BEST GREEN EVENTS IN BERLIN
This is where we curate the coolest green events for you on the go - so you'll never run out of fun eco-minded things to do in Berlin. Fresh updates coming every Tuesday!
TIP: Apart from our featured events, we throw lots of extra links and recommendations into our "There's Always More Events" list (click to jump there)! There's simply too many great things happening, which we cannot all take into the feature section, so make sure to read all the way down
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What's it all about? In this intimate workshop you can transform your holiday pictures into beautiful artwork. In the studio of the MAHLOWER EINS collective you will learn one of the
What’s it all about?
In this intimate workshop you can transform your holiday pictures into beautiful artwork. In the studio of the MAHLOWER EINS collective you will learn one of the first photographic printing techniques.
/// What is Cyanotype?
Cyanotype is an old analogue photo printing technique developed in 1842. Instead of silver grains – as in the classical black/white-photography – one develops very stable pigments in prussian blue (or berlin blue). Also: one only needs water for the fixation and the chemicals are in most concentrations nontoxic for the environment and yourself. So you can completely focus on the artistic process.
What to expect from the workshop
In 5 exciting hours you, together with 3 others will learn this creative technique and will print your own photos on different materials. First on paper and at the end even on wood.
Once printed the pictures can be toned with coffee or tea. In the second part of the afternoon you will learn this art of coloring the prints.
Whether on paper or on wood, your pictures will appear in a different light and you will not only take your artwork, but also a lot of knowledge about alternative photography.
/// What am I taking home?
A lot of prints, one of them on wood and a lot of knowlege about analog photography.
/// Where and when?
The workshop is held in the basement of MAHLOWER EINS. The dates can be chosen when booking and the time is always from 1-6pm.
You will send me the photos you want to print before the workshop. About 4 days before you will get an email with the details.
You can find some examples of cyanotype art here.
Price & Tickets
80 euros p.ps.
What's it all about? Come celebrate with Jenah St and discover their vegan bag collection before anyone else! Who is Jenah St? Our desire is to offer animal-free bags that do not just
What’s it all about?
Come celebrate with Jenah St and discover their vegan bag collection before anyone else!
Who is Jenah St?
Our desire is to offer animal-free bags that do not just look beautiful but that will last longer than any other. This is why we chose to work with our partners in Tuscany, Italy to bring our designs to life. The total research and development time for these pieces was more than one and a half years with countless options of between materials, accessories, and manufacturers – we are proud to showcase the final results to you now.
Grand Opening – For Berliners:
Oderberger Str. 6, 10435 Berlin
3pm – Welcome drinks
4pm – Collection revealed
4.30 to 6pm – Music & Lottery
For the rest of the world:
We are looking forward to seeing you on Saturday.
Price & Tickets
It’s FREE, baby!
(Saturday) 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm UCT+1
Jenah St. Store
Oderberger Straße 6, 10435 Berlin
What it's all about? Hope you had a nice first wintry weekend with loads of cosy blankets, hot beverages and a working heating. Icy temperatures can be so much fun! If
What it’s all about?
Hope you had a nice first wintry weekend with loads of cosy blankets, hot beverages and a working heating. Icy temperatures can be so much fun! If you have the funds to make them so. Not everyone is so lucky to be able to afford the most insulating jacket or the thickest boots to enjoy below zero, especially if you’re in a situation that doesn’t allow you to work or face obstacles you’re currently not able to remove. And I assume most of you reading this have one or three winter items to spare at home, maybe you’re even currently thinking about where to donate that skiing jacket you’ll never use. For the fifth time, I’ll be collecting winter warmers to donate to people in need. This year, it’s happening on December 16th at Markthalle Neun‘s Breakfast Market. And yes, I’ve got some fabulous rewards for your effort.
Just like last year, all your donations will go to Kreuzberg hilft, a tremendous local organisation of volunteers coordinating activities and projects benefiting refugees and other people in need. It’s a small but very mighty organisation committed to political work, exhibitions, and a very needed clothing store. Btw, they’re always looking for volunteers working the clothing store regularly, get in touch if you want to help out!
I’ve extended the time frame in which you can donate – we’ll be collecting your stuffs at Markthalle Neun’s breakfast market from 10:00 to 16:00. This year, the lottery will happen the next day and winners will be announced on this blog, so no need to stay for all these great prizes.
Here’s what we need you to donate: Coats and Shoes
To make sure we only collect the stuff that’s really needed, here’s the wish-list we compiled with Kreuzberg Hilft:
# New or used (but washed & intact) winter coats and jackets for men, women, and children – no wool or fur though!
# New or used, but intact, winter boots and shoes for men, women, and children.
# Tents, camping mats and sleeping bags
Sadly we won’t be able to accept any other donations and will have to be strict. Anything else would create more work to store, and sort, clean, wash, and repair. If you have more to donate, check what is needed at Stadtmission’s Kältehilfe.
To make you even more eager to roam your closets I assembled an impressive list of sponsors for our donation lottery. And winning is so easy: For each donated item you’ll receive one lottery ticket (and two for tents, sleeping mats and bags), so the more pieces you donate, the more tickets and thus chances to win you’ll receive! For the minimalists among you, whose closets are already cleaned out, don’t worry – you can also buy lottery tickets for 10 Euros each and support the cause through this monetary donation, which will go entirely to Kreuzberg Hilft as well.
Here’re this year’s prizes all together worth over 1500 Euro to get excited:
A 50 Euro voucher for Amore Store, Two 50 Euro vouchers for Commonground (can also be used at Silo Coffee) – a 100 Euro voucher for the sustainably produced goodies at Folkdays – a dinner for 2 at Gazzo Pizza (including bottomless buffalo soft serve!) – a 100 Euro voucher for super hip concept store Hallesches Haus – a brunch for four at Hallmann & Klee – a brunch for four at Isla Coffee Berlin – two 50 Euro vouchers for Kanaan – a dinner for two at Karloff – another dinner for two at Kin Dee – and one more dinner for two at Lode & Stijn – a box of delicious red wine from maitre philippe – a 50 Euro voucher for cocktail haven Mr. Susan – the official Okay shirt, a bag of beans from Koppi and a 30 Euro brunch voucher for Okay Café – 50 Euro, 100 Euro and 150 Euro for luxe second hand The Good Store, a 50 Euro voucher for Vintage Galore – and finally a package filled with all the goodies from Markthalle Neun (cheese, coffee, wine, salami etc). And probably more!
Tickets will be drawn the day after the donation and winners will be announced on the blog: www.stilinberlin.de
I’m delighted to say that Boxie24, for the forth year in a row, is supporting us with their service. Check them out, not only are they a super helpful service to pick up and store all things for you, they also offer more sustainable, re-usable plastic boxes!
Price & Tickets
What’s it all about? Imagine between hundreds (or thousands) of happy cyclists, meeting at a central square in buzzing Kreuzberg, to cycle off for an enormous
What’s it all about?
Imagine between hundreds (or thousands) of happy cyclists, meeting at a central square in buzzing Kreuzberg, to cycle off for an enormous ride through the entire city. Cycling where their wheels are taking them, following and trusting each other, completely owning the streets of Berlin for one night each month. This is Critical Mass Berlin!
“No emission, no noise… but movement, freedom and mobility!”
About the Critical Mass Movement
Critical Mass is a mass bicycle ride that takes place on the last Friday of each month in many cities around the whole world. Anyone can join – you just need to bring a bike.
In Berlin, the cycling scene is ever growing. This is a great way to raise awareness for cyclists on the road, start off the weekend with an amazing bike ride, seeing places in Berlin you’ve never been before, meet lots of friendly people – and simply have a great time!
Critical Mass Berlin takes off from Mariannenplatz in Kreuzberg and then winds its way through this beautiful city. The route is always different, which makes it extra fun.
There is no leader and the speed is moderate at around 15km/h.
Code of Conduct at Critical Mass Berlin:
> The group rides on one lane of the road and sticks to the traffic rules.
> The group stays compact and together, to not be broken up by motorised traffic.
> Everyone stays peaceful. Don’t be provoked by aggressive car drivers.
> The traffic is not to be disrupted on purpose. CM is not about impeding the traffic. It’s about regaining a piece of public living space – the road – for unmotorized traffic. At least temporarily.
> Everyone who rides is of course responsible for him/herself.
The motto: We don’t impede the traffic, we are the traffic!
It’s FREE baby
(Friday) 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm UCT+1
Streets of Berlin 🙂
Mariannenplatz, 10997 Berlin
P.S. You can easily switch between months using the arrows.
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