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 […]
Sometimes when I’m walking through Berlin in the middle of winter, the idea that global warming is happening doesn’t always seem so bad. Saying that, I usually come to my senses when I make it inside and I can feel my hands again. Luckily for us there are a lot of other people in the world with much more persistence than me who work day […]
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 email@example.com and join us.
—– On our event, on Feb 14, we talked about minimalism —- Reflecting on my childhood the other day, I realized that most of my memories are related with toys that, in principle, were not traditional store-bought toys. Spending summers in a small village with my siblings and cousins I had the chance to enjoy the fresh air and the natural environment. One of the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]