Earthackers are creating Documentary Films about Sustainable Projects
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⏫Please see my introduction video first!😊🎥


Hello, and welcome to my Patreon page!

My name is Aki. I am a Berlin-based, passionate documentary filmmaker, journalist and blogger in the field of sustainability. After working with a German sustainable web-magazine “Funkenzeit”, Slow Food Organisation and various Japanese companies, I launched my new project, “Earthackers” this year. My purpose is to share the ideas of fascinating projects about the subject across the world by my documentary films. I hope that my films introduce fresh, cutting-edge ideas to many people, helping them pursuing lifestyles that are less taxing for the planet.

I have been involved in the activities of more than 100 environmentally-friendly-startups so far. Here you can see some projects and individuals which I have interviewed. These films will be soon released on my Earthackers channel:

Instock (Amsterdam, Netherlands): Instock is one of the most innovative restaurants in Amsterdam. It tackles on food waste issue by turning surplus into delicious meals. All the dishes there are cooked by experienced chefs and they are quite delicious!:) 

(Instock: www.instock.nl)

The Restaurant of Order Mistakes (Tokyo, Japan): The Restaurant of Order Mistakes only employs waiters with dementia. They may get your order wrong but it is accepted at this restaurant by both customers and employers. Therefore, it is always surprising and fun to see what is served to customers at the end. This situation brings about a different style of communication between waiters and customers. 

The mission of The Restaurant of Order Mistakes is to provide people with dementia with an opportunity to integrate in the community while spreading this acceptance of other people's small mistakes in today's otherwise ruthlessly rushed society.
(The Restaurant of Order Mistakes: www.facebook.com/ORDER.MISTAKES)

Løs Market (Copenhagen, Denmark): Løs Market is the first package-free bulk store in Denmark. Their concept is to help the people in the community to live in a zero waste lifestyle and give them a better access to organic, regional products. 
(Løs Market: www.loes-market.dk)

SirPlus (Berlin, Germany): SirPlus was established by passionate young entrepreneurs from Berlin Raphael Fellmer and Martin Schott. They gather expired products as well as otherwise-wasted fruits and vegetables from other stores and sell them at their shop and online. They won a German national prize "Zu gut für die Tonne" in 2018.

Here you can see the introduction film of their project which I created (Click "CC" for the English subtitle.)

(SirPlus: sirplus.de)

Kulturgrenzenlos (Kiel, Germany): Kulturgrenzenlos is one of the biggest language tandem projects for Syrian refugees and students who want to learn Arabic in Germany. The number of tandems they have helped to establish has reached to 500 as of 2017. 

Here you can see the introduction film of their project which I created (Click "CC" for the English subtitle.):  

(Kulturgrenzenlos e.V.: kulturgrenzenlos.de)


Furthermore, one of the aims of Earthackers is documenting zero waste and minimalist lifestyles. I believe that the business models of many successful European startups today are deeply related to their lifestyle and therefore, these documentary films will help us to understand these new and upcoming trends.

Minimal Mimi: Minimal Mimi is one of the most popular minimalist Youtuber in Berlin. She was recently featured in several German national television series. It's amazing that all the waste she produced for the first two months in 2018 was packed in just one small glass bin!


(Minimal Mimi: "Minimal Mimi")


In 2015 I moved from Japan to Germany to study in the Sustainability and Media Master program and I started working as a documentary filmmaker for a sustainable web magazine. Through my study and work in Germany, I have encountered a lot of fascinating ambitious eco-friendly projects in Europe which I had never seen in Japan before, including package-free stores like "Unverpackt", rescued-food restaurants and many circular economy related activities. Thus, my motivation to share their wonderful projects through my films and articles across the world is raised.


In particular, I love to interview with sustainable entrepreneurs, startups and individuals and help exchange their ideas throughout the world. I hope that my documentary films help people learning new concepts and conducting similar projects even if they live in different parts of the world. I don't want to limit my activities to Europe only, but instead I would love to do a documentary film tour across Japan and introduce Japanese projects and activities to the rest of the world as well.


Earthackers covers the themes of zero waste, circular economy, food rescue, refugee issues, organic agriculture, cultural diversity, environmental conservation, sustainable practice and alternative lifestyle. My documentary films are not only to tell the facts rigorously but to offer the viewers something new and enjoyable, to learn in an entertaining manner. Moreover, I visit each project individually and conduct the interviews in multiple languages (in English, German, Japanese and I'm learning French these days;) ), which is a unique feature of my documentary channel.


Here I introduce you some projects which I have filmed and will soon release through Earthackers:


Alice Waters
: Alice Waters is the owner of Chez Panisse in California, U.S., and a tremendous contributor to the spread of the importance of organic, locally grown ingredients as well as nutrition education for children through Edible Schoolyard. 


(Alice Waters: "Alice Waters")


Selina Juul: Selina Juul is a food-waste activist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is officially known that due to her work with the Stop Wasting Food campaign, Denmark reduced its food waste nationally by 25% in 5 years (2010-2015). She won the Nordic Council Environment Prize and the Danish Social Democrats' Svend Auken Prize in 2013. She was also named Dane of the Year in 2014.


Einhorn (Berlin, Germany): Einhorn is a Berlin-based startup and they are passionate about producing fair-trade, sustainable condoms. Moreover, about 40% of their profits are distributed to sexual education programs in Berlin.


(Einhorn: einhorn.my)


Tony's Chocolonely (Amsterdam, Netherlands): Tony's Chocolonely's mission is to produce 100% child lavor-free chocolates. They have established a sustainable direct cooperation with cacao farms in the West Africa by trading directly and paying more than fair trade standard salaries.



(Tony's Chocolonely: tonyschocolonely.com)
 

The Good Food (Cologne, Germany): The Good Food is the first store in Germany, which retails exclusively expired products, otherwise-wasted fruits and vegetables. They run a business for profit, yet their mission is not to maximise gain but pursue social benefit by dealing with food waste issues.  


(The Good Food: www.the-good-food.de)





My Boo (Kiel, Germany): My Boo produces unique bamboo bikes through utilising waste bamboo materials in Ghana. My Boo also contributes to address working poverty issues among young people in Ghana by providing employment. Furthermore, the company funds a school and several scholarships with their profits, investing back in the community.


(MyBoo: my-boo.de)


Skagerak (Copenhagen, Denmark): Skagerak is a Danish furniture company and they only work with woods from their own sustainable forests. All the wooden materials they use are certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and are 100% traceable.


(Skagerak: skagerak.dk)


Gruten (Oslo, Norway): Oslo is know as the city with one of the biggest coffee consumption rates in the world. Gruten makes the most of this situation by turning coffee waste into soap and mushroom kits. Gruten cooperates with local coffee shops and they have lately been expanding to other Norwegian cities.


(Gruten: gruten.no)

Moreover, Earthackers serves as a hub to connect these sustainable projects worldwide to provide mutual inspiration. My project has contributed to the birth of some cooperations and even a workshop at a university through my mutual introduction between projects.

I would love to further expand this project by starting this Patreon, which gives you an opportunity to become a part of this ever-growing community. Thanks to your contributions, I will have the ability to make even greater strides towards developing a more sustainable Channel, spreading cutting-edge social activities across the world. 

In return, I’d like to offer some incentives including access to full-length interview videos in addition to the normal introduction ones, a Skype chat together, and even an annual meeting invitation in Tokyo / Berlin. I’m more than happy to get in touch with you, people! : ) 

With your support for each video, I can focus more on creating even better documentary films, visiting more projects, researching activities in more depth and detail, and spend more time communicating with our Patreon members in this exciting new community. Furthermore, as you may know, I am a Japanese vegan chef with the goal of spreading the sustainable Japanese cooking methods through my youtube channel, “Aki’s Japanese Recipes for Vegans”. Your support will help me work closely with local farmers, organic producers and makers of traditional Japanese ingredients. (Aki’s Japanese Recipes for Vegans

I am excited to further develop this project, and continue our growth as one of the largest and most ambitious sustainable documentary film communities with you! 

Best regards,

Aki
Earthackers: www.earthackers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Earthackers
YouTube: Earthackers
Instagram: www.instagram.com/akihiro.yasui
Akihiro Yasui: www.facebook.com/aki.hiro.co.jp
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Monthly news letter from Earthackers. As well as, individual thanks message, unending gratitude, and that feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 
Full-Length Interview & Private Group
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Full-Length Interview Video & Private Facebook Community Access. (I will help connect you to other supporters as well as invite the entrepreneurs I have inteviewed to the community. It may be difficult for entrepreneurs to directly give responses to all questions but I will send your comments and feedbacks to entrepreneurs:) )

Plus:


▶️Monthly news letter


▶️Individual thanks message


▶️Unending gratitude


▶️That feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 


A Skype Chat for 30 Minutes
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A Skype talk for 30 minutes (per 6 months) Only those who support me more than 6 months.


Plus:


▶️Full-Length Interview Video


▶️Private Facebook Community Access


▶️Monthly news letter


▶️Individual thanks message


▶️Unending gratitude


▶️That feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 

Annual Meeting Invitation
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Annual meeting invitation in Tokyo / Berlin. (*Regarding foods and drinks, please make a payment by yourselves:) )


Plus:


▶️Full-Length Interview Video


▶️Private Facebook Community Access


▶️Monthly news letter


▶️Individual thanks message


▶️Unending gratitude


▶️That feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 

Sponsor Credit on Videos
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
For a sponsor credit, we will put the logo and name of your company or project on the "Sponsor" page of Earthacker's website and at the end of videos. Please let me know what kind of company / project you run in advance. I will check if your projects go well with our concept.

Plus:


▶️Annual meeting invitation in Tokyo / Berlin


▶️Full-Length Interview Video


▶️Private Facebook Community Access


▶️Monthly news letter


▶️Individual thanks message


▶️Unending gratitude


▶️That feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 

⏫Please see my introduction video first!😊🎥


Hello, and welcome to my Patreon page!

My name is Aki. I am a Berlin-based, passionate documentary filmmaker, journalist and blogger in the field of sustainability. After working with a German sustainable web-magazine “Funkenzeit”, Slow Food Organisation and various Japanese companies, I launched my new project, “Earthackers” this year. My purpose is to share the ideas of fascinating projects about the subject across the world by my documentary films. I hope that my films introduce fresh, cutting-edge ideas to many people, helping them pursuing lifestyles that are less taxing for the planet.

I have been involved in the activities of more than 100 environmentally-friendly-startups so far. Here you can see some projects and individuals which I have interviewed. These films will be soon released on my Earthackers channel:

Instock (Amsterdam, Netherlands): Instock is one of the most innovative restaurants in Amsterdam. It tackles on food waste issue by turning surplus into delicious meals. All the dishes there are cooked by experienced chefs and they are quite delicious!:) 

(Instock: www.instock.nl)

The Restaurant of Order Mistakes (Tokyo, Japan): The Restaurant of Order Mistakes only employs waiters with dementia. They may get your order wrong but it is accepted at this restaurant by both customers and employers. Therefore, it is always surprising and fun to see what is served to customers at the end. This situation brings about a different style of communication between waiters and customers. 

The mission of The Restaurant of Order Mistakes is to provide people with dementia with an opportunity to integrate in the community while spreading this acceptance of other people's small mistakes in today's otherwise ruthlessly rushed society.
(The Restaurant of Order Mistakes: www.facebook.com/ORDER.MISTAKES)

Løs Market (Copenhagen, Denmark): Løs Market is the first package-free bulk store in Denmark. Their concept is to help the people in the community to live in a zero waste lifestyle and give them a better access to organic, regional products. 
(Løs Market: www.loes-market.dk)

SirPlus (Berlin, Germany): SirPlus was established by passionate young entrepreneurs from Berlin Raphael Fellmer and Martin Schott. They gather expired products as well as otherwise-wasted fruits and vegetables from other stores and sell them at their shop and online. They won a German national prize "Zu gut für die Tonne" in 2018.

Here you can see the introduction film of their project which I created (Click "CC" for the English subtitle.)

(SirPlus: sirplus.de)

Kulturgrenzenlos (Kiel, Germany): Kulturgrenzenlos is one of the biggest language tandem projects for Syrian refugees and students who want to learn Arabic in Germany. The number of tandems they have helped to establish has reached to 500 as of 2017. 

Here you can see the introduction film of their project which I created (Click "CC" for the English subtitle.):  

(Kulturgrenzenlos e.V.: kulturgrenzenlos.de)


Furthermore, one of the aims of Earthackers is documenting zero waste and minimalist lifestyles. I believe that the business models of many successful European startups today are deeply related to their lifestyle and therefore, these documentary films will help us to understand these new and upcoming trends.

Minimal Mimi: Minimal Mimi is one of the most popular minimalist Youtuber in Berlin. She was recently featured in several German national television series. It's amazing that all the waste she produced for the first two months in 2018 was packed in just one small glass bin!


(Minimal Mimi: "Minimal Mimi")


In 2015 I moved from Japan to Germany to study in the Sustainability and Media Master program and I started working as a documentary filmmaker for a sustainable web magazine. Through my study and work in Germany, I have encountered a lot of fascinating ambitious eco-friendly projects in Europe which I had never seen in Japan before, including package-free stores like "Unverpackt", rescued-food restaurants and many circular economy related activities. Thus, my motivation to share their wonderful projects through my films and articles across the world is raised.


In particular, I love to interview with sustainable entrepreneurs, startups and individuals and help exchange their ideas throughout the world. I hope that my documentary films help people learning new concepts and conducting similar projects even if they live in different parts of the world. I don't want to limit my activities to Europe only, but instead I would love to do a documentary film tour across Japan and introduce Japanese projects and activities to the rest of the world as well.


Earthackers covers the themes of zero waste, circular economy, food rescue, refugee issues, organic agriculture, cultural diversity, environmental conservation, sustainable practice and alternative lifestyle. My documentary films are not only to tell the facts rigorously but to offer the viewers something new and enjoyable, to learn in an entertaining manner. Moreover, I visit each project individually and conduct the interviews in multiple languages (in English, German, Japanese and I'm learning French these days;) ), which is a unique feature of my documentary channel.


Here I introduce you some projects which I have filmed and will soon release through Earthackers:


Alice Waters
: Alice Waters is the owner of Chez Panisse in California, U.S., and a tremendous contributor to the spread of the importance of organic, locally grown ingredients as well as nutrition education for children through Edible Schoolyard. 


(Alice Waters: "Alice Waters")


Selina Juul: Selina Juul is a food-waste activist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. It is officially known that due to her work with the Stop Wasting Food campaign, Denmark reduced its food waste nationally by 25% in 5 years (2010-2015). She won the Nordic Council Environment Prize and the Danish Social Democrats' Svend Auken Prize in 2013. She was also named Dane of the Year in 2014.


Einhorn (Berlin, Germany): Einhorn is a Berlin-based startup and they are passionate about producing fair-trade, sustainable condoms. Moreover, about 40% of their profits are distributed to sexual education programs in Berlin.


(Einhorn: einhorn.my)


Tony's Chocolonely (Amsterdam, Netherlands): Tony's Chocolonely's mission is to produce 100% child lavor-free chocolates. They have established a sustainable direct cooperation with cacao farms in the West Africa by trading directly and paying more than fair trade standard salaries.



(Tony's Chocolonely: tonyschocolonely.com)
 

The Good Food (Cologne, Germany): The Good Food is the first store in Germany, which retails exclusively expired products, otherwise-wasted fruits and vegetables. They run a business for profit, yet their mission is not to maximise gain but pursue social benefit by dealing with food waste issues.  


(The Good Food: www.the-good-food.de)





My Boo (Kiel, Germany): My Boo produces unique bamboo bikes through utilising waste bamboo materials in Ghana. My Boo also contributes to address working poverty issues among young people in Ghana by providing employment. Furthermore, the company funds a school and several scholarships with their profits, investing back in the community.


(MyBoo: my-boo.de)


Skagerak (Copenhagen, Denmark): Skagerak is a Danish furniture company and they only work with woods from their own sustainable forests. All the wooden materials they use are certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and are 100% traceable.


(Skagerak: skagerak.dk)


Gruten (Oslo, Norway): Oslo is know as the city with one of the biggest coffee consumption rates in the world. Gruten makes the most of this situation by turning coffee waste into soap and mushroom kits. Gruten cooperates with local coffee shops and they have lately been expanding to other Norwegian cities.


(Gruten: gruten.no)

Moreover, Earthackers serves as a hub to connect these sustainable projects worldwide to provide mutual inspiration. My project has contributed to the birth of some cooperations and even a workshop at a university through my mutual introduction between projects.

I would love to further expand this project by starting this Patreon, which gives you an opportunity to become a part of this ever-growing community. Thanks to your contributions, I will have the ability to make even greater strides towards developing a more sustainable Channel, spreading cutting-edge social activities across the world. 

In return, I’d like to offer some incentives including access to full-length interview videos in addition to the normal introduction ones, a Skype chat together, and even an annual meeting invitation in Tokyo / Berlin. I’m more than happy to get in touch with you, people! : ) 

With your support for each video, I can focus more on creating even better documentary films, visiting more projects, researching activities in more depth and detail, and spend more time communicating with our Patreon members in this exciting new community. Furthermore, as you may know, I am a Japanese vegan chef with the goal of spreading the sustainable Japanese cooking methods through my youtube channel, “Aki’s Japanese Recipes for Vegans”. Your support will help me work closely with local farmers, organic producers and makers of traditional Japanese ingredients. (Aki’s Japanese Recipes for Vegans

I am excited to further develop this project, and continue our growth as one of the largest and most ambitious sustainable documentary film communities with you! 

Best regards,

Aki
Earthackers: www.earthackers.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Earthackers
YouTube: Earthackers
Instagram: www.instagram.com/akihiro.yasui
Akihiro Yasui: www.facebook.com/aki.hiro.co.jp

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Monthly News Letter
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Monthly news letter from Earthackers. As well as, individual thanks message, unending gratitude, and that feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 
Full-Length Interview & Private Group
$10 or more per month 0 patrons
Full-Length Interview Video & Private Facebook Community Access. (I will help connect you to other supporters as well as invite the entrepreneurs I have inteviewed to the community. It may be difficult for entrepreneurs to directly give responses to all questions but I will send your comments and feedbacks to entrepreneurs:) )

Plus:


▶️Monthly news letter


▶️Individual thanks message


▶️Unending gratitude


▶️That feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 


A Skype Chat for 30 Minutes
$15 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
A Skype talk for 30 minutes (per 6 months) Only those who support me more than 6 months.


Plus:


▶️Full-Length Interview Video


▶️Private Facebook Community Access


▶️Monthly news letter


▶️Individual thanks message


▶️Unending gratitude


▶️That feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 

Annual Meeting Invitation
$15 or more per month 0 of 30 patrons
Annual meeting invitation in Tokyo / Berlin. (*Regarding foods and drinks, please make a payment by yourselves:) )


Plus:


▶️Full-Length Interview Video


▶️Private Facebook Community Access


▶️Monthly news letter


▶️Individual thanks message


▶️Unending gratitude


▶️That feeling like you’ve done something good for the world. 

Sponsor Credit on Videos
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
For a sponsor credit, we will put the logo and name of your company or project on the "Sponsor" page of Earthacker's website and at the end of videos. Please let me know what kind of company / project you run in advance. I will check if your projects go well with our concept.

Plus:


▶️Annual meeting invitation in Tokyo / Berlin


▶️Full-Length Interview Video


▶️Private Facebook Community Access


▶️Monthly news letter


▶️Individual thanks message


▶️Unending gratitude


▶️That feeling like you’ve done something good for the world.