JU Sustainability Festival 2021, 27 September-1 October: a possibility to co-create a sustainable future. During the week, there will be several activities with the overall theme: How can higher education play a critical role to help transition towards sustainable societies?

This year all our events are plant-based. Slight changes to the schedule might occur, so make sure to revert back to this page from time to time!

Jönköping University Sustainability Network

JU Sustainability Festival 2021, 27 September-1 October: a possibility to co-create a sustainable future.

We are looking forward to see you during our programs running the entire week!


How can Jönköping University accelerate our sustainability transition? Raise your voice and share ideas on this Mentimeter survey External link, opens in new window.!

 

Book Exhibition on Agenda 2030 & The Role of Higher Education

Find the most relevant literature in the topic displayed in the main library of Jönköping University. Look for the SDG cubes!

Eat Vegetarian at JU

This week we encourage you to eat vegetarian and vegan in all JU restaurants. Enjoy a delicious meal not only on Meatless Monday, but during the entire Sustainability Week!


Sustainability Innovation Race: Monday 27/9 - Wednesday 29/9

How can businesses create shared value? How can new business models optimize their impact? How can sustainability bring value to companies? Are examples to questions students will be challenged to solve in a 24-hour Innovation Race organized by Science Park External link, opens in new window. and Jönköping University.

Working with real-life challenges and local businesses, students have the opportunity to make about real changes and to gain valuable knowledge about innovation for sustainability, change management and much more.

Grand Final of the Sustainability Innovation Race

Grand Final Wednesday September 29 15:00-17:00 in Munksjöaulan (B1033 at Jönköping International Business School) or watch it online via the Science Park website External link, opens in new window..


Sustainability Festival Day 1: Monday 27/9

Join us for the first day of hybrid events.

 

9:00 - 10:00

online event

Opening Panel

Conversation between Robert Gunnarson External link, opens in new window., JU Vice President for Education and Carlotta Schäfer External link, opens in new window., the president of Students for Sustainable Action External link, opens in new window., who will be discussing the role of higher education to accelerate our transition towards sustainability.

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:
https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/61024208869 External link, opens in new window.

 

online event

12:00 - 13:00

online

Conversation on Sustainability with Experts on Agenda 2030

How to design an Agenda 2030 Living Campus? External link, opens in new window. Learn about how to make JU a sustainable campus with Andreas Friberg External link, opens in new window., and make suggestions!

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:

https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/64606031101 External link, opens in new window.

 

17:00 - 18:30

on site activity

Hands on! Food-Print

Join SSA on Monday at Kvarteret Ödlan External link, opens in new window. and let's veganize some international dishes together! You will have the opportunity to learn how to prepare veganized dishes and, of course, you can taste them! Let's discuss the foodprint with the students of SSA.

This event is offline. Register here by 20:00 Sunday 26 to make sure your portion is provided - if you missed it, feel free to still join the event:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRtbfxPKIGYr-k6vPo_aXnGAGobV8sbCFYsz0PQRYiaYPnbQ/viewform External link, opens in new window.


Sustainability Festival Day 2: Tuesday 28/9

Participate in eye-opening conversations in the field of sustainability and higher education.

 

10:00 - 11:00

online

Conversation on Sustainability with Experts on Human-Systems Science

Sustainability is a systems problem with humans as integral elements of the system. Therefore human-systems sciences such as ergonomics/human factors can play an important role in understanding sustainability problems and finding/implementing solutions. However, existing sociotechnical systems analysis tools are too narrow and require additional considerations. In this presentation Professor Andrew Thatcher External link, opens in new window. will explore the relevant complex systems thinking requirements necessary to tackle global problems such as sustainability. Andrew Thatcher is Chair of Industrial and Organisational Psychology at the University of the Witwatersrand External link, opens in new window. in South Africa.

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:
https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/64072581538


13:00 - 14:00

online

Conversation on Sustainability with Experts on Outdoor Spaces

This lecture brings up the importance of setting measurable environmental goals and assess environmental buildings when working to create more sustainable buildings. Some of the questions to be answered are: “Which environmental aspects are important to take into account when designing buildings? and “How future urban outdoor environments should be designed to become more resilient and long-term sustainable?.” Some learnings from research projects on the Swedish environmental assessment method Miljöbyggnad and EU projects on attractive resilient outdoor environments “Augmented Urbans” will also be presented. This conversation is led by Marita Wallhagen External link, opens in new window. from the University of Gävle. External link, opens in new window. Her research includes environmental assessment methods and designs for sustainable buildings and districts, ecosystem services, life cycle assessment, participatory design, decision making and behaviors.

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:

https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/63476172432


13:30 - 14:30

Inspirational lecture about shared experiences from a French PhD student

Aya Bejermi External link, opens in new window. is in her own definition a lawyer that escapes from law and she will talk about her studies within Islamic normativity and her professional experiences in various sectors such as legal drafter for expulsion measures on ground of terrorism at the Ministry of Interior in France. Her dissertation for Master of Laws at Cardiff University External link, opens in new window. was about the European responses regarding Syrian and Palestine refugees and now she is doing a phD on the legal transformations in Egypt in the 20th.


15:00 - 16:00

How can I work with the global goals after graduation? in Swedish

Do you want to be part of the journey to achieve the global goals? What does a job directly linked to Agenda 2030 look like and what job opportunities are there after graduation? Get tips in a live panel discussion along with Marie Brander External link, opens in new window., Andreas Olsson External link, opens in new window. and Markus Larsson. The panel discussion is moderated by Jesper Boesen External link, opens in new window..

No preregistration needed. For more details and the link for this lecture please visit:
https://ju.se/samarbeta/event-och-konferenser/event/ia-inspired.html External link, opens in new window.


17:00

Hands-on! Yoga Masterclass

Susanne ten Doesschate External link, opens in new window. (48, Arnhem, the Netherlands), is a social innovator, coach and yoga teacher, who realized that the best practice of the world in youth coaching. The struggle to introduce new approaches in an existing system, which lead her to being burn-out and to many new insights. In this Masterclass Susanne ten Doesschate will share her story about the importance of selfcare, gives you insights in times of turbulence, and provides you with yogatools and breathing & meditation techniques that will help you to become resilient and balanced.

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:

https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82840680348?pwd=UFhIc0FTRHlBNmFNbEY4M1R0M3plQT09


Sustainability Festival Day 3: Wednesday 29/9

We follow along with exciting conversations and plant-based food!


12:00 - 13:30

online

Conversation on Sustainability with Experts on Antiracism in Academia

During this session the invited guests will give a background of the topic with examples from Sweden and from other countries such as UK. The participants will get a chance to actively take part in a conversation about what we mean by antiracism in the academy and how we can work to decolonise higher education. Adrían Groglopo External link, opens in new window. is a Senior Lecturer at the Univeristy of Gothenburg External link, opens in new window. and chairperson at the association Antirasistiska Akademin External link, opens in new window. (Sweden). Shahnaz Akhter is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Warwick External link, opens in new window. (UK) and works with the Colonial Hangover External link, opens in new window. project.

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:

https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/66094741935 External link, opens in new window.

 

13:30 - 15:00

online

Conversation on Sustainability with Experts on Ecocide Law

Learn about the Earth’s legal rights, humans’ legal obligations and the role of an international crime of Ecocide in transforming our organisations with Pella Thiel External link, opens in new window. from End Ecocide Sweden External link, opens in new window., Jonas Roupe External link, opens in new window. from Ecocide Law Alliance External link, opens in new window. and Casper Johansson, a student who had been long-term living in a natural environment.

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:

https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/64059354067 External link, opens in new window.


15:30 - 17:00

on site

Sustainable Food Production: Fruktsafari på Rudenstam

Visit Rudenstam External link, opens in new window. and learn about sustainable local food production, consumption and modernized fruit farm operations in Småland with Jonas and Matilda Rudenstam.
This event is offline, the meeting point is Rudenstam. Please note there is no transportation arranged. The maximum number of visitors is 20, you will be notified if you are on the waiting list, otherwise consider your registration valid. Register here by 12:00 Tuesday, 28 September:
https://forms.gle/cY77W44PNW8Z1GQb9 External link, opens in new window.


17:00 - 19:00

on site

Hands on! Streamline Movie – Netflix Party

Watch Breaking Boudaries: The Science of Our Planet External link, opens in new window. and enjoy free vegan pizzas from the Circular Centre External link, opens in new window.. Location: B1024 — JP-aulan (auditorium) at Jönköping University International Business School.

This event is offline. Register here by 12:00 Monday, 27 September to get a free plant-based pizza:
https://forms.gle/Uw2Nj6gXdRgrkkJY6 External link, opens in new window.

For the movie only, feel free to drop by.


Sustainability Festival Day 4: Thursday 30/9

Today we are all about health and wellbeing.


12:00 - 13:00

online

Conversation on Sustainability with Experts on Healthcare Education

Norm-critical knowledge development in healthcare education with Ellinor Tengelin External link, opens in new window., Senior Lecture in Health and caring sciences at University West External link, opens in new window..

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:

https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/69504925818 External link, opens in new window.


13:00 - 14:00

online

Personal Resilience and Wellbeing

As a student or professional within the field of sustainability and impact we need to first be able to take care of our own personal wellbeing - our personal sustainability. This session highlights the human experience and will provide you with tools and exercises to start or continue your own journey of personal wellbeing and development.

This session is co-hosted by The Decade and The Changing Room and you will be facilitated by Oren Ipp. Oren dedicates his work towards personal transformation as a driver of social change. He works with activists, entrepreneurs, and innovators by helping individuals design and lead lives of meaning, service, passion, and balance.

This event will be online. No preregistration is needed. Join in here:

https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/69150813040


14:00 - 16:00

on site

Urban Farming Tour

Visit the Rooftop Garden on the top of HLK and learn about how students and staff members cultivate plants in the heart of Jönköping. Make sure to check out the Urban Farming Instagram page External link, opens in new window.!

Feel free to drop by without registration - in this case please wait in line if there are more than 25 people at a given time. If you do not wish to wait in line, you can reserve your spot by registering on this link:

https://doodle.com/poll/gu9u8u73upmumgpy

 

Sustainability Festival Day 5: Friday 1/10

On our last day we learn how to take action, and join our fellow activists in the city.


12:00

on site

Fridays for Future

Join the weekly Fridays for Future External link, opens in new window. gathering at Rådhusparken External link, opens in new window..

This event is offline. No preregistration needed.

 

12:00 - 13:00

online

Conversation on Sustainability with Experts on Grazing Systems

Learn about the environmental sustainability of grazing systems with Dannylo Sousa External link, opens in new window., DVM, MS, Ph.D. Dannylo Sousa is a veterinarian with Master, PhD and Postdoctoral in Animal Nutrition and Forage Quality and Conservation, and a researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences focused on management practices for optimizing environmental and economic sustainability of livestock systems.

This event is online. No preregistration needed. Join in here:

https://ju-se.zoom.us/j/66143812532 External link, opens in new window.


14:00

on site

SSA City Quest

Join SSA External link, opens in new window. for an exciting city quest and learn about sustainability! The City Quest will take place all over Jönköping. At each station participants will be able to learn about a different aspect of sustainability and the different projects SSA has to support those aspects. Sign up as a group of maximum of 8 or alone using the link below. Participants will receive further info about their starting point via email.

This event is offline. Registration here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScmjG2tS_d-EtEnSys6vEM28KLjjERyIT_GnWLxzjRCb06YUA/viewform External link, opens in new window.


18:30 - 20:00

on site

Dance on!

Enjoy music that connects people together at Kvarteret Ödlan External link, opens in new window. or online with DJ Oskar External link, opens in new window.. There will be food snacks for those who come early! More info coming soon for those who would like to join in online.

This event is hybrid. No preregistration needed. Access the dancing floor here: https://youtu.be/YleKZlb5Bd4

ENJOY!!


Due to Covid-19 restrictions some of the events will take place digitally. Keep in mind that slight changes to the schedule might occur.