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GreenMe Podcast Episode 017: SirPlus – Raphael Fellmer

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Sir Plus Berlin - Founder Raphael Fellmer | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17

SIRPLUS: THE JOURNEY OF THE MAN WHO LIVED WITHOUT MONEY

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Making up for the long wait for a new episode, Claudi has an absolute killer interview guest for you.

To many of you, especially those who are German-speaking, and those who are following the anti-food waste movement a bit, I probably don’t have to introduce him: He is one of Germany’s biggest food activists, he went on a money strike, he’s written a book called “Happy Without Money”, given tons of talks, co-founded the platform foodsharing.de - and now founded an amazing new startup, Germany’s first food outlet called SirPlus.

YES, you are right - I'm talking about Raphael Fellmer (@sirplus.de).

Raphael and I only met last November at the re:Blog conference "re:MIND", that brought together around 100 influencers who care about sustainability, to discuss what sustainability actually means and how it could possibly work in big multinational companies... 

Raphael gave this super inspiring talk, loaded with passion, emotion, gratitude and just so authentic and powerful… I think everyone was totally captured. He’s someone I truly admire for his values, his beliefs and his perseverance. If everyone would be a little bit more like him, we could solve a lot of our world’s problems in no time.


WHY WE NEED SIRPLUS?

Raphael and his team are putting heaps of passion into SirPlus - and that’s really really necessary when we look at the numbers: 50% of edible food is being wasted in Europe! 50% !! In Germany, that's about 1 truck per minute - and with the food that's thrown away, we could feed all hungry people 4 times !!

Sounds daunting, but Raphael Fellmer is the living proof that change is possible and everyone everywhere can do something. Want some positive numbers?

SirPlus already saved more than 400 tons of food from landing in the bin = that equals 1,000,000 meals!! That’s huuuge - and it only started 7 months ago. Now they’re looking for a new shop space, so if you know anything or have a space, get in touch!


IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE, YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT:

  • the story of Raphael’s 5-year moneystrike & a moneyless journey through Mexico
  • what happened that led him to such a radical experiment
  • the realization that there are two sides to money & other big learnings
  • why he believes so strongly in our generation
  • why overwriting what we learned can sometimes take a while
  • the what’s, how’s & why’s of SirPlus
  • empowering people to be the change they want to see in the world (like Ghandi said)
  • the darks side and bright side in every human being
  • the blessing of failure & how to grow from it
  • why dogma entitlement & need to be replaced with compassion and empathy
  • deep trust as a force for good

...and tons of more beautiful take aways. Promise, this episode will fire you up with energy & once you finished listening you gonna jump up and make change happen.

Get ready for Raphael Fellmer from SirPlus!

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As always, we’d be super grateful if you hop over to iTunes, subscribe to the podcast and leave us a short review. It helps us keep going and makes the show available to more people. THANK YOU! 

SIRPLUS - INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT:

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THIS IS SIRPLUS

All photo credit © SirPlus, Maja Seidel, Chloé Desnoy & Ryota Abe

Sir Plus Berlin - the 3 musketeers | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17


SirPlus Berlin - all handmade | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Store, customers, copyright Mandy Seidel | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Berlin - opening | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Store, fruit, copyright Mandy Seidel | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Berlin, ugly foods SirPlus Store, customers | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Berlin - saved food | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Store, Rett-O-Mat | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Store, food box, copyright Mandy Seidel | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17


SirPlus bags, copyright Ryota Abe | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Berlin, ugly foods 2 , customers | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Retterbox, copyright Maya Seidel | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Store, jars, copyright Mandy Seidel | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17
SirPlus Store opening, copyright Ryota Abe | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17

[photo credit © SirPlus, Maja Seidel, Chloé Desnoy & Ryota Abe]

FINAL WORDS:

I’m just blown away by the amount of dedicated people I get to meet on this show and in everyday life… It really strengthens me in my beliefs that we can change the world for the better, that it’s not too late & that it’s right to be positive and let positive energy fuel you.

If you enjoyed this episode, don’t forget to hop on over to iTunes and leave us a short review. Your feedback is super important to make the show better and also to spread the messages to more people. Very very grateful for everyone who supports us. You’re making our work worthwhile ?

Now, I hope you have a huge smile on your face, go out there, spread some positive future vibes - and always remember to keep it green!


SIRPLUS - SHOWNOTES & LINKS MENTIONED

BEFORE YOU GO

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That’s it! Thanks so much for listening! Good times are coming & we all have the power to make it happen. So go out & spread some good green vibes 🙂

SPONSOR SHOUT OUT

This episode has been brought to you by re:Blog , an innovative CSR initiative by Otto bringing together influencers who care about sustainability, to share inspiring stories, discuss what sustainability actually means and find solutions how it could possibly work in big multinational companies.

// SIRPLUS //

Rettermarkt Store:

Wilmersdorfer Str. 59, 10627 Berlin - Charlottenburg

Open: Mon to Fri 9.00 - 20.30

GET IN TOUCH​:

Email: mail@sirplus.de | Tel: +49 30 49950675 

All info & online store: https://sirplus.de

SirPlus Team | GreenMe Podcast Ep 17

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