Based on the settled conviction that developed societies need to establish a sense of moderation in both inidvidual acting and political decisions, IMEB aims at making people to think about the impact they have as consumers.
We live in abundance, powered by insatiable demands to own more and more, fly off every year, always have the newest things.
But not in the slightest are we willing to discuss the effects and admit our contributions to child labor, economic exploitation, and destruction of the earth. And, even more, we wouldn't even dream of doing without excessive consumption.
We have come to be firmly convinced that all abundance we live in is something we deserve. We hide behind a smokescreen of seeming awareness of the problem, yet refusing unwaveringly to relinquish any wealth. Are we too selfish to moderate?
It seems beyond us to even imagine a different sort of society. A society of moderation, of thinking individuals who truly face up to the problems they are constantly causing.
IMEB refuses to accept people do cannot change. It needs endurance. But it's still possible to alter people's minds. It's essential for our future.
IMEB was founded to contribute to a world of moderation.
November 2015 We are searching for volunteers for our Flyer Campaign! If interested (also on
basis), let us know by email@example.com.
October 2015 According to Amnesty International, Shell still deceives the public concerning its efforts to clean up the oil pollution in the Niger Delta. The mess is visible to
the unaided eye.
September 2015 Just this Saturday (September 26) we participated in a nationwide protest against Shell and its efforts to flow oil in Alaska. Now Shell has
ceased its drillings (officially) due to lack of chances for success and high costs.
September 2015 Have a look at this new documentary: "Landraub" by Kurt Langbein.
September 2015 Again, one of Apple's subcontractors has turned out to exploit its workers. According to Sacom (Students and Scholars Against Corporal Misbehavior), China-based
Lens Technology (produces touch-activated screens) forces workers to work for a month without any pause, pays salaries sporadically, and exposes its workers to deleterious working
August 2015 Have a look at this article (in German)!
July 2015 A new study of the effects of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions is published in Science. The lesson is
clear: The oceans have reached their limit to withstand man-made climate change.
July 2015 We have added Samsung to our target list of companies whose customers we want to reach. We contacted Samsung in February 2015 to receive information about the concrete
steps Samsung has undertaken to prevent child labor after the 2012 child labor scandal in Samsung's Chinese supplier factories. We haven't received an answer yet.
June 2015 The new documentary THE TRUE COST looks behind the concept of fast fashion. Director Andrew Morgan follows the
exploited Bangladeshi garment worker Shima Akther who can see her little son only once a year.
The movie shows the abyss of ignorance of Western shoppers towards the lives of those who produce their cheap clothes.
You may want to look here.
"I cannot help fearing that men may reach a point where they look on every new theory as a danger, every innovation as a toilsame
trouble, every social advance as a first step towards revolution, and that they may absolutely refuse to move at all."