We call for the following key points of the Nature Restoration Law to be secured:
The joint statement can be found at:
Dialogue + Cleanup at the Landwehrkanal
Wednesday, 12 Juli 2023
Meeting point: 17:00 Uhr at Urbanhafen on the field in front of the boat restaurant "Van Loon"
Duration: 17:00 - 21:00
On Wednesday, 12 July, we will join you in cleaning the Landwehrkanal of plastic and other rubbish. We will start at 5 pm.
The Landwehrkanal is an important recreational area for the people of Berlin. Unfortunately, a high number of visitors also means pollution of all kinds. From disposable plastic packaging to bottles and cigarette butts, the water and wildlife of the Landwehrkanal are severely affected by litter and plastic pollution.
In order to raise awareness among users and give the canal back its charm, the Clean River Project e.V. and the GRÜNE LIGA Berlin e.V. in cooperation with the Wassernetz Berlin invite you to a kayak cleanup and discussion.
We will provide rubbish collection equipment and at least 20 boat places. If you are not able to participate at short notice, please contact us so that the space can be reallocated. If you have your own boat or SUP, you can of course simply bring it along. All those who prefer solid ground under their feet are welcome to join in on land.
A former researcher from the IGB Berlin, Christine Beusch, will be present to discuss the risks of nicotine pollution for water bodies and organisms in more detail.
Please register here to reserve a boat place.
The UMWELTFESTIVAL focused on the fair distribution of public space and concrete measures for a transport turnaround, such as the reform of road traffic law. The motto "Next Exit: Fair Transport Turnaround!" was filled with life and experts such as Rebecca Peters, Chair of the ADFC Federal Association and Andreas Knie, transport researcher from the Science Centre Berlin, explained how the transport turnaround can become possible.
Rebecca Peters stands for a generational change in the ADFC and would like to see this also in transport policy and that the bicycle is finally used as the key to the transport turnaround. Andreas Knie, on the other hand, called on employers, represented by GASAG board member Matthias Trunk, to give their employees a bicycle or a public transport ticket. In addition to the experts on the stage at the Brandenburger Tor, numerous exhibitors in the mobility cluster presented good examples that show how mobility beyond motorised individual transport is possible.
During these weeks, the German government is presumably negotiating behind the scenes with the coal company LEAG about the timetable for the coal phase-out. The timetable threatens to be so slow that it will make it impossible to reach the 1.5 degree target!
We will put pressure on them and see you on 25 June at the LEAG open-cast mine Welzow-Süd! The GRÜNE LIGA Federal Contact Point Lignite supports the demonstration announced by Fridays for Future. On 7 May there was already a successful joint demonstration at the Nochten open-cast mine. Review here
This Sunday, from 11 am to 7 pm, the Brandenburger Tor will once again be dedicated to environmental, nature and climate protection at the 28th Environmental Festival of the GRÜNE LIGA Berlin. More than 200 exhibitors will be offering information and advice, hands-on activities and examples of changes in everyday life on Germany's largest ecological experience mile. The diversity ranges from environmental, nature and consumer protection, energy and transport change, to animal welfare, fair trade and ecological street food. Under the motto "Next Exit: Fair Transport Change", the reform of road traffic law, the fair distribution of public space and concrete measures for transport change will be the focus of the festival programme. All info at https://www.umweltfestival.de/