On the 20th of November you are invited to the Sustainability Day, Hållbarhet 2014, for all students at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. It will be a day full of inspiring lectures, workshops and a large exhibition!
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• Impact your University! – Students as sustainability
How can universities be more sustainable? Get inspired and learn more about Student lead Green Offices at universities, in a lecture by Ragnar Martens from rootAbility, one of the founders of the Green Office at Maastricht University. For more inspiration, watch this!
• “Low-carbon Gothenburg 2.0″ – quality of life and
We need to reduce our emissions by 70-80 percent by 2050. How will this radical reduction influence our well-being? Chalmers scientist Jörgen Larsson discusses happiness and well-being based on the research report “Low-carbon Gothenburg 2.0″. What lifestyle changes are necessary to achieve the goal? Will these changes affect our well-being? In short, do we become happier by eating red meat and consuming?
• The role of business in a sustainable world
Take the chance to meet Matthew Smith, Acting Head of Sustainability at SPP/Storebrand – one of the largest operators of pensions and long term savings in the Nordic countries. Matthew will discuss topics like the increasing influence of business on sustainable development, the most important sustainability trends for business over the long term and give examples on worst case scenarios and businesses that have succeeded with sustainable products.
• Film “An Inconvenient Truth” with Al Gore
“An Inconvenient Truth” is an Oscar-winning documentary from 2006 about global warming and its effects. “An Inconvenient Truth makes the compelling case that global warming is real, man-made, and its effects will be cataclysmic if we don’t act now.”
Watch the trailer here!
• Flea Market!
Grab a bargain among each other’s stuff ! Göta Studentkår organizes a Student flea market where you can buy and sell clothes, gadgets and literature, between the hours of 13:00 to 17:00. Read more here!
• Donate a Christmas gift to Gothenburgs homeless and needy
Do you have something that you no longer need? – Pass it on! The voluntary organization Pass it on Gothenburg aim for a more humane Gothenburg, primarily by supporting the homeless, vulnerable and needy. Pass it on Gothenburg gratefully collect your Christmas gifts between
12.00 – 16.00. Read more about Pass it on Gothenburg here!
• Food Rescue Party!
The Student Sustainability Day ends with a Food Rescue Party! Cook rescued food, hang out, listen to music and eat together! The party starts at 17:00 and all students are invited to join. The food is provided by Allwin – a company that collaborates with grocery stores and distributes food, that for various reasons have not been sold. The grocery may include overstock or damaged/mislabeled goods. The allure of a Food Rescue Party is that the cooks don’t know the menu until the food arrives! Anyone can help cook and those who prefer to decorate the tables are welcome to do so. If you just want to hang out, eat and listen to music – go ahead! The party is organized in collaboration with Chalmers Students for Sustainability (CSS), Sahlgrenska Academy Students for Sustainability (SASS) , Handels Students for Sustainability (HaSS) and Humsex.