Environment, Communities

Empowering Communities through Biogas technology

Creators

Who is behind this?

Marta Boneta

GEN Europe

http://gen-europe.org

Germany

Who is joining forces?

Ecolise

http://www.ecolise.eu

Belgium


Global Ecovillage Network

http://www.ecovillage.org

United Kingdom


Solar C3ITIES

http://www.solarcities.eu/


Idea Sketch

Idea

Idea pitch

Our work is to counter centralised and monopolised energy production based on fossil fuels, following the aims of the Paris Agreements and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG#7). Community biogas empowers citizens to shift the energy paradigm and organic waste disposal habits, but more importantly builds community's sense of belonging and capacity to lead climate awareness campaigns. Europe needs these communities' aid to further a low-tech transition to sustainability, from the bottom up.

Where will your idea take place?

In communities and ecovillages all over Europe.

Why does Europe need your idea?

Our project aims at directly tackling the topic of decentralization of energy production in Europe, empowering communities with increased technological sustainable knowledge, creating a resilient energy system. It will increase community-led climate action and advocation for a more democratic Europe

What is your impact?

Different communities around Europe will have their own biogas energy production unit, producing clean Methane gas and fertilizer to use, a sustainable solution for solid waste disposal. Each installation will include a practical open workshop, which may create jobs and help spread the technology.

How do you get there?

The team has created a website, a platform to find free information & resources related to the biogas digester and it will provide a network that will allow the rise of a new movement.
Next steps:
- Analyze the viability and potential of each candidate community to implement this tech.
- Organization of the transport of the biogas moulds from community to community around Europe
- Preparation of workshops in order to show and build/run this technology.
- Spread the word through our partners

What is your story?

Having witnessed this technology operating in Sweden, a group of volunteers show-cased it at the Global Ecovillage Network Conference 2017 in order to encourage communities to implement this sustainable technology. The coordination team was then formed and continues to work weekly toward its dream.

Who are you doing it for?

For urban and rural communities and ecovillages in Europe, to empower them in the production of domestic energy and, in a broader point of view, for the next generations and their right to a healthy world.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

How do others feel about decentralised sources of energy? Which ones resonate with you the most? Do you recognize the importance of looking towards other, more sustainable options for sourcing your energy? How can we improve the delivery of our project?

Team

NextGEN biogas

Idea created on Jan. 14, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 15, 2018

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