We #MoveTheDate

There are already many solutions to push back Overshoot Day, from innovative products to urban development. To amplify what is already possible, #MoveTheDate solutions give examples of what is already being done in Germany to move the date. Share more projects that inspire you, from food rescue to repair cafes, from public projects to neighborhood initiatives, on the #MoveTheDate solution map.

Öcher Solar Support Program & Öcher Solar Initiative
Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia
“We have decided to act in a climate-neutral way from 2030. To achieve this, we need to use solar energy wherever possible,” explains Climate Protection and Environmental Officer Dr. Markus Kremer. Read More
Klimaquartier Arrenberg
Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia
Aufbruch am Arrenberg e.V. was founded in 2008 as a non-profit association for neighborhood development. Since 2015, it has been home to the Klimaquartier (Climate Quarter) Arrenberg initiative, which strives to transform the neighborhood into a climate-neutral community. Read More
Nordbahntrasse Wuppertal
Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia
The infrastructure project, which was developed by a citizens’ initiative together with the city administration, is primarily regarded as the initial spark for a bicycle-friendly climate in the city and region. Read More
Citizens’ budget
Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia
With the Citizens’ Budget, the city of Wuppertal, together with external sponsors, makes a budget available for public welfare-oriented ideas from the citizens (in 2021, the amount was 200,000€).  Read More
Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia
Utopiastadt started in 2011 with 200 sqm coworking space, now participation center on about 40,000 sqm of central urban development space. Read More
Solar Decathlon
Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia
The Solar Decathlon Europe 21/22 (SDE 21/22) is an international competition for sustainable urban living and building. Read More
Stadthäuser StadtFinken
This urban dwelling  was realized as a 145-meter-long construction site: 22 townhouses with 44 residential units. It lives up to passive house standards. Read More
Which #MoveTheDate solution projects move and inspire you?
Share existing #MoveTheDate projects that excite you. The best entries posted on the map before World Environment Day on June 5 will be promoted to a wider audience through our communications activities. Share your favorite solutions.
HOWOGE Sewanstrasse District
On an approximately 5,400-square-meter site on Sewanstrasse in Lichtenberg, HOWOGE has built a neighborhood that already exceeds the German government’s climate protection targets while providing social housing.  Read More
Vauban, a sustainable neighborhood
Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg
Vauban, the 38 hectare former military base of the French armed forces has been transformed into a new neighborhood close to the city center. Read More
Stühlinger City Hall
Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg
The city hall in Stühlinger in Freiburg im Breisgau was completed in November 2017 as the world’s first public building with a net-positive energy balance. Read More
SQUARE Mannheim
Since 2009, the city of Mannheim has been pursuing the goal of reducing local CO2 emissions by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels. Mannheim is delivering towards this goal through various projects, innovative concepts, and cooperation. Read More
Municipal sustainability strategy for Essen
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia
By drawing up the sustainability strategy, the city of Essen is creating a common vision as a sustainable, livable city. Read More
Ideas Exchange of the Green Capital Agency of the City of Essen
Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia
The city of Essen was awarded the “European Green Capital – 2017″ distinction by the European Commission for its demonstrably high environmental standards. Read More
Berlin, Düsseldorf
Since its development began in 2008, the 5,5-hectare urban quarter of EUREF-Campus Berlin has become a symbol of the energy revolution in Germany. Read More

German Overshoot Day is far too early. Together we can #MoveTheDate. This project supports urban actors in finding solutions which create the future they desire.

The project is lead by the Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) of Wuppertal and Global Footprint Network and financed by Stiftung Mercator.

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