This is all the side-events of Act Sustainable
Events will be uploaded in chronological order
Welcome to Chalmers’ new bike garage!
Over the summer we have converted 9 parking spaces in the Kårhuset car park at Chalmersplatsen into a functional bike garage with space for just over 100 bikes. From 1 October, students, researchers, and employees at Chalmers will be welcome to park their bikes in this new bike garage. We have chosen to open a bike garage at Kårhuset because it is a central location that is close to hand for everyone at Campus Johanneberg. Access to the bike garage is via Chalmersplatsen.
We have added some additional features in the bike garage that you may find useful when parking your bike. We have installed a charging cabinet for electric bike batteries, storage lockers for cycle helmets and a change of footwear, a bicycle pump and a repair station. We have also created 8 large parking spaces for bikes with child trailers, etc. Please be aware that the ramp down to the bike garage is very steep. We are currently looking into how we can improve this.
Are you interested and would you like to register?
If you would like to come and view the bike garage before registering, please contact Mikael Högdahl on firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a visit.
Please contact Margareta Andersson on email@example.com if you have any questions about the bike garage or the larger parking spaces.
Information video (in Swedish)
Join GUS's Sustainability Network
Host: University of Gothenburg Student Unions (GUS)
GUS's sustainability network is a group of students with an interest in the University of Gothenburg's sustainability work. It is an advisory body for informal discussions and a platform for involvement in university-wide sustainability issues. The sustainability network should have a dialogue with other bodies in closely related issues, e.g. GSSA, other student associations or relevant parts of the university.
The sustainability network has the mission to
• develop opinions on sustainability-related issues within GUS,
• prepare responses on sustainability-related suggestions, and
• contribute to competence development and networking between sustainability-committed members in the student unions.
Composition of the Sustainability Network
The sustainability network shall consist of a maximum of eight members, who are members of a GUS student unions (Konstkåren, Göta Studentkår and Sahlgrenska Akademins Studentkår, SAKS), and the network will be summoned by a responsible presidial, who is also responsible for leading the network's work. The members of the network are elected by the GUS board for a year. The network should have meetings at least three times per semester.
Interested students are welcome to contact Julia Nyberg (Vice Chairperson GUS) at
Human-animal relations in the Anthropocene - Presentation of Critical Animal Studies and the GU-CAS network
Host: GU-CAS (University of Gothenburg’s Network for Critical Animal Studies in the Anthropocene), 16/11, 15.30 - 17.00
Oppressive human-animal relations have been acknowledged as one key factor of the Anthropocene – the epoch of human domination over the planet. How can we deal with this urgent problem in academia? The first part of the presentation introduces the transdisciplinary area Critical Animal Studies with a particular focus on global dimensions of the situation of animals in human society, affecting the living conditions of both animals, humans, and the environment. The presentation will also discuss the role of our education system in reproducing speciesist norms and acts, as well as its potential for transformation and change.
The second part of the presentation introduces the GU-CAS network, and our work across academia and civil society with knowledge development and capacity-building for interspecies social justice and sustainability in the epoch of the Anthropocene.
Following the presentation, we invite to an informal get-together to discuss possible collaboration opportunities with other networks and individuals. Everybody who is interested in the work of GU-CAS is welcome.
Register: Send us a notification via no later than Thursday, 12 Nov.
GUSTA 2020 - Digital Award Ceremony
Host: The Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Developement, 17/11, 11.00 - 12.00
We are happy to inform you that the Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development is announcing the winners GUSTA 2020. GUSTA is a project that recognizes and offers awards to outstanding theses written on sustainable development related topics within the University of Gothenburg. The award is meant to motivate students to critically engage with sustainability issues and search for more knowledge towards a sustainable world. The award involves both bachelor's and master's students in all programs across the university. You are very welcome to register and join the event.
Kassahun Weldemariam, PhD - GUSTA project leader, Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development
Johan Boman, Professor, the Univerisity of Gothenburg - Scientific Committee Chair
Mattias Goksör, Pro-vice-chancellor, the University of Gothenburg
Host: Klimat Kollage Sverige, 16/11, 17.00 - 20.00
“The Climate Collage” is a fun, participatory, and creative workshop on climate change. It is a workshop that aims to raise awareness and understanding among people about climate change. Based on the IPCC report, it explains the climate functioning and the consequences of its disruption. It gives the opportunity to learn a lot in a very short period of time and addresses both novices and experts.
Climate Change: the Livestock Connection
Host: GU-CAS (University of Gothenburg's Network for Critical Animal Studies in the Anthropocene) 17/11, 19.00 - 20.30
GU-CAS welcomes you to an online evening seminar with Prof. Andrew Knight on the topic “Climate Change: the Livestock Connection”. The human-caused (anthropogenic) rate of species extinction is already 1 000 times more rapid than the “natural” rate of extinction typical of Earth’s long-term history. It is clear that climate change represents the greatest threat to life on Earth for many millennia.
Given the urgency with which we must reduce the size of our collective ecological footprint, it is remarkable that so little attention has been afforded to livestock production. The inconvenient truth is that the emissions resulting from clearing land to graze livestock and grow feed, from the livestock themselves, and from processing and transporting livestock products, are greater than those resulting from any other sector.
In this talk, these factors are explored and strategies for mitigating the environmental damage created by livestock production are reviewed. It is clear that replacing livestock products with alternatives would be the best strategy for reversing climate change, and would have far more rapid effects on greenhouse gas emissions and their atmospheric concentrations, than actions to replace fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.
Andrew Knight is Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, and Founding Director of the University of Winchester Centre for Animal Welfare. He is a Veterinary Specialist in Animal Welfare; and a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.
Registration: Send us a notification via no later than Friday, 13 Nov.
One Book, One Chalmers - Launch for 2020
Host: Chalmers Library & Chalmers Students for Sustainability 18/11, 12.15
Online event: https://chalmers.zoom.us/j/61859796326
Come celebrate the launch of “One Book One Chalmers”! Together with CSS, Chalmers Students for Sustainability, we have chosen a book that all of Chalmers - students as well as employees - will be given the opportunity to borrow. We will offer activities related to the book, for example, book circles and an essay contest. This event marks the start where we will reveal which book we’ve chosen! More information at lib.chalmers.se/oboc
Postponed: A Taste of Waste: Sustainable Solutions in the Restaurant Branch
Host: Miljöbron, CSS, SaSS, HaSS, A Working Lab, Waste Restaurant 19/11, 8.45
Location: Sven Hultins Plats 5, 41258 Göteborg
Please note that this event has been postponed.
On the 19th November, with a follow-up event on the 27th, join Miljöbron, CSS, HaSS, SaSS, A Working Lab, and Waste restaurant at Johannesberg Science Park for an inspirational morning of tasters! Get a taste of how each organisation is contributing to a more sustainable world; a taste of how Waste restaurant is leading the way to a sustainable restaurant model; a taste of how you can get involved through exciting case projects; and finally, a taste of some of delicious fika that would have otherwise been waste!
Wanna talk about Sustainability?
Let’s get personal!
Host: Awake & Aware - Göteborg & Co, 19/11, 15.00 - 17.00
How do your personal values matter for sustainable development and relate to Agenda 2030?
The United Nations (UN) define sustainable development in the following way: “Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
The SDGs are therefore the ultimate expression of humanity's needs at this moment in history. Very simply put: you value what you need. By understanding our personal and collective values we are able to become more self-aware, increase our cultural awareness and better understand how we can live and embrace a more sustainable life.
This workshop is suited for all of you who care to take personal responsibility for the impact you have in your daily life, no matter of social status, title, or experience.
Lindsay K. Berg - Founder of Doctrina Vitae
Tor Eneroth - Director of Cultural Transformation at Barret Values Centre
Kristín Grímsdóttir - Project Manager Awake & Aware, Göteborg & Co
Climate lunch: How can the digital transition give the universities a boost in the climate issue?
Host: The climate network for the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology 20/11, 12.00 - 13.00
The Corona crisis and digital opportunities give us chances to think new on the climate issues within the universities. We travel less but at the same time use more digital technology that requires natural resources. We also have the chance to invite more people than we usually do to lectures and conferences on sustainability - including groups that have not met before. Strong measures are needed to achieve the Paris Agreement's aim of 1.5-degree and everyone can contribute to the transition.
Introduction by Andréas Litsegård, Senior Lecturer and environment coordinator, Department of Global Studies, followed by joint discussions. You may drop-in and drop-out the time you need.
The climate network for the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology is a grassroots initiative that welcomes university employees - climate-committed researchers, teachers, administrative staff, management, and more. With inspiration from Friday´s for future, we meet some Fridays and have climate lunches with informal conversations about how universities can contribute to climate change.
To receive invitations to upcoming meetings, subscribe to the newsletter from Gothenburg Center for Sustainable Development (GMV).
Interested participants are welcome to contact:
Convener Erik Mägi ()
Vice convener Maria Norbäck ()
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