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Sustainability Week in Lund 23–28 April 2018
The Sustainability Week is an annual event in Lund where Lund University, City of Lund, associations and other interested organize a week full of activities on sustainable development with focus on being inspired by each other and solving the global sustainability development goals together. In 2018 the Sustainability Week was held April 23-28.

Programme 2018

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List of events in English

Monday 23 April 2018

Sharing Cities Sweden, IIIEE

Sharing Cities Sweden will organize a launch event on 23 April 2017 as part of Sustainability Week at Lund University. The event will bring together the test-beds, national node and partners to present the early stages and ambitions for Sharing Cities Sweden. Read more and register here.

Man Up! Exploring the toxic effects of gender roles

Join the Fem Fighters for a screening of the documentary “The Mask You Live In” and a discussion diving into the nuances of gender and the toxic effects of masculinity on boys and men. We encourage all people of any orientation to come as we provide a safe space.  More information

Documentary night "Chasing Coral"

Oikos Lund and Wermlands Nation invites you to a screening of the documentary “Chasing Coral". The film will start at 20:00 but make sure to join at 19:00 for a vegan dinner with dessert! More information.

Tuesday 24 April 2018

How to manifest equality and sustainability in organisations

Welcome to one or two interesting seminars at Lund University School of Economics and Management (LUSEM) about Workplace Equality and Sustainable organisations, and Knake-lunch:

Sustainable Consumption, Human Rights and Justice

A stakeholder conference with inspiring lectures and workshops for companies, researchers, students etc. to highlight the link between sustainable consumption, human rights and environment.

Sustainability Forum & Doc Lounge Lund present: Plastic China

Sustainability Forum is excited to welcome you to a documentary experience at Doc Lounge Lund! The evening will start with a live music performance, then a screening of the documentary "Plastic China". Afterwards Nicolas Loubere from the Center for East and South-East Asian Studies will lead a discussion on the export of waste to Asia. More information

Wednesday 25 April 2018

Preserve, Use and Develop, Kulturen Lund

During two days, 25-26 April 2018, the Diocese of Lund, Church of Sweden, is hosting an international conference focused on use and development of church buildings and ecclesiastical heritage. More information and registration

Why gender matters when it comes to the changing climate

Participate in an interactive workshop investigating the effects of climate change on the global society. Who are the most vulnerable in climate-related disasters? Why does climate change increase the amount of child marriages? What is the connection between gender and environmental injustice? More information

Pathways to a sustainable urban future

Lund Inter-faculty Sustainability Network (LISN) invites everyone in Lund to an interactive panel-discussion on the broad question: "how can we ensure sustainability in an increasingly urbanized world?". The discussion will be a mixture of short presentations from the panel separated by questions from the audience and concluded with an open debate between the panelists and the audience. The panel will include representatives from the municipality, the private sector and academia. Read more here.

What about the environment? Environmental issues in the Swedish election campaign

Research shows that it’s urgent to address major environmental challenges. Despite this, environmental issues have not received much attention in the election campaign. What does this mean for the election, and how can environmental issues make the agenda? In the seminar, a panel of Political Science researchers will discuss environmental politics in the run-up to the elections. Come and raise your questions! Read more here.

Thursday 26 April 2018

Sustainable water resources

Engineers Without Borders at LTH and Lund Sustainable Engineers want to take the opportunity at the Sustainability week to discuss the ever so important topic of water resource management. Read more here.

Divest & Invest! How do we Green Finance?

As we divest, we also need to invest! Since 2007, green bonds and other forms of green finance have become increasingly popular. Is there a system to ensure that, as the green finance market grows, we do not just throw money to the greenwashing wolves? Are there successful examples to guide the way? With us to discuss these questions is a panel of experts, who will be announced as we get closer to the event!
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Friday 27 April 2018

Arts Meet Science

With this event, LUCSUS and Skissernas Museum wish to explore the relationship between arts and science with a special focus on climate change and sustainability. Through workshops, collective art making, artistic installations and a panel debate with researchers and artists, we will explore how, and if, art and research can collaborate as a means to drive change for a more sustainable society.
Full programme and more info.

Advancing the Transition to a Sustainable Bioeconomy

The aim of this interactive workshop is to bring BIOECONOMY graduate research school Ph.D. students and researchers together with key stakeholder representatives from industry, governmental, non-governmental and civil society organisations to conduct break out sessions on different thematic areas across the biomass value chain. Read more & register

Smash the Patriarchy! − Men and feminism

Participate in an interactive workshop investigating men’s role in gender equality. Why is it critical that men get involved in countering the patriarchy? How can men and boys promote gender equality and empower women and girls? What is men’s part in combating gender-based discrimination and unequal power relations? Read more

Saturday 28 April 2018

Sustainability Festival at Stenkrossen in Lund!

More information in Swedish about the Sustainability Festival 2018
​​​​​Synaps Facebook-sida with updates on the Sustainability Festival

Exercise for the Earth: An afternoon of plogging

Get fit AND help the environment! Plogging is running while picking up trash, so join HU and ABC in the new exercise trend that is sweeping Sweden (literally)! If you enjoy working out and you love the earth, this event is perfect for you. We will run max 5k, but you can choose to run/walk/skip/dance while you pick up trash. Read more

Live Podcast Event with Emily Boyd

During the Sustainability festival, the podcast Influenced By Nature will interview Emily Boyd, professor at Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) on the theme: How can we enhance sustainable development in the face of climate change? Read more

Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things

ArchFilmLund proudly presents for Sustaintability Week in Lund screening of the film: Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things
How might your life be better with less? The film examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life – families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former Wall Street broker – all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less. Read more


Join Wermlands Nation and our environmental committee for an After Festival and get a cozy ending for Sustainability Week.KRAV Pub is a perfect way to see how student life can also be sustainable. After Festival offers all homemade meal, wide variety of refreshments and live music. During the evening WermlandsNation will be awarded a Fossil Free nation label as a recognition of having divested from fossil industries. 18+ and Studentlund-card required. Read more

More events!

There are more events in Swedish during the week. The Sustainability Week Calender with all events

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