Samsø: A Pioneer Island Pointing to the Future

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:15 PM to 4:10 PM
Pre-RecordedClimate & Social Action


What can the climate urgency translate into at local level? Climate action is about challenging conventional thinking and overcoming the fear of change. But people need a purpose to act. The island community of Samsø, Denmark, home to 3,700 people, embraced a positive perspective for itself and invested in renewable energy. Community engagement, social innovation with local ownership and existing technology made Samsø carbon negative and provided to the community a much better outlook. Once a meeting place in the Vikings period, Samsø is now a gathering place for people interested in community development. Samsø works to become completely fossil-free by 2030 and shows that transformational change happens when a community can see through the cracks and tears a wall down to let the light in.#CommunityEnergy
Event Type
Conference Theme
A New Urgency
Closed Captioned
On Demand