Hello and welcome to show 263 of our podcast “Absolutely Intercultural”. Today we will talk about green culture. We have all heard about being vegan, consuming less energy, using paper-based packaging, reducing co2 emissions and driving sustainable vehicles. But is this really a culture, or just a trend brought by the 21st century? How does it affect our lifestyle? Is it always good to be green or it also has some disadvantages? Is it easy to adapt to green culture?
In this episode our guests attempted to take part in the green challenge – the experiment where everyone spent 4 days adapting to the green lifestyle: cutting meat, plastic and streaming out from their daily routine.
In our show, three students tell us a concrete situation, where they were the objects of stereotyping and how those stereotypes affected their personal lives.
In our first category, “absolutely challenging”, Jan Lübke talks about the issues and challenges of being green in different cultures.
In our second category “absolutely confronting”, Rabee Jarrar from Jordan, tells us how can green culture clash with his own traditions and religion:
Finally, in our category “absolutely controversial” we set down with 6 participants of our green challenge which took place during the weekends for 4 days. We asked Jan, Ariana, Jency, Nikos, Lara and Moritz to try and adapt to the green culture, and after 4 days tell us what was the most difficult challenge they faced during this period.
What are your thoughts about this? Are you a green person or you are trying your best to contribute? Let us know in the comments.
Our next show will be coming to you on the 2nd of July.
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The host of this show is: Dr. Laurent Borgmann
Chief Editor: Giorgi Sulaberidze