Bloody Health – an Ad for a Sustainable Pad

By Sonja Plüss Photos by Vulvani – http://www.vulvani.com Somewhere along the quest of living a sustainable and healthy life, everyone with periods should consider their sanitary products. Conventional sanitary products contain a lot of synthetic material, glues and toxins. Furthermore they are use-and-throw products creating large amounts of waste. While in Switzerland this waste isContinue reading “Bloody Health – an Ad for a Sustainable Pad”

Geneva Peace Week 2020

Peace and Climate Action: Challenges and Opportunities from Latin America By Priscila Vazquez Geneva Peace Week is a leading forum in the peacebuilding calendar, gathering actors from around the world to connect and expand peace dialogues every November. The event highlights that every single person has a role to play in building peace and resolvingContinue reading “Geneva Peace Week 2020”

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”