When you are thinking of sustainable houses and offices, you can imagine solar panels on the rooftop, double glazing windows or smart reuse of rainwater. For a house owner these choices are relatively easy to make. But what if you’re not an owner but a tenant?
Nothing sums up the city of Hamburg better than the 41,8 meter high energy bunker close to the up-and-coming underprivileged neighbourhood Wilhelmsburg. And this is why: Hamburg city centre harbours a thriving shopping area, historic buildings as well as (super) modern high-rise buildings, a tremendously photogenic sea port (including a state-of-the-art ferris wheel), dozens of museums, a vibrant nightlife and spanking-new HafenCity, a sustainably developed district including apartments, shops and companies.
In Hamburg we’ve visited the temporary exhibition on ‘Fast Fashion’ at the Museum fűr Kunst und Gewerbe (MK&G) and we spoke with Kirsten Hagemann (Greenpeace) who’s working on the current campaign against Fast Fashion. The visit was very impressive and made us think: why is it so hard to improve the way we produce, buy, use and recycle clothes, shoes and accessories?