This is the event program for Wednesday, November 16

Wednesday 16/11

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  mostly 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 mostly 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

Research Conference - 16/11

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Factivism and the ocean?

How sure can we be that the fish we eat is sustainably produced? Are algae the answer to more sustainable food sources? How do we know that the numbers we read are accurate? Much points to things not being what they seem in the ocean depths of 2021. The WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award is one of the world’s foremost recognitions. Joined by current sea researchers, leading sustainability experts and committed civilians we will explore the subject of factivism and the ocean within a science café format. And last – don’t miss out on the chance to try algae chips delivered straight from the coast of Gothenburg!

Time: 10.00 - 11.30

Place: Studenternas Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organiser: WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Award

Lunch Session - 16/11


Is the Clothing Industry Greenwashing the Truth?

More and more clothing brands are advertising their environmental commitments to improve their image. At the same time, fashion brands are nowadays producing almost twice the amount of clothing compared to before the year 2000. Overconsumption, greenhouse gases, textile waste, chemical pollution, water use; the clothing industry has a huge impact on our planet and societies.

Join us and participate in an insightful discussion with representatives of the fashion industry, alternative brand entrepreneurs and scientists. Together, we will take a closer look at the impact the clothing industry has on the environment, and figure out what needs – and what can be done – to truly make a difference in forming a sustainable but trendy future.

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: Handels Students for Sustainability, Social Science Environmental Student Association

Afternoon Session - 16/11

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Meet Maja Lunde:
A panel discussion about the novel
The End of the Ocean

Welcome to a panel discussion taking its starting point in how fiction can challenge our way of thinking in complex issues. We will meet Maja Lunde, the breakthrough author known for her books about climate change and the human imprint on the environment. Her books have been translated to over 40 languages and sold over 2.5 million copies. She got her international breakthrough with the book The History of the Bees, released in 2015. 

Joining Maja Lunde on stage are Andreas Lindhe, Chalmers, researcher with a current project on water and its value for society & Emilia Sandolf, former master’s student in industrial ecology. Together they take on the theme Factivism and the scope of novel The End of the Ocean. The panel is moderated by Kathryn Strong Hansen, researcher from Chalmers. 

Time: 15:00-16:00
Place: Lingsalen. Studenterna Hus, Götabergsgatan 17

Organisers: Chalmers Library, DRICKS and 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.