The whole week is open for you!

All students and staff at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers are welcome to participate in events during the week. Some events require you to register, but otherwise you are free to show up when ever, where ever!

Thursday 7/11

Host: IT Faculty at the University of Gothenburg

A peek into sustainability-related research at the IT Faculty

What angles is sustainable development looked at by students and researchers of the IT Faculty? The morning will start off with a brief introduction to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), after which 10 researches and students from the IT faculty will pitch their research in a poster slam. Audience will then be welcome to go around and find out more about the individual posters.

A breakfast roll and coffee/tea is served from 8.30 onwards.

Research slam, poster presentations and breakfast:

Host:  PSSG, Pedagogen Students for Sustainability Group

Quiz walk

The quiz will revolve around the SDGs and will test your knowledge of sustainable development whilst giving you a lovely walk around the area surrounding the educational faculty. PSSG will have an information table at the entrance of the A-house in Pedagogen. Come to that information table in order to receive the slip you use to record your answers. Then you do the walk and return back to us so we can check your answers compared to everyone else's.

 

The winners of this quiz walk will then be announced and given a nice surprise prize! So join us to test your knowledge, go sightseeing and possibly win a prize!

Quiz

Thursday: 10.00-14.00
Pedagogen, House A Entrance

Host:  Utbildnings- vetenskapliga Fakulteten

Perspektiv på Education for Sustainable Development Del 3

Välkommen till en inspirerande förmiddag där vi djupdyker i temat  ”Education and Sustainable Development” – hur hänger de två ihop och hur arbetar vi både lokalt och globalt med frågan? Förmiddagen bjuder både personal och studenter till ett uppslag om den forskning och aktivitet som pågår på Utbildningsvetenskapliga Fakulteten på temat. Förmiddagen delas in i tre pass och du är välkommen att delta på samtliga eller de du finner mest intressanta.

Presentatörer:

  • Jonna Larsson, Institutionen för pedagogik, kommunikation och lärande – Hållbarhet som innehåll i förskolans undervisning

  • Minna Panas, Doktorand, Centrum för Utbildningsvetenskap och Lärarforskning – Teaching and learning for sustainability in primary education for a changing world.

Seminarium

Thursday: 11.20-12.00
Pedagogen, Hus A Sal: AK2 136

Host: IT Faculty at the University of Gothenburg

Design Jam: ”DESIGN ETHICS: Towards Sustainable Futures”

"The afternoon jam will be kicked off with an introduction lecture to ethics and its role for design by professor Gordana Dodig Crnkovic, touching upon both environmental and social sustainability. Two topics addressed will be the new and emergent technologies and biomimetic design, with special focus on AI.

Then, the jam starts in groups of 5-6. A Design Jam is a fun, engaging and creative session intended to result in different visions related to the problem area, in this jam envisioning sustainable solutions to designing AI.

The registration closes on Tuesday, October 29th, and a confirmation will be sent out to selected participants soon after.

Workshop:

Host:  The Museum of World Culture 

Guided tour of Human Nature 

Our world is facing huge challenges. Our global consumption is 75% higher than what our planet can handle – and the richest countries are the worst players. Our lifestyles are a threat to ourselves as well as other parts of the planet.

If we continue in the same path, we would need 4 planets to sustain humanity by 2030.

How can we create a world that is better for ourselves and others?

It might sound dystopic but there is hope! We are seeing many signs that change is possible!

” Human Nature” is a new exhibition about how our consumption affects our world and how everything is connected. It is both frightening and hopeful and the content of the exhibition is based on scientific research in combination with the museums object.

Please note that you must sign up to the tour and that there are only 30 spots available.

Tour

Host: IT Faculty at the University of Gothenburg

Design jam: Final pitches and award ceremony

After an intense afternoon jam, the teams will come together to pitch their design ideas and visualisations on the topic of “DESIGN ETHICS: Towards Sustainable Futures” to the audience and an esteemed jury. The IT Faculty’s Act! Day at Lindholmen will draw to a close once a jam winner has been awarded.   

Award Ceremony:

  • No registration!

Host:  Utbildnings- vetenskapliga Fakulteten

Perspektiv på Education for Sustainable Development Del 1

Välkommen till en inspirerande förmiddag där vi djupdyker i temat  ”Education and Sustainable Development” – hur hänger de två ihop och hur arbetar vi både lokalt och globalt med frågan? Förmiddagen bjuder både personal och studenter till ett uppslag om den forskning och aktivitet som pågår på Utbildningsvetenskapliga Fakulteten på temat. Förmiddagen delas in i tre pass och du är välkommen att delta på samtliga eller de du finner mest intressanta.

Presentatörer:

  • Monica Johansson, Prodekan Utbildningsvetenskapliga fakultetenHållbarhet i Utbildningsvetenskapliga fakultetens färdriktning

  • Aimee Lee Haley, SIDA-koordinator, Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik - A Research Training Partnership in International and Comparative Education: Addis Ababa University and University of Gothenburg”.

  • Kassahun Weldemariam, doktorand, Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession - Rethinking Sustainability in the Anthropocene

Seminarium

Thursday: 9.15-10.10
Pedagogen, Hus A Sal: AK2 136

Host:  Utbildnings- vetenskapliga Fakulteten

Perspektiv på Education for Sustainable Development Del 2

Välkommen till en inspirerande förmiddag där vi djupdyker i temat  ”Education and Sustainable Development” – hur hänger de två ihop och hur arbetar vi både lokalt och globalt med frågan? Förmiddagen bjuder både personal och studenter till ett uppslag om den forskning och aktivitet som pågår på Utbildningsvetenskapliga Fakulteten på temat. Förmiddagen delas in i tre pass och du är välkommen att delta på samtliga eller de du finner mest intressanta.

Presentatörer:

  • Emma Leifler, Institutionen för didaktik och pedagogisk profession - Elementary and middle school teachers’ capacity to create inclusive learning environments

  • Anna Post och Agneta Sjöberg, Institutionen för kost- och idrottsvetenskap – Hälsa och hållbarhet går hand i hand

Seminarium

Thursday: 10.25-11.05
Pedagogen, Hus A Sal: AK2 136

Värd: Göteborgs centrum för hållbar utveckling, Universeum, Världskulturmuseet, Den globala skolan

Anständiga arbetsvillkor och ekonomisk tillväxt

Välkommen till en lärarfortbildning om anständiga arbetsvillkor och ekonomisk tillväxt! Lyssna på inspirerande forskare från Chalmers och Göteborgs universitet och deltag i konkreta workshopar med pedagoger från Universeum och Världskulturmuseet. Evenemanget är öppet för både verksamma lärare och lärarstuderande.

Lärarfortbildning om globala målen för hållbar utveckling:

Host: IT Faculty at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers

Landscape of Teaching Sustainability at Chalmers & GU

What dimensions and areas of sustainability are you covering in your courses, and with which methods work for you for communicating sustainability aspects in your teaching? Drawing from participant experience as well as instructor experience, we hope to add to a toolbox of methods and techniques that can serve as inspiration to faculty who wish to strengthen a sustainability aspect in one of their programs or courses, or to improve and expand their programs. In addition, we suggest a couple of literature sources and best practices, e.g. the Systems Thinking Playbook by Donella Meadows.

Registration is not compulsory yet highly appreciated for event preparations. The registration form closes on Tuesday, October 29th

Staff exclusive:

Host: IT Faculty at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers

Sustainably Communicating Research at Chalmers & GU

Have you always wondered how you can explain your research to the general public, or target specific industries, policy makers, or the media? Does it even matter to reach out? If so, why? Are you a pro at scientific communication, or is your strength publishing at scientific venues and you’d like to learn more? In this workshop we hope to provide you with ideas on how to communicate your research in an understandable way that is accessible to different audiences. We contribute to a toolbox of science communication that offers examples of communication approaches, channels, and techniques.

Registration is not compulsory yet highly appreciated for event preparations. The registration form closes on Tuesday, October 29th.

Staff exclusive:

Thursday: 15.00-15.50

Dome of Visions, Big Conference Room, Lindholmen

Host: The Overpopulation Project

The missing SDG – what should be added?

Join this interesting series of talks to explore and discuss if the Sustainable Development Goals are enough? Are there missing goals that should be added? What are we missing? Among the topics we will discuss clean air, democratic governments, population growth and more. Fika is included for all participants.

Speakers:

  • Erik Thomson – Clean Air

  • Johan Karlsson Schaffer – Democratic Government

  • Thomas Backhaus – Non Toxic Environment

  • The Overpopulation Project – Stop Population Growth

  • Sam Dupont – Adjusting the existing targets

Seminar:

Thursday: 18.00-19.30

Ekocentrum, Aschebergsgatan 44

Host:  PSSG, Pedagogen Students for Sustainability Group

Fixoteket

 Fixoteket will provide a classroom filled with sewing machines and moderately knowledgeable tailors. You can then come with your items of clothing that need fixing and borrow a machine accompanied by basic instructions in order to fix it yourself. This will mainly consist of buttons that have fallen off, trousers that are too long or holes that are simple to fix.

 

We created this event to encourage the passing on of knowledge that is slowly being lost by younger generations. In knowing how to fix your own clothes you can much more easily live by the reduce, reuse, recycle motto. So come join us, we promise to try our best to help you help yourself.

Workshop

Thursday: 10.00-14.00
Pedagogen, House A Room: AK2 135,

Host: IT Faculty at the University of Gothenburg

How to connect sustainability, society and the IT industry?

How can the IT industry contribute to a more sustainable society, and what is already being done? Jonas André (Volvo Group), Aksel Biørn-Hansen (Svalna), Ana Shontova (DataTjej) and Annaam Butt (OpenHack) will shed light on how they view the connection between IT, society and sustainability, and how their organisations use various SDGs to work towards a more sustainable future.

Guest talks X4:

Host: GU-CAS, University of Gothenburg’s Network for Critical Animal Studies in the Anthropocene

Veganism as pathway towards more egalitarian
masculinities? Narratives of vegan men in Finland
and Estonia

​Ecofeminist scholars have highlighted similarities between patterns of domination over women and non-human animals. By becoming vegan, men disrupt this link and open up avenues for “the negotiation of new, nonnormative masculinities”. In this talk, Kadri Aavik explores how vegan men relate to inequalities based on gender and other intersecting social categories and whether and in what ways vegan men challenge various systems of oppression interlinked with animal exploitation.

GU-CAS will provide vegan lunch. If you wish to attend, please send us a notification via gu-cas@ped.gu.se no later than Friday, 25 Oct.

 

Lecture:

Host: IT Faculty at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers

Map of Sustainability Research at Chalmers & GU

 Do you know what your colleagues are doing who also have the keyword sustainability on their homepage? And how that potentially links to your research? We are interested in jointly developing an overview of that, and which bridges exist between those topics that were previously disregarded or not known. We hope to support networking and new collaborations between members of different divisions, departments, and research groups. A moderated group discussion will provide the space for new ideas and insights to emerge.

Registration is not compulsory yet highly appreciated for event preparations. The registration form closes on Tuesday, October 29th

Staff exclusive:

Thursday: 14.00-14.50

Dome of Visions, Big Conference Room, Lindholmen

Host: PSSG, Pedagogen Students for Sustainability Group, ResursResturangen

Fill my lunchbox!

Fill My Lunchbox is BACK! This event was held in spring and became an absolute success! The point of Fill My Lunchbox is to get a deeper understanding of food waste, it's impacts and how to cook with the produce instead of throwing it away. We will be visited by the incredible ResursResturangen who will hold a lecture and a workshop bringing up these issues in a fun learning environment. You are all welcome but remember, there are only 20 spots so sign up quickly!

Lecture and workshop

Thursday: 15.00-17.00

Pedagogen, Room TBA

Host: Göteborgs Naturhistoriska Museeum

Sustainability-AW

What does it mean to live sustainable? What good alternatives can we choose?
Come the Gothenburg Museum of Natural History for an evening full of good tips and conversations on sustainability and conscious consumption.


We'll start in the lecture hall, with presentations from The Smart Map, Reko-ring and Ekologisk stadsdel Majorna, and a project about what products and activities that are best to choose. After the presentations we move to another room for conversations and refreshments.
(some presentations are held in Swedish.)

Speakers:

  • Jonathan Mattebo Persson - Smarta Kartan/Smart Map

  • Bea Hultfeldt - Reko-ringarna Mölndal & Kungsbacka

  • Kim Weinehammer - Hyresgästföreningen, Region West Sweden

  • Louisa Durkin - Researching how to link consumption and impact on biodiversity.

After Work: