This is the event program for Friday, November 19

Friday 19/11

Welcome to Act Sustainable!

On these pages, you will find the official program for Act Sustainable 2021!  The program is divided day by day stretching from Monday 15/11 to Friday 19/11.


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

Morning Sessions are mainly characterized by a classical style academic lecture. Interactive elements occurs at a minimum and are kept simple, such as Q&A´s and menti polls.

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

Afternoon Sessions are mainly characterized by more interactive activities such as workshoping and group discussion.

All events in the official program 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.

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 program are open for all students and all staff members at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.

Don´t miss the side-events!

Besides the official program Act Sustainable also feature side-events. The side-events don’t necessarily follow the same rules as the events in the official program. 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

Morning Session - 19/11


Biodiversity: myths, misconceptions & straight up lies

Join the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (GGBC) for a session full of biodiversity facts. How many species are there really on earth? Are bats vicious creatures fit for horror movies? What are some of the misconceptions about the biodiversity crisis? These are some of the questions we’ll dive headfirst into. We’ll listen to members of the GGBC speaking about topics that are close to their hearts, all within the joint theme of biodiversity and the facts behind it.


Short talks will be mixed with panel discussions where our experts grill each other for the juicy answers behind some of the myths surrounding our natural world and how we are treating it. We hope to leave you inspired by the natural world, empowered by the facts and excited about the solutions presented by our speakers.

Time: 10:00 - 11:30

Place: Lingsalen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organiser: Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre

Lunch Session - 19/11


Quiz: Do you know your facts?

Are you ready for a thrilling quiz where you can really test if you got your facts straight? Welcome to this lunch quiz with Engineers Without Borders Chalmers with questions where people generally got their facts wrong.


So get ready, warm up your quiz-skills and thumbs (because speed might be to your advantage). Awesome prizes included of course!

Vegan lunch wraps are served to registered participants. This event as a limited number of participants.

Time: 12:10-13:00

Place: Stora Salen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Engineers Without Borders, Chalmers

Afternoon Session - 19/11


Act Sustainable 2021
Closing Mingle and Fair 

Get ready to (finally!) mingle with other students and staff at the closing fair of Act Sustainable 2021! You will be able to meet with sustainability related organisations at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg as well as partners of Act Sustainable 2021!

During the afternoon we will hear from delegates who participated in the COP26 meeting in Glasgow the week prior to Act Sustainable. We also hand out the GUSTA (GU Sustainability Thesis Award) and we are joined by students from the Academy of Music and Drama who will share their interpretation of this year’s theme Factivism – get your facts stratight!   When you mingle with our partners and friends you can also visit our clothes swap area. More information about the clothes swap coming soon!

Time: 14.00-17:00 (Drop-in)

Place: Stora Salen, Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Welcome Services at the University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre, Centre for Sea and Society & Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV

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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.