What a Wealth in this Waste

Tony Joy, founder of Durian in Nigeria Tony Joy is doing impressive work in Nigeria. With her organization Durian, she’s helping out the most marginalized people in rural areas, transforming the image and comprehension of “rural equals poor and marginalized” towards “rural is creative and cool!”. How she’s managing to do this, she explains in a very straightforward, precise way in today’s podcast. Tony Joy is showing women a way to succeed, break standards, showing up and doing the right thing. She also talks how they coped with COVID-19 and the space she created to help out while things were Read More


… a friend from almost 50 years ago just joined us…

Sept. 25th, 2020, …. Anselm now lives and works in Bourgogne, so  the links to a Tedx-Talk and two videos below are all in French….. Friends on the Blog: Over the last couple of days I got in touch with a friend – well, the last time I saw him he was not even 10 years old, I guess – who went through a Giraffe-type career: business consultant and entrepreneur in the middle east, then turning to activism there, as result being barred entry in those lands of his first, previous choice and then – well, then apparently turning to Read More



Where is everybody?

A remote friend who returned from a world trip early March wrote to me “…. The most difficult thing is to touch ground again when everything is ‘so much in-the-air’.” And yes, indeed, it seems people are evaporating somehow from their presence known to us previously.  Or was our previous perception an illusion? Hmm…. One thing, as another friend told me, fur sure is tension and stress. Some sort of mind paralyses seems to be gripping as a result. Everybody is on the defensive, preparing for whatever strange thing there is to come – or, no one is eager to Read More


GECA Campaign Climate Adaptation

Report from the kick-off event on 9/11/2020 “The most benevolent counter attack on a historically rather loaded date: yes, climate adaptation is what matters today, more than anything else!” Four Giraffe-Heroes were present at the event, which alone made it a great success. Now the clock is ticking, and PLEASE, we are dependent on your support! You may have a look at the live-streamed part of the evening by following the first link below; the second leads you to the campaign website where to make a DONATION. There are great rewards to harvest, so have a look if you didn’t Read More


Celebrating Sven Hammrell

…… One of Sven’s greatest talents must have been the ability to spot unique people and ideas before anyone else. He and Olle would bring them into the ever-expanding network of the Dag Hammarskjold Foundation, ask them to contribute to Development Dialogue, and then stay connected with them forever. People leading new and alternative thinking on health, media, disarmament, science, technology, agriculture, ecology, education, pharmaceuticals, the global economy, UN reform, and any other conceivable, important topic were spotted and brought together. A young Pat Mooney was one such character. Sven realized before anyone else that this Canadian activist had an Read More


The Great Divide and the Giraffe Heroes Foundation – An Appeal –

We are living in an age of divisions, growing ever more extreme. The technical divide, yes; but not only. Increasingly, in the technically well advanced society the wealth and welfare divide is gaining dramatically ground and  has reached absolute, historical proportions. In parallel there is a less noted and less accepted divide creeping in: the intellectual divide. The new Big Brother, China, is leading the lot, followed by a maniac American president who wishes to erase the intellectual discourse in the name of fake news and alternative facts. The so called scientific community, powered by big pharma and power hungry, Read More


Planet of the Humans – Jeff Gibbs Story Directed by Michael Moore

has triggered a storm of consternation and condemnation from the Green Establishment – which is telling. While the critics are right in pointing out that the film’s footage is old and partly even outdated they fail to address it’s overarching message: the New Green Deal is based on a fatal alliance and, worse, dependency on Old Capital and thus about to perpetuate the propagation of unlimited – but fatal – growth paradigms……. Watch the movie Comment by Graham Redfearn in The Guardian


Don’t Blame the Bat, by Silvia Ribeiro

….we need to understand that it´s the peasant food webs that already reaches 70% of the world population. There are reports from ETC and GRAIN showing that 70% of the world population is mainly supported by small-scale production of campesinos, small farmers, also urban gardens, and other forms of food exchange and gathering that are small, decentralized, and local. This is what feeds most of humanity but it´s not enough because they have too little land. And it is not only healthier food, but it is the food system that really reaches most of the people. These alternatives should be Read More


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