Verein für sozial-ökologischen Wandel










VSOW is an association with the overall goal to foster socio-ecological change processes. In 2017/2018, we are focusing on two fields of action: Forests and Research & Media.

Our purposes are among others:

  • The promotion of sustainable forest programs in the context of climate change, through the restoration and protection of forest ecosystems.
  • Building and strengthening international collaborations and networks in research & media with grassroots stakeholders in the field of socio-ecological transformations with a special focus on civil-society networks.
  • Fostering education and training especially in the field of forest conservation and restoration by public communication and constructive work for socio-ecological change and man-nature relationship.
  • Inspire and implement sustainable arts projects hand-in-hand with our forest projects.

Our approach is piloting and amplifying projects from local to global and we aim to build solid networks between communities, individuals and professionals. 


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VSOW consists of a team of young professionals, environmental enthusiasts, eco-activists and artists. We have broad professional backgrounds and working experiences with various international organizations. Our team has roots in media, investigative research, journalism, academia and sustainability education. We have seen local and global layers of environmental, social and economic injustice and worked on understanding and communicating these interconnections. We are personally affected by optimistic alternatives, and share the drive to actively shape socio-ecological transformations and positive messages.




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forests - Bugker Wald

In June 2017 we held our first volunteer based activity in our forest in Bugk, outside Berlin. A fence was build with a group of Volunteers to protect an area of the forest, that we want to restore as a nature near mixed forest. The section of the forest has been used as part of a commercial mono-culture tree plantation in the past. 

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forests - Werder Wald

In April 2017 we received a donation of fruit and other trees. A member of the Association turned out to have an old fruit tree plantation outside of Berlin. We decided to turn it in to an agroforestry project and gave the donated trees a new home. 



Ausstellung Donnerstag, 10. Mai 2018 – Montag, 21. Mai 2018 in 


Gold ohne Glanz? | Multimediale Ausstellung und Vortrag - Exhibition and lecture

Eine Reise zu konventionellen Goldschürfern und Fairtrade Kooperativen in Afrika!

Ausgerüstet lediglich mit einer kleinen Kopflampe, genau wie die Kumpel in Ostafrika, begeben sich die Besucher der multimedialen Ausstellung  in die nachgebauten Minenschächte in einer uns zur Verfügung stehenden Kartoffelscheune auf dem Hof Klein Witzeetze 6. Die Hofgemeinschaft beteiligt sich zum dritten Mal an der Kulturellen Landpartien, dem größten, selbstorganisierten Kulturfestival Norddeutschlands. Rund 50 Höfe öffnen zwischen Himmelfahrt und Pfingsten ihre Tore, der Hof kw6 mit einem beeindruckendem politischem Programm (http://kw6.info/).



Im Oktober 2017 bereist der Hamburger Goldschmied Jan Spille (www.janspille.de) gemeinsam mit den freien Filmemacher*innen Jonathan Happ und Katja Becker von ujuzi.media (www.ujuzi.media) Kenia und Uganda. Auf diese Reise wollen wir die Besucher*innen der Ausstellung für einen kurzen Augenblick mitnehmen, die in Kooperation mit dem Verein für sozial-ökologischen Wandel e.V. (https://www.vsow.eu/) entstehen durfte.

Ausstellung: 10.-21.05.2018

Vortrag: 11. Mai um 18:30 Uhr

Veranstaltungsort: Hofgemeinschaft Klein Witzeetze, Klein Witzeetze Nr. 6, 29482 Küsten

Veranstalter*in: kw6 | Hofgemeinschaft Klein Witzeetze | Klein Witzeetze Nr. 6 | 29482 Küsten | info@kw6.info

Website: http://kw6.info/2018/04/03/gold-ohne-glanz/