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Do you know this feeling? Do you also wonder why except through all the urgency that is being shown in the media there are still no results in putting an end to the climate crisis?

We are sick of leaving this problem to the ones whose words sound so sophisticated but their actions show differently...

Therefore, we are searching for the action-takers in this crisis. The ones who act despite the overwhelming forces coming against them!

We are your hosts - Nicolaj Grabert and Maximilian Lehmann and we have decided to go out and interview the change-makers of our time.

The Mother Earth's Heroes Show Team Earth Heroes

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Do you know this feeling? Do you also wonder why except through all the urgency that is being shown in the media there are still no results in putting an end to the climate crisis?

We are sick of leaving this problem to the ones whose words sound so sophisticated but their actions show differently...

Therefore, we are searching for the action-takers in this crisis. The ones who act despite the overwhelming forces coming against them!

We are your hosts - Nicolaj Grabert and Maximilian Lehmann and we have decided to go out and interview the change-makers of our time.

    Georg Schürmann - Director Triodos Bank - I AM RESPONSIBLE

    Georg Schürmann - Director Triodos Bank - I AM RESPONSIBLE

    I AM RESPONSIBLE. Big words backed with action.



    Georg Schürmann - the director of the Triodos bank Germany talks with us about their decades of experience in sustainable banking and what that actually means.



    Georg finds pretty clear words for his work. "It´s really easy", he says: "I take care of a better world for future generations".



    Triodos provides a blueprint to bigger banks for financially feasible & sustainable investments.



    At the podcast, you find out about the trends in sustainable finance and what is the missing piece to accelerate that change.

    • 33 min
    Len Fisher - Co-Author kyoto manifesto

    Len Fisher - Co-Author kyoto manifesto

    How do complex systems work?



    Len Fisher is an individual who spent his life on the interface of science, politics and society.



    He talked about the problems the world is facing are so big that sudden changes are unpredictable.



    We talked about:

    - the impact of the difference between the pursuit of understanding vs. the pursuit of power

    - how a new kind of insurance could be the answer to the wicked problems we are facing

    - what Len believes could be the first steps towards a more resilient world

    • 43 min
    Ekhart Hahn - Founder Eco-City a city designed for humans again.

    Ekhart Hahn - Founder Eco-City a city designed for humans again.

    What do cities have to do with climate change?

    Actually a lot! When Ekhart Hahn started to study city design, electricity was seen as an abundant resource. That changed with the report of the Club of Rome “Limits to Growth” when he realized that cities are actually big energy-consuming beasts. A stream of food, products, water, etc. goes in and we get tons of wasted material out. Not a really great system isn’t it?

    Ekhart believes that with modern architecture and the right design he can tourn the view we have on cities around.

    Ekhart says: “Modern cities are designed for consumers. The eco-city will be designed and organized for humans again.”

    With ecocity he is building the biggest ecosystem for the future of modern life I have seen so far. It’s big, it’s ambitious it's crazy.



    How he will bring his ambitions to reality and how far they actually are, is what you find out by listening to the podcast.

    • 45 min
    Cradle to Cradle - The good the bad and the ugly with Tim Janßen, Executive Director of Cradle to Cradle NGO

    Cradle to Cradle - The good the bad and the ugly with Tim Janßen, Executive Director of Cradle to Cradle NGO

    Visiting the Cradle to Cradle lab in the heart of Berlin we learned what it can mean to leave a positive footprint in a world where we aren’t even barely scratching the surface of leaving a neutral footprint.

    Tim Janßen - the Executive Director & Member of the Board of Cradle to Cradle NGO pursues an idea some could call radical. 

    He dreams of a world where because of us the world is MORE sustainable and not livable for another couple of decades..

    His mission is to make the concept of Cradle to Cradle tangible to understandable that this is actually possible, on a large scale.



    While walking through the Cradle to Cradle lab in the midst of Berlin, walking past walls created with sustainable paint that do not emit any unhealthy gases, looking at construction concepts of buildings that operate fully sustainably and learning that every single piece in the lab was produced fully sustainable (even the dish washer ;)) we got a good idea of the power of this concept.



    If you are interested in sustainability and want to learn about the status quo of Cradle to Cradle and how it fits into our current world.

    This episode is for you.



    Check out Tim’s additional resources:

    Website: c2c.ngo

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cradletocradle.ngo/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLhQUfZi8w2f6efSaJohBsg

    • 51 min
    Martin Schichtel CEO Kraftblock - Optimizing energy waste through a big hot stone.

    Martin Schichtel CEO Kraftblock - Optimizing energy waste through a big hot stone.

    As we took natural resources for granted, entrepreneurs like Martin started out to reuse as much of what we use as possible.



    With Kraftblock he and his team are transforming the way we use waste heat within our value chains.



    To do so he needed to face a lot of challenges and the most important one was to make his solution economically feasible.



    How the industry is responding to solutions like his and what is needed to drive change faster is what you can listen to in this episode.

    • 38 min
    Leon Reiner, ImpactHub - Social Entrepreneurship needs to reinvent itself

    Leon Reiner, ImpactHub - Social Entrepreneurship needs to reinvent itself

    Join this conversation with the chief of the ImpactHub in Berlin where we learn at which stage social entrepreneurship is at and where we address many of the misconceptions around it.

    Leon's main mission is to drive positive change to our society and help as many purpose-driven entrepreneurs as possible close the gap from their mere potential to helping them have a true impact.

    In this episode you will learn:

    * Why making money is crucial to create solutions for "wicked problems" like climate change

    * Why social startups are currently not growing like Unicorn  "hockey-stick" startups

    * Why it is URGENT to find the blueprint for highly successful social ventures

    * Why the Sustainable Development Goals are helping to create a common denominator for impact

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    Check out his community for impact-driven entrepreneurs:

    Leon's LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leon-reiner-b722a989/

    The Impact Hub Berlin website: https://berlin.impacthub.net/


    When you are in Berlin definitely visit the ImpactHub Berlin:

    ImpactHub
    Friedrichstraße 246,
    10969 Berlin,
    Deutschland

    • 41 min