THE PEARL PORTFOLIO

Research and publicize Kragerø’s current activities that support sustaining the good life in a changing world.

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Clean energy production (ex., hydro-power, solar, wind, hydro, geo-thermal, SMART Grid, etc.)

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Electric vehicles (ex., cars, boats, bikes, etc.)

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Buildings that are energy efficient and self-sufficient

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Education (ex., Grundercamp,)

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Agriculture

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Marine

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Infrastructure

PERLEN EDUCATION

To work with Kragerø, national and international educators to expand upon Kragerø’s existing success with future-thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship, integrating ‘local’ creativity with global ‘best practices’.

PERLEN PUBLIC TRANSIT

Study and development planning for plug-in electric and plug-in electric hybrid public transportation systems (bus, in-town shuttles, parking shuttles, public vehicles, etc.)

THE PEARL HEALTHY COMMUNITY

Coordinate public and private healthcare, service providers and politicians in Kragerø to develop and promote sustainable health and healthy life in Kragerø – making Kragerø a target area for residents, visitors and professional organizations who are interested in this subject.

SMART GRID

Be a leading adopter-extender of best practices developed by Hvaler Kommune (and others) related to sustainable community development using smart grid technologies and practices by island, rural and small town communities.

PERLEN GREEN

Forskning og stimulere til utvikling av landbruket, hagearbeid og andre “grønne” tiltak.

PRIVATE TRANSIT

Study how to advance the development of the market for and use of private all-electric and electric-hybrid vehicles in Kragerø – establishing Kragerø as a leader is supporting clean personal transportation.

PERLEN COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP CENTER

Develop leadership efficiency of public and private leaders throughout the community on issues in line with Pearl targets for Kragerø: providing workshops, peer-peer and professional coaching, forums and discussion groups, peer-peer mutual support relationships etc. – with membership fees and pay for the service as the primary source of funding.

PERLEN BLUE

Research and encourage the development of aquaculture, strengthening of marine stocks and restoration of the marine environment through measures such as cleanup, re-transplantation of species and the creation of artificial reefs and recruitment areas.

FERRIES

Electric and hybrid retrofitting and/or new replacements.

PRIVATE BOATING

Electric and hybrid retrofitting, sales/rentals, inner-harbor inducements for electric motors.

TAXI BOATS

Electric and hybrid retrofitting.

MARINAS

Give electric charging stations in marinas and harbours for electric and plug-in hybrid electric boats.

THE PEARL ENTREPRENAUR / INNOVATION HUB

A meeting zone where entrepreneurs can cooperate and support each other in business and social initiatives that are relevant to The Perl goals: engage with visiting experts in finance, marketing, business development and organizational development, etc.

NEW NEIGHBORS PROGRAM

(To integrate immigrants and migrants) – Within The Pearl E/I Hub a special program focused on identifying, organizing and showcasing the expertise of immigrants and migrants in such a way that they can quickly contribute to their own careers and families, and to the development of Kragerø. And in the process, give Kragerø and immigrants ways to truly integrate and become familiar.