Protect the Planet could not have been founded in March 2015 without a meeting that took place between Dorothea Sick-Thies and Carl-A. Fechner. They immediately discovered they had so much in common in terms of their ideas, visions and actions.

She was an entrepreneur, environmental activist and mother of two daughters, who had been working for more than ten years at SICK AG and on private initiatives for environmental protection. He was a successful director and multiple award-winning documentary maker, who for 26 years had produced stand-out films with fechnerMedia on the theme of sustainable action.

Both saw and still see environmental protection and the rejection of fossil fuels and nuclear energy generation as the most important global and social challenge of the 21st century. There is no alternative but to accept this necessity, if climate change is ever to be halted for the future of our children and grandchildren and for more just world.

Their attitude is that one can never do enough to advance these goals.

Their motto: Like happiness, a clean energy supply is not something that happens by chance, but rather something we have the power to bring about.

Based on these shared ideas, they founded Protect the Planet. More than ever, Dorothea Sick-Thies and Carl Fechner have since worked tirelessly on projects, initiatives, films and campaigns for the continual expansion of renewables worldwide – supported by Markus Gohr.

Their goal: a huge, peaceful, ethical revolution and transformation!

They are all convinced that this is possible if we pool our efforts to make the global community grow larger and stronger than ever before.

Dorothea Sick-Thies


Carl-A. Fechner


Markus Gohr

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