Success story of the day: Natuurpunt

Story featured in the Made in Countdown 2010 publication: Natuurpunt – the main nature conservation organisation in the Flanders Region – believes that green energy is necessary, and must go hand in hand with nature development. The organisation has been actively looking to create a partnership with a sustainable energy company. Several potential partners were contacted and any opportunities evaluated. Finally, Natuurpunt decided to work together with a local solar power company.

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Together they developed information sessions on the impact of climate change on biodiversity, the need for an energy revolution and the potential role of solar energy. The NGO gave its members the opportunity to buy solar installations at a pre-negotiated price while the solar power company donates a considerable part of its profits to a nature fund.

For more information please visit the Countdown 2010 website.

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