Moltke-Gymnasium celebrates its first Sustainability Day with UN Ocean Ambassador André Wiersig, supported by our foundation. The extreme swimmer enthralled students and teachers with his sea adventures. Naturally, our Digital Climate School was also there.

Pleasing coverage in the Rheinische-Post. After a great inaugural year, we continue our commitment to the ESSBARES-KreFELD project. We invite everyone who enjoys gardening and healthy eating to help make our city more sustainable and vibrant. Visit us in the Web.

Successful premiere of ‘ANNA - A Tale for Tomorrow’ at the Max Ophüls Prize film festival. As a partner from the very beginning, we will bring the film into German classrooms as part of our Climate School. All about the project here.

At the invitation of the state program School-of-the-Future, we presented the Digital Climate School at the Student Academy in Mülheim an der Ruhr. Students from eight schools in NRW had the opportunity to participate in our program and exchange ideas on climate protection.

Successful conclusion of our multi-day Climate School event at the Treffpunkt Altstadt in Dorsten. Students from three schools and Mayor Tobias Stockhoff were actively involved. A huge thanks goes to the RÜTGERS Foundation for their support. More here.

The start was successful. In cooperation with the Climate-Protection-Office, we have carried out our first Digital-Climate-School for the Krefeld city administration. After round one, with seven events, we will continue in autumn. Click here for the report on

It’s done, ESSBARES-KreFELD is online. It’s best to book one of the workshops right away. Registration is very easy.

An inspiring future prediction(!) is sent to us by Matthias Horx at the turn of the year. We want to share the good news with you.

Our project ESSBARES KreFELD has now officially started. Here are the first reports in the RP and the Westdeutsche-Zeitung.
Now you can order the second, scientifically reviewed edition of our book VERGLEICHSWEISE-KLIMAFREUNDLICH with high-quality hardcover, 100% climate-neutral printed, directly in our online shop
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Eckart von Hirschhausen is a fan of the Digital Climate School, so writes the Westdeutsche Zeitung.
We have delivered 50 winter packages with new sleeping bags, fleece jackets, scarves, hats, gloves, hand warmers and dental care sets to the Krefeld railway station mission to be distributed to the needy on 24.12. Die WZ reports

We are a proud partner and main sponsor of the 30-minute short film ANNA-TALES FOR TOMORROW, a film adaptation of the novel by Jostein Gaarder by a team of students from the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Our Digital-Climate School brings it into the classrooms. More info here

Together with Bingo-Systems, we are organising an aid transport to the refugee camp on Lesbos. The support goes to Beckys-Bathhouse, a place where refugee women and children find safety, peace and security.

The Digital Climate School has its own website. On you can start booking requests and get information. The Portal for Education and Sustainable Development NRW highlights our innovative concept.

The Digital Climate School is successfully launched. We are happy about the great press response.

Together for a better world climate: The Westdeutsche Zeitung presents our foundation concept.

What we do

cooldown°earth unites people and companies in order to jointly overcome the social and ecological climate change that is threatening our planet. For a new sense of togetherness that motivates us to act responsibly.

cooldown°earth is our credo for a casual, sustainable lifestyle that doesn’t preach sacrifice, but rather relies on joyful self-responsibility.

We offer our brand for communication purposes to companies that realize climate-friendly projects in partnership with us.

Who we are

The cooldown°earth foundation is a charitable foundation based in Krefeld/Germany. It has been founded in 2013 by Dr. Annekathrin Edelmann and Wolfgang K. Hoever.

Our management team:

Dr. Annekathrin Edelmann
founder & foundation council

Wolfgang K. Hoever
founder & foundation board

Felix Glauner
foundation board

Annika Kirchner
foundation board

Joachim Schroeder
foundation board

Dieter Albel
foundation council

Jana Steingässer
foundation council


For the support of our small, highly motivated team at the foundation headquarters in Krefeld/Germany, we are searching for:

Interns and working students
We are looking forward to receiving your convincing application by mail and will get back to you as soon as possible.


cooldown°earth foundation
Bank: Bank für Sozialwirtschaft
IBAN: DE50700205000009826002

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