On this journey with Charlotte, you will learn that sustainability starts at home. You will meet businesses and initiatives that help people to make more conscious choices and use their consumer power for good. There are plenty of possibilities for more ethical and sustainable products!
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SHIFT makes phones that require 70% less resources in their production process, making them a far more sustainable alternative to ordinary smartphones. SHIFT phones are also modularly constructed smartphones that are produced under fair working conditions. In 2018, the company won the German Federal Ecodesign Award in the category 'product'.
Industrial wastewaters, municipal sewage and stormwater are the source of hazardous substances and pollutants entering the Baltic Sea waters. NonHazCity enabled nine municipalities around the Baltic Sea to develop their chemical action plans for this issue, and trained dozens of small businesses and households to reduce their emissions.
In 2009, the Project Bürgerbahnhof Plagwitz transformed a derelict freight terminal and rail yard in Leipzig into liveable spaces for citizens. It now also offers opportunities for local businesses and groups of interest, as well as a healthy environment for outdoor activities.
In Leipzig, this natural cosmetics company is recognised for its apple-scented products as well as the use of various plant extracts and other natural ingredients.
Phytamin develops and tests innovative products that can serve as a healthy alternative to meat. Reconnecting people with plant-based food is essential if we want to build a future of healthy people and a healthy planet.