The "Sustainable Books BoXX" was developed by the Institute for Sustainability in Education, Work and Culture as a vocational education project in 2010. It shows exemplary how the model of sustainable development can be implemented in vocational training and also in civil society. The basic concept has many different social, ecological, cultural and civil-society points of reference and effects. In the meantime, a network of more than 150 actors around the BücherboXX has been established in Berlin alone. The concept has been transferred and further developed in many ways, so that nearly twenty "Sustainable Book BoXXs" will be completed in 2018. Aspects of cultural and political education, the drafting of own texts and renewable energy have been added to the value-added chain from initial and rebuilding to utilisation.