Today is Earth day

When I was at school I always wanted to do something “good” for the environment. I liked saving tadpoles that were born in puddles in the gravel pit and were close to death in the summer because their breeding grounds and nurseries were in danger of drying up.

But computer science, physics and mathematics appeared to me more promising with regard to one having a good living. I ended up studying media computing at HS Furtwangen. That really excited me so much that I wrote my own software and founded my first company

But senseless services and sometimes environmentally harmful products or services of my customers wanted to be sold well on the web. That kind of work didn’T satisfy me anymore. After a phase of reorientation, it was clear in 2018 that I would have to create something that was meaningful to me like helping to preserve the environment.

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.” – Mahatma Gandhi

The earth carries us. Humanity has submitted to it to the extent that it has forgotten that earth is our basis. It is the basis of our existence. We should not further decouple from it and create artificial worlds on distant planets. We can do that, no question. But not at the expense of existing mother earth.

I am so grateful for Greta Thunberg and her “Skolstrejk för klimatet” and the following Fridays for Future movement giving the issues of global warming, species extinction and global social inequalities the visibility in media they deserve. Now is the time to change directions – carefully but definitely – so that people really deserve the self-given title “Crown of Creation”.

With blufoo I want to create a long-term, commonly organized, commonly financed and community-oriented company that contributes its part in giving back people meaning, responsibility, joy and dignity at least as far as we can.

I invite other hackers to participate with their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm to take part on this journey!

Let’s tackle it!