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Detailed description of the Good Practice

+umwelt.plus.karte is a discount card which can be used when buying ecological products, services and tickets to cultural events. The card is valid in 46 companies in the city of Heidelberg, including a great variety of branches (e.g. grocery stores, laundries, carpenters…), and the spectrum of choices is getting more and more extensive. Its purpose is to make ecological products and services more attractive to consumers.

The developer of the card is an association called Weitergeben e.V. which consists of regional enterprises and organizations from environmental and social branches. The card was developed in a project of the Local Agenda Heidelberg in which Weiterwesen e.V. co-operated with the Institute of Ecological Economics (Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung, IÖW) and with the Agenda Bureau of the City of Heidelberg. Nowadays the card is managed by an association called Ökostadt Rhein-Neckar e.V.

Responsible consumption, lifestyle choices

Objectives of the Good Practice

The objective was to make ecological product more attractive to consumers.

Participants of the Good Practice

Weitergeben e.V.: the original developer
IÖW: responsible for the scientific follow-up-study.
Agenda-Büro Heidelberg: in charge of the project co-ordination
Ökostadt Rhein-Neckar e.V.: the current procurator

Target group of the Good Practice


Funding of the Good Practice

The development and establishment phases were supported by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung).

Having the card costs 15 € per year.

More Details of the Good Practice

Documentation and documents

Available files

Contact details

Ökostadt Rhein-Neckar e.V.
Besucheradresse: Kurfürstenanlage 62, 69115 Heidelberg
Postadresse: Postfach 11 02 36, 69071 Heidelberg
Tel.: (06221) 16 08 43
Fax: (06221) 18 29 69
Email: umweltpluskarte@oekostadt.org

Data sources and references

http://www.umweltpluskarte.oekostadt.org (Visited on the 10th of October 2008)