Engaging the Green Crowd to invest in energy efficiency

In 2012, bettervest.de was born out of the Start-Up-Weekend Rhein-Main in Germany. Since then the team has worked hard to become a fully operating Green Crowdfunding platform focusing on energy efficiency projects. The have just launched their largest project so far funding the installation of a combined heat and power plant with an expected yearly return of 8% ...

The e-cruizer makes the e-bike cool

Inspired by the 1912 Harley Davidson and his search for answering the current environmental problems, designer Janpeter Eilander developed the e-cruizer. Inserted with European Space Agency (ESA) technology, the e-bike generates the maximum output with a minimal electricity consumption. The Dutch company behind this great product, B4-bikes, is changing the image of the electric bicycle. ...

Eco-Travel site Loco2 expands into Spain

Taking the train instead of plane can reduce your carbon footprint with as much as 90 percent. Loco2 aims to stimulate travellers moving to train journeys by offering the first pan-European online booking site for buying train tickets. The Rail-booking site offers tickets from a number of European railway operators in countries such as the UK, ...

A Dutch Weed Burger carnivores love

Inspired by the daunting problem of overpopulation in combination with our dependency on meat for our proteins, Mark Kulsdom and Lisette Kreischer launched the Dutch Weed Burger in August 2012. Made of mainly seaweed and some soy, the burger contains a lot of nutrients and is considered to have a fleshy texture even carnivores would love. The ...

Raw for the Oceans with Bionic Yarn

Dutch denim brand G-Star has entered an alliance with eco-textile Bionic Yarn in an effort to clean up our plastic oceans of waste. Bionic Yarn, an invention of Return Textiles, blends natural-based fibers with recycled plastic bottles retrieved from the world’s oceans and shores. The collaboration between Bionic Yarn and G-Star, called Raw for the ...