Berlin’s alternative sex shop Other Nature, known for its vegan-only adult toys, has just stocked your ultimate fix: Nick Westphal’s Schreinergunst range. His paddle, butt plugs and dildos are carved from trees already destined for the shredder. Read more

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Several Berlin firms are turning to sustainable, plant-based materials. Read more


At first glance, their fashionable, monochromatic bright colours and clear packaging might have you mistake them for a designy upgrade on their regular plastic shelf-mates: but the biobrush is 94 percent biodegradable! Read more

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As Berlin kids are joining the global strikes for climate justice, what's the rest of Berlin doing to save the planet? From idealistic club owners to ingenious startups and sustainable architecture, read about the city's green pioneers. Out now! Read more

Along with our environmental consciousness, the selection of reusable to-go cups on the market has grown over the past couple of years: Last spring, Berlin-based cup-makers Kaffeeform launched the “Weducer”, made from used coffee grounds. Read more

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Sure the batteries themselves can cause a lot of damage if not disposed of properly, but at least now there's a way to charge your iPhone/portable GPS/ digital camera in the greenest way possible. Read more


Does Berlin’s new “sustainable nightlife” really make a difference, or is it just another party gimmick? Read more

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A decade of Exberliner continues online with a series of our 10 best features throughout the years – from critical to hysterical to heart-breaking. Day eight revisits the myth of cheap Berlin housing. Read more

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How does Berlin fare in the alternative housing landscape? Michael LaFond and five others describe the urban living situations across Europe. Read more

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In this age of ecological correctness, it’s hard not to slip up somewhere. Travelling by train, not plane, may score you some green points, but if you’re a meat-eater, your carbon footprint will be running rings around you. Read more


Nika Knight visits Germany’s oldest Demeter farm to find out what hides behind the organic label. Read more

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Berlin has a multi-modal, interlinked public transport system any world class city would be proud of. It connects the city by bus, tram, an underground (the U-Bahn), city trains (the S-Bahn), intercity trains - even by ferry. And it runs on time! Read more

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While modern technology mostly aims for ever faster, more futuristic vehicles, the last decade has also seen the comeback of an ancient means of transportation: the rickshaw. Read more

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You’ve surely seen them buzzing about – BMW Minis outfitted as zero-emission electric cars. They're part of a pilot project set up by BMW and the energy giant Vattenfall to bring environmentally sound cars to the city’s streets. Read more

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