Danish expert in renewable energy
Published on Oct 11, 2013
Soren Hermansen was the keynote speaker at the Innovation, the Danish Way conference held in Des Moines Oct. 2013 and co-sponsored by Grand View University. Hermansen, named by Time Magazine as a Hero to the Environment, spearheaded efforts on Samso Island, for his community to become energy independent - creating financial stability in the community in the process.
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Our rich culture includes foods that have been passed down through generations, and through the millenia that Denmark has shared its history with the rest of Scandinavia and Europe. Open-faced sandwiches, herrings, Danish Havarti, and our famous "Rød Grød med Fløde" are only a few delicious items to try. Have a look and enjoy some Danish cooking today!
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The Culture of Denmark has some general characteristics often associated with Danish society and everyday culture. Modesty, punctuality but above all equality are important aspects of the Danish way of life. Indeed, deliberate attempts to distinguish oneself from others may be viewed with hostility in line with Jante's Law, respected by some as an unofficial code of Scandinavian conduct. In Denmark, culture and the arts thrive as a result of the proportionately high amount of government funding they receive, much of which is administered by local authorities so as to involve citizens directly. Thanks to a system of grants, Danish artists are able to devote themselves to their work just as museums, theatres, and the film institute receive national support.