Sustainable gift ideas 2020: Berlin edition

Sustainable gift ideas 2020: Berlin edition

In our last online event, we created a virtual winter market to show some love to local business and sustainable initiatives that we think you should know about. Check them out and hopefully get some inspiration for a missing gift! Online Marketplaces Medimops Buy second hand books, games, films, and CDs! Lots of English titles too. Avocadostore  The biggest German online marketplace for fair trade […]

Event Recap: Greenbuzz’s online Sustainable Holiday Hacks event & virtual Weihnachtsmarkt!

Event Recap: Greenbuzz’s online Sustainable Holiday Hacks event & virtual Weihnachtsmarkt!

Last week we hosted an online event to discuss different sustainable hacks on how to make the holiday season more eco-friendly. The night was filled with trivia, music, tips & tricks from sustainability coach Meg Koch, and a virtual tour through the Weihnachtsmarkt to hear from local businesses about their sustainable initiatives and unique gift ideas. Additionally, it was great to hear from all of […]

Deforestation and the Death Care Industry in the West

Deforestation and the Death Care Industry in the West

It is no secret that deforestation has widespread consequences. By now, we know that it is one of the leading causes of habitat destruction, and therefore biodiversity loss. Furthermore, by chopping down trees, we also remove one of the most important carbon sinks that we have in the world, which leads to an increase in atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. Recent research even suggests that […]

Environmental Justice and the Climate Movement in Light of COVID-19

Environmental Justice and the Climate Movement in Light of COVID-19

The climate movement in mainstream media is dominated by a sensationalist attitude that urges society to take action before it is too late. According to leading scientists, we have just a decade to change our bad habits and turn to a greener, cleaner economic model if we want to save Earth and humanity’s place in it. However, for some communities around the world it is […]

Going Deforestation-free: What’s the Role of Corporations?

Going Deforestation-free: What’s the Role of Corporations?

For most of my professional life, I have worked for agribusiness companies and always wondered about the role of corporations as changemakers. I believe that as part of the social tissue, businesses are key in addressing society’s most pressing issues, and have the potential to drive major transformations for a better world. Of course, it’s not only up to the corporations to be the changemakers. […]

Event Recap – Feeding Berlin #3: The True Cost of Food

Event Recap – Feeding Berlin #3: The True Cost of Food

Last week we had the third event in our Feeding Berlin Series, looking at the true cost of food when all externalities were considered. Our speakers Olivia Riemer and Barbara Sennholz-Weinhardt outlined their findings on the genuine cost of food products when our health and the environment are considered, as well as ongoing human rights violations that still exist in global value chains. Our first […]

3 Reasons Why Protecting Our Rivers Is Incredibly Important

3 Reasons Why Protecting Our Rivers Is Incredibly Important

If the rainforests are the lungs of the planet, then the rivers can be considered the veins and arteries. For a significant part of human history, rivers have been very important to our species for a multitude of different reasons, taking a dip being only a minor one. Therefore, it’s no surprise we’ve dedicated one day of the year to celebrate them. As an integral […]

Event Review: Sustainable Tourism

Event Review: Sustainable Tourism

Takeaways from our last event and challenges moving forward The idea of ‘sustainable travel’ demands thought and attention – such was clear at our Sustainable Tourism event that attracted a full house at Betahaus on the 3rd of September. We had two speakers: Susana Baumann, the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Ventura Travel, and Santeri Lehtonen, a field-tested Ecologist currently working with Impact Entrepreneurship, LCA […]

The 5 Most Abundant Greenhouse Gases and Where They Come From

The 5 Most Abundant Greenhouse Gases and Where They Come From

There’s more to the greenhouse effect than carbon dioxide. The greenhouse effect is an important part of the reason why our planet is fit for human habitation. However, releasing gases which promote it through human activity into the atmosphere is leading to a warming effect; this is essentially upsetting the Earth’s natural systems. Without pulling any punches, it’s fair to say that humans release a […]

The Big Picture: Can the Economy Support a Sustainable World?

The Big Picture: Can the Economy Support a Sustainable World?

It’s a heavy question, and one that many of us probably ponder with anticipation. The shift that our economy needs to make in order to combat the climate crisis is huge, and facilitating a transition on such a scale seems overwhelming. Changes to our economic systems have already been made and are underway but they are insubstantial for the challenge we are facing.  GreenBuzz Berlin, […]

Screening of The Ghost Fleet plus Q&A with the director

Screening of The Ghost Fleet plus Q&A with the director

Event Re-cap: The Ghost Fleet Screening followed by a Q&A with the director   On Thursday evening we were hosted by the wonderful Prinzesinnengarten, where we screened the documentary film Ghost Fleet by director Shannon Service. The evening was balmy, the garden filled with the buzz of locals and new-comers, all enjoying the heat of the evening and the lush green surroundings of the community-grown […]

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 […]

We’re Running Out of Some Rarer Chemical Elements and Our Consumption Habits are to Blame

We’re Running Out of Some Rarer Chemical Elements and Our Consumption Habits are to Blame

*This post was originally posted on the platform Delta-S.  Our consumption of electronics and other technologies are not only endangering wildlife, but also our access to a variety of chemical elements. Perhaps it’s a little biased coming from a chemistry graduate, but chemistry is a very interesting topic. As the study of matter, chemistry tells us a lot about the physical world in which we […]

Business & Sustainability Part II – Sustainable Brands

Business & Sustainability Part II – Sustainable Brands

Sustainability is on the radar of most companies as society is increasingly expecting from businesses more than just delivering a product and making profits. They should go beyond their operations and products and include commitments to ensure social and environmental sustainability. Last month, we published a blog post about how companies can integrate business and sustainability. If you haven’t read it yet, click here. Today, […]

Sustainability: why should business care?

Sustainability: why should business care?

Sustainability is on the radar of most companies as society is increasingly expecting from businesses more than just delivering a product and making profits. They should go beyond their operations and products and include commitments to ensure social and environmental sustainability. According to Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, the largest money-management firm in the world with more than USD 6 trillion in assets under management, […]

From Data to Action: the Story of Plan A

From Data to Action: the Story of Plan A

From Data to Action: The Story of Plan A   I know many people who are passionate about environmentalism but feel helpless about their possibility to contribute. How to take action? How to get involved? Job opportunities are still limited, it’s often unclear what projects should be prioritized, and many people don’t feel qualified to have a role in the fight. That’s why meeting a […]