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The Green Knowledge Centre was established by GRID-Arendal in 2013 as a meeting place for environmental information and knowledge with the goal of increasing awareness and local knowledge about the relationship between the environment, sustainable development and local action. Through educational programmes and other activities, and by providing a common forum for the coordination and dissemination of knowledge, the centre aims to:

  • raise awareness of environmental issues within all sections of the community;
  • encourage active participation by individuals and organisations in environmental projects; and,
  • promote change towards a more sustainable future.


The focus of the centre is on environmental information, education and activity. Its goals reflect the goals of GRID-Arendal: raise awareness, create knowledge and inspire people to action.


The Centre will continue to offer a variety of activities for schools and community groups, training and resources for teaching staff, and participation in local festivals. The activities of the Centre will be focussed on the following three main areas:

  • Support of environmental groups & projects: provision of low cost meeting rooms and exhibition areas; support and management of partnership projects; music, art and poetry forum
  • Information provision: an up-to-date information area with leaflets, posters, newsletters, information sheets and journals; a regularly updated Green Knowledge Centre website; and a programme of exhibitions on environmental themes throughout the year.
  • Educational activity: providing a first point of contact for teachers, students and members of the public interested in finding out about environmental issues or becoming involved in practical projects; a varied programme of activities for schools and community groups, plus training and resources for teaching staff; support for school managers in developing curriculum ideas and environmental policies; a year-full of exhibitions, special events and training, holiday activities and participation in local festivals.


The Green Knowledge Centre is located on the first floor of the GRID-Arendal Building, Teaterplassen 3, 4836 Arendal, Norway. (The Centre’s main entrance is on Rådhusgata.)


The Centre includes exhibition areas and an auditorium. The auditorium can accommodate 80 seats and is equipped with an audio-visual system and wireless connection. It is available for rent to anyone, whether a private individual, non-profit organization, or corporation.


For further information, please contact: Janet Fernandez Skaalvik, Head of Communications, janet.skaalvik@grida.no, +47 41499472.

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