Community Energy in Gippsland Public Meeting

Thursday Feb 23rd at 7.30pm

Little Theatre, Latrobe Performing Arts Centre

Cnr Grey and Breed Sts, Traralgon.

Car pooling from REstore, 79 Princes Hwy Yarragon- meet at 6.45pm.

Søren Hermansen

Søren Hermansen spearheaded his community’s efforts to become 100 percent energy independent and has proved to the world that it is possible for communities to become energy self-sufficient.

Born and raised on the Island of Samsø in Denmark  – the island became the world’s first 100% renewable island in 2007. He is the leader of Samsø Energy and Environment organisation (SEEO) and the CEO of the Samsø Energy Academy.  He lives on Samsø with his wife and two children and his career has encompassed farming, education, facilitation, and community development. Søren focuses on transferring common knowledge into action and translating top down policies into local action. He sees community power as the key to energy democracy and local ownership.

Søren is; Time Magazines Hero of the Environment 2008; winner of the Gotenborg prize 2009;  Svend Auken award for environmental leadership 2011; member of advisory panel for the Danish ministry of energy and climate; member of network group in Japan Renewable Energy Foundation and; Adjunct professor at Aalborg University and author of “Commonity= Common + Community” a book about modern commons and how to understand them. Check out his Ted Talk on Commonity here.

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Community Energy in Gippsland Public Meeting

We are pleased to be part of the Gippsland network who have organised for Sørren Hermansen to speak about community energy. Søren Hermansen spearheaded his community’s efforts to become 100 percent energy independent and has proved to the world that it is possible for communities to become energy self-sufficient.

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