ÆRØ EKSPERIMENTET

-Making a difference together

ABOUT ÆRØ EKSPERIMENTET


Welcome to Ærø Eksperimentet, a project on green transition at work amongst regular citizens  - with all it entails of doubts, experiences, confusion, frustrations and possibilities.

YOU CAN JOIN TOO!

As a participant in Ærø Eksperimentet you might be just about anybody. Just as long as you're driven by the need to discuss and 

understand what it means to be a consumer in a world made up of more questions than answers. Where buying organic produce might not necessarily be the sole answer - and where separating your waste may sometimes feel like rocket science.

We aim to become both wiser and more resolved, when we dare to express our doubts and ask questions - together. Ærø Eksperimentet is a platform for gathering the broadest group of local citizens possible around being curious and explorative about what it means to act greener – without necessarily compromising our quality of life or draining our wallets.


A CROSS-ISLAND COMMUNITY

With Ærø Eksperimentet we'd like to involve you, your family and your neighbours in fellowships and communities that explore new and greener initiatives, habits and ways of life.


Together we'll be testing different approaches and methods - we'll be debating what works and what definitely doesn't. And we'll be documenting the results to make this - our model on circular economy - scalable; and possibly a useful tool to the benefit of other local communities outside Ærø.

FIRST LINE OF APPROACH: WASTE

First of all, we must develop a digital resource to works as a tool for all of you who embark on Ærø Eksperimentet and for the researchers who'll be collecting and processing the data that goes into documenting and adjusting the effort.

Our first area of focus will be on waste, the squandering of resources and recycling. This is where you'll get the opportunity to get involved as a test person during the development, testing and final implementation of the digital platform.

THIS IS HOW WE'LL DO IT

It's important that we reach out as broadly as possible. We aren't interested in creating an echo chamber of green "saints" or "born again environmentalists". Ærø Eksperimentet will involve and engage all kinds of folks, and we intend to do so through social media and digital conferencing as well as setting up physical meetings. 

This is where we'll all be informing, exchanging, sharing experiences and frustrations. We'll form communities and generate documentation on everone's everyday experiences around waste, the waste of resources and recycling.

WORKING WITH THE MUNICIPALITY

In close collaboration with Ærø Municipality, Ærø Eksperimentet will be exploring ways to intensify and strengthen a green working relationship between citizens and municipality

The first phase of waste, resource waste and recycling will be the opening part of our journey. Together, we'll be moving to broaden the concept to include other things in our everyday lives, where habits and needs might take a turn for a greener direction!

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Would you like to know more or do you feel the urge to hop onboard as a participant? Please don't hesitate to contact us