – 30th May 2007. Authors: Tomoo Machiba, Martin Herrndorf, Michael Kuhndt Top Runner Approach Public exposure draft – 30th May 2007. Authors: Maike Bunse, Wolfgang Irrek, Martin Herrndorf Policy Reinforcement for Resource Efficiency Introduction and outline of the training workshop developed for the PRODEV Project. In collaboration with UNEP, the Chinese State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), Municipality of Guiyang, China. 2007 (PDF, 0.4 MB) Human Development through the Market Background Paper for the UNEP 9th High-level Seminar on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP9) – Creating Solutions for Industry, Environment and Development 10-12 December 2006, Arusha, Tanzania 2006 (PDF, 1.9 MB) Creating Solutions for Sustainable Consumption and Production A Background Paper prepared for The Expert Conference on the Marrakech Process "Creating Solutions for Sustainable Consumption and Production – An Expert Conference on the Marrakech Process", 22 and 23 November, Wuppertal, Germany. (PDF, 1.5 MB) Exploring the business case of sustainable consumption in Asia. Villar, Andreas/ Herrndorf, Martin/ Tuncer, Burcu/ Kuhndt, Michael, paper submitted for the Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP), July 2005 Assessing the ICT Sector Contribution to the Millennium Development Goals Kuhndt, Michael; von Geibler, Justus; Herrndorf, Martin (2006). Status quo analysis of sustainability information for the ICT sector. Wuppertal Report No. 3, Wuppertal 2006. PDF, 1.2 MB) Sustainable Investment Made Easy CSCP (2006). factory 03/2006, (Article in German) Microfinance offers chances for entrepreneurs - worldwide CSCP, Deutsches Mikrofinanz Institut (DMI) (2006). factory 03/2006, (Published in German) Environmental standards for credit provision in Asia Tuncer, Burcu; Liedtke, Christa; Adria, Oliver (2006). factory 03/2006, (Published in German) Energy efficiency - 'Pick the low-hanging fruit' CSCP, ForUM, Wuppertal Institute (2006). Brochure for UN CSD-14. UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Norwegian Forum for Environment and Development, Wuppertal Institute. Sustainable Energy Consumption CSCP (2005). A Background Paper prepared for the European Conference under the Marrakech Process on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) Berlin, 13-14 December 2005 Making the Marrakech process work UNEP, UN-DESA, CSCP (2005). Discussion Paper, 2nd International Expert Meeting on The 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production, San José, Costa Rica, 5-8 September 2005. Joint paper prepared by the United Nations Environment Programme, the Division for Sustainable Development of UN-DESA, and the UNEP/Wuppertal Institute Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP). Responsible Corporate Governance Michael Kuhndt, Burcu Tunçer, Kristian Snorre Andersen and Christa Liedtke (2004): Responsible Corporate Governance. An Overview of Trends, Initiatives and State-of-the-art Elements. Wuppertal Paper, January 2004. Tags: Production Sustainable-development Research Green Consumption.

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Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).

A Vision for the Sharing Economy

The Green Changemakers

Male study participant, 24, Ljubljana, Slovenia MATERIAL ITEMS (multilateral bartering). “. By Neal Gorenflo It''s Time to Go Big: A Vision for the Sharing Economy The sharing economy is in a regulatory crisis.