If we don’t change,
the climate will!

Protect the Planet exhibits at UN climate conference in Bonn

At the 23rd annual world climate conference in Bonn, we’ve made an impact on saving our planet and switching to a 100% renewable energy supply.

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Whoever thinks of tomorrow today, will think well of today by tomorrow

An alliance for a new environmental approach

It is about protecting our planet earth and the future of generations to come. We want to inform, raise awareness and present arguments – but most of all we want to take concrete action and get involved. Today and tomorrow.

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Making an ocean of difference with sun and wind

Aguasol drinking water project

Protect the Planet supports and promotes desalination of seawater powered by renewables rather than diesel generators. Clean water derived from sun and wind means sustainable livelihoods, self-sufficiency and independence.

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When the wind of change blows, some build walls and others put up windmills

Pro-wind-power campaign

Yes, there are some arguments against wind power: bird strike, infrasound and landscape aesthetics. But the Pro-wind-power campaign of Protect the Planet is designed to counter some of the false information and public uncertainty generated by the anti-wind-power lobby.

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If we stood together, we would achieve more.

Partner network

If we can succeed in our efforts to break through old thought patterns and join forces on this key issue, the peaceful, ethical revolution is within our reach.

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We must stop Munich from going up in smoke

Clean air for Munich

The North Munich thermal power plant (HKW Nord) produces more than 2 million tons of carbon emission a year. That represents 17% of total emissions, or more than all cars and trucks in Munich put together. The opposition of local residents is growing.
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We advocate a 100% renewable energy supply.

We have a vision of a world powered by a clean, sustainable, yet affordable energy supply. Protect the Planet is a private alliance of environmentally and politically engaged people all making a strong stand for a decentralised energy system.

We live in a society that places much more value on current interests than future needs. With hardly a care in the world, we are passing on the destruction of our environment, soaring carbon emissions and huge volumes of waste to future generations. Standing idly by and doing nothing amounts to silent complicity.

We are convinced that the solution to the crucial problems of this world, such as climate change, poverty, malnutrition, war, displacement and injustice lies in decentralised energy provision.

The fight to transform the energy industry is a fight for the future of creation.

Our primary goal is decentralised transformation of the energy industry – in a global society that derives all of its energy needs from renewables. We believe that such a change gives us a crucial chance of securing the long-term survival of humanity – under fair and sustainable living conditions.

So we invite you to join us in helping to define the future of our wonderful planet. Each and every one of us can make a valuable contribution by making simple changes in our daily lives. Let us work together to make our world a better place to live in – not just for us, but for future generations.

Dorothea Sick-Thies

Carl-A. Fechner

Markus Gohr

„Decentralised transformation of the energy industry is the solution to the biggest problem of humanity – and it is doable”

– Dorothea Sick-Thies, founder of Protect the Planet –


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“The combat against climate change will essentially be won or lost over coal-fired power”

– Prof. Dr. Markus Vogt, LMU München –

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A power plant in your neighbourhood?

Market research and polling institute TNS Emnid conducted a representative survey to gauge the receptiveness of Germans to power plants in their own neighbourhood. The clear response was for renewables and against coal, gas and nuclear power plants.

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Top tips for a sustainable lifestyle

Here’s what you can do

Each and every one of us can make a personal contribution to sustainable change.
Here are some tips on how to make simple, sustainable practices part of your everyday life.

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100 percent renewables is doable!

Together we can do more. We look forward to hearing from you.

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