RESET – Digital for Good

RESET makes solutions-driven, independent journalism, reporting on a sustainable digital future. We share stories and insights about projects and businesses that are using innovative ideas for positive impact. As an impact organisation, RESET supports ecopreneurs with consultation and expertise.

The Sustainability Platform RESET

The current era is shaped by two key developments: increasing digitalisation and the rapid advance of climate change. How can we use digital tools for sustainable development? And how can we ensure that digitalisation develops sustainably? At RESET we take a nuanced look at the latest news from the field of sustainability and digitalisation, report on new solutions and promote positive impact. We’re dedicated to the principles of constructive journalism, also known as solutions journalism. We don’t just ask what the problems are, we also ask “What’s working?” and “How can we have more of it?”

Impact Finance: RESET supports ecopreneurs

Ecopreneurs and social entrepreneurs are shaking up the economy by combining business principles with a sense of responsibility for society and the environment. We want to take this development further and transform our society step by step. That’s why RESET supports green and social entrepreneurs by writing about their work, advising them on key issues and actively helping them to raise growth capital.

Sustainability since 2007

The not-for-profit organisation RESET was set up in 2007 by German entrepreneurs Uta Mühleis and Bodo Kräter.

Uta studied environmental and development policy and has been working with digital media since the mid-90s. Bodo has been committed to new digital business models for decades and has already helped more than 100 start-ups to successful financing.

The RESET editorial office is located in Berlin. This means that our content tends to have a European perspective. But climate change and social justice are issues that affect us all – and smart solutions are being worked on around the globe. With RESET.org, we want to provide a platform for all of these. RESET international team of authors brings together a wide range of skills, united by the urgent need to demonstrate that there are stories of a better world that need telling.

RESET’s work has been recognised multiple times, including by UNESCO, the GreenTecAwards and the initiative “Germany – Land of Ideas”.

Keynote, Workshop or Expert Article – RESET Shares Its Knowledge

With RESET we’ve been keeping our eye on global developments in the area of “digital for good“ for more than ten years. During this time we’ve discovered hundreds of clever solutions, detected new movements and reported on emerging trends. We’re happy to share our knowledge about digital green and social innovations.

How ist RESET financed?

RESET is financed through fixed, independent funding partners, as well as receiving partial funding through making our expertise available to selected ecopreneurs. We sometimes receive funding for individual environmental projects. Because RESET.org does not use advertising or content marketing, we also rely on donations from our community.
Want to support our work? Great! Click here to visit our donation page.

News about RESET

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RESET Special Feature: Civic Tech – Ways out of the Climate Crisis with Digital Civic Engagement

With the help of digital tools, citizens can uncover environmental problems, collect important data and support protective measures. In our new upcoming Special Feature, we explore the question: How can civic tech solutions advance climate protection?
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RESET Special Feature: Satellites and Sustainability

There are thousands of satellites in orbit around our planet right now. And when it comes to protecting the environment and tracking changes in our climate, they’ve become indispensable too. If only there wasn’t the little issue of all that space debris … In RESET’s latest special feature, we’ve been taking a look at the potentials – and pitfalls – of satellites and drones for a sustainable future on this planet.
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RESET Live Talk @re:publica 2021: “Satellites for Sustainability”

Satellites are powerful weapons in the fight against deforestation, overfishing and plastic waste. But there are downsides too, to the recent huge increase in the number of satellites orbiting the Earth. In RESET’s upcoming event at the re:publica conference 2021, we’ll be taking a closer look at projects using satellites for the good of the planet, and discussing a whole range of different solutions for sustainable space travel.
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Artificial Intelligence for Environmental and Climate Protection – Our Guest Article Provides an Overview

The journal “ÖkologischesWirtschaften” looks at socioeconomics and ecological economics. RESET is pleased to be included in a new special issue on digitalisation and sustainability – with a guest article on artificial intelligence.

RESET Needs You! Donate Today For Independent Solutions Journalism

Climate change is the greatest threat of our time – but every day, new, innovative ideas for how to tackle it are emerging around the globe. At RESET.org, it’s our job to discover them, spread the word about what a more sustainable world might look like, and inspire other changemakers to follow their lead. Become part of the solution by supporting us today!
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RESET Recommends 2020: 10 Hand-Picked Fundraising Projects With Real Impact

Looking for a meaningful Christmas gift with meaning or just want to do some good at the end of a difficult year? Here are RESET’s recommendations for 10 the best fundraising projects around – with full marks for innovation, impact and integrity.
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RESET Recommends 2020: 10 Hand-Picked Fundraising Projects With Real Impact

At the end of 2020, we’re looking back on a year full of changes and challenges – but also forward to a new year full of opportunities to do things differently – and better! And you can play a part. Here we present the RESET team’s top 10 fundraising projects for 2020 – hand-picked projects that combine innovation, impact and integrity, and could help ensure a sustainable future for all.

RESET Joins Global Journalism Initiative “Covering Climate Now”

Faced with the growing threat of the climate crisis, the media has a crucial role to play. That’s why RESET has joined the Covering Climate Now initiative, a global effort to increase the amount, quality, and visibility of climate coverage around the world.

New RESET Publication: Artificial Intelligence – Can Computing Power Save Our Planet?

Artificial intelligence is developing at a rapid rate. Could AI also offer solutions to urgent environmental and climate challenges? How much can we ever trust AI? And what is the ecological impact of the technology? In RESET’s first Greenbook(1) we set out to find answers to these questions.