After the meeting at Kieve village we rode with the welcome group to the Bioenergie centre for about 13 km.
Can you imagine a 130- year- old barn of one hectare of covered area, completely renovated and turned into a center for social, economic, cultural and renewable energy promotion? As Olaf said “in this building we wanted to use old bricks for new experiences”.
We had a ver pleasant dinner with the mayor of Bollowick village (promoting the renovation of the barn between the 1995 and 2005), the mayor of another close village, some further key people of the Bioenergie village and Olaf, a very active supporter of this experience (and the one who organized also our evening event).
In the Bioenergy village local products are promoted and also the food mainly comes from organic farms.
We had an interesting discussion (in English, German and Italian) about renewable energies, the need to change the pattern from big to small energy producers, the need to create a stronger connection with cultural aspects to cope with climate change.
it was really a pity that our bodies were so tired and we had to interrupt the interesting discussion and to go to sleep quiet early.