"For knowledge itself is power."*

The transformation of our society into a knowledge-based, sustainable, and responsible society is only possible if we can deal more deeply with the many and in some cases very strongly interlinked topics in our society. In this area, for your information and the expansion of your knowledge and horizons, you will find publications of our cooperative, its members or interesting information from other groups after we have obtained their consent. It is important to us to be able to question topics and content, to check sources and references, and not to consider everything as truth. We would like to encourage you to ask questions and find answers together with us. It is our goal in our cooperative network to develop solutions together with our members and to implement them where possible.

*The saying "Knowledge is power" goes back to a quote by Francis Bacon "For knowledge itself is power" in 1598. Even though this quote is already a few hundred years old, it has not lost any of its accuracy. Whether it is about the use of fire by Homo Erectus about 700,000 years BC, the realization that hand washing can avoid diseases and death, as discovered in the 1840s by the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweiß to reduce maternal mortality after childbirth, or about the development of Konrad Zuse's computer in 1941, who built the first computer in the world: They who know how something works or how to use it sensibly, has the best conditions to positively influence their own lives and also the lives of others. You can use knowledge for yourself, you can pass it on or develop it further together with others to make a difference.


The year is coming to an end ...

We wish you a nice celebration and a good and successful year 2023, in which we are happy to support you in your development and with various projects. Enjoy reading our Newsletters. We look forward to your suggestions and contributions to our events. Sincerely, your board

Herzlichst, Euer Vorstand

Photo: RuR FunConnection2022

Project study on the Urban Gardening Project for Klimawerkstatt Frankfurt der Klimawerkstatt Frankfurt

Our member Upstream around Claudia Allonas has made a study for an urban gardening project, in which the advantages and disadvantages of Corten steel beds are shown. After an explanation of the production processes and emissions during steel production in Germany, the material Corten steel is discussed in more detail. A comparison of different raised bed materials, such as Corten steel versus wood and stone, rounds off the study and helps decision-makers in the communities to make a more ecologically sound choice for beds for cities and municipalities. The study was carried out for Klimawerkstatt Frankfurt and is available in German language.

Why Society6.0?

I first heard the term Society5.0 as a further development of the term Industry4.0 in Germany on a business trip to Japan at the beginning of 2017 and directly felt attracted by it: The idea of putting people at the center to master future economic and social challenges is very attractive. The business model of Society5.0, as propagated in Japan, looks at people in a technology-based environment and with many resulting application scenarios that are essentially considered smart.

Smart is almost everything ...