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 […]

#008 – Keep active and do good with Active Giving

#008 – Keep active and do good with Active Giving

Active Giving brings communities together through sports. Combining this with the necessity for climate action, they are creating an athletic community for the good of the planet! Building a platform that turns fitness activities into funding for environmental causes, originated from Active Giving’s experience as athletes who care for the wellbeing of our communities and the planet we inhabit.

Sustainable Holiday Hacks: A Virtual (BYOB) Weihnachtsmarkt

Sustainable Holiday Hacks: A Virtual (BYOB) Weihnachtsmarkt

It has been a crazy year! We haven’t had as many opportunities to meet and connect with the GreenBuzz community as we would have liked, but before we (finally) bring 2020 to an end we would love for you to join us for a little holiday spirit!!  Your plans might be a little different this year – some of you may not be able to […]

#006 – Reducing Plastic Waste with soulbottles

#006 – Reducing Plastic Waste with soulbottles

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!

Event Night: Feeding Berlin #2 Challenging the Industrial Food System

Event Night: Feeding Berlin #2 Challenging the Industrial Food System

Event Re-cap: Feeding Berlin #2 Challenging the Industrial Food System Last night we had the second event of our Feeding Berlin food series called Challenging the Industrial Food System and had some truly inspiring insights from our speakers.  Olga Graf, Co-Founder of Food Kompanions, inspired us with new ideas about the future of food. Pointing to key drivers like climate change and technology she discussed […]

Sustainability Labs: Kreuzberg

Sustainability Labs: Kreuzberg

Hack your neighbourhood for sustainability! Put your ideas into action at our first Sustainability Labs in Kreuzberg. Form or join a team to decrease co2 in your neighborhood. At our first Sustainability Labs we will work on 2-3 challenges to make Kreuzberg more sustainable! Challenges 1. Sustainable logistics system We will develop a solution for a sustainable logistics system which will minimise the air pollution […]

Power To Change – Movie Night

Power To Change – Movie Night

  Our Movie Nights are back! Come on November 28 to watch with us the film POWER TO CHANGE – The EnergyRebellion in Brauhaus Neulich, in Neukölln. Directed by the German director Carl A. Fechner, POWER TO CHANGE is the story of transition to a future that dispenses with fossil fuels and nuclear energy – told through portraits of the people making it happen. It […]

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 […]

DYCLE and Plan A are our Winners of Ecopreneurs for the Climate 2017 Climate Change Awards

DYCLE and Plan A are our Winners of Ecopreneurs for the Climate 2017 Climate Change Awards

GreenBuzz Berlin recently had the honour of organising and hosting the Ecopreneurs for the Climate 2017 (#ECO4CLIM17) event which took place on 5 October 2017 in Berlin, Germany.  GreenBuzz member Ana Galán says that it was a “big success” as “we had an outstanding panel discussion with a lot of interesting questions from the audience as well as a high quality of applications. During the […]

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 […]

How AIR-INK is Capturing Air Pollution to Improve Health

How AIR-INK is Capturing Air Pollution to Improve Health

India-based company Graviky Labs is actively contributing to a reduction in global greenhouse gas emissions by capturing carbon emissions from vehicles and exhausts before they are able to enter the earth’s atmosphere. The company has developed a new retrofit technology, known as KAALINK, which is currently designed to work on diesel generators, trucks, cars and motorbikes. Connected to the end of an exhaust pipe of […]

Calling on All Ecopreneurs to Apply for the Climate Champion Award

Calling on All Ecopreneurs to Apply for the Climate Champion Award

Ecopreneurs for the Climate 2017 – Apply & connect to make the world a better place GreenBuzz Berlin, together with its partners, are delighted to announce that they have the honour if organising the upcoming Ecopreneurs for the Climate (#ECO4CLIM17) event occurring in Berlin on Tuesday 5 October 2017.  It forms part of the ‘Global Week of Green Business and the Climate Movement’ and will […]

An interview with a GreenBuzz Berlin Founder

An interview with a GreenBuzz Berlin Founder

This post is part of the on-going collaboration between S&S and GreenBuzz to promote increased dialogue between sustainability practitioners, academic experts, and the general public. GreenBuzz chapters in different cities coordinate on-the-ground events for a word-of-mouth driven community of professionals engaged in sustainability, bringing sustainability leaders together to connect with each other and to discuss specific sustainability topics. S&S will publish excerpts, summaries, and discussions […]

Grow Your Own Herb

Grow Your Own Herb

The Hack Turn your thumbs green and grow your own herbs. Growing a herb garden will not only decrease your carbon footprint but also improve the taste of your food. Rosemary, Thyme, Sage Basil, Chives, Mint, and Rosemary are some of the easiest herbs to grow, requiring minimal effort for a tasty and environmentally conscious lifestyle. Why is it green? According to the pre-Trump  Environmental Protection […]