Communities, Education

GreenBuzz Blueprint


Who is behind this?

Carolin Kruse

GreenBuzz Berlin e.V.


Idea Sketch | Proposal


Idea pitch

We want to create a GreenBuzz blueprint for efficiently setting up sustainability networks on a local level. These networks shall contribute to a better world. As the best practise example “GreenBuzz Berlin e.V.”, over the last 2 years we brought together 2000+ people at 20+ events who share knowledge, form co-operations, create new initiatives and spread the word regarding a sustainable lifestyle. Our event series Sustainability Drinks Berlin is well-known in the capital's sustainability scene.

Where will your idea take place?

Berlin, Germany and other cities in Europe

Why does Europe need your idea?

If we continue our consumerism lifestyle with ever shorter product cycles and rising emissions, we will wear down earth. Sustainable products & services are needed. But sustainable ideas don´t create themselves, they need to be sparked. It is crucial that information is spread, concepts are discussed and people get connected. GreenBuzz does that, e.g. with educative networking events on topics like sustainable fashion, plastic-free living, energy transition and many more.

What is your impact?

Our aim is to set up a GreenBuzz blueprint to allow other peers to build a sustainability network (chapter) in their city. Instead of having to overcome the same barriers in establishing a community, the blueprint provides a proven concept. We want to offer a manual on online and offline work from website templates to event guidelines. Our goal in this project is to establish three GreenBuzz chapters in Europe. A strong European network is created which can benefit from each other in many ways.

How do you get there?

Part of the project is an analysis and evaluation of our current and other tools and structures in the areas of networking, communication, publication, event and project management. The results will be transferred into a blueprint with best practices. First, we will jointly implement a chapter in Europe in a test city with the peers to incorporate real experiences during the development. Lessons learned will flow back into the best practices. After completing the blueprint, two more local chapters will be realized. In future, the blueprint can be used by sustainability peers to set up their local sustainability chapter. Our implementation includes manuals and documentations, technical tools and support via phone calls, video conferences and on-location consulting.

What is your story?


Who are you doing it for?

GreenBuzz chapters act as employment agencies, accelerators and information platforms. Primarily, we address all persons with a link to sustainability. These are citizens, professionals, companies and other organizations who want to (co-)create sustainable lifestyle concepts. Since awareness on sustainability issues increases, it´s a fast growing network that is able to improve our world. Eventually, a more sustainable Europe will be created which is beneficial for everyone.

What makes your idea stand apart?

It creates a network between sustainable experts around Europe. It is transferable and adaptable. Chapters in differently developed regions can arise as only few financial investments are needed (website, business cards, name tags, facebook advertisement). The chapters have a recognition value, so it's easy to engage when people move. And the blueprint can spread from Europe to other continents.

€ 14700,-

Funding requested from Advocate Europe

€ 14700,-

Total budget

Major expenses

Our expenses encompass mainly personnel costs for the best practice analysis of current and additional tools (800€), creation of blueprints and related documents (1.000€), selection of test and further local chapters (1.500€) and implementation (6.000€). Further costs relate to travel and accomodation expenses(1.800€), PR/ creation of information materials (2.100€), licenses/software costs and miscellaneous (1.500€). We are happy to provide a more detailed financial plan.



Idea created on March 7, 2016
Last edit on Oct. 30, 2017

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