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More Information about the Clothes Swap

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Welcome to Act Sustainable!

On these pages, you will find the official programme for Act Sustainable 2022!  The programme is divided day by day stretching from Monday 14/11 to Friday 18/11.


Each day has three slots for events: Morning Session, Lunch Session, and Afternoon Session.

Morning Sessions are comprised by the Act Sustainable Research Conference.  The conference takes place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings (16/11-18/11) and include inspiring keynotes, presentations and roundtables. Act Sustainable Research Conference is aimed mainly for researchers and PhD-student. Students and other stakeholders are welcome to participate as well.

Lunch Sessions are entirely dedicated to the student organizations at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.

Afternoon Sessions are mostly characterized by activities such as workshoping, seminars and lectures.

Who can register, and how?

You register for each event separately and you can register for as many as you like. All information you need to participate is located on these pages. Each registration will generate an email with the specifics for the event you registered to, practically located in your inbox.

All events in the official programme for Act Sustainable are in English or a combination of English and Swedish, and they´re open to all students and staff at the universities.

Don´t miss the side-events!

Besides the official programme Act Sustainable also feature side-events. The side-events don’t necessarily follow the same rules as the events in the official programme. They may vary in language, time, place, and targeted audience. So be sure you check out the side-events page for the whole week here: To the side-events page

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Circular Swap Shop
- Swap clothes, books and seedlings!

 Welcome to the Act Sustainable 2022 Circular Swap Shop! Hand in clothes, books and seedlings items at our Information Table located in the entrance of Studenternas Hus and get some new-to-you favorites during the Act Sustainable Closing Mingle and Fair on Friday 18/11.


Information Table Opening Hours:

  • Monday 14/11 11.00 – 17:30

  • Tuesday 15/11 11:00 – 17:00

  • Wednesday 16/11 9.00 – 18:30

  • Thursday 17/11 9.00 – 17:30 (last day to hand in items!)


  • The Circular Swap Shop holds clothes, books and seedlings (baby plants).

  • 1 ticket = 1 item at the Circular Swap Shop on Friday 18th of November.

  • You can hand in a maximum of 5 items per category and receive maximum 5 swapping tickets per category. (Ex: You hand in 3 books, 2 clothing items = 3 book swap tickets, 2 clothes swap tickets).

  • Last day to hand in is Thursday at 17:30.


  • We accept different types of books, hardcover, paperback etc.

  • All genres are welcome but keep in mind that the book should be relevant or of interest for many different types of readers.

  • Books need to be clean and in a usable condition without highlighting and pencil markings.


  • Plants should be pest-free.

  • We accept plants that can be grown indoors.

  • Seedlings can be planted/potted (in a milk carton or similar) or bare root.

  • The name of the plant should be clearly stated on the seedling/pot.


  • Clothing items should be clean and whole.

  • We accept the following items: shirts, pants, dresses, jumpsuits, skirts, hats, gloves, scarfs, sports clothes, bags and similar items.

  • We do NOT accept the following items: underwear, swim wear, shoes and jewelry.


Clothes Swap Opening Hours 18/11

  • 14:00 – 15:30 Open for those with swap tickets.

  • 15:30 – 16:30 Open for all participants of Act Sustainable.

Please note that it is first-come-first-served, so make sure to be there early to ensure you get another favorite with you home. (We cannot guarantee that you will bring as many items with you home as you handed in yourself.) Items that do not find new owners during the clothing swap are donated to Stadsmissionen Göteborg.

This event is hosted by: 


To access the Circular Swap Shop you need to register for the Closing Mingle and Fair as the clothing swap takes place during this event. Read more and register using the button below   

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Hi Stranger!
A reflective artifact

Welcome to partake in our interactive installation - Hi Stranger!  We invite all participants of Act Sustainable to interact with a focus on the emotions that arise when dealing with our current ecological, economical and social situation. We see the importance of collectively sharing our hopes and fears for the future. Displaying these publicly will make the voices and thoughts from Act Sustainable visible and hopefully head outside the event. 

The interactive installation is located at the entrance of Studenternas Hus and you can visit it in-between events of Act Sustainable 2022. The installation is coupled with a discussion workshop happening during the Act Sustainable 2022 Closing Mingle and Fair on Friday 18/11.


This project is created as a collaboration with Cali Karlberg, Elin Parlmaer Karlsson and Wiktoria Czekajska, students from the master's programme in  Embedded Design at HDK-Valand at the University of Gothenburg. Its implementation is coordinated by Wiktoria Czekajska (  The project is supported by Centre for Sustainable Urban Futures.

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Instagram cross-word puzzle

Part from our amazing programme you can also join our sweepstake throughout the week! Each day we will give you clues here on our  Instagram-page (@StudentSustainabiltyGBG). Behind every clue is a book title hidden. The book has something to do with sustainability or Act Sustainable 2022.  Guess the book title for each day and fill in the crossword puzzle and send it to us via Instagram  by November 20th and we will randomly draw the lucky names! 


Among the sweepstake prizes you'll find:

- Signed copies of Isabella Lövin's book Oceankänslan 

- The Climate Call Card Game

- A limited printed version of our very own SDG Coloring book

- The book The Hidden Universe - Adventures in Biodiversity by Alexandre Antonelli

- Pins with the Sustainable Development Goals wheel. 

- and more!

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Act Sustainable is Chalmers University of Technology´s and the University of Gothenburg´s annual sustainability week for students, researchers, teachers and staff. The aim is to bring the universities closer together in multidisciplinary perspectives on sustainable
development through inspiration, and knowledge.

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