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Savannah Pleil, Geography Student and Activist in SUSTAIN IT!

Apr 25, 2017

Savannah Pleil would like to see that you get personally involved with sustainability and deal with the topic intensively and creatively.

Savannah Pleil would like to see that you get personally involved with sustainability and deal with the topic intensively and creatively.
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At Freie Universität… I am a student in my second semester of geographical sciences. Besides that, I am involved in several projects in the sustainability initiative Sustain It!.

Sustainability for me is… a very broad topic that affects us all. Many people think it is mostly about ecological sustainability, i.e., climate protection or energy efficiency, but for me, social and cultural sustainability are equally important.

What does that mean for everyday life? There are many possibilities to act sustainably, especially in Berlin. Public transportation is easily accessible; there are many sustainable food options (such as food sharing, no-waste supermarkets, vegetarian and vegan options), repair cafés, second-hand shops, and much more. Personally, I try to integrate sustainability into my everyday life whenever I can.

When judging the submitted videos, I will pay particular attention to how intensively the makers of the video dealt with the subject. I attach great importance to creative freedom, and I am looking forward to exciting new approaches and new ideas.