Research trip on sustainability in Denmark
20 international students – including one Dane – at the ‘Global Studies’ line at Krogerup Højskole (Adults school) have long been planning a study tour around Denmark to visit places promoting more sustainable development – both on a small and a large scale.
In April 2012 they finally took off, and their first stop was Ærø, an island located south of Funen, 75 minutes by ferry from the port town of Svendborg. Ærø has actively worked with renewable energy for decades, using wind turbines, solar energy and biomass to provide the island with electricity and heat.
At the island, the students had the chance to visit the world’s second larges solar power plant and get inside a wind turbine, as well as visiting a farmer working using organic methods. For the braver ones, a dip in the rather cold sea water has been a refreshing part of the daily plan.
The study trip continues to Odense, Aarhus and Samsø, visiting places such as an NGO-centre, a nature school and Samsø’s energy centre. This will give the students important input and knowledge about sustabinable development – and a unique chance to see new and diverse sides of Denmark.
By Ragna ⋅ 12 April 2012:
‘Sustainability in Danish’