ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY
“Another day, another workout worth a good cause…”
“Thank you! I’ll run and bike more kilometers and gain meters for this excellent cause.”
“Yay! Such an extra motivation to move my body – not only for my own health but also for the environment.”
ACTIVE GIVING IN A NUTSHELL
The principles of the Active Giving model are simple: don’t enforce any behavioral changes, but make this world a better place.
This can be achieved in three simple steps:
Still have questions? Read through our Frequently Asked Questions.
Active Giving FAQs
Active Giving is a platform that enables people to contribute to social and environmental causes by being active. With our product active people connect their fitness data to our donation platform, which converts the data into donation eligible points, which the #activegiver can then donate into non-profits around the globe.
No, Active Giving is not a non-profit. We are a social enterprise that applies strategies & operations of commercial companies that will benefit environmental causes.
While we have common values and share operational processes, our revenue model and funding source differ from typical non-profits.
We believe that the act of doing good in today’s world is not in-line with our daily behaviors, actions and tools. Therefore we want to tap into an existing behavior of our users (sports activity) and combine it with existing spendings of companies (spending marketing budgets) and with that increase funding volumes non-profits receive to create a higher impact on current issues.
Born out of own personal experiences where funding for non-profit projects has not worked out as planned we want to support people in doing good. And involve them into doing those good actions more regularly also in order to become aware of what action is needed.
As of today users share their tracked activity (either through an app or a tracking device/watch) with Active Giving and their social community on Instagram. Based on this tag we identify the activity and convert it into donations for environmental non-profits.
As of today the following sports activities are eligible for Active Giving with the appropriate metric:
- in kms: running, cycling, walking, swimming
- in kcal: yoga, indoor cycling, gym workouts (includes HIIT and similar workouts)
Is Active Giving free to use?
By joining Active Giving you can contribute to a better world by simply being active and not changing any behavior. You will get rewarded by doing good for yourself and doing good for the planet.
Short-term we want to provide a platform through which active people and forward-thinking companies as sponsors can contribute to environmental causes and showing their impact, as well as gain knowledge about environmental issues and projects.
In the future we also want to expand our non-profit offerings to humanitarian, sealife and other meaningful projects that need the most support.
As we currently use Instagram as a platform to connect the users activity with the donation, you
1. need an Instagram account,
2. follow @active.giving and
3. share your sport activities (see next Q&A for details)
To share your activity there a few steps required:
- If you have a tracking device: upload the activity to your smartphone through a supported app (e.g. Garmin Connect for Garmin watches)
- From your smartphone app: either share as an Instagram story directly into the app or take a screenshot and upload it as an Instagram story
- In the Instagram story: tag @active.giving and share the story – Bonus: let your followers know why you are so hyped about tagging @active.giving by adding context in your story, so they are aware about the cause.
Unfortunately as of today we cannot offer you our own app yet, but we suggest to download apps like “Strava”, “RunLive” or “Runtastic” to record your activities and share them on Instagram.
Wait for it, we will add a feature like this in the future.
The current cap of trees that will be planted per day per user is at 20.
Our current conversion to plant 1 tree is the following:
- Running: 2,5 km
- Cycling: 5 km
- Walking: 5 km
- Swimming: 1 km
- All other Workouts: 200 kcal
We are thankful for everyone who offers support to help us. What everyone can do is spread the word about Active Giving and motivate friends & family to follow us, become active and share their activities.
Also be an example and live a lifestyle that does not harm our environment as much: buy less clothes, take the bike instead of a car, a train instead of a plane and support causes and non-profits among many others.
If you want to work with us directly, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
By supporting environmental projects focussed on afforestation and fighting deforestation, we not only fight climate change, but also provide more benefits to local people. Among these are food security and ending hunger, providing income streams for farmers and with that reducing deforestation due to farmers cutting trees down. Furthermore through planting trees there are more environmental effects such as preventing soil erosion, trees give wind shelter, improve water quality and provide a habitat for wildlife animals.
As of today we have partnered with Trees for the Future, while we are in contact with other non-profits to extend our partnerships in the future. We also donated to Eden Forests. Read more about these two non-profits here.
Yes, while we will focus on environmental topics to start with. In the future we will also consider adding non-profits that focus on different issues.
Our criteria catalogue for now is rather short and will be evolving over time. As for now we pick environmental projects which have a focus on social impact, meaning that the social benefits are not only spill-over effects but are core of the program. This is achieved by involving the local community into the afforestation efforts in a way that they generate incomes from participating in the program or becoming food secure, so in turn they become independent from the non-profit in the future.
Please contact email@example.com to get in touch with us.
As for now the donations are funded privately and event-based kickbacks in first collaboration projects with sport events and brands. In the future the donations will be funded by corporate sponors that want to contribute to a better world.
As a sponsor not only you contribute to a better world by rerouting media budgets to environmental causes, but you also create a meaningful relationship with the users, by supporting a cause they care about. Also Active Giving will provide you with many insights about environmental issues, projects and achievements.
EVENTS WITH ACTIVE GIVING
Clean Up 030 Run
Every 1st Saturday in each month, the CleanUp run takes place.
Get out your running outfit, we will equip you with gloves and bags and we can get going. We will run for 60 minutes during which we will collect as much trash as possible and can be carried by us.
This run is not about kilometers or pace, but about a clean Berlin.
When: Every 1st Saturday each month 10.00 – 11.30 AM
Where: Runbase Berlin, Schleusenufer 4, 10997 Berlin
Join here: https://www.facebook.com/events/497677040885017/
*english version below
Om runners startet ins neue Jahrzehnt!
Verabschiedet euch von alten Gewohnheiten und geht eure Ziele gemeinsam an! Egal auf welchem Fitness-Level ihr euch derzeit bewegt, die lululemon community setzt euer Potential frei und holt das Beste in euch heraus!
Der Run Club integriert deshalb zusätzlich kleine HIIT Trainingseinheiten auf der Strecke, die von Hiit Berlin und Sweat Klub geleitet werden.
Passend zur Umgebung könnt ihr auch noch Gutes tun, denn jeder Lauf hat einen Zweck!
Active Giving verwandelt deinen Lauf in einen Baum;
1. Verfolge deinen Lauf mit deiner bevorzugten App
2. Folge Active Giving auf Instagram und
3. Markiere sie in Ihrer Story, wenn deinen Lauf teilst.
Sei aktiv. Sei ein Teil von Active Giving.
Om runners starts the new decade!
Say goodbye to old habits and tackle your goals together! No matter what fitness level you are currently in, the lululemon
community unleashes your potential and gets the best out of you!
The Run Club therefore also integrates small HIIT training units on the route, which are lead by Hiit Berlin and Sweat Klub.
You can also do something good for the environment, because every run has a purpose!
Active Giving turns your run into a tree;
1. Track your run with your favorite app
2. Follow Active Giving on Instagram and
3. Mark them in your story when you share your run.
Be active. Be part of Active Giving.
Ride, run and ice dip with Jeffrey
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/617199472390127/
ride.bln is all about community and health and we believe that together we can move mountains – or conquer every sportive challenge ahead.
together with IceDippersBerlin & Active Giving we are approaching a new level of healthiness and sticking together.
N E X T sunday we will meet at 9 am in the ride.room and ride with legend Jeffrey.
Afterwards we run to Plötzensee (approx. 6.8km) to learn a new kind of breathing and dip into ice cold water. together we can make it and also plant trees by being so active!! towels, hot tea and cacao is of course on us.
The run and ice dipping is for free and guess what?
for every rider who ice dips with us we donate 5 €. the donation will go towards the kältebus berlin – let’s have a do.good.sunday with us.
Active Giving will also donate 10 trees for every ice dipper! make this place a greener world. simply tagg Active Giving in your insta-ice-dip-story! doing good can be so easy sometimes. 🙂
book your bike NOW!!!
sunday 9 am in mitte.
find the agenda and a video of the ice dipping below:
8:50 at Ride BLN in Schützenstraße
9:00 start ride
9:50 end ride
10:00 start run to Plötzensee
10:45 arrive at Plötzensee
10:50 start breath work
11:15 get into water
11:30 drink tea & socialise
check out what is waiting for you:
The greatest workout party in 2020
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/164770471461124/
ride I dance I meditate – thursday, jan 30st, 8pm, BikiniBerlin
welcome the year with the first of its kind ride and dance party. lets start active and focused.
ride.bln, the DAYBREAKER and BikiniBerlin are teaming up to bring you an evening full of happiness, energy and positivity. start with a heart-pumping ride to live dj tunes, followed by a crazy dance party with live artists on stage and finish your thursday evening with a focussing meditation, healthy beverages and bites to connect, recover and feel.good.
vitalizing refresher by Orania Hotel, Roy Kombucha, INJU and Schweppes.
and guess what?! this event will contribute to the reforestation of our planet with Active Giving – a social wellness platform for good that turns your ride and your dance moves into trees! simply upload an IG story of the event with tag: Active Giving and you will get rewarded with trees to be planted with the partner Trees for the Future.
we warmly invite you to join that special experience and please feel free to share.
see you on the dancefloor.
you can also come and only dance | meditate I do good
thursday, jan 30st, 9pm, BikiniBerlin
see you on the dancefloor.
Winter Cleanse Escape: Yoga & Wellness 1-day Retreat
The winter season is a natural time of sluggishness, and due to the lack of sunlight, it easy to get drugged down in its blues. We have the choice to sit with our winter blues waiting until we feel better, or we can take action and raise our vibration. How? You can start by gifting yourself a day of Self-care and Self-love during our next Yoga & Wellness escape.
Join Nadine and Anna in January for a 1-day detox in the stunning Lobe Block space. Only a couple of kilometres away from Mitte in the heart of Gesundrunnen, you will find a quirky and minimalist yoga studio where we will enable you to give all that love that you give to others to yourself.
We believe that we are holistic creatures, and as such, we require to work on all our layers of our being to find balance and inner harmony. Inspired by Ayurveda and Andean’s ancient healing arts, our escape has been designed to help you cultivate your inner spark – your true self and beauty – with local organic foods, a combination of various styles of Yoga (Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Yoga Nidra), breathwork and meditation two wellness workshops all topped up with an initial cacao ceremony to connect you with our tribe from the level of the heart.
Come to renew, nurture all the dimensions of your being and drop off your winter blues in our 1-DAY Yoga escape in Berlin.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- Cacao Ceremony + the shaking medicine
- Breath-work meditation
- Yoga Flow + Yin + Yoga Nidra
- Two Wellness workshops
- Healthy Snacks
Early birds €79 till Sunday, January 5th
Full Price €89
This event is limited to 15 participants only, we suggest to book your retreat soon to avoid disappointments.
Each ticket sold will contribute to the plantation of 10 trees through Active Giving, a platform that supports active people and the reforestation of our planet. Active Giving turns trackable fitness and wellness activities into tree planting!
ABOUT THE TEACHERS
500 RYT certified, Nadine has been practising yoga for 15 years and excited to share her passion for Yoga. She is teaching regularly in Berlin in the most popular Yoga places like Spirit Yoga and BECYCLE since 2014 loves to travel to take Yogis to special places like Ebbio. Her preferred style is Vinyasa Flow with powerful elements, but also the counterpart to the strong yang classes: Yin Yoga/Yoga Nidra to balance it all out. So be ready to experience a full body and mind treatment during our retreat.
Originally hailing from Italy but feeling like a true citizen of the world, Anna spent many years in London, Ibiza and now Berlin. Formerly working in the electronic music scene, Anna discovered Yoga 10 years ago and immediately grew devoted to it. These days Anna is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor and Holistic Health Coach, who is on a mission to work with those who are seeking to improve their happiness and health adding new beneficial habits to their lives. In 2018 she founded Flawsome Yoga Wellness, a service that integrates health coaching, nutrition advice, home cooking, Yoga and meditation practice
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