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Demain, a film about positive change

Here is another movie we highly recommend! Unlike many doomsday films, Demain shows real solutions regarding climate change, agriculture, education, energy, democracy and many other subjects our society needs to tackle. 

We open our doors for World Environment Day

We open our doors to the office and terrace this saturday, 12-14h and will give a guided tour explaining everything we did to make our office eco-friendlier. Check out PINYA Jornades de Portes Obertes for other spaces to visit during the World […]

Heroic Future, let’s build a better future!

Here is someone who manages to inspire and motivate us, to build a better future. Check out planetary futurist Alex Steffen’s Heroic Future project, and see “why we can’t build what we can’t imagine”. Please also listen to Alex explain “why a […]

Happy 2016, Year of the Pulses!

We designed this postcard to welcome 2016, the Year of the Pulses! Since pulses, or legumes, are a big part of the traditional Catalan cuisine, and we are all for sustainable agriculture, we have each pulse wish you something lovely for the new year! The […]

We protest against mass tourism

This afternoon we will hit the street and ask for a more sustainable tourism, instead of mass tourism for Barcelona! Quality rather than quantity. A new model that works for the citizens, not just big companies. We have to learn from cities […]

Park(ing) Day: more green spaces, less cars!

Once again we occupied a parking slot to manifest our wish for more green spaces and less cars in cities, especially Barcelona’s city center. Here some photos of this year’s spot in from of the Arc de Triomf, 5 minutes walk from […]

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Book recommendation: This Changes Everything, Capitalism vs Climate Change

We are big fans of Naomi Klein, and want to recommend her book “This Changes Everything, Capitalism vs Climate Change”. We are excited about the movie too, it is due to come out this autumn. If you want to read more about […]

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Travel agency offsets CO2 emissions of its customers’ hotel stays for free

Travel agency offsets CO2 emissions of its customers’ hotel stays for free GreenHotelWorld enables travelers to find the most eco-conscious hotels and have the CO2 emissions from their stay offset for free. We like this initiative! yök is also working towards becoming […]

How bad are bananas? A book recommendation.

We strongly recommend the book “How bad are bananas. The carbon footprint of everything” by Mike Berners-Lee. It is very interesting, well argued, useful and entertaining! It tells and explains you the CO2 footprint of pretty much everything from sending an email to […]

Upcycled kitchens made from local materials are made to last.

The kitchens at yök Casa + Cultura are designed to look like a nice piece of furniture, because they are situated in the living room, as guests tend not to cook 5 course meals but rather prepare easy meals and breakfasts. The floating effect […]

A greener way to travel: the environmental impacts of home sharing

Check it out: A greener way to travel: the environmental impacts of home sharing by Airbnb. In Europe alone, Airbnb guests use 78 percent less energy than hotel guests – that’s enough energy to power 68,000 homes for one year. With an […]

All the details about our green office in Barcelona

The eco-renovation of yök Casa + Cultura is still in full swing but this week we moved into our office. This small (35m2) yet multi-functional space, equipped with a kitchen and toilet, serves as our reception as well as event space. The best thing […]

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A towel less: How psychologists harness sociability to cut waste

A towel less: How psychologists harness sociability to cut waste Hotel guests can be gently persuaded to reduce the number of towels they use each day, psychology researchers have found. With fewer towels to wash, this reduces the waste of water, energy […]

The carbon footprint of a rose

Happy Sant Jordi! Inèdit calculated the C02 footprint of a rose! Only 15% of the around 6 million roses sold on Sant Jordi in Barcelona each year have been grown locally in Catalonia. The rest come from Colombia, Ecuador and the Netherlands. […]

Happy Earth Day 2014!

Since 1970, the 22nd of April is Earth Day! 2014 is the year of Green Cities; let’s celebrate and act!! Image above: Pogo. More info: Earth Day / Wikipedia, Día de la Tierra Barcelona.