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. more


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

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Ana Teresa Silva

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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. 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! more

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

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From their friendly Kreuzberg boutique, Sandra König and Patrick Volk provide Berlin and its visitors with clothing that is ethically made, friendly to Mother Nature - and actually attractive enough to wear. more

Always losing the key to your bike lock? Tired of having to purchase an extra BVG ticket for your two-wheeled companion? With the return of spring, Deutsche Bahn’s Call A Bike emerges from its period of hibernation to make cycling a responsibility-free experience. more

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For those who mainly rely on public transportation but occasionally need the freedom of their own vehicle, joining a car-sharing network may be a more convenient and cheaper option than paying for a car that spends 98 percent of the week in a parking spot (once you’ve finally found one!). more

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