Saving to Selling: A Social Entrepreneur’s Story

Saving to Selling: A Social Entrepreneur’s Story

The thing that I really liked about our event around the topic of food leftovers earlier this month was the diversity of the speakers. We had one startup whose focus was on food leftovers surrounding freshly prepared food, one organisation whose sole focus was on redistributing food to the needy and another startup whose goal was to make the issue of food leftovers more mainstream. […]

COP24 Background: What did I learn at a climate conference?

COP24 Background: What did I learn at a climate conference?

I was still a child when I heard on the news that more than 100 heads of state met in Rio de Janeiro to discuss environmental issues. It was 1992, and the meeting was called Earth Summit RIO-92. It was the first convention organized by the United Nations on sustainability. Like most of the children at that time, I didn’t understand why this meeting was […]

Sustainable consumption during the festive season- Practical tips for all

It’s that time of year again, bring on the festivities, the food, the gifts. A time of indulgence. This year when you’re planning your Christmas celebrations, you might like to take a couple of minutes to consider sustainable options. Here are my practical tips for being a green Berliner in the festive season: FOOD Source: Wiki Commons Buy local: Eyeing up one big shop at […]

Fashion Week Special

Fashion Week Special

  GreenBuzz 5: Sustainable Fashion Stores in Berlin   Many of us identify ourselves as people that care about sustainability and are concerned about the effect our consumption is having on our planet. However when talking about getting dressed style and affordability usually plays a major role. That a garment looks good, functions well, and has no negative impact is the goal we should all […]

Planting Trees in Cities Leads to Positive Economic, Environmental and Health Benefits

Planting Trees in Cities Leads to Positive Economic, Environmental and Health Benefits

Worldwide, heat waves account for the deaths of 12,000 people per year while exposure to high levels of air pollution causes up to three million deaths per year. Many of these deaths occur in large urban cities as an increasing number of the earth’s population are choosing to live in urban rather than rural locations. The World Economic Forum (WEF) claims there is “One beautifully […]

German Government Offers Financial Incentives for Electric Cars

German Government Offers Financial Incentives for Electric Cars

As part of its electromobility scheme and its effort to get between 300,000 and 500,000 new electric vehicles on its roads the German government has introduced generous financial incentives to encourage buyers to purchase and use electric cars. The incentives were agreed by Chancellor Merkel in May 2015 and the scheme involves 600 million Euros (approx. $675 million) being set aside to pay purchasers of […]

ENERGY GLOBE Award 2017 Applications Now Being Accepted

ENERGY GLOBE Award 2017 Applications Now Being Accepted

Applications for the ENERGY GLOBE Award are now being accepted and will remain open until 21 November 2017. According to its website, “The objective of the ENERGY GLOBE Award is to present successful sustainable projects to a global audience and to demonstrate that for many environmental problems feasible solutions already exist.” The Award competition is open to any individual, private or public institution, company, NGO […]