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Watch video with Hermansen from TEDxCOPENHAGEN

The video with the speech from Søren Hermansen at the TEDxCopenhagenSalon ‘Green Natives’ conference is online and can be watched below.

TED is an internet portal, that hosts events and video speaches from interesting people around the globe under the topics: Technology, Education and Design.

On December 9, 2013, there was at TEDx conference i Copenhagen. TEDx events are smaller local editions of the TED-talks, and director of the Energy Academy Søren Hermansen was invited to speak.

The director told the succes story from Samso, and how to use the “Commonities” as a resource in the transformation. Watch the video below:

Hermansen, S


Commonity = common+community: Søren Hermansen at TEDxCopenhagenSalon.




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      Søren Hermansen is a world-class Danish energy magician. Søren Hermansen, a native islander, spearheaded his community’s efforts to become 100 percent energy independent and prove to the world that it is possible for communities to become self-sufficient. And the mission succeeded.

      Samsø Island has received international recognition for leading the world in sustainable alternative energy, producing 10 % more than its 6,000 residents use each year, and was recently featured in The New Yorker magazine.

      In 2009, Søren Hermansen received the Gothenborg Prize — the Nobel Prize of the environmental field. Today, Søren directs the Samsø Energiakademi — Samsø Energy Academy that teaches citizens around the globe to live sustainably.

      In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* — *Subject to certain rules and regulations

      Item Type: Video

      Uncontrolled Keywords:TEDx, Green, Sustainability, Sustainable, Samsoe, Samsø, Samso, Community, Energy, Island, Environment
      Creators:Hermansen, S
      Projects:Renewable Energy Island — Vedvarende Energi-Ø, Fossil Free Island — Fossilfri Ø, Samso Energy Academy — Samsø Energiakademi, Commonity — Fælledskab, Education — Uddannelse
      Date Deposited:17 Jul 2014 12:11
      Last Modified:16 Sep 2014 11:45

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