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02/27/2024 | Campus-Meldung

More than 500 visitors to the future store Re:Wir

Since the beginning of February, 30 citizens from Bad Wilhelmshöhe have been testing how the topic of sustainability can be how the topic of sustainability can become tangible in order to shape a more liveable future together. together. After just three weeks, over 500 visitors have already been registered.

Image: Re:We

Accompanied by Prof. Dr. Heike Wetzel's team - as part of UniKasselTransfer's SDG+ Lab project - more than 100 events have been organized for the temporary Stadtteilladen. The diverse program has been well received. "Everyone feels that we need to take action. It's great to see that the idea of a future store is working," says Carsten Peters, who is involved in the "Climate + energy transition from below" working group and the core group.

From cozy working group meetings and large-scale lectures on the topics of energy + the environment to inspiring film evenings, meaningful walks and creative discussions on the weaving frame: The varied program is the result of the voluntary commitment of Wilhelmshöhe residents, who organize themselves into seven working groups and turn the former test center in the City Center at Wilhelmshöhe station into a meeting place in the district. At Re:Wir, people can go for energy advice, get to know their neighbors and implement ideas together
. "I was surprised at how much creative energy is released. And I got to know new people," says Wolfgang Schwertfeger, who is involved in the "Sustainable mobility in the district" working group.

Many of the participants come from Wilhelmshöhe. Curious about the new store and the mysterious SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), visitors also come from other parts of the city or even from all over Germany if a train has been canceled or a long wait has to be bridged. They are all welcome at the City Center at Wilhelmshöher Allee 253-255.

The future store Re:Wir is not only a place to meet, but also shows very impressively how
a lot can be created and designed together in a short space of time. "We want everyone in the district to feel addressed, to know about us and to drop by the Re:Wir or more," says Carola Halbritter from the "Communication" working group. The varied program will continue until the end of March and is available online on a daily basis at

The future store Re:Wir is part of the so-called Experimentale in the SDG+ Lab project. With this project, UniKasselTransfer is creating a platform for exchange between science, politics, business and civil society. The Experimentale for the theme year "Transformations in Energy + Environment" will be implemented with around four city district stores until October 2024 by the Department of Microeconomics and Empirical Energy Economics at the University of Kassel.


Florian Broschart
University of Kassel
Tel: 0561 - 804 38 25
Mail: florian.broschart[at]uni-kassel[dot]de