SEOUL, April 11 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced yesterday it has signed a business agreement with Atelier Non-Electric, which champions a life with little reliance on electricity and chemical substances, with plans to revamp the ‘non-electric’ café at Seoul Innovation Park.
The business agreement was made public when mayor of Seoul Park Won-soon met with the Japanese engineer and inventor behind the non-electric lifestyle project, Yasuyuki Fujimura, at Seoul City Hall. Under the terms of the agreement, the South Korean capital will benefit from 20 years of skills and experience from Atelier Non-Electric.
The Seoul government is hopeful that the new move will help revamp its non-electric lifestyle project at Seoul Innovation Park, which was launched in February.
Fujimura is set to visit Seoul Innovation Park every month to help teach students skills required to sustain a self-sufficient life using as little electricity as possible. He will also meet residents in Seoul.
This year, over 70 individuals applied for the opportunity to learn how to become capable of living a sustainable life. Among the applicants, 12 students were selected to receive lectures and workshops at Seoul’s non-electric café to learn how to create non-electric devices and homes as part of an effort to spread sustainable living.
Since 2000, Fujimura’s Atelier Non-Electric has invented some 30 types of devices, including a non-electric refrigerator, and most of the self-sustaining technology is shared for free.
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