Improve Sustainability in Svalbard
At the moment, Svalbard imports a large amount of its goods from the mainland and ships a large amount of its waste back. As you can imagine, this isn’t very sustainable. The carbon footprint of everyday things and food, even those with relatively low intended carbon footprints, are much higher than in 99% of the world.
Because of this, we’re determined to reduce our carbon footprint with Permaculture and an Eco-Social Design to connect Longyearbyen back to their food. To accomplish this, we grow as much food as we can locally and compost as much waste as possible. This way, less food needs to be imported and less waste exported. At the same time, locals gain a stronger connection to their food as it’s made right in the town that they live in as opposed to being imported from the mainland.