// WHAT IS GREENME BERLIN?
GreenMe Berlin is an online platform, podcast & more, showcasing the creative Berlin green scene. No matter if you live here or visit Berlin on your travels - let this site be your green lifestyle guide for Berlin and beyond.
It is made with love and passion to encourage Berliners, local expats and travellers to discover the capital’s green scene, try something new and find lots of inspiration for leading a happier, healthier and more conscious life. Without forgetting to play and have fun!
No finger-wagging, no enforcements, no obligations to become a green revolutionist. I just want to show you all the great stuff Berlin has to offer!
Looking for a vegan café in Neukölln? A cold-pressed juice bar in Mitte? Or wanna check out an eco-fashion store in Kreuzberg and swing by an urban gardening project in Wedding – GreenMe Berlin is your go-to-place for everything beautiful, that’s shaping the green face of the city.
GreenMe Berlin is feeding you with:
- The coolest trends, best places & exciting stories for 'going green' in Berlin
- An interactive Berlin map with over 100 eco-minded places & a filter for your favorite neighborhoods and categories
- Inspiring interviews with the creative people who make a difference in Berlin on the GreenMe Berlin Podcast
- Green Berlin tours that help you discover new, alternative ideas about life & learn something new
- A calendar with the top eco-minded events that I think you shouldn’t miss
- Great Green Berlin Travel Guides to download as eBooks, or on your mobile
- [Coming soon: an online shop with lots of beautiful eco-minded products from Berlin]
What’s special about the places I feature: they are not necessarily yelling into your face “I’m eco!”. Instead, they draw you in, because they are actually doing or selling beautiful stuff! And on top it is green and eco-minded.
// WHO’S BEHIND IT?
How’s it going?
I’m Claudi – an 85% vegan, part-time eco-fashion wearer, full-time cyclist, 100% Berlin-obsessed and Green Travel & Lifestyle Enthusiast! All of which pushed me to create this project…
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I used to be idealistic in my mid-twenties. Studied Sustainable Tourism in the UK, dreamt of making a change out there. But then the constraints of society hit me. Doubters and pessimists made me feel incapable, made me believe that there’s no way a small person like me can truly have an impact…
Yet, back in Berlin, I intuitively started to search and explore all the beautiful green, trendy and eco-minded places this city is spoiling us with. Just because I loved it!
I joined the PR team of the Berlin tourist board and journalists and bloggers from all over the world reached out to me everyday to find out what’s moving in the German capital. One trend I saw happily growing over the years was the green, sustainable – I like to call it “eco-hip” – scene in Berlin…
I started to become the specialist for any inquiries related to alternative, green lifestyles in Berlin. Always on the hunt of new trends, stories and inspiring people who are shaping the future of Berlin, I realized that this city has a big story to tell!
At the same time, I am a freedom-addict. So I decided to ditch my desk in October 2015 to become self-employed, location-independent and work on my own ideas.
In Berlin, being “eco” is not something for a harsh, idealistic minority anymore. It is hip, cool and desirable for anyone – and has therefore the potential to reach many people out there. I knew I wanted to keep helping to push this movement, inspiring Berliners, expats and people visiting the city.
And here we are – GreenMe Berlin is born! I deeply believe in this project and hope that you like it, too. Let’s have fun together & find out what Berlin has in store for us!
> Learn more about me on my website www.claudisult.com
// WHY BERLIN?
1/ Berlin is home to such a creative, energetic and life-embracing crowd!
People with visions. Change makers. Idealists. dreamers… Being surrounded by this energy makes you feel that you can change something. Your actions matter.
There’s this great vibe of people who just go out and make things happen. That’s why the city is full of these small, individual places that put a smile into your face.
2/ Of course, Berliners LOVE to have fun and enjoy!
There’s a lot of energy in this city. And because it’s never been rich, people care much less about material things, and always try to make the best out of any situation!
3/ There’s people from all over the world falling in love with Berlin, and deciding to stay…
It’s this colorful mix of different cultures and influences, that make the city so unique. They’re brining in their identities and their ideas from back home – which ultimately shape a new identity of Berlin.
4/ Berlin is constantly changing!
It’s never standing still. It’s a place where new trends evolve and where people are curious and open to new things and life concepts. Perfect place to create a greener future.
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P.S. I am hoping to grow the project and be surrounded by a lovely team of free thinkers, creative minds and change makers who share my love, passion and enthusiasm for Berlin and its green places and stories.
Feel like we could work together somehow? Awesome – just write me!