Environment

An "intact environment" is very important to us. We associate it with untouched nature, ecological balance, recharging our batteries, peace, quiet and a healthy way of life, etc. Nevertheless, the destruction of the environment takes on unexpected forms and many people suffer from the negative environmental consequences. We need new ways of co-decision, how our habitats should be designed.

We support cities worth living in, with sufficient public recreation and leisure spaces.

Be aware, not oblivious

We know a lot and do nothing: Let us learn to make better use of our sphere of influence. As experts, we want to contribute our opinions and conclusions and provide new food for thought. Small pilot projects are intended to provide trend-setting impulses and positive examples.

Mobility:

  • Many allergies and respiratory diseases are related to air quality. We are "traffic pathogens" and must use active forms of movement, especially for short distances.
  • Kindergarten and school routes: We are role models for children - short routes to school need the joy of exercise; stress and constant taxi services prolong the lack of exercise.
  • Heavy goods vehicles and the environment:
    According to the 2013 Climate Protection Report of the Federal Environment Agency, greenhouse gas emissions from heavy goods vehicles are rising massively, despite environmentally friendly truck generations. Strengthening rail and waterways for freight transport is necessary and needs our attention.

Energy:

  • In many cases, energy efficiency is not a savings factor but a further economic impulse for increasing energy consumption; overall, energy demand is increasing with the help of improved energy use. Reducing the greenhouse effect requires broader consideration.
  • Environmental impact assessment requires a longer time horizon and critical dissent. Subsidies for environmentally harmful substances, technologies etc. are an inglorious reality.
  • Prosumers, i.e. households or companies that simultaneously produce and consume energy, will be important addressees of efficiency efforts in the future.

 

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