Curious? You've come to the right place! Here you can read about the studentgroups within sustainability and the sustainability work at the universities
Students for Sustainability
At University of Gothenburg and Chalmers there exists many thriving student organisations working with sustainability. Most of them are associated to the student unions.
The organisations arrange many different activities, like lectures, workshops, movie screenings, debates, bike days, study visits etc. They also work to improve the univerisities sustainability efforts in different ways by being part of campus development and working for integrating sustainability into all education programs.
Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance
Gothenburg Students for Sustainability Alliance (GSSA) is a network made up of the student sustainability organisations at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers.
GSSA promote and work for knowledge sharing, education and involvement on sustainable development within the university and society.
GSSA has network meetings once a month where information is shared between the different student organisations and plans for common projects may be formed. Examples of projects that has been run jointly by all student oganisations, are Food Rescue Parties and The Climate Awareness Week.
The network meetings are usually held at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development which is located at Aschebergsgatan 44, 3 rd floor. Closest tramstop is Kapellplatsen. Closest "Styr och Ställ" station is number 46 Kapellplatsen.
The meeting is open for students in the different groups but also other students that are interested in sustainability.
Welcome to join! Find upcoming meetings on our Facebook page.
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, GMV, is a collaboration organisation between University of Gothenburg and Chalmers. The aim is to promote research, education and collaboration within environmental and sustainable development.
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development initiate, drives, administers and supports transdisciplinary projects and efforts within sustainability. One of the major duties is to create platform for collaboration between different stakeholders.
Student Sustainability Coordinators
At Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development two Student Sustainability Coordinators works together with the rest of the sustainability team that are involved with the environmental management system at University of Gothenburg. The ambition is to get a student perspective into the sustainability work carried out at University of Gothenburg.
Student groups within sustainability are welcome to borrow Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development:s venues to hold meetings. The student groups may also get help to print posters for their events at here.
The network meetings for Gothenburg Students for Sustainability, usually also take place at Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, which is located at Aschebergsgatan 44, 3 rd floor.
Student Sustainability Newsletter
Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development send out a newsletter that presents a selection of news that can be of interest for sustainability interested students, such as upcoming events, how to engage in sustainability groups etc. Register for the newsletter here.
Sustainability work at the univeristies
Both University of Gothenburg and Chalmers are working on integrating sustainability into their education, research and in their collaborations.They also work to reduce the negative environmental impact from the everyday buisness. Both universities have certified Environmental Management Systems according to ISO 14001.
Below you will find useful links to read more about the universites sustainability work. The links will lead to pages in Swedish.
University of Gothenburg
Environment & Sustainability at University of Gothenburg
Systematic environmental work at University of Gothenburg
At this page you can find the University of Gothenburgs environmental policy, the action plan, the sustianbility reporting etc.
Chalmers for a sustainable future
Systematic environmental work at Chalmers
At this page you can find the Chalmers environmental policy, the action plan, the sustianbility reporting etc.
Education for Sustainability
Whether you are going be a doctor, engineer, artist or teacher, we all need to learn about sustainability and act upon it in our future professions.
The Swedish Higher Education Act says:
"In the course of their operations, higher education institutions shall promote sustainable development to assure for present and future generations a sound and healthy environment, economic and social welfare, and justice".
Both University of Gothenburg and Chalmers are working on integrating sustainability into their courses and programmes.
At GU you can find Sustainability Labeled courses and programmes
On the following page you can filter out sustainability labeled courses and programmes.
Education for Sustainble Future at Chalmers
Here you can read about how Chalmers works with Education for Sustainability in their educational programmes.
About this homepage
This homepage has been set up to by student organisations within sustainability, in collaboration with Gothenburg Centre for Sustainable Development, to help students explore sustainability at the universities.
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