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The Movement for Digitalization and Sustainability

originated in Berlin from B&B-Conference 2018

What role does sustainability play for stable tech communities? Which ecological opportunities do digital applications offer for climate and resource protection? What types of digitalization are opposed or even counterproductive to these goals? How can the digital society be democratic and just while peacefully preserving the basis of our lives on this planet?

Sign our demands

653 signees supported our political demands so far.

📣 #Datenschutz #Entwicklung #Bildung #Gerechter Handel #Verantwortung #IT-Sicherheit #Open Source #Gemeinwohl #Demokratie #Monopole brechen

Zu den Forderungen der Trägerorganisationen

Maria Bossmann, Hendrik Zimmermann, Teresa Hoffmann, Vivian Frick, Nicolas Guenot, Juliane Krüger, Sven Hilbig, Anja Höfner, Rolf Buschmann, Leon Kaiser, Rainer Rehak, Constanze Kurz, Tilman Santarius

Kernteam Bits & Bäume

What technology does a degrowth society need? Bits&Bäume looks for answers beyond digitalization hype and technology phobia.

Andrea Vetter, Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie e. V.


For Germanwatch's goals - such as the energy and agricultural turnaround or the reduction of resource consumption - digitalization means both opportunity and risk.

Hendrik Zimmermann, Germanwatch e. V.


Our common goal: a peaceful world worth living in, where our human rights are respected and which we shape as a responsible civil society.

Juliane Krüger, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland e. V.


Digitalization affects fundamental aspects of our society. It must be designed in such a way that the planetary boundaries are not exceeded and thus our livelihoods are preserved.

Maria Bossmann, Deutscher Naturschutzring e. V. (DNR)


The hacker community and the environmental movement have a lot in common. Now all we have to do is to plan a sustainable revolution together.

Constanze Kurz, Chaos Computer Club (CCC)


Bits & Bäume gathers what does not yet belong together: Techies on the one hand and actors from the environmental scene on the other - this is the only way to shape a sustainable digital future!

Anja Höfner, Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW)


Bits & Bäume aims to politicize the debate on the megatrend of digitalization. We need ideas and concepts on how we can make digitalization sustainable!

Tilman Santarius, Technische Universität Berlin


Techies and environmentalists need to talk to each other, because surveillance capitalism threatens the peaceful internet, democracy & our natural livelihoods.

Rainer Rehak, Forum InformatikerInnen für Frieden und gesellschaftliche Verantwortung e. V. (FIfF)


Making digitalization sustainable is one of the greatest challenges facing our society. Therefore Bits & Bäume conference is a first and important milestone.

Rolf Buschmann, BUND


We must make digitalization fair, otherwise the gap between North and South, rich and poor will continue to widen.

Sven Hilbig, Brot für die Welt