A sustainability assessment of the Hostětín cider house project

Authors

  • Jan Labohý
  • Yvonna Gaillyová
  • Radim Machů

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.449

Keywords:

Local economy, cider house, sustainability management

Abstract

The article presents and assesses the Hostětín cider house – a sustainability oriented local economy project in the Czech Republic. The project is described in detail: its origin, development and operation, funding, and relationships with involved actors. The background of the sustainability indicators science and a comprehensive description of the project ena-bled the authors to propose complex indicators to assess sustainability of the project in relation to different kinds of capital according to Meadows. Sustainability characteristics are outlined with regards to the technology used, including energy resources, the apples used in the production process (which represent local cultural heritage), products or waste. Effects to the local economy are measured using the local multiplier effect indicator. The assessment suggests that the initial goals of the cider house project have been met and the project supports sustainable development.

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Author Biographies

Jan Labohý

Mgr. Jan Labohý, Department of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University

Yvonna Gaillyová

Ecological Institute Veronica

Radim Machů

Mgr. Radim Machů, Tradice Bílých Karpat civic association; Hostětín Cider house

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14. 03. 2015

How to Cite

Labohý, J., Gaillyová, Y., & Machů, R. (2015). A sustainability assessment of the Hostětín cider house project. Envigogika, 10(1). https://doi.org/10.14712/18023061.449