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Denmark: Inspiration for the Perspiration
by Robert Fortunato on September 28th, 2011 2 Comments

Robert just returned from a week of lecturing at the international innovation school in Denmark, Kaos Pilot.  The students and faculty there know of his interest in all things sustainable and Denmark is a haven for all things sustainable.  Therefore, every time he goes to visit they take him on field trips on his time off.

Tobias Mikkel Kjærside, Peter Christensen, Jakob Buchbjerg and Simon Cavanaugh at the Energy Akademi on Samso Island, Denmark

These trips have included a visit to the Velux “Home for Life” case study house with Philip Hahn Petersen, Lukas Wassberg’s house in the Eco Village of Friland and most recently, a trip with Director of Studies, Simon Cavanaugh and students Tobias Mikkel Kjærside and Jakob Buchbjerg to Samso Island, an island that makes more energy than it uses and attracts thousands of visitors a year as result of its carbon neutral brand.  The trips were all incredibly inspirational.  When we got a tour of Samso Island from Peter Christensen, one of the founding members of the movement to make Samso carbon neutral, he clearly demonstrated what can be done when a community builds consensus around a great, sustainable idea.

Using waste straw in the bio fuel heating plant

Bio fuel boiler

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2 Responses to “Denmark: Inspiration for the Perspiration”

  1. […] hosts travel with me  to a place in Denmark that is on the cutting edge of sustainability (see: Samso and Friland for examples).  This year the trip was to the city of Frederikshavn, a place that I […]

  2. […] future of sustainable towns and cities as well as thei technologies.  See prior posts for Friland, Samso, Fredrikshavn and we also went to see the Home for […]

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