Promoting reducing, reusing and recycling: Annika Hentrich (BicicloLab; DE/IT)

“Every item we buy has a past and a future, and therefore an impact on people and nature. We should inform ourselves about its origin and have an awareness of what happens to this product when we get rid of it.” 

Promoting a natural, healthy and simple ways of using consume-less-but-better-cosmetics: Comme Avant (FR)

“We are very aware and sensitive to current ecological movements and we try, through our brand, to support social and political messages from climate activists.”

Switching to an eco-friendly, zero waste safety razor by Bambaw (BE)

Bambaw believes that a more sustainable and ethically conscious world is not only possible, it’s down to us to create it.

Not filling the Earth with unnecessary stuff: Mona Isotupa (Hetkinen; FI)

“We have no future without sustainable design. Sustainable design for me means better daily choices.”

Pointing out social injustices and alternatives: Alex (roots of compassion; DE)

“For me being active doesn’t necessarily mean torching slaughterhouses or liberating animals, even though these methods can be absolutely appropriate. The main form of activism we engage in as a collective is education, through books, blog entries, messages on stickers, patches and T-shirts. We financially support projects that have a more direct and militant approach (e.g. the occupiers of the Hambacher Forest in Germany) and write about their actions because in our opinion different forms of activism have to go hand in hand if we want to have an impact.
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As a long-time activist, whom I once met at the Animal Rights Gathering, put it: “You are not the movement, you are part of the movement.” I would like to add: “Take care of others and fight for their rights, but also take care of yourself.””