Personal background
Inventor and founder of the EinDollarBrille EinDollarBrille eV | © Jelena Aufmuth

Personal background

Martin Aufmuth (born 1974), inventor of the OneDollarGlasses and first chairman of the Association OneDollarGlasses lives in Erlangen/Germany with his family and teaches math and physics at a local school.

Since 2005 he engages in volunteering in countrywide activities in the fields of development cooperation and climate change.

With the campaign "balloon million" ( he initiated in June 2007 - under the auspices of the former German Federal Minister for Family Affairs Renate Schmidt -  an online fundraiser for the benefit of the organization "The Hunger Project eV". The action was also supported by former German President Richard von Weizsäcker, the former Development Minister Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zeul and other public figures and about 550,000 Euros.

Another campaign of Martin Aufmuth was the "co2maus" (, launched in 2009. It quickly became the largest climate competition for children and adolescents in Germany. So far about 45,000 children and young people have participated together with their parents, siblings and teachers. Around 40,000 tonnes of CO2 could thus be cut down.

2009, the project received the German Climate price awarded by the Allianz Environmental Foundation and was also awarded by the Federal Government of Germany and by the Council for Sustainable Development as a flagship project.

Since 2011 Martin Aufmuth focused all his energy on the development and global implementation of the concept of the OneDollarGlasses.                                                                                                                                                                      

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