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Forum Synergie

Linking sustainable practices throughout Europe

Ökologisch Wirtschaften! e.V.

Rural topic(s): Renewable energy and eco-housing, Rural entrepreneurship and diversification of activities

City: Pellworm

Country: Germany

Web site: http://www.oeko-verein-pellworm.de

Ökologisch Wirtschaften! was founded in 1990 as a non-profit organisation by a group of concerned inhabitants of Pellworm island. Its main activity is the promotion of integrated sustainable island development initiatives.

Scale of intervention : Local

Keywords: renewable energy, organic farming, short food chain, direct selling, agritourism, locally-based economy, diversification of economic activities, island, rural depopulation, job creation, solar energy, wind energy, fish processing, wool processing

Places: Germany

Actors: NGO, association

Methods: community-led initiative, programme/project management

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