A new wave of "repairing" started 10 years ago, when the first Repair Café was organized in 2009 in Amsterdam

We throw away household items, clothing and many more things far too often, even though they could be (easily) repaired! Repair Cafés fight that trend by bringing people together to learn how to repair things. This saves you money and helps conserve the rare resources of our planet. There are already 1.500 Repair Cafés worldwide.

Stay well and support health care for everyone

"The Good Life Goals (GLG) translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into individual actions. In short, they tell you how you can act more sustainable every day. This is an important step to make sustainability a real peoples movement. Goal 3 explains how you can "STAY WELL".

Why sustainable clothing matters

To many people it comes as a surprise just how dirty the clothing industry is. It is common knowledge, that there is child labour in the supply chain and that factories in Bangladesh and elsewhere occasionally collapse and burry hundreds of workers at a time. The ecological cost of the fashion industry is not as well-known, but accounts for many of the reasons behind the sustainability efforts of responsible fashion brands. Some of them have grown into respectable social businesses over time, others have remained hidden local gems.

Eat better for a more sustainable world

"The Good Life Goals (GLG) translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into individual actions. In short, they tell you how you can act more sustainable every day. This is an important step to make sustainability a real peoples movement. Goal 2 explains how you can "EAT BETTER".

How can cosmetics be most sustainable?

We use cosmetics and hygiene products each day; when brushing our teeth, lotioning ourselves, showering and in many more situations. "Modern" cosmetic products cause lots of environmental damages. Today many cosmetic products claim to be "organic" or "sustainable" in order to profit from the increasing interest of customers in these topics, but this is too often misleading. Luckily, there are some characteristics, labels and standards that help you to identify more sustainable cosmetic products.

Help end poverty with your personal actions

The Good Life Goals (GLG) translate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) into individual actions. In short, they tell you how you can act more sustainable every day. This is an important step to make sustainability a real peoples movement. Goal 1 shows you how you can "HELP END POVERTY".

The manifold sustainability issues of food and how to consume sustainably

The food industry has been criticised plenty in recent years, both for their social and their environmental damaged caused. Just think of the outcry over the palm oil in KitKat caused by the Greenpeace campaign. Although it has become fashionable for food producers to be green, their performance on sustainability issues is not very convincing. To clarify the many misleading claims on advertising and products, there is an increasing number of labels, rankings and standards, companies have to comply with.

Nobel prize in economic science for sustainable economics

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2018 was awarded to William D. Nordhaus and Paul M. Romer for integrating climate change and technological innovation into long-run macroeconomic analysis.

Our new EcoMap website is finally online!

FINALLY! Our new website is online and available via www.ecomap.global. We worked the last months to improve the handling for the user, give shops the possibility to manage their data directly online and include a lot of new functions. Be one of the first users or bring the EcoMap to your city!