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The Beam

Climate Solutions – The Power of Communities
Special Edition in cooperation with Patagonia 2021

The Power of Community

If you want to go fast, go alone, if you want to go far, go together.

An ancient African proverb comes to life when our way of life, trimmed to fast and plenty, obviously reaches its limits to cope with the developments of a globalized world. Pandemics, climate change, biodiversity in free fall - progress looks different.

What have we overlooked or wrongly taken for granted in the age of fast and plenty? The value of community, the fragility of community.

Covid-19 has sensitized us to one of the most dangerous con- sequences of loneliness, which is helplessness. At the latest, it should be clear what role community plays in our next steps on this planet:

Community is strong.
Community is modern.
Community is sophisticated.
Community is the view back to the nature of man and therefore the next level.

Thus, community is central to all who want to move not only fast but also far in the upcoming Transition - namely to a 1.5°C world.

This special edition of The BEAM was created in cooperation with Patagonia as an influential company whose success uncompromisingly builds on community.

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