Just another Swiss hiking guide

by Anna Ploeg Coming from Canada people assume I am used to mountainous scenery when in fact I am from the Ottawa valley, and unfortunately the “hills” I used to hike are at a lower altitude than Geneva itself… so I am not sure they count for much. Nonetheless I grew up constantly escaping intoContinue reading “Just another Swiss hiking guide”

Your new Pract-eco guide

Whether you’ve freshly arrived in Geneva or are already a seasoned Institute-goer, the EC’s got you covered for a practically ecological (short: pract-eco) start to the fall semester! Lovingly crafted by our president Zaninka Ntagungira with precious help from vice-president Anna Ploeg and EC member Kory Barras, this brand new guide contains everything you needContinue reading “Your new Pract-eco guide”

170 actions to combat climate change

During the school year 2019/2020, the Environmental Committee partnered up with the UN Geneva’s Perception Change Project. The mission of the PCP is to make information accessible while highlighting the role of Geneva based organizations in the promotion of the SDGs. The purpose of their 170 brochures series is to develop a list of tangibleContinue reading “170 actions to combat climate change”

#EarthDayEveryday

by Zaninka Ntagungira Yesterday was the 50th Earth Day and I hope you found some fun ways to enjoy it, maybe by reminiscing with us on Instagram! To continue celebrating Earth, I wanted to share some do and don’ts that I’ve learned so far in my recycling and composting journey here in Geneva. It’s definitelyContinue reading “#EarthDayEveryday”

Tutorial – Baguettes traditionnelles

by Jarrod Suda Hello fellow ECers and friends to IHEID! Please enjoy this homemade video and this baguette recipe that I’ve been trying. I think it could be a fun way to develop a micro-mastery or simply pass a lazy Sunday. Make sure to share with your friends and family the next time you breakContinue reading “Tutorial – Baguettes traditionnelles”

Vegetarianism, Federer, and the myth of perfection

by Pauline Seppey Hello, friendly reader. Yes, this is yet another article about vegetarianism. No, I will not yell at you for consuming meat – I’ve been there. I used to think a life without bacon could never be worth living. And I’m not here to tell you how I changed my mind either. First,Continue reading “Vegetarianism, Federer, and the myth of perfection”

Breakfast with your EC presidents

by Anna Ploeg & Zaninka Ntagungira   Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. Both Zaninka and Anna love experimenting with food and wanted to pass along some quick and easy healthy breakfast recipes. Keep in mind that not all the ingredients listed below can be locally sourced, but we encourageContinue reading “Breakfast with your EC presidents”

The 2019 School-wide Sustainability Challenge

By Annika Erickson-Pearson A month ago, a couple of Environmental Committee members came to the rest of the group with an idea: what if we could do a sustainability or “green” challenge to educate and motivate our student body to take more sustainable actions in their everyday lives? Naturally, we loved the idea and jumpedContinue reading “The 2019 School-wide Sustainability Challenge”

Global Climate Strike for Future mobilized masses in Geneva on 15 March

By Maximilian Czekalla On Friday afternoon 15 of March, cars and public transport in Geneva downtown had to make space for a group of thousands of people protesting for climate action. As part of the movement “Global Climate Strike for Future”, a mixed crowd of mostly young, but also several older people, gathered in theContinue reading “Global Climate Strike for Future mobilized masses in Geneva on 15 March”