“Sustainable Energy Futures: Denmark”
CSU’s Education Abroad program, “Sustainable Energy Futures: Denmark,” takes students to the historic city of Copenhagen, to experience what is arguably the most sustainable capital city on the planet. Copenhagen is on track to become the world’s first carbon neutral capital by 2025. Sustainable energy initiatives have been carefully woven into the city’s infrastructures, education programs, transportation systems, leisure activities, food culture, and daily life. This program allows students to experience first-hand how technology and cultural initiatives work symbiotically to make this city a model of sustainability practices.
Experience Copenhagen’s vibrant culture while learning about the future of sustainable energy. In this program, students will:
• Take a boat tour of Copenhagen’s iconic offshore wind farm
• Sample local and sustainable Nordic cuisine
• Take a “green” bike tour of Copenhagen, focused on sustainability sites across the city
• Take an overnight field site visit to the Energy Academy on the beautiful Island of Samsø, a 2021 recipient the prestigious United Nation’s Global Climate Action Award
• Learn about Denmark’s “citizen energy cooperatives”
• Tour/ski Copenhill, Copenhagen’s state-of-the-art, waste-to-energy plant and public ski park
• Tour Copenhagen’s new carbon-neutral neighborhood
• Learn from local professors and experts about sustainable energy in Denmark
• And more!
Energy Transitions Faculty Leader:
Dr. Lynn Badia is an Assistant Professor of English at CSU and a Research Lead at the CSU Energy Institute. Dr. Badia’s research and teaching are focused on questions about science and culture, and she frequently teaches in the field of Environmental and Energy Humanities. She is interested in working collaboratively across humanities and STEM fields on today’s complex issues regarding energy and climate, which not only pose technical challenges but also questions about how we want to live. Her co-authored books include After Oil (2016) and Climate Realism: The Aesthetics of Weather, Climate, and Atmosphere in the Anthropocene (2020).
What They Said:
– Student Participant, Summer 2022
Program and application information
Course Title: E404A – Sustainable Energy Futures: Denmark
Locations: Colorado and Copenhagen, Denmark
3 credits, Upper Division. Enrollment open to undergraduate and graduate students. Contact GESadvising@colostate.edu for more information about counting this course toward the Sustainable Energy Interdisciplinary Minor, Ecosystem Science and Sustainability Major (if paired with E339: Literature of the Earth to count for the ESS Professional Development & Engagement requirement), Environmental Affairs Minor, The CSU Honors Program.
Program Dates: May 17 – June 2, 2023 (Depart the US on May 22 to arrive in Copenhagen on May 23)
Priority: December 1, 2022
Final: February 15, 2023 **Please note that this program filled by the priority deadline last year, and we did not accept applications after December 1.**
For more information about logistics, costs, funding, and how to apply, go to the CSU Education Abroad website.
Special Funding Available
The CSU Energy Institute offers generous scholarships for this program in addition to other funding opportunities available for all education abroad programs.