Florian Weingarten
Founder and Board Member
Florian is an entrepreneurial-minded product manager with 8+ years of professional experience in designing and managing digital products. He holds a degree in product design and received an iF Design award in 2013. Driven by a 'less is more' attitude, he does not only strive for simplicity in the products he is responsible for, but pursues Minimalism as a basis for a more sustainable lifestyle. Together with Marco, he founded GreenBuzz Berlin to connect like-minded people dedicated to drive change in our society.
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Marco Blumendorf
Founder and Board Member
Dr. 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 and is enthusiastic about sustainable living. Together with Florian, he started Sustainability Drinks and GreenBuzz Berlin.
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Alice Rimpot
Board Member
Alice has a M.Sc. in Agronomy and Food Sciences from Montpellier SupAgro in France. She lived in various places, from Chile to Australia and now Germany. After some years in the corporate world as a product developer and raw material scientist, she decided to align her work with her interest for environmental issues by joining CDP, an NGO that engages companies, cities and regions to measure and disclose their environmental impacts. She keeps a strong affinity with food topics and the challenge of feeding the world in a sustainable way.
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Federico Marroni
Board Member
Federico has a M.Sc. in Cognitive Science from the University of Vienna. Originally from Bologna, he’s been working with different startups in UX, developing ideas into prototypes. He currently works with Tiny Huge News, a digital platform whose goal is to teach media literacy to children. With Greenbuzz, he organized events and created content on open data and communication in sustainability. His interests are the natural world, environmental activism, and innovation for the sake of sustainability. He is glad to answer all your questions concerning UX, community building, and fun facts about animals (although his answers might as well be wrong).
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Samie Blasingame
Samie has a M.A. in Environmental Policy and Planning from Freie Universität Berlin and a B.A. in International Studies with a focus on Latin America from California State University, Long Beach. Originally from California, she has lived, worked, played and followed many opportunities which have kept her on this side of the Atlantic for the past 5+ years. With a continuous passion for outreach and education, she is a passionate advocate for making sustainability more accessible. She currently resides in Berlin where she works as a researcher at TMG Research - a think tank focused on sustainability issues.
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Raquel Oliveira
Aravinth has a background in multimedia, electronics and electrical engineering with focus on computer science, embedded systems, robotics and new media art. He has been working with various corporations to startups all around the world as an engineer to build anything from enterprise softwares to embedded hardware systems. He has been contributing to Sustainability Drinks Berlin since the time it was conceived and he helped in spreading the consciousness of sustainability among Berliners and Bangaloreans.
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Jack McGovan
Jack is a recent graduate in chemistry with a specialisation in ‘Energy and Sustainable Chemistry’ from the University of Groningen. Following a job as a student journalist covering the energy transition, he has moved to Berlin to follow his passion for creating a fairer and more sustainable world. As part of GreenBuzz he is responsible for providing content for the blog, running the social media channels and a consultant on all scientific issues. His main interests centre around communicating science to those outside of the scientific community. In particular, he is interested in an evidence based approach and providing people with the tools to fight against misinformation. You can find out more on his blog or via LinkedIn.
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Ulrike Hinz
Ulrike has a B.A. and M.A. in International Business and Strategic Management with a focus on sustainability. She works in projects, operations and sales at ubitricity, an innovative start up at the intersection of electromobility, energy and telecommunications. She loves travelling and lived in Argentina, Spain, Australia and Czech Republic. As Co-Founder and Board Member of GreenBuzz Berlin she is responsible for topics on circular economy, electromobility and energy.
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Carolin Kruse
Carolin studied Business Management focused on tourism, mobility and sustainability. Carolin works in the renewable energy sector for a start-up in Berlin and as a consultant for sustainable mobility. Carolin is passionate about concepts which stop the climate change and do not decrease the quality of life at the same time. At GreenBuzz Berlin she is responsible for the topics on circular economy, CSR, energy, mobility and tourism.
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Philipp Megelin
Philipp complemented his background in Business Administration with a Master in Corporate Environmental Management in  Finland. He is specialized in the assessment of sustainability and currently works for a startup in the finance sector as sustainability analyst. He loves to move and thus does a lot of sports and travelling. At GreenBuzz Berlin he is responsible for the topics on sustainable finances and corporate sustainability.
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Sandra Ndachengedzwa
Sandra is currently completing her B.A. Degree in International Relations with a focus on development economics. She works part time for a German NGO and she is very passionate about finding sustainable solutions for African problems.  Opera, art, travelling and cooking are some of her favorite pastimes. At GreenBuzz Berlin she is responsible for the topics on fashion and social sustainability.
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Khatira Najafova
Khatira originally comes from Azerbaijan. Prior to moving to Germany, she studied languages and worked as a freelance translator and content creator. Continuous passion for learning and broadening her cultural horizon have brought her to Germany to study Environmental and Resource Management in a small city Cottbus. Khatira is passionate about applying sustainable solutions to her lifestyle and driving change through education. At GreenBuzz she is responsible for the topics of Social Sustainability, Food and Agriculture.
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Ana Galan
Ana is a passionate journalist and a sustainability local advocate from Spain. After studying a M. a. Erasmus Mundus in Global Studies she moved to Berlin. She has worked in diverse media and communications before and despite the fact that she has spent the last three years working on international video news and new technologies she always carries a notebook and a pen to write about sustainability.
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Carrie So
Carrie has obtained her Arts degree with Honours from Sydney, Australia. Riding on her 12 years start-up & corporate experiences within the online media industry for the Asia Pacific region based in Hong Kong & Singapore, she continues her learning & mastery in active-listening, cross-cultural & inter departmental communication, project management, and negotiation. These skill-sets allow her to translate and combine distinct processes/thinking of team members into the multiple layers of collaborative frameworks. As founder of CO-Happening in Paris, she specializes in partnerships, community building, forming new teams, designing collaborative processes, strategizing monetization for media owners, events and anything business development.
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The rest of the team

Greenbuzz Berlin is additionally supported by members who continuously and enthusiastically support the group in indirect ways. We want to express our appreciation to their input for the team, contributions to the community, and presence at the events.

Join the team

We are always eager to meet more people who are passionate about sustainability and interested in developing the GreenBuzz association and building a sustainable community in Berlin with us. We can offer you an inspiring, young and fun atmosphere to develop your skills in many different areas.

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