I still do volunteer work in various organizations.
Since 1986 I have been a member of the jury and board of the Right Livelihood Foundation (“Alternative Nobel Prize) with great commitment. I am currently deputy chairwoman and also help with researching possible new award winners.
In 1989 I cofounded the scientific non profit association Hamburg Environmental Institute (HUI e.V.), where I am still on the board.
2012 I co-founded the non profit association Cradle to Cradle – Wiege zur Wiege e.V. (now Cradle to Cradle NGO) and chaired it until the end of 2019. Now I lead the advisory board with many committed people.
Until the new election of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce, I was chair of the committee for the environment. This has now been merged with the Energy Committee. I am still committed to environmental issues in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce and for many years in B.A.U.M. – Bundesdeutscher Arbeitskreis für umweltbewusstes Management (Association of environmental conscious entrepreneurs).
I am also involved to work on sustainability and Cradle to Cradle on the Board of Trustees of the Lebendige Stadt (living town) Foundation and in the Sherpa Rounds of the 2 degree Foundation as well as the advisory Boards of the Welthungerhilfe and the Giordano-Bruno Foundation.