Green Living & Learning Community

The Green Living & Learning Community is a highly selective opportunity to take an active role in engaging yourself in life in Copenhagen through the lens of sustainability.

This is your ideal LLC if you are self-directed and have an interest in building your own green community with insights gained from living in Copenhagen. You will network with many green organizations in Copenhagen including a locally run CSA.

Commitment and Community

Being in the Green LLC means committing yourself to weekly meetings, planning activities aimed at increasing awareness of green issues in Copenhagen and the DIS community, and engaging with local organizations working on sustainability.

You will be challenged to build a community that creates a shared identity and values within a study abroad context, one that challenges the way you see your own identity. How big will your footprint in Copenhagen be?

Learning Objectives for the Green LLC

  • Engage with your peers by discussing burning environmental issues of our time in an open and respectful forum
  • Gain insight into some of the sustainable initiatives that are happening in and around Copenhagen, and reflect upon the similarities and differences from what you are used to
  • Step out of your comfort zone (for example, volunteer with local environmental initiatives)
  • Understand the effort it takes to truly make sustainable changes in your surroundings

Examples of Green LLC Activities (may vary each semester)

  • Participate in preparing a weekly LLC meeting and organic dinner cooked with your roommates
  • Discuss and implement sustainable living initiatives in the LLC
  • Volunteer in a community-supported agriculture (CSA) project
  • Visit unique sustainability initiatives in Copenhagen
  • Visit one of the ‘organic societies’ in the outskirts of Copenhagen
  • Help develop the DIS urban garden

Meet the Green LLC Coordinator

Inger Kærgaard

With a Master of Science in biology from the University of Copenhagen, Inger has always been passionate about nature and sustainable development. At DIS, she teaches Sustainable Development in Northern Europe and Biological Conservation and Biodiversity. In 2014, she co-created a bee co-op and is currently working on her beekeeping skills. Inger enjoys mushroom picking, botanical excursions, and gardening. She has worked with forest restoration in Thailand, and has had two photo exhibitions displaying forests and forest protection. During the summer months, Inger spends the good weather outside with her bat detector, dumpster diving, or volunteering at the local swapping market. Inger has been with DIS since 2014.