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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.

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

GiveO2 offsets your carbon footprint

Measure and offset your transport based carbon footprint by installing the GiveO2 app on your phone. By turning on the GiveO2 tracker, the app automatically saves your trips so you can better understand your carbon footprint. Linking your account to beintoo enables you to earn Bedollars which can be redeemed for real discounts. A vision

Crowd butching your meat from sustainable sources

Buy your piece of cow directly from the farmer. Crowd butching makes this possible. Similar to other green crowd funding, participants buy a cow together. As soon as all meat is allocated, the cow goes to the butcher and your meat is delivered two weeks later. Since you buy the meat directly from the farmer,