Green Summit for a sustainable future

6th June, 2023
We hosted an impactful Youth Green Summit on Saturday, bringing together 75 passionate participants. The event served as a platform for dialogue and collaboration, addressing global issues and paving the way for a sustainable future.
Stefanie Remlinger, the mayor of Berlin-Mitte, and keynote speaker at the summit, delivered a thought-provoking speech that resonated deeply with attendees. Her words highlighted the significance of social innovation and technology integration within a sustainable socio-economic system. She inspired us to take action and contribute to the positive changes our world urgently needs. Remlinger said: “The Green Summit has shown that through the exchange of ideas, the integration of technology and the promotion of intergenerational dialogue we are able to work together to find solutions to the most pressing challenges of our time.”
The summit explored a wide range of topics, including food, transportation, sustainable buildings, energy production, circular economy, green fashion, goods, and services. These discussions illuminated the complexity of building a sustainable future and shed light on transformative measures required in each area. By tackling these topics head-on, we came closer to finding comprehensive solutions.
The summit placed particular emphasis on the importance of intergenerational dialogue. The power of connecting people of different ages and backgrounds became evident as we engaged in meaningful conversations and shared diverse perspectives.
When asked about their wishes for the Earth, the overwhelming response from participants was “peace on Earth.” This sentiment highlighted our shared aspiration for a harmonious and sustainable planet, transcending boundaries and generations. It reinforced the understanding that addressing environmental issues requires technical solutions and fostering peace and harmony among all.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Hotel Müggelseeperle for being a fantastic host. The captivating ambiance and warm hospitality created the perfect atmosphere for open dialogue and meaningful connections. Furthermore, the vegan lunch served during the summit delighted our taste buds while showcasing the possibilities of sustainable culinary experiences.
Reflecting on this successful inaugural event, we envision it as the first of many more to come. The Green Summit has laid a solid foundation for future gatherings nurturing collaboration, knowledge sharing, and global networking. We can shape a sustainable future by fostering optimism, determination, and meaningful action.

About the Berlin Cosmopolitan School, Preschool and Kindergarten

The Berlin Cosmopolitan School is changing the traditional way schools and kindergartens work with different approaches to learning in the areas of nature and environmental protection, sports, new work, culture, dance, music and art and much more. The aim of the independent school, preschool and kindergarten is to bring all students along according to their abilities.

“When school motivates, everyone learns more” is the conviction of the Berlin Cosmopolitan School. Regular outdoor learning, sports activities and competitions, digital projects such as robotics, internships from grade 6, music-making from kindergarten age, dance clubs, bilingual education and much more help the children to discover and develop their own preferences and abilities.

Important concerns of the Berlin Cosmopolitan School, Kindergarten and Preschool are social justice, equal opportunities in education and a balanced community. The school regularly awards scholarships to students and accepts refugees. Through its established network and internationally trained staff, the educational institution has the opportunity to explore new educational paths for every age group.

The Berlin Cosmopolitan School was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organisation by Yvonne Wende. In 2004, the first bilingual (English-German) kindergarten and preschool opened for Berlin-Mitte with 18 children. Shortly after, the primary school started and most recently, in 2009, the accredited bilingual Gymnasium of Berlin Cosmopolitan School 01P22. Since then, the number of students has steadily increased. Approximately 1,000 students from all over the world are now being taught on the Rückerstraße and Invalidenstraße campuses. The kindergarten has grown to a number of more than 300 children between the ages of 1 and 6.

In 2013, Berlin Cosmopolitan School was accredited as an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, first for primary school and also for the Gymnasium. The IB Learner Profile is about developing children and young people into lifelong learners. The school and kindergarten use primary experiences to design lessons.