“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
Leonardo Da Vinci
GreenUp is the (new) name of the swisswide non-profit association “Umwelt Plattform”, which has its roots in Basel.
We started out as a response to a challenge from the Umweltallianz. Ever since, we used our creative and positive spirit to inspire people to act for sustainability and adopt a resource-light lifestyle at home or at work. Of course for the planet, but also to live lighter, more connected .. happier. We do this through positive experiences during our events and with innovative projects.
We do this with a small, cool team of young professionals working part-time, a super community of around 50 volunteers, and a fantastic board. We are funded by those who share our passion and approach.
Our story and impact
I love being amazed by the beauty of nature over and over again, be it while foraging for mushrooms with my children or when snowboarding in the forests of Davos.
Communications & Community Manager
I’m a sustainability aficionada and a minimalist. Life has become less stressful, I have become more productive in my daily life and I’m only surrounded by things that make me happy.
Project Manager “DuraPass” & Team-Lead
I like the simple things in life and to experience the joy which small gestures bring with them.
The “GoSimple” challenge is like a journey for me and there is a lot to discover! I am curious to explore all the inspiring ideas and projects for a sustainable lifestyle together with the participants.
I love being part of a whole, whether it is nature or people. I value simple moments like a smile, a bike ride or swapping baby clothes and believe they are strong enough to make a positive difference in our lives.
I’m a committed environmentalist and I like to contribute to new sustainable initiatives to support biodiversity conservation and climate initiatives. I believe in developping simple solutions to reduce our daily consumption. Creating the world of tomorrow begins with each of our actions. We’re part of the solution.
“Be the change you wish for this world” a statement I try to live by. I’m actively engaged in different sustainable projects and events in and around Basel. I love upcycling, foodsharing, flea markets and being in nature. Together with GreenUp I would love to spread some seeds into this world to keep it green and alive!
I enjoy nature, and take any chance to bring more of it to our daily lives. With the promise that our future generation have a chance to enjoy their only planet that they have: I promote the vision of “Less is more” and try to send our friendly message to as many people as possible, and persist on this good causes.
The nature is my playground when I ski or hike but is also the space where I like to chill.
I try to do my best to preserve the earth and I like to be part of a community that tries to maintain our world so beautiful.
I find it very liberating to enjoy the simple side of life and always feel very at peace while gardening, cooking some fresh and healthy food, caring for my rescue animals or being carried away on a walk in the forest by the peaceful atmosphere.
My happy place is in the mountains, high up enjoying the view or swimming in clear, fresh water. These environments are so fragile, and I want future generations to be able to enjoy them as much as I do, which is why I’m working with GreenUP.
We need to change to give our children the best future. That’s why I love to find new ways to do things better and share it with others. Simplicity is the soul of happiness.