The programme for the Sustainability Day has been released

Four question to Maria Grahn, Director of Energy Area of Advance...
The programme for the Sustainability Day, held on 23rd October, has now been released. A full day with more than 30 lectures and workshops and a large exhibition, all within this year’s theme Good health and well-being.
First, why is Chalmers restarting the Sustainability Day?
”It’s obvious for us at Chalmers to host such a day for all employees and students. In previous years it has been a great success with crowded lectures. So we see that such a day is really needed and appreciated. I’m pleased that Energy Area of Advance gets the opportunity to restart the event. Next year it´s the Production Area of Advance who will be hosting it”.

What do you recommend from the programme?
“Oh, there is such a wide spectrum of interesting lectures and workshops. For example, you can test the Card game Klimatkoll, which helps you understand how our everyday life affects the climate, take part of seminars about the university's role in society, for example in a workshop on Fake news, or learn about future sustainable biorefining concepts of seaweed, wood or by-products from industry that can provide products with significant health effects, such as pharmaceuticals, food ingredients and fine chemicals”.

How do you yourself choose from the programme?
"For my part, I would like to be inspired and learn more about sustainability from a broader perspective than from my own research. I recommend everyone read the programme, and discuss with colleagues and take the opportunity to listen to all the amazing researchers we have at Chalmers. In addition, we have a full track focusing on work environment issues.”

Can we just show up at the Sustainable day?
“Yes, but we need you to register before October 18th, so we know how much coffee and sandwiches we should order”.

All staff and students are invited to Chalmers Sustainability Day!

The day offers an exciting and comprehensive program divided into five different tracks:
Sustainable Campus, Health and Healthcare, Sustainable Work/Student Life, Climate and Energy, and the University's role in society.

We ask you to register at the latest on 18th October to make sure everyone gets a seat and fika.

Most of the programme will be held in Chalmers Conference Centre Johanneberg, the Student Union Building, with a few exceptions (see programme).

Please note, there will be no lunch served at the event. There are at least three shops/restaurants in the building where you can buy lunch.
Language: Mostly in English, otherwise marked in the programme.

By: Ann-Christine Nordin

Published: Fri 21 Sep 2018.