Mayday, AKA International Workers Day rolls around again and, at least in Zurich, we have a public holiday which means you don’t have to say no to that extra glass of wine or beer the night before. But lets not forget, this is a day to celebrate the workers contribution to society and with that in mind there is the annual 1.Mai Fest which takes place in the Kaserneareal on 1st of May and also on the following weekend. A protest is planned at Helvetziaplatz at 10am on Wednesday but if marching is not your thing then a more chilled program takes place on the weekend with bands, food and lots of stalls with ideas for alternative political and living ideas. Up the workers.
Tuesday 10 am, Helvetiaplatz, 8004 // Saturday and Sunday 12 pm, Kasernenareal, St. Jakobstrasse 61, 8004
It’s cold out and winter is upon us so it is time for that most Swiss winter tradition, fondue. So i have come up with a few of my favourite locations around the city for this cheesy treat. Now, if you are a tourist or are new to fondue
2. Sharing Is Caring
Shared living is all the rage andin a country where making friends is difficult and is renowned for it’s reserved population, it’s a great way of developing relationships and a sense of community. At the forefront of this concept is
3. A Trip Up The Sihl
I love the Sihl valley. In spite of its close proximity to the city it still feels rugged and remote. Let’s face it, all there is is a river and a railway line. But nothing makes a good walk better than knowing there is cold drink and a
1. Nature Photography
Images far from urban life
2. Pictures around the world
Show me your favorite pictures from the world, do not forget to mark them on the map!
1. No platform offers more than Crowdify
Do you have an exciting idea or project up your sleeve and are planning a crowdfunding project for it?
Then Crowdify (formerly 100-days.net) is the right platform for you. No other platform offers the combination of having
2. Zum Guten Glück: Spectrum of senses
Ginger's Gutschein Guide This week, Ronsters, I dined in Zum Guten Glück with my Prozentbuch, situated very close to the Schmiede Wiedikon tram stop. For those of you just joining and not entirlely sure what my section is all about,
1. Casa nostrana
Albisstrasse 25, 8038 Zürich
2. Lucky Dumpling: Authentic Chinese
6 years ago we welcomed 'Dini Mueter' to the Langstrasse. This summer, the bar and restaurant underwent a refurbishment and just reopened its doors with a new concept and a new name. Well, actually the new name is also the concept: Lucky
3. Ooki: All the way from Tokyo
Whenever a new Japanese restaurant opens somewhere, you can be sure that I’m not far behind. This new locale is called Ooki and serves gyoza, ramen, tempura, udon, Japanese curries and sake. The interior is very authentic, the
I've just been refused entry to a cafe in Zurich because their Vaccine app doesn't recognise my UK vaccination certificate.
The owners of the app tell me there are no plans to fix this.
Has anyone else had this problem?
Does anyone have any suggestions?
We are facing a global waste disaster - in fact, we are already in the middle of it. Oceans full of garbage, children playing on garbage dumps in developing countries: There is no improvement in sight. Every year, out of approximately 2 billion tons of municipal waste, only about 50% is recycled. The other 50% ends up...wait a minute....where do they actually go? That's the point: no one knows for sure. It's a huge BLACKBOX.
One of the main problems here is the global lack of transparency of waste streams and the lack of separate collection of materials.
If it were possible to recover the original materials from the waste, problems such as environmental pollution or supply shortages could be solved at the same time and the climate could be protected. And that's exactly where we help with our app and create more transparency by educating and guiding citizens on proper waste disposal.
Especially in developing countries, waste is a big problem. A suitable infrastructure for waste management does not exist or is still in its early stages. Education of the population does not take place and waste recycling as we know it does not exist.
Our consumption is increasing daily, we are surrounded by inefficient processes in cities and low recycling rates. A prospect that does not reflect our vision of a balanced ecosystem.
"Surely this cannot be our future and the future of the next generations. We need a system that includes everyone and makes the circular economy transparent."
With these words, we started looking for solutions and thinking about how each citizen can become a part of the solution and together we can make waste management efficient and environmentally friendly.
That was the starting point for the mission "the fortunate planet". With a team of creative thinkers, communication experts and developers, we developed "TFP - the fortunate planet" - an app that enables us all to make a daily contribution to a sustainable future.