#005 – Plantyflix

#005 – Plantyflix

Born out of the covid-era, Plantyflix was created (by two friends Fabrice + Liam) to help people plant trees from their couch to offset a part or all of their digital carbon footprint — specifically from streaming. The problem is that with covid came a huge increase in Netflix usage and other kinds of video streaming platforms, such as Disney+, Youtube and even Zoom are just to name a few. You may not know it. But just like driving, chilling at home binging on your favourite TV shows or video calling friends also has an impact on the environment.

#002 – SunCrafter

#002 – SunCrafter

For almost 1 billion people worldwide and in many situations of our everyday-lives, sufficient access to clean electricity is lacking. At the same time, there is an exponentially increasing amount of solar panel waste, which turns into a threat to the global energy transition. In Europe, even functional solar panels are discarded, adding to the predicted solar waste crisis which is expected to exceed 80 million tons by 2050. SunCrafter tackles both problems, with one technological solution.

By applying reconfiguration technology and substituting diesel generators with solar generators, SunCrafter is able to save around 0.3kg CO2/kWh. They’ve estimated that providing all currently unconnected and displaced persons with 200 million of our solar generators would yield a savings of 22 million tons CO2/annually and represents 3 million tons of solar panel repurposing that would have gone to waste. Several studies on the LCA of new and second lie PV panels have shown that extending the life-time of panels drops the environmental cost of solar significantly.

#001 – SIRPLUS

#001 – SIRPLUS

18 million tons of food are wasted every year in Germany alone. This equals one truckload of food every minute! Millions are wasted by producers, suppliers and wholesalers. On the other hand, consumers want to reduce food waste but often lack the time and means. This is where we come in: By saving surplus (excess) food and reselling it in our online shop and through our 6 Berlin-based “Rettermärkte”, we offer a solution! Also, raising awareness for sustainable use of precious resources is a matter very close to our hearts

100 Sustainable Solutions

100 Sustainable Solutions

GreenBuzz Berlin is a sustainability focused platform and network run by volunteers with a mission to advocate for systemic change towards a greener future. We do this by connecting impact-driven organisations with the wider community and aim to provide both sides with the opportunity to learn and collaborate. We started running networking events in 2014 to provide a stage for sustainable initiatives in Berlin to […]

Plastic Free July is Starting Today

Plastic Free July is Starting Today

Every July, the Plastic Free July movement challenges you to refuse single-use plastic for one month to raise your awareness about your personal consumption habits and reduce your personal plastic consumption. It starts with a month, but might well become a new habit for a lifetime.  According to the website, Plastic Free July participants: reduce their household waste on average by 76kg per household per […]

GreenBuzz Berlin – An Introduction

As we received so many request about how to support GreenBuzz Berlin, we organized an invite-only information evening for those interested to join us. Below you can find the presentation we created to present what GreenBuzz is doing. If you are a sustainability leader and self-starter with enthusiasm for saving the world, get in touch at info@greenbuzzberlin.de and join us.   Marco BlumendorfDr. Marco Blumendorf […]

Sustainability Lab Wedding – Fashion Upcycling, Furniture Rentals and News You Can Use

Sustainability Lab Wedding – Fashion Upcycling, Furniture Rentals and News You Can Use

On September 15th 2018, about 20 people came together for the third GreenBuzz Berlin Sustainability Lab at DAS BAUMHAUS in Berlin-Wedding to jointly work on three challenges that have been proposed by active members of the GreenBuzz community in Berlin. Challenge 1 – Upcycling Challenge by Damar Rivillo: Transforming the unwanted clothes around us is a way to start tackling the waste problem of the […]

The CO-Happening! Concept

The CO-Happening! Concept

Today, we’re calling all dreamers and the crazy ones that believe in making things real. Co-Happening is your creative collaborative playground to Make It Happen!! Whatever is your project, it will probably require tangible results at some point. Also very likely, you cannot achieve entirely alone. If you want to make real progress you will need the skills & knowledge of others. But hang on […]

Zoo Composting at Peace of Land

Zoo Composting at Peace of Land

On July 1st, 2018 GreenBuzz Berlin organized the Sustainability Lab Neukölln, hosting three challenges to support CO2 reduction in your local neighborhood and to promote citizen actions. One of the projects was the Zoo Compost Station, transforming food waste into high-quality bio-eggs, protein and compost. On July 19th we were invited to join the “ZeroWaste – Bring your Compost” party and got a chance to […]

GreenBuzz Sustainability Lab Neukölln – Clean Air, City Compost and Vertical Gardens

GreenBuzz Sustainability Lab Neukölln – Clean Air, City Compost and Vertical Gardens

On July 1st 2018, about 20 people came together for the second GreenBuzz Berlin Sustainability Lab at CRCLR in Neukölln to jointly work on three challenges that have been proposed by active members of the GreenBuzz community in Berlin. Challenge 1 – Hydroponic Vertical Garden: There is a lot of bare walls in Berlin, 4 stories high, no windows, vast useless emptiness. Until now. Let us […]

GreenBuzz Sustainability Lab Kreuzberg – How to reduce CO2 in your neighbourhood?

GreenBuzz Sustainability Lab Kreuzberg – How to reduce CO2 in your neighbourhood?

On March 3rd 2018, about 20 people met for the first GreenBuzz Berlin Sustainability Lab at Betahaus in Kreuzberg to work jointly on two challenges that have been proposed by active members of the GreenBuzz community in Berlin. Challenge 1 addressed the idea of creating a “drop-off hub” in Kreuzberg for online shoppers and local business with the goal to receive parcels with bicycles in […]

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Regular Little Green Hacks to make your life more sustainable! Marco BlumendorfDr. Marco Blumendorf has over 15 years of experience in green technology, software development and computer science research. He has been building and leading teams and companies for the past 10 years and is currently working as mentor and coach for several Berlin-based startups in the field. Marco enjoys traveling, sports and being outdoors […]