GAMESWEEKBERLIN GREEN X

It may seem obsolete or overshadowed by the current pandemic. But we still view the fight against the climate crisis, and other environmental threats, as one of the most pressing matters of our time. We take our organisation‘s share of responsibility seriously. We pledge to continually look for ways to be more sustainable, make green choices and reduce our carbon footprint.
  • We will upcycle as many existing materials as we can and avoid printing new stuff as much as possible. So bare with us if we reuse old rollups, banners, badges, nametags and lanyards and stuff. It would be a bigger waste to throw them away…
  • If we have to print anyhows, we will work to use more sustainable materials in all our printing and advertising
  • We regularly donate to the tree-patronage of Plantaciones Edelman and will continously expand our virtual forest on gamesforest.club
  • We will encourage all our visitors, vendors and staff to use green travel options, and will work towards rewarding those who do
  • We want to reduce gamesweekberlin’s carbon emissions caused by air travel. If trains or other means of transportation are available at a reasonable time invest, we won’t cover airfare tickets for invited guests or employees. We are compensating emissions through the above mentioned partners for all air travel that cannot be avoided
  • We encourage a paper-free office and send out all contracts or invoices via our online system or as digitally signed PDF. Dear partners, please do the same! It does not help if we need to print the email attachment and scan the “original”
  • We want to reduce the amount of waste created at our events. We will remove all single use plastics from our catering services
  • We will actively seek out partners who focus on sustainability. This also extends to our vendors, sponsors and suppliers
These initiatives come with some positive side-effects:
  • We work to create a healthy and sustainable environment both in our offices and at our events. This includes promoting positive work conditions that boost mental health, inclusiveness and diversity across our events and in our teams. We also have a safe space policy to ensure a harassment-free experience
  • and of course – we go online as much as we can – now and in the fute. Travel and stress free. We bring the gamesweekberlin experiences to screens near you!
  • We will work to use more sustainable materials in all our printing and advertising
  • We will encourage all our visitors, vendors and staff to use green travel options, and will work towards rewarding those who do
  • We want to reduce gamesweekberlin’s carbon emissions caused by air travel. We will incentivise our employees to choose green travel options, and we will work on compensating of emissions for all air travel that cannot be avoided
  • We want to reduce the amount of waste created at our event. We aim will remove all single use plastics
  • We will actively seek out partners who focus on sustainability. This also extends to our vendors, sponsors and suppliers
  • We will work to create a healthy and sustainable environment both in our offices and at our events. This includes promoting positive work conditions that boost mental health, inclusiveness and diversity across our events and in our teams. We also have a safe space policy to ensure a harassment-free experience
  • Our location partner Kulturbrauerei will separate waste into plastic, paper/cardboard & residual waste. Food waste (organic waste) is also disposed of separately
  • Biodegradable disposable tableware is planned for the Gamefest. For QUO VADIS,  Kulturbrauerei will use porcelain dishes for catering. 
    Drinks from bottles and glasses will be used for QUO VADIS, reusable cultural brewery cups and bottled goods for Gamefest

Travel Like a Railroad Tycoon & Save Money

Use sustainable transport and play a game while you travel to your meetings with Deutsche Bahn. Get the best price ticket at a single nationwide price, available at every DB station.
Click here for the full range of information, prices and availability about DB’s Event Ticket. 

Stardew Valley in the Rainforest

Plantaciones Edelman, founded in 2011, is a project in Costa Rica that aims to protect the rain forest. It offers you  (and us) to become tree-patrons. The project plants extremely rare trees, among others the Dipteryx oleifera, a tree that is home to the endangered Great Green Macaw. The project is run by people we know in person, it provides full transparency with regular pictures of the trees – visits are possible. 
You may wonder what the difference is to all the other reforestation and C02 compensation projects out there?
1. They own the properties on which the trees are planted
2. They keep track of the trees and clear them regularly for at least four years until they are big enough to survive on their own
3. Their trees are never cut down
4. Their trees help to restore the habitat of the Great Green Macaw – a rare and sympathetic green parrot
gamesweekberlin is patron of a small hand selected section of trees. For Dev Booster we donate a patronage in value of 500 EUR on behalf of the winner of the Audience Award. We will do this in any future edition. 
Visit our Booster space forest
Boost the Forest via donations
gamesweekberlin PRO X is proud founding member of the new gamesforest.club. Booster Space owns a small little virtual forest on the site that will be expanded year by year. For now we started with donations to the German Beech Jungle and Water Catchments.
The GamesForest.club is a non-profit initiative to support the games- and creative industries to invest in carbon absorption via planting and protecting forests. All restoration activities in real life will be shown in its digital twin, the Gamesforest (https://gamesforest.club/).
For the Audience Award of our Dev Booster competition we decided to add a special section in value of another 500 EUR on top. We will continue to grow accordingly award by award.

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