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Go For Zero – Zero Waste Is Not the Future, It Is the Present

Many corporations are now adopting sustainable strategies in their daily operations, setting out to decouple their growth from their environmental footprint while increasing positive social impact. But for industries like fast-moving consumer goods, there is still a long way to go, and consumers still have to take the matter of sustainable purchasing into their own […]

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Gastronomy Reccomended

The rise of sourdough

The months-long lockdown has collectively thrust us back into our home kitchens, presenting opportunities as well as challenges for intrepid home cooks. The recent run on supermarkets and the temporary interruption of certain global food-supply chains has led to some measure of food insecurity in the Czech Republic. Despite businesses reopening and lockdown measures loosening, […]

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Arts & Designs

Fashioning the Future with Hemp

Oko!’s guide to sustainable fashion Climate change is happening and we cannot ignore the world’s most pressing environmental issues any longer. While teenagers are appealing to politicians and scientists are on the hunt for beef alternatives, the fashion industry – the second-largest polluter after the fuel industry – has started encouraging sustainable and conscious consumption. […]

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Colours of Prague Lifestyle

Fresh Food And Zero Waste – Gianfranco

Gianfranco is from Sardinia but lives in Prague for 20 years already. He is a chef with a passion for being a host and preserving the environment at the same time. His new restaurant is called “A Posto”, which translates as “Everything alright”. This is the core of the restaurant concept. It is a unique […]

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Lifestyle

“African History Matters:” A Conversation About Racism in the Czech Context

On May 25, George Floyd, a 46-year-old African American man was killed in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He died while being suffocated by police officer Derek Chauvin, who knelt on Floyd’s neck for almost nine minutes while Floyd was handcuffed and lying face down on the ground. A video from a bystander shows that Floyd was compliant […]

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Lifestyle

Tomáš Tomeček – Conquering the Desert One Race at a Time

“I feel more free when I am in the driver’s seat. I like the open space, places like the desert, away from the internet, away from the noise, and away from people. Just yourself and the vehicle. For me, this is freedom.” Oko! Magazine caught up with Tomáš Tomeček at the recent PVA Racing Expo […]

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Colours of Prague Lifestyle

Back To The Future – Czech Nets – Karolina

Karolina, born in Prague went on to study anthropology and international relations. Though, her business idea didn´t come from abroad but closer to home. It was her grandma, who dug out an 80 years old shopping net instead of a plastic bag to carry her groceries. Back in 1926, as short hair got into fashion […]

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Lifestyle

From Graffiti to Hip-Hop

How a Country with a History of Protest Still Uses the Spoken and Written Word as a Form of Rebellion Hip-hop culture started before the Velvet Revolution. The changes of the 80s and 90s spawned fans of hip-hop and rap. Many hip-hop artists today started as graffiti artists in the 80s  – tagging the city […]

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kafkadesk Lifestyle

Czech Republic remains safe country for Jewish community, report finds

Although the number of registered anti-Semitic acts doubled last year, the Czech Republic remains a safe country for the Jewish community, a new report found. Registered anti-Semitic acts doubled last year Nearly 700 cases of anti-Semitic acts and behaviour were registered last year by the Federation of Jewish Communities in the Czech Republic, marking a two-fold increase […]

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Colours of Prague Lifestyle

FIFTY SHADES OF PRAGUE – Violetta

Violetta arrived form Samara in 2008 and studied economics and marketing in Prague and Barcelona. Her passions were always connected to the creative side of things like web design and marketing, but she also gets inspired by people. One of her great inspirations was Helmut Newton. When she was recreating his style for a shooting, […]