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Praktisk udrulning af vedvarende energi løsninger

Skærmbillede 2012-07-03 kl. 11.21.42

“All is Connected…No One Thing Can Change by Itself”

Paul Hawken

Mød Mr Benjamin

Hans hjemmeside

Amerikanske Benjamin Shorofsky rejste sidste sommer rundt i verden for at besøge bæredygtige udviklingsprojekter. Turen gik også til Samsø Energiakademi. Han var koblet på flere af energiakademiets medarbejder for at få opdateret viden med henblik på hans studie opgave. Energiakademiet via Samsø energi camp er stedets undervisnings platformen. Vi vil I fremtiden undersøge og udvikle følgende at udarbejde ca 4 feltpladser til studerende fra hele verden.

Hans eneste regel var ikke at sige nej til et måltid og for hvert nyt måltid var der en ny ven. Benjamins fokus på rejsen var at få en oplevelse for livet, men også at lave research til hans studieprojekt “Implementing sustainable Development” på Northwestern Universitet.

Her er et uddrag fra hans studieprojekt:

I set out on my circumnavigation with only one rule – never turn down a meal. With each new meal, I gained new friend, learned something about the world and explored. This website is intended to serve as the log for my circumnavigation and inspire others to exhaust themselves in the glorious pursuit of happiness.

Lessons Learned

Samsø has a very successful model when it comes to SD projects dealing with renewable energy. Their success can first and foremost be linked to the way in which they created community buy-in as a result of the ownership structure of the turbines. The community saw the power of such a project when the economic benefits were passed on to them. Also, this project showed that large shifts toward sustainability can be made with minimal changes to lifestyles. The energy usage on the island was converted to meet demand but the demand was not restricted. Whether this can expand to a larger scale is still yet unseen but large jumps can be made through shifts that do not affect people’s day to day lives.

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