Transparency

Transparency is important to us. That is why we have joined the Transparent Civil Society (ITZ) initiative.

We are committed to making the following ten pieces of information available to the public and keeping them up to date:

1) Name, Registered Office, Address and Year of Foundation

Living Gaia e.V. was founded in 2013 with its registered office in Berlin and is registered in the district court of Charlottenburg under the association registration number VR 32972 B.

Address

Living Gaia e.V.
Berliner Str. 53
10713 Berlin

2) Complete statutes as well as information about the organization’s goals.

Association Statutes (PDF download)

“Living Gaia” stands for the promotion of education about the nature and earth related resources of the planet.

The association collects donations to implement sustainable projects in the field of environmental protection and nature conservation and to present them as model projects.

Furthermore, Living Gaia e.V. aims to connect the knowledge and wisdom of the indigenous cultures of the Amazon with the knowledge and wisdom of western cultures. With the long-standing relationship to the indigenous people of the Huni Kuin, successful projects and sub-goals could already be implemented, such as cultural exchange, as well as further education measures (including solar energy).

3) Information on tax concessions

The corporation Living Gaia e.V. (tax number 27/671/56281) is exempt from corporation tax pursuant to Section 5 (1) No. 9 of the Corporation Tax Act and from trade tax pursuant to Section 3 No. 6 of the Trade Tax Act, because it exclusively and directly serves tax-privileged charitable purposes within the meaning of Sections 51 et seqq. AO. The last notice of exemption we received was issued by the Tax Office for Corporations I, Berlin and is valid until November 03, 2021.

4) Name and function of key decision-makers

Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling, Chairwoman of the Management Board

Christin Colli, Vice Chairwoman of the Board of Directors

Klaus Trenz, Treasurer

The Board of Directors works on a voluntary basis.

5) Activity report

Annual report 2019 à The annual report 2020 is expected to come in February.

6) Staff structure

TEAM

Alexandra Schwarz-Schilling, chair of the association’s board and executive director, honorary

Edson Marcelino da Rocha Junior (Dada), voluntary

Jonatan Bürgermeister, part-time staff member

Magdalena Nicolai, voluntary

Julia Janssen, voluntary

HONORARY EMPLOYEE

Yves Scherer

and many helpers and supporters who organize events on a voluntary basis or otherwise make themselves useful

Panorama3000, ProBono campaign

7) Information about the source of funds

The income amounted to €114’591.75 in 2020. The amounts of the individual income items can be found in the income statement (see item 8: Balance sheet).

Membership fees

Membership fees from individual members amounted to €700.

Donations

Donations received for the Amazon land purchase project from 01.01.2020 to 31.12. 2020 amounted to € 106’117.28.

8) Information on the use of funds

s. Statement of Assets and Liabilities as of Dec. 31, 2019 à The 2020 Statement of Assets and Liabilities will be available in May 2021.

9) Affiliations under company law with third parties

does not exist

10) Names of persons whose annual payments account for more than 10% of the total annual budget

none