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Green Steps Seoul represents the REWILD YOURSELF exhibition at Sinsa House in Seoul

News

In the fall, Ellen was part of an exhibition at Sinsa House in Seoul showcasing sustainable efforts in the Korean fashion and automotive industries. In a joint effort between environmentalist David de Rothschild and Hyundai Motor Cars, Seoul citizens were invited to the REWILD YOURSELF project. Here, city dwellers were able to step out of their busy indoor city lives and into a forest-like natural environment to experience its impact on them. Some visitors said it took them right back to their childhood….. find out more details through the interview below.

The Human Being as Ecosystem Service Provider

Environment

This essay calls upon the reader to consider human resources as natural resources and the human species as a keystone species which can destroy and create ecosystems. Integrating human ecosystem services into the global economy requires a fair and decentralized remuneration which empowers individuals to contribute to a solution of the climate crisis. The introduction of a universal basic income which complements a shrinking labor market and distributes the productivity gains harvested through automation and digitalization is a solution to the environmental and social crisis.

Multiple collaborations confirmed for 2023

News

Green Steps has started a cooperation with the Center for Urban Nature at the Technical University of Munich to visualize ecosystem services for trees. The collaboration aims at making the value of old trees easy to understand through engaging science communication. Several other collaborations have also been formalized.

Altoona Park and the Kikula

Pedagogy

This article examines a contentious project at the intersection of urban planning, art policy, environmental protection, use of taxpayers' money, and pedagogy. Why does a society make decisions that contradict sustainable development?

A Vision For The Children And Youth Work Of The Future

Pedagogy

Report on an Erasmus+ seminar in Belgium on "Youth work with brains", in which a systemic constellation according to MIT Professor Otto Scharmer's Theory U shows a vision for a new order of society: The tension between our children and our planet defines the tasks of adults and shows a hopeful way out of a multiple crisis. What strategy is needed to make this transformation possible?

Climate Fresk has arrived in St. Pölten!

Pedagogy

What is Climate Fresk? And why is it important to bring this activity to St. Pölten? And how can we build environmental awareness? This article answers to all of these questions!

Flying Friends is the Christmas gift you were looking for!

News

Christmas is coming but this year we want to help you in finding the right present for your child! Get to know Flying Friends and learn about birds while having a lot of fun!

Nature Guide training - October 2019

Activity  Review

In this short article, Gudrun Bruckner reviews the Green Steps Nature Guide training taken in 2019 in Shanghai.

5th Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

News

On November 17, the 5th Forum on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services took place at the Museum of Nature in St. Pölten, Austria. Green Steps was invited to present the pilot project "Mobile Campus 4.0" amongst other best practices in the online prelude to the event. Despite promising local projects, the general mood was rather pessimistic.

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Green Steps Seoul represents the REWILD YOURSELF exhibition at Sinsa House in Seoul

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In the fall, Ellen was part of an exhibition at Sinsa House in Seoul showcasing sustainable efforts in the Korean fashion and automotive industries. In a joint effort between environmentalist David de Rothschild and Hyundai Motor Cars, Seoul citizens were invited to the REWILD YOURSELF project. Here, city dwellers were able to step out of their busy indoor city lives and into a forest-like natural environment to experience its impact on them. Some visitors said it took them right back to their childhood….. find out more details through the interview below.

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The Human Being as Ecosystem Service Provider

Environment

This essay calls upon the reader to consider human resources as natural resources and the human species as a keystone species which can destroy and create ecosystems. Integrating human ecosystem services into the global economy requires a fair and decentralized remuneration which empowers individuals to contribute to a solution of the climate crisis. The introduction of a universal basic income which complements a shrinking labor market and distributes the productivity gains harvested through automation and digitalization is a solution to the environmental and social crisis.

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Multiple collaborations confirmed for 2023

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Green Steps has started a cooperation with the Center for Urban Nature at the Technical University of Munich to visualize ecosystem services for trees. The collaboration aims at making the value of old trees easy to understand through engaging science communication. Several other collaborations have also been formalized.

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