Day 111 | The top of Bergen

Day 111 | Sunday July 3 After a good night of sleep my hosts took me on a sightseeing and hiking trip through Bergen. Yesterday, with all the delays, we didn’t talk so much so today I had the time to get to know them better. Kristian works as an engineer at Norway’s biggest oil producer. […]

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E-mobility in Austria

Mountains, lakes, snow and sun. In Austria you can have it all in a single day. It’s a joy to drive around the country, especially with an electric car. In Austria an EV really is in it’s natural environment. The country’s infrastructure is well organized. I entered Austria from Italy and arrived in Corinthia, a […]

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Wohnwagon

Wohnwagon The Wohnwagon (literary translated: living wagon) is best described as an off-grid caravan. It’s a 25 square meters living unit and provides all the utilities you need and has the same comfort as a normal house or flat. The makers Theresa Steiningen and Christian Frantal wanted to make a political and philosophical statement about how […]

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Vollpension

Vollpension

Vollpension The Vollpension is a unique lunchroom in the center of Vienna, Austria. The employees are all elderly people (65+) who otherwise have no chance on the labour market. The idea started in 2012 after an idea by the Stitch brothers. The brothers came from the countryside of Austria to Vienna for studies. They saw […]

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Shades Tours

Shades Tours Shades Tours is a social tourism business, founded by Perrine Schober. They organize tourism activities in Vienna guided and moderated by homeless people. The organization works closely with different social institutions. The tours are guided through these institutions so you get a better idea of how homeless people life. For example you’ll learn […]

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Day 51 | Talks in Vienna

I visited four interesting company who are active on the social side of sustainability. Wohnwagon, Younited Cultures, Vollpension and Shades Tours. Later I went to Krems an der Donau where I met Gregor, an EV enthusiast who has been following me for a long time.

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Day 50 | Magdas Hotel & The Earthtalks

The Magdas Hotel is a business like any other but there social and sustainable approach is quite unique. The employees are (former) refugees and they collected their furniture through crowdsourcing. I met Ira who is the founder of Die Mutmacherei, an initiative that promotes sustainable projects in Austria. In the evening I went to the […]

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