Environmental


Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative

Energy Efficiency Networks Initiative

Green IT Solution has just joined an Energy Efficiency Network. This was triggered by our participation in ECOPROFIT 2017/18. Like all participants of the last Ecoprofit round, we applied to the Federal Republic of Germany to be included in the Energy Efficiency Networks initiative. And we are pleased to announce that our application was successful! What is the Energy Efficiency Networks initiative? The Energy Efficiency...

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10th Sustainability Day ­- we were there

10th Sustainability Day ­- we were there

Among all the events concerning environmental and economic issues taking place throughout the year, one stands out in particular: German Sustainability Day, with the presentation of the Sustainability Award. Of course, as a company with a green mission, we didn’t want to miss it – and we were there on the 10th Sustainability Day in December 2017. 10th Sustainability Day: topics of the future –...

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Electro-waste: hidden treasure in the scrapheap

Electro-waste: hidden treasure in the scrapheap

Across the world, mountains of electro-waste are growing. Despite these disturbing images, year on year, not less but ever more electronic waste is thrown away. No other type of waste is currently growing as fast as electronic waste. In just two years, from 2014 to 2016, the amount of e-waste disposed of each year grew by 8 per cent. Researchers at United Nations University (UNU)...

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Forest clearances continue in Poland: the latest developments in Europe’s last virgin forest

Forest clearances continue in Poland: the latest developments in Europe’s last virgin forest

In our article from May 15, 2017 we already raised awareness about the devastating effects forest clearances are having on Europe’s last virgin forest and presented activities to protect the Białowieża National Park. That was a few months ago and the question is, how far could the Polish government be influenced to put a stop to the state-ordered forest clearances. What has happened since then, did the...

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air pollution in mega cities: a personal review

air pollution in mega cities: a personal review

Yana is a digital nomad and, as a freelance writer, has already written many articles about the environment for our blog. But today we would like to let her speak for herself since, in Asia, Yana is currently experiencing the extent of air pollution – which is also an increasing problem in this country. A report on what everyday life is like in the air-polluted big...

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The Battery Storage Farm: a creative and profitable reuse of car batteries

The Battery Storage Farm: a creative and profitable reuse of car batteries

When it comes to a second life for old car batteries, innovation has a name: the Battery Storage Farm. This is a concept which is currently being presented primarily by BMW, the renowned German car manufacturer. The idea is a sensible one and obviously easier to implement in practice than previously thought. Because once primary batteries intended for electric vehicles have served their purpose, they...

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Bee mortality not just alarming for environmentalists

Bee mortality not just alarming for environmentalists

For many people, hard-working bees are a natural part of an ambience associated with the warmer time of year. However, perceptive observers will have noticed that the number of busy insects has been declining drastically from year to year. Bee mortality is a worrying fact which we, as a company committed to an ecological mission statement, would like to explore in greater detail in this article. The...

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ECOPROFIT Munich celebrates 20 years: and we are a part of it!

ECOPROFIT Munich celebrates 20 years: and we are a part of it!

We don’t just want to sell environmentally friendly products, but to put sustainability and protecting the environment into practice as part of our everyday work! In brief: if it says Green on it, there should be Green in it. So we will be there at the newcomers’ meeting in Munich. ECOPROFIT is the ideal opportunity for us to go a step further in corporate environmental protection....

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Refurbished: definition of a contemporary phenomenon – an overview

Refurbished: definition of a contemporary phenomenon – an overview

Everyone is talking about refurbishing at the moment. This is not surprising in a time where ecological awareness is on the increase. But however welcome this tendency may be, the fact that only a few consumers understand what this concept actually means cannot be ignored. So this article is an attempt to plug these obvious knowledge gaps: initiating you, the environmentally-conscious reader, into the mysteries...

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Refurbishing: significance and potential in modern society

Refurbishing: significance and potential in modern society

The awareness of environmental concerns is not just a trend, but a necessity. Experts have already recognised and proven a long time ago that the destruction of the natural environment is proceeding at a pace which has deadly consequences for humankind and our environment. The only glimmer of hope on the horizon is offered by effective measures for conserving dwindling resources, such as refurbishing, the...

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