In order to protect our region for future generations, great effort must me put into natural and climate conservation. However, it is not easy to connect environmental conservation with climate conservation projects or to involve the citizens and at the time create economic value. This is exactly the goal ZENAPA has set for itself.
The Geopark Porphyryland. Steinreich in Saxony is a participant in ZENAPA. One of the first project successes is the founding of the Wurzener Land-Werke GmbH in December 2016. The municipalities of Lossatal, Thallwitz, Bennewitz and the town of Wurzen have joined forces to form this regional energy company to amplify synergies and to be able to procure energy together. The focus is on the joint construction and operation of renewable energy plants and local heating networks, as well as on the implementation of sustainable energy projects for the citizens. The project is supported with 40,000 euros from the EU “LIFE” funding programme.
From July 25th to 26th 2017 the Geopark Porphyryland invited representatives of the European Commission and the NEEMO Monitoring Team to Thallwitz. This meeting was an opportunity to get to know the region, to monitor the progress of the project and to exchange information. Since April 2018 the Climate Manager Lutz Simmler is responsible for the implementation of the ZENAPA project in the Geopark Porphyry Land.