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Better Place is a new addition to the Kadaver project portfolio. As a launch of this new collaboration we have been engaged in creating awareness by guiding the electric cars through the streets of Copenhagen. You could therefore see three electric cars (Renault Fluence Z.E.) around Copenhagen this past weekend, among other places at Islands Brygge, Amager Strandpark and Bellevue. Next weekend (July 17) you will be able to meet the cars at Rådhuspladsen from 10 am to 1 pm. See you there.

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In the past couple of years we have wondered whether or not it would be possible to reinvent the way that we define making donations. One of the reasons we have wondered is the fact that it seems like the way that people donate has not changed for the last decade – not remarkably anyway.

Recently Greenpeace launched a website to engage people in the creation of the new Rainbow Warrior – their flagship, so to speak… Their way of generating funds for the creation of the ship is a step in the right direction – but it can be taken even further to ensure loyal and engaged contributors.

Great work on the concept and design by DDB – France, Les 84 and Greenpeace

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We would like to appreciate this great initiative called Fair Denmark!

In Denmark, hundreds of thousands computers are being discarded each year. Computers are thrown away because they are not fast enough, or do not have enough disk space etc. We exchange them with new computers, because we want to have a computer which is faster, more modern, and has new features and functions – Rarely because the old computer is broken!

In developing countries, institutions such as schools, universities and hospitals, have a great need for IT to become a part of and make use of the global information community. Information technologies are an important prerequisite for the creation and development of democracy, education and healt-care.

Read more about Fair Denmark at their web page:  www.fairdanmark.dk

Fair Denmark web page screenshot

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Kadaver have helped the organisation Green Kids from RandersgadeSkole to develop and produce a small video. The assignment was to help and support the Green Kids to create a flashmob video with a message concerning the environment. Through co-operative brainstorms with the Green Kids the idea and concept was created. The result is now out and you can see the video here on our blog, or at: www.green-kids.dk

Check it out:

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Here is a short interview with Big Boss at the tailor shop in Sierra Leone at Masanga Hospital. This is where Kadaver order the Bangura Bags from. Mr. Bangura aka Big Boss is showing the product and the material AND introducing a NEW Bangura PRODUCT! – The Bangura Travel Bag! Check out the video and meet Mr. Bangura himself!

Contact us here for more info about the product: MAIL to Kadaver

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Last week we had DR 21 søndag (Danish Radio) visiting our office. They wanted to bring a story of the phenomena “Flashmob Marketing”. After the birthday celebration of Mukhtar, Kadaver have been contacted by various journalists wanting to know more about our work with the campaign Bedre Bustur.

In case you didn´t see the show:  –> click here!

Bedre bustur

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Here is a snap shot of the love seats, also known as Kærlighedssæder.

Kærlighedssæder Arriva

The press coverage is still going strong! this morning there was a “how to flirt in the bus”-guide at TV 2, Godmorgen Danmark. check this link

Have you heard of anyone who actually did make “a pickup” in the bus? we would love to hear the story! also if it didn´t succeed..!

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Back in the cold October breeze, 52 brave citizens of Copenhagen made a FlashMob for signing the Hopenhagen petition. Today when I was searching around the web I came by photos with Hopenhagen and the greenwashing of Coca Cola. These banners are hanging around the town and bringing attention to the big Hopenhagen live event that are ongoing at the same square where the Sunbathers was doing their stunt. When I went on youtube to see the sunbathing video I discovered a new flashmob from Syracuse in New York. It is a true copy and it´s great! bringing awareness to the main issue! – COP15 the meeting in Copenhagen and the importance of having a global agreement.

Here are the two videos!

Flashmob sunbathing at Syracuse in New York

Flashmob sunbathing in Copenhagen

And some photos from around town, taken by Christian Johannesen

Hopenhagen Coca cola Greenwashing Copenhagen Cop15

by Christian Johannesen

Hopenhagen Coca cola Greenwashing Copenhagen Cop15

by Christian Johannesen

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As most people know by now, Copenhagen will host the climate meeting Cop15 in December.
It has been around for a while and the time is closing in! – will Obama join? will the different politicians take any decisions? Will the African nations be heard? Will Nepenthes save the threes and WWF save the pandas or polar bears?
The questions are many and only time will tell. Or what?

The other day I watched a board discussion hosting: Knud Pedersen, Vice president at Dong Energi, among others. He presented Dong´s strategy to become a more CO2 neutral company. During the next 30 years the will shift the figures from: 15% CO2 neutral energy and 85% Goal driven energy – to 85% CO2 neutral energy and 15% energy containing CO2 emissions. This is a pretty hardcore strategy to become a Co2 friendly company. If the companies are ready to deal with the climate issue, and the politicians are too, then why are we talking about the fact that there might not happen anything during Cop15? if it all is just one big scam and get-together, then why even bother having it? What is the energy concumtion of hosting that meeting gonna cost compared to how much it will safe?

There are many things that I am curious to see in December!
Kadaver have been in contact with a broad perspective of people dealing with small events, happenings, campaigns, conferences, exhibitions etc. A lot of things are going to go down at the same time, and most of it is extremely interesting.
Then there is also the whole aspect of all the travelers coming to Copenhagen to stay during Cop15. The hotels has been booked for quite a while now and great initiatives like: New Life Copenhagen has been established in order to host people from a grassroots level too. the Couchsurfing network is heated and a broad specter of activists are preparing for December.

The Demonstration on December 12th, is estimated to have approximately 60.000 participant! All yelling for climate change! If you know of any great initiatives thats gonna happen, then feel free to drop a comment or an email. Then we will post it here on the blog for others to see and participate.

I am exited like if it was christmas…

/Søren

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Going green is a popular trend in these days. Specially in Copenhagen now the COP15 is running close. Kadaver has for the past been known for having a good and healthy traditionally lunch. Danish “rugbrød” with various of meet layers and of course a lot of topping!
To day we tried to join the wave of the “green”. A fresh salad for lunch was our introduction to the more “green minded living”. I even snapped a photo of it before eating it. It was a delightful dish and I must say that I enjoyed it. – even though I am not proud to say so.. it have been a brand for specially Johannes and I to eat Rugbrød and Leverpostej for lunch during our time at the Kaospilot. Changing a brand is always a hard one! We managed today, and now the interesting aspect is to see if we can keep it.
I always get so fascinated when shopping food, there are so many possibilities to choose between. And so much I don´t choose! And that makes me wonder what you are having for lunch these days?

Enjoy your day! and enjoy your lunch!

/Søren

Kadaver goes green web 1

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Until the end of May we, the four members of Kadaver, were proud students at the Danish based education, The Kaospilots. It is to a large extend because of the school’s influence on us and the things we were taught there, we are finding ourselves in a situation as partners in our own company – Kadaver
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Through the three years of education we have been asked numerous times what The Kaospilots are taught, what they can do and what we would end up with when the educational program was concluded. Some months after our graduation it might be time to come up with an answer and maybe even some reflections about what we, through me Jacob, believe was essential for our stay.

To start somewhere I can tell you what the school communicates to the world. It is also what caught our attention in the beginning, so maybe it is a good place to start. The school works to educate young people (20-30 year olds -‘ish) in the fields of business-, process-, and project-design. What comes out in the end is; project leaders, entrepreneurs and consultants. But what made the school appealing to us was the element of combining these traits with social innovation, sustainability and cultural diversity. I guess if it had not been for these elements the school’s curriculum could resemble any other business school’s. I believe that it is in the combination in a traditional business-like aspects like marketing, management and branding with the before mentioned social responsible aspects that the school becomes truly relevant for both us and hopefully the world.

What I believe is most relevant for us as a company is the way that the school has given us the feeling that we can really make a difference. So without hesitation we can declare that we are on a mission to save the world – no more, no less…

Mind the gap

One of the things I remember from the last couple of semesters at school are the talks we had on what will happen on the other side – I think we called it the gap. What I know now is that the school has helped making the transition from student to a professional life easier than I thought it would be. Because what we have done in the last three years and the project that we have been engaged in has been as close to being what we are facing right now.

In growing up I remember the focus that was on my generation – born in the eighties. We were pretty much the smallest generations in many many years. That, I was told, meant that I could pretty much choose my career and eventually my job – no questions asked. I think this whole notion followed me to the Kaospilots. But then the economic crises struck and the jobs that I wanted and the projects that I wanted to work on decreased. In that situation I am also grateful to the school. I think I could have panicked, but I believe that the school has made it possible for me to adapt to a new situation even one as vast as the current global economic climate. When we started Kadaver we knew and was told numerous times that we could not have picked a worse time to start a company and especially not one that focused on soft values when everybody else was focusing on bottom-lines. We did anyway, because we saw and still see potential – maybe now in different areas than we did two years ago. That way of handling changes is undoubtedly one of the core capabilities of the Kaospilots.

And when it comes to capabilities I remember I was once told that I had an “interesting” profile. That was to a large extend because of my educational background. This happened when looking for an internship position I naturally asked what she meant by this. I did not get a reply, but I think that I have some thoughts on what the core capabilities of a Kaospilot is. First and foremost this is my thoughts and that is one of the beautiful things about the way the school teaches – it is up to the individual student to focus on what they find relevant, essential and engaging either during their stay at school or after graduation. That makes for a diverse group of graduates both in terms of professional capabilities and – due to the application workshop – personality.

In figuring out what I believe the Kaospilots can do I have both looked on, well, myself but also the three other Kaospilots that have chosen to spend their everyday with me. We recently carried out an assignment that I feel underlined what we and other Kaospilots do best. The result of the assignment is posted somewhere below this post. I know that we chose to deal with the assignment alternatively, creatively and innovative… Blah, Blah, Blah… Those terms are about as in-concrete as they get! What we did was focus on people. We got under their skin and appealed to them right there and then. We communicated in a simple way that did not take a five year degree in communication to understand. And that I believe is a great trait. That comes from a combination of being taught both elements of anthropology and sociology, but most relevantly that their lies infinite potential in all people. That last ability is largely due to be slapped around with the sentence “natural, creative, resourceful and whole” – referring to people in general. So Thanks Paul... You might just be right.
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Another thing I noticed and deeply appreciated during the project happened on the day of the event. The event was depended on a lot of things that was completely out of our hands. For instance rain would have been a pretty destructive force to deal with – there was pretty much nothing we could do but wait for the weather forecast and then decide on a plan B. Luckily the sun was out on the day, so nothing had to change. Something on the other hand did change that day. We where informed that the town square would be ours on the day and that no one else would be there. Then 30 minutes before we where to execute the assignment 3 massive lorries rolled up… For a second we thought everything would collapse as they where to put up three tent and crane. That would ruin the picture. What I noticed was Søren, who is sitting across the room from me right now. He walked up to the different lorry-drivers and asked them if they could move their stuff to different locations and please be done in 30 minutes… A pretty bold move but it worked – they moved their stuff and left us with a window of 45 minutes to execute two event, which meant 30 minutes less than we had anticipated… And this is where one of the capabilities of the Kaospilots kicks in. Not only did we take the new circumstances into consideration I also believe that they and our handling helped make the event and the documentation even better. That situation was about change ready-ness and no one does it better.

I think this is a post that I will keep building on, as more stuff regarding the school will undoubtedly put up along the way.

Jacob Klintrup

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What is 350?
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide—measured in “Parts Per Million” in our atmosphere. 350 PPM—it’s the number humanity needs to get back to as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change.” see more –> here

Hear Bill Mckibben Author of Deep Economy and co-founders of 350.org explain the need for taking this campaign serious. click –> here

The preparation for the 350 events have been running for some time now. More than 4000 events will take place on the action day October 24. The 350.org states that the “mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet
And how are they doing it? – through the web site www.350.org you are able to sign up for participating. You can register your own participation and that has lead to 170 different host countries. Further more they have made it possible for you to print out the logo – 350 – in the right font and stencil, which leads to projects of awareness like these:

first one is the back of my own bike, where the numbers 350 constantly are visible for the public. I have had some curious questions towards the number and other forms for thumbs up during my rides around Copenhagen city.

350.org

This second photo is the window of our beloved office at Solitudevej 1 Copenhagen, where 2 plates of 350 is hanging in the window.
kadaver office

The last one is found on the internet, a “green” way of creating graffiti. I am sure Claus Bondam thinks this is “the alright form for street art” as he express in Politiken October 13.
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The small things happening around the city brings awareness towards 350. I am looking forward to see the end result on October 24th.

Here is a A video giving some great insight on the campaign.

/Søren

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Due to the fact that Copenhagen is at the center of attention in relation to three large events in 2009, the city has launched a campaign under the name, Hopenhagen. The first of the three events was the World Outgames that took place during the end of the summer. A couple of weeks ago Copenhagen was then host to the IOC meeting where Rio de Janeiro was elected host city for the 2016 summer olympic games. Finally and most relevantly Copenhagen will host the Climate Conference, COP 15 – Copenhagen Climate in the end of November. As these events has and will bring a lot of international guest to Copenhagen the municipality has decided to launch the campaign, Hopenhagen to both prepare the city for the guest and inform the citizens of the events and what they are all about.

As the two first events has already taken place the main focus – and the focus for the rest of the year will be on the Climate Conference and to create focus on the climate changes that we are facing. As the name of the campaign, Hopenhagen, implies there is a focus to turn the city into a city of Hope. A city where all the frames are in place to make the world leaders join in an agreement that will address the climate changes.

We, Kadaver, has recently work along side the Hopenhagen campaign and executed a flash mob to create attention on both climate changes and the campaign as such.

So stay tuned for the documentation of the event.

To join the Hopenhagen Facebook Group Please Click here

http://www.hopenhagen.org/

Hopenhagen - Postcard

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