How to enjoy green living on Samsø
There's an easy answer to this one: just visit! Samsø is in the middle of Denmark, best reached by ferry from Zealand or Jutland. The island is completely self-sufficient and uses renewable energy from its 11 wind turbines to power local life. But more than that, it's a wonderful place for country walks, historic castles, Viking history and truly, some of Denmark's best potatoes. That's a big thing here.
If you want to know more about its sustainability aims, you can visit the Samsø’s Energy Academy, a hub for development of new, sustainable ideas and knowledge sharing. The academy hosts workshops and other events and each year, 5,000 scientists, politicians, journalists and students visit the island to learn from the local experiences.
Otherwise, just turn up and enjoy a dose of island living, safe in the knowledge that from the lightbulbs to the ferry crossing, everything here has sustainability at its heart.
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