Plan A was born 3 years ago with the ambition of tackling climate change at its roots. We help businesses join the fight against climate change by supporting them on their sustainable transformation. Through a scientific, technological and educational approach, Plan A works with organizations to establish carbon tracking and reduction best practices at their core.
SOUL BOTTLES strives to reduce waste and provide access to clean drinking water to all. Through sales of their stylish, eco-friendly, glass water bottles they support drinking water projects around the world. They also have a very forward thinking internal work culture based on holacracy and non-violent communication. Read on to learn more about this awesome social business!
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.
Farmlyplace develops management and control systems for urban farming (smart farming), operates an online marketing platform for locally produced products, and provides a quality management solution for farm system customers. At their Kiezfarm in Charlottenburg, Farmlyplace supplies local consumers with fresh lettuce, leafy greens and herbs, and produces high-quality, locally produced, fresh, organic and natural products, sustainably and without genetic engineering.
Dycle offers 100% compostable baby diaper inlays for eco-minded parents, recollects used one in neighbourhood, transforms them into Terra Preta rich soil substrate, ready to plant fruit trees! They are passionate to create rich soil – to create new value instead of waste and to offer the wellbeing of parents, babies and our planet!
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.
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
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 […]