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Ministry for the Environment supports Gardarsholm

Gardarsholm recently received a generous grant from the Ministry for the Environment of Iceland. This is extremely useful for the ongoing progress of the project and enables us to carry on with the exciting work currently underway. We send our … Continue reading

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A successful event on climatic changes at Andrews Theater

Gardarsholm was invited by Keilir, Atlantic Centre of Excellence to give a lecture on the current changes in earth’s climate and the effects this is having on people’s lives around the globe. The event was held in collaboration with Al … Continue reading

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Caroline Schill’s report on lessons on law reform

Our amazing intern from last summer Caroline Schill produced a very good piece of work during her stay here on what Iceland can learn from other countries about reforming the law on land reclamation and soil conservation. This work will … Continue reading

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Landsvirkjun supports Gardarsholm

Gardarsholm recently received the generous grant of one million Icelandic krona from Landsvirkjun Community fund but Landsvirkjun is an Icelandic state owned energy company. This is invaluable for the project as we are still in a development phase and therefore … Continue reading

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Gardarsbrunnur (the well of Gardar)

Gardarsbrunnur is a name given to series of lectures held by Gardarsholm. The first Gardarsbrunnur series was held this summer in conjunction with the setting sail festival. This is a rather belated update on this due to the busy Gardarsholm … Continue reading

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24 Hours of Reality in Húsavík

Gardarsholm is very proud to take part in a seminal event in discourse on global warming. Al Gore and his Climate Reality Project are conducting an event where Gore’s new multimedia show on the climate crisis will be delivered in … Continue reading

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Excellent “setting sail” event

The Gardarsholm sets sail event was an all round success. Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir, EU ambassador Timo Summa, Sweden’s ambassador Anders Ljunggren and Mayor of Norðurþing Bergur Elías Ágústsson talked about the bravery and the drive needed to forge ahead … Continue reading

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Gardarsholmur – Sets sail

On Monday July 18th, Gardarsholmur will officially set sail. The project has been in preparation for some time and has now reached a momentum of such a scale that the time has come to introduce it to the world. The … Continue reading

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Garðarshólmur’s first intern has arrived

Garðarshólmur’s first intern, Carolin Schill has arrived from Germany. Carolin comes from the Black Forest in Germany but is currently studying Ecosystems, Resilience and Governance at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. She also holds a masters degree in Business Administration from … Continue reading

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Great video on soil reclamation in Iceland (in Icelandic tho)

Here is a very good video from the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland. Tells a long and a dramatic story in ten short minutes. It is in Icelandic tho. Enjoy: http://www.land.is/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=160&Itemid=452

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The Gardarsholm Project will become a world centre for environmental discussion and research, linking national and international learning institutions by:

  • Supporting debate, innovation and research
  • Hosting lectures, seminars and debate forums
  • Offering training and practice for nature guides
  • Providing a unique, cross-disciplinary perspective

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