If you have followed the news about these Germans, you may have noticed that their image has changed over the last years. After being accused of suppressing Southern Europe with austerity politics, more recently reports about the open border policy regarding refugees have taken over the headlines. Almost every person I met abroad in the last months started debating about that topic and most of the times I could sense admiration or at least respect.
But even before that, the massive subsidy program for renewable energies, which lead to chancellor Merkel being called the “Klimakanzler”, has made an impact on the way other countries look at Germany.
Politicians won’t save the world
But big political decisions aren’t worth much if people don’t support them. And if you look at Refugees and Renewables the German population embraced the good intentions behind both decisions. There were thousands of volunteers who welcomed refugees or helped them arrive and also thousands of house owners who bought solar panels and are now producing renewable electricity.
If you don’t own a house to equip with solar panels or don’t have the time to volunteer at a shelter, there are still no excuses for doing nothing. There are so many ways other than simply donating money in which you can help. In order to promote a few easy ways to do good, I gathered a few apps that help raising funds for charity without you having to raise your bum from the couch or your work desk. Here they are:
3. Stands Adblock
4. Donate a Photo
Ok, I wasn’t entirely honest, the last one actually requires a little more effort than just lifting your phone. But most people need to counterbalance their office job by excercising anyway, so why not combine it with some charity?
5. Charity Miles
And in case you wonder: No, I am not affiliated with any of the companies or developers but I think their ideas are great and easy to implement in anybody’s life without any loss of convenience. So if you happen to know any similar apps let us know in the comments.