Sustainable team events: 3 team building ideas with a positive impact

Nachhaltige Teamevents: 3 Teambuilding-Ideen mit positivem Impact
In everyday work, team building events - even in times of home office - are a nice and indispensable part. Promotion of communication, team cohesion and increased motivation are advantages that a team event brings with it. But apart from the obvious advantages for the team and company, the question often arises as to how team events can be made fairer and more sustainable. We have collected ideas for you that are not only fun but also have a positive impact.

#1 Sustainable team events? The chocolate fans will be happy! 🍫

Admittedly, we're a bit biased. But we at Theyo have specialized in sustainable chocolate team events , because during our tastings we only taste fair and sustainably produced, fine chocolate. In practice, this means that the cocoa beans for the chocolate are grown in agroforestry systems and are purchased from the manufacturers in the spirit of direct trade. Unfortunately, this only applies to a small part of the chocolate produced worldwide and you can taste these during our tasting. Why is that so important? Because cocoa grown in monocultures leads to deforestation in the long term and makes cocoa farmers dependent on the fluctuating world market price. The unpredictability due to fluctuating world market prices also means that cocoa farmers are dependent on short-term income and therefore often lose sight of sustainability aspects completely. Therefore, long-term contracts and direct trade are essential to promote sustainability on cocoa farms. The sustainable cultivation method has several advantages: it protects forests and promotes biodiversity by preserving natural habitats. And best of all: Agroforestry systems store so much CO2 that the chocolates in our tastings are often climate-neutral even after production. Of course, we also ship our boxes in a climate-neutral manner and are constantly working on making our packaging and supply chains even more environmentally friendly.

The tastiest team event: a Theyo chocolate tasting The tastiest team event: a Theyo chocolate tasting

#2 DIY Beeswax Wraps 🐝

What we throw away does not have to be waste and ideally we throw less away in the first place. And that's exactly what Onnobruu's workshop aims for. To avoid single-use plastic waste, Onnobruu offers workshops in which you can make your own beeswax wraps. These are a great alternative to conventional cling film. The cloths can do everything that films can do, are even antibacterial and do not require any plasticizers. You get a DIY box and can do a workshop with Onnobuu founder Anneli. Or you can order DIY boxes for all team members and make the towels together via video call or in the office.Β 

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#3 Fermentation Workshop πŸ‘©πŸ½β€πŸ”¬πŸ‘¨πŸΌβ€πŸ”¬

During the lockdown, fermentation has really taken off. Quite a few have tried sourdough or kombucha. But fermentation can not only ripen food or even create it, it can also make food last longer. And that is exactly what makes a fermentation workshop a truly sustainable team event. The Berlin team from Edible Alchemy, for example, offers great workshops. Depending on the type of workshop, you will learn in a team how you can use fermentation to preserve food in a traditional way. This not only helps against food waste but is also extremely tasty and has many positive health aspects. Once you have understood the principles of fermentation, there are no longer any limits to your creativity. It could therefore be a nice idea to do a fermentation workshop together as a team and meet up with your new fermented creations a few weeks later and have a (digital) lunch together or after-work kombucha with ferment pairings. In this way you have two sustainable team events at the same time ;-)

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πŸ“šπŸ˜ Sustainable care package instead of a team event

Have you just had a team event and are now looking for a sustainable employee gift to make your home office team happy? We have that too of course an idea ... we would be happy to advise you individually, just write to us !
Whatever you decide - have fun with it!

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