Last weekend we took Marcin Jakubowski (http://opensourceecology.org/wiki/Marcin_Jakubowski) from the Subversive Fair in Linz (http://subversivmesse.net/) to Carinthia. On Tuesday evening we had the event â€œOpen Source Ecology & mobilityâ€ (http://www.earthship.at/) at the university of Klagenfurt. And on Wednesday we brought Marcin to Weiz. Here you can find an overview of his whole trip through Austria (http://blog.opensourceecology.org/?p=637).
These have been exhausting but exciting days for us! Inga – the english trainer (http://www.synchro-communications.com/englisch_training.php) has been our very special help. She has done the interpretation of the event but also the host of Marcin in Klagenfurt and his shadow during his trip through Austria. She will be with him until he leaves Austria. Furthermore she will visit e factor farm in Missouri during one month in summer this year to see what the have built up there and to work with them. Gorgeous!
There have been so many people at the event in Klagenfurt, I never expected. (I was afraid, that we would stand there in front of 5 to 10 people, but there were about 50). I liked to see many people in the audience, I have never seen before, many of them are part of the bartering circle. For them OSE is a big opportunity.
Andreas Exner (http://transitionaustria.ning.com/profile/AndreasExner) has written a great report about the event (in German) (http://grueneug.wordpress.com/2009/05/21/open-source-ecology-commons-solidarische-okonomie/ ), big thanks! After the event Transition Klagenfurt was founded (http://transitionaustria.ning.com/group/transitionklagenfurt), a community open for all persons interested in energy policy!
We hope, that many common projects will follow. We are planing a project for OSE with a technical school in Klagenfurt. Also OSE wiki pages in German will be set up. My husband Erich (http://transitionaustria.ning.com/profile/ErichSchneider) will do the coordination and asks for help from all of you.
Best wishes to you