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My name is Karina Schumacher. I am a German ecologist and eco-activist. The General Secretary of the Korean Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK) calls me an Eco-Missionary. Indeed I am sent by two European Mission organizations (EMS and mission 21) to work with the Korean ECMC - the Ecology Community Movement Centre of the PROK.

The amazing feature of ecology is its simplicity and complexity at the same time. We just need to understand that everything is related and interdependent. If a part of it is destroyed the whole system becomes volatile. Easy, isn't it? But where is the relation to you and me? What does it mean for our everyday life? To convey those questions and possible answers is the reason that I am in Korea since January 2012.


Small Is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered by Ernst F. Schumacher

A Book Recension (submitted as a paper in political ecology)


When a long-tome longing suddenly becomes reality

Close to where history is made


A little bit like home

Open Door Day at the German Culture Institute and Summer Festival of the German Church in Seoul


Meeting of environmental NGOs and activists

Socializing in all directions to work on my environmental network


Vsitors at NARI EcoCafé

Environmental Education for all Generations


The Seoul Eco Film Festival SEFF 2018

Environmental awareness requires two basic aspects: Knowledge and a sense of involvement.


Searching for Nests of the Little Ringed Plover

Field research for one day