What is this commitment about?
Consider if you always have to buy products new or if you can borrow them from friends or family instead. If that is not possible, you get most things on the market now also used or refurbished - whether technology, clothing or even furniture. There are now many great platforms for this. In this way, you save important resources (and money) and give things that have already been used a second life.
What are 5-Minute Commitments?
With our 5-Minute Commitments, we want to inspire you to easily integrate commitment into your everyday life. They are independent of non-profit organizations and allow you to individually engage with people and nature in your neighborhood.
The next time you need new clothes, furniture or technology, just drop by a second-hand store near you (or online) before you go in search of new goods. You'll be able to get the same items for much less, and you'll also be actively working against the throwaway society. By borrowing things that you might only use once, you'll also ensure that less is consumed in general.
No special prerequisites are needed for this engagement.
For this commitment, you just have to take the time to browse second-hand stores. Also on the Internet you can now find many great second-hand shops.
This project is location independent.
We are a social enterprise from Berlin with a big dream: We want a world in which everyone contributes to a better and more sustainable future according to their possibilities and regardless of time budget, language or previous knowledge. For this purpose, we gather on vostel.de numerous engagement offers from non-profit organizations that are looking for volunteers. By doing this, we show concrete possibilities for action in order to become socially active and would like to motivate above all the younger generations to get involved for a better world.More about the organisation