Creating Momentum

Creating Momentum Pape’ete Topics of the day: 2D-Attitude, carbon trading, air conditioning, swine flu conspiracy, press conference, paperwork This morning we met Mizael in the Parc Bougainville. He works as a teacher (at the biggest lycée in French Polynesia which has about 2500 pupils and teachers) and volunteers for 2D-Attitude. He told us that they…

People and Money

People and Money Pape’ete Topics of the day: city hall, sponsors, waste incineration Today we met Raurani who wants to help us with our bicycle-action (it’s really good to know the movement won’t die off once we’re gone, since Roti won’t have time to take care of it/will be back in Rapa). Raurani is an…

Paperwork

Paperwork …wonder who will want to read a blog entry with that title – for nerdy readers only 😉 Topics of the day: sponsors, newsletter, children, invitations This morning I cycled over to Roti (déjà-vu) to finally go and find sponsors but it took too long for her to correct all the mistakes I had…

Fighting in french

Fighting in french Pape’ete Topics of the day: European Mobility Week, 2D-Attitude, sponsors Today we met up with Mizael (and two other people from “2D-Attitude” a local environmental organization) and someone from the city hall who is organizing the program for the European Mobility Week in Pape’ete. Roti also joined us with a few of…

Global Compassion or Emotional Particularism

Global Compassion or Emotional Particularism Pape’ete Topics of the day: memory blurred (no I don’t financially support the local… green economy) I most likely spent reading, writing and worrying about the world – what a waste of time… Maybe I wondered why people are so emotionally particular – when you read in the paper that…

Grass Routes

Grass Routes Pape’ete Topics of the day: reading, Transition Towns again, Peak Oil, writing, Johann, Gross National Happiness Today we went to the market – I love the market on Sundays – it’s so full of life (and local goodness) and you always meet someone you know (we met Rudolph who seemed a lot more…

Transition towns…. Islands

Transition towns…. Islands Pape’ete Topics of the day: Transition towns, islands and times, bikes, WILPF, India I slept over at Roti’s house so I don’t really know what Raphael did today (I think he cleaned the flat and wrote an abstract of his thesis in English (for Terii Vallaux)). I distracted Roti, talked to her…

Hier ist sie: Maevas Rede!

Hier ist sie: Maevas Rede! Ich danke euch für das rege Interesse. Es sind zwar erst neun Anfragen eingetrudelt, aber Andreas besitzt in der Tat Gewicht für zwei. Die Rede wird im Opernhaus von Sydney anlässlich der Amtseinführung Maevas als Generalsekretärin der URP (United Regions of the Pacific) gehalten. Aber denkt bitte daran, dass dies…

Building a brighter future

Building a brighter future The title sounds cheesy but we really mean it! Topics of the day: earthships, activist at heart, Bundestag elections, what politics should be about In the morning I cycled over to Roti’s house (while Raphael went to see someone at SEDEP) on the way I passed a bus full of children…