We believe that together we can change the world. That if you pitch in and become part of this change, that our grandchildren and great-grandchildren will still be able to live happily on this fascinating planet of ours. That’s our wish.
How about an advent in which we have the time to sit with our family and friends in candlelight, munching on delicious cookies and enjoying the piney aroma of a Christmas tree? A time in which the focus is not on presents, but rather on togetherness. This calendar was crafted with that end in mind. You’re probably familiar with the magic of an advent calendar - the daily anticipation from December 1st through 24th, and the surprise and delight of uncovering what lies behind each little door.
If we once again start to value our Earth and regard it as a gigantic gift, then together we can all avert climate change and the unfair social problems it comes with, and create a good future for our grandkids and great-grandkids! Christmas is the time for gratitude and community - and with that in mind, it’s the best time to give something back to our planet. And to that end, we’ve put together this Sustainable Advent Calendar!
Amine, Andi, Chris, Chrissy, Denis, Fenja, Irina, Janna, Julie, Luisa, Noemi, Rebekka, Sebastian and Vivian - that’s our grand team behind the 2018 Sustainable Advent Calendar. And the team is always growing!
We’d really like to enable lots of people to be inspired by this calendar. Therefore we all work on this project 100% on a volunteer basis, so that you can use the calendar completely for free.
The Sustainable Advent Calendar depends on you! If you show off your calendar, you share it with your friends, and we all take small steps towards more sustainable practices, then we can really change a lot! You can learn more about how you can participate in the FAQ.
We all live on ONE Earth, and are all in the same boat when it comes to a sustainable, liveable future - so it’s our mission to reach people of all ages all over the world, regardless of religious and political orientations. For this reason we’ve translated this calendar into German, English, Chinese, Hindi, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, and many other languages. You can download the calendar in 22 languages here.
Print oodles of calendars in order to protect the environment? That kind of seems to defeat the purpose to us. We’d like to let trees live, and due to that you can’t order the Sustainable Advent Calendar from us. Instead, you have the option to download the calendar here from the website as a PDF, and print it on recycled paper and format it individually. Or you can simply check out all the little doors - each full of exciting details - directly on the website. Visit us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to stay posted!
Sustainability is quick to be used for political ends or by companies as a marketing ploy for unnecessary products. That’s not what we’re about! The one and only goal of this project is sustainability. We earn no money from the calendar, are politically independent, and are fortunately not reliant on contributions from sponsors.
The calendar’s creation is grounded in environmental psychology research, which helps us to make sustainability more accessible to all and to do so in a more systematic fashion. A follow-up study will evaluate the personal changes which people implement in accordance with the calendar. Help us make the calendar more effective by participating in our survey here.
Right you are! Last year, the 2016 Sustainable Advent Calendar was actively used by more than 2500 people from over 60 countries on all continents. But that’s not enough! This year, the calendar is packed with new ideas and is going for Round 2. Our goal is to reach even more people, and to effect worldwide change at a personal level. It’s great to have you on board again this year!
Our press material is only available in German. Therefore visit the German website and download our press release as well as our press kit there.