Sustainability month

In May, 2012, we launch the second annual Uppsala Sustainability Month with the aim of inspiring conversations and projects for sustainable development.


The month is a platform that allows for bringing out the multitude of perspectives and approaches that sustainable development and education for sustainable development can entail. We hope that people in Uppsala with an interest in sustainability will and new places and new ways to meet. We especially want to bridge the gap between academia and the public sphere, between generations and between people with different cultural backgrounds.

Uppsala Sustainability Month is coordinated by CEMUS Forum, but we invite many organizations and partners to be a part of the initiative. It is very much all the participating organizations that are contributing that make this month what it is.

CEMUS Forum is part of Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development. It was founded on student initiative to promote interdisciplinary exchanges within research and education for sustainable development. For almost twenty years, CEMUS has looked into new ways to explore the planet's most pressing environmental, social and economic sustainability issues. www.cemus.uu.se


Events

23 April

The 5th Uppsala Forum Workshop on Global Climate Change: Environmentally Induced Migration

Conveners: Clare Heyward (Uppsala Forum Visiting Fellow; Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford), and Jörgen Ödalen (Department of Government, Uppsala University). Invited speaker: Avner de Shalit, Max Kampelman Professor of Democracy and Human Rights at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Where: Gyllenhielmska biblioteket, Skytteanum, Valvgatan 4
Organizer: Uppsala Forum for Peace, Democracy and Justice
Info: Preliminary programme

25 April, 10.15

SolEn Open Lecture: Solar Energy Research and Applications in Sweden

Susanne Karlsson (Swedish Energy Agency/ Energimyndigheten)

Where: P 1113, Polacksbacken
Organizer: CEFO PhD course: SolEn For a Sustainable Future
Info:

25 April, 13.15

SolEn Open Lecture: Current status of the International and Swedish PV-market

Johan Lindahl (Representative International Energy Agency)

Where: P 1113, Polacksbacken
Organizer: CEFO PhD course: SolEn For a Sustainable Future
Info:

24 April, 19-21

Film: "Just Do It" - A Tale of Modern Day Outlaws

The world of environmental direct action has been a secretive one, until now. With unprecedented access, Emily James spent over a year embedded in activist groups such as Climate Camp and Plane Stupid, documenting their clandestine activities. The showing of the film, will be followed by a brief discussion

Where: Slottsbiografen, Uppsala
Organizer: Cemus Roots
Info: Facebook event

24-25 April

Faith in Civil Society - Religious Actors as Drivers of Change (Registration required)

In this conference, we will discuss how to understand these diverse faith-inspired actors, who not always fit neatly within liberal notions of civil society. When are they promoters of social change, democratisation and development, and how do their adherents envision such changes?

Where: Missionskyrkan, Uppsala
Organizer: Uppsala Centre for Sustainable Development in cooperation with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)/Team Civil Society and the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
Info: www.faithcivsoc.se

25 April, 18-20

Framtidsakademin: Ekonomi, makt och motstånd - Om nya demokratirörelser och folklig mobilisering i en tid av kris

Öppen föreläsning med Stellan Vinthagen, filosofie doktor i freds- och utvecklingsforskning och docent i sociologi vid Högskolan Väst. Föreläsningen ges som en del av CEMUS Forum och Folkuniversitetets öppna och tvär- och populärvetenskapliga föreläsningsserie Framtidsakademin. Vårens föreläsningar belyser sambanden mellan makt och ekonomi – samt utsikterna för motstånd, demokrati och förändring. Välkommen att diskutera framtidens frågor med dagens forskare.

Where: Uppsala stadsbibliotek, Kerstin Ekman-salen
Organizer: CEMUS forum och Folkuniversitetet, Uppsala
Info: folkuniversitetet.se/framtidsakademin

26 April, 10.15

SolEn Open Lecture: Climate CO2, Carbon Cycle in the Nature

Mats Olsson (SLU)

Where: P 6111, Polacksbacken
Organizer: CEFO PhD course: SolEn For a Sustainable Future
Info:

27 April, 14-17

GRASPING SUSTAINABILITY - A debate on Resilience Theory versus Political Ecology

Sustainability is a contested concept, of acute relevance to current discussions on how to ensure human and broader biological survival with limited earthly resources. Resilience theory and Political ecology are two influential analytical approaches. Both address the connection between environmental and societal conditions, but in quite different ways.
Resilience theory aims to analyze the capacity of social-ecological systems to withstand shocks from phenomena such as environmental degradation and climate change, and to rebuild and renew themselves afterwards.
Political ecology sees inherent conflicts in the quest for sustainability, since socio-ecological systems at all levels are highly unequal. Conflicting interests and power relations must therefore, according to this approach, be a key focus of the analysis.

Where: Hambergssalen, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala University
Organizer: DevNet, the Development Research Network on Nature, Poverty and Power, CSD Uppsala
Info: www.csduppsala.uu.se/devnet

3 May, 18.00

Hållbara hus och hyror

Johan Ehrenberg inleder med att prata om berättarom dagens möjligheten till förnybar energiproduktion i mikroskala och dess ekonomi. Ehrenberg är VD, Egen El, skribent och grundare av mediakoncernen ETC.
Efterföljande diskussion om framtiden för Uppsalas bostadskvarter ...och om hur vi som boende kan bidra.
Inbjudna är; Vattenfall Uppsala, Uppsalahem, energirådgivare till bostadsrättsföreningar, arkitektur- och bostadsforskare, byggentreprenör m.fl.

Deltagare:
Nils Råmbin, Seniorrådgivare. Verksam i Installations - och Byggnadsbranchen sedan 1943. Har varit med och byggt "miljonprogrammet". Har de senaste 20 åren hjälpt fastighetsägare, typ Bostadsrättsföreningar i Uppsala, att förbättra deras "miljonfastigheter".

Where: Missionskyrkan, St Olofsgatan 41, Uppsala (1 tr upp)
Organizer: Arbetsgruppen Hållbara hus och hyror
Medarrangörer: Miljögruppen Jordens Vänner i Uppsala, Klimataktion, Studiefrämjandet m. fl.
Info:

3-5 May

The Uppsala Conference on the Future of Education and Sustainability - the Education Revolution and Shape of Sustainability to Come (free, but registration required)

Welcome to the third annual Uppsala Conference on the Future of Education and Sustainability! How will higher education and research be shaped in a time of crisis? What are ways forward in an era of declining resources? What role can and should students and academia have when addressing challenges of today and tomorrow? The conference is open to everyone and is free of charge. Registration is required since the number of participants for each workshop is limited.

Where: Uppsala
Organizer: CSD Uppsala (through CEMUS Forum, CEMUS Education and CEFO)
Info: uppsalaconference.se

8 May

Varför gillar vi när världen går under?

Öppen föreläsning med Jerry Määttä, fil Dr i litteraturvetenskap. Jerry arbetar inom forskningsprojektet ”The End of the World: The Rhetoric and Ideology of Apocalypse in Literature and Film, ca. 1950–2010”. Föreläsningen är arrangerad inom ramen för CEMUS-kursen “Människan och Maskinen – perspektiv på makt, teknik och samhälle”.

Where: Blåsenhus, 12:128
Organizer: CEMUS utbildning
Info: www.cemus.uu.se

10 May, 13.15

SolEn Open Lecture: Solar Fuels for the Sustainocene: Governance and Scientific Challenges

Videolecture with Thomas Faunce (ANU College of Law)

Where: P 6111, Polacksbacken
Organizer: CEFO PhD course: SolEn For a Sustainable Future
Info:

10 May, 18.00

Vad betyder fagra ord egentligen? Om att gå från värdering till handling.

Många vet vad som behöver göras och många har goda synpunkter om hur vi bör gör det. Kanske ligger bromsen i klimatarbetet snarare i psykologin än i bristen på kunskap och redskap.

Agneta Setterwall - konsult i hållbar kommunikation föreläser och diskuterar om hur vi går från åsikter till handling i klimatfrågan och hur man kan påverka människor och politik i klimatvänlig riktning.

Detta är tredje delen i Klimataktions föreläsningsserie "Klimatet: Globalt - Lokalt - Mentalt"
Inträde: gratis

Where: Drottninggatans bokhandel, Drottninggatan 7, Uppsala
Organizer: Klimataktion och ABF
Info:

14 May, 17-19

Globalization, Power and Paradigm Wars

Skype Lecture with Victor Menotti, Director of the International Forum on Globalization. Victor has written and spoken extensively about the impact of globalization on ecosystems, and he has helped build international networks among the traditional farming, forest, fishing, and indigenous communities whose survival depends on them. He is the author of the IFG report, “Free Trade, Free Logging: How the World Trade Organization Undermines Global Forest Conservation,” “The Other Oil War: The Halliburton Agenda on WTO Energy Services,” the chapter “WTO and Native Sovereignty" in Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Economic Globalization, and, ”The WTO and Sustainable Fisheries” for the Institute for Fisheries Resources. The lecture is arranged within the CEMUS course “Actors and strategies for change – towards global sustainabilities”

Where: Bertil Hammer Lecture Hall, Blåsenhus
Organizer: CEMUS Education
Info: www.cemus.uu.se

14 May, 19–21

Documentary film - Voices of Transition

Agro-industry, by aiming at immediate profit and not respecting the ancestral laws of agronomy, is responsible for the massive, unprecedented erosion of soils. If you add climate change and vanishing natural resources to the picture, even the Northern societies no longer seem to be safe from famines.The film, optimistic but clear-sighted nonetheless, is showing that these current crises in fact are positive challenges!

Where: Slottsbiografen
Organizer:
Info: www.voicesoftransition.org

15-24 May

Exhibition: Rural development through agroforestry in Eastern Africa

Open exhibition that captures the work of the Swedish organisation Vi Agroforestry (Vi-skogen) in Eastern Africa. Vi Agroforestry works with sustainable, rural development through agroforestry methods. The exhibition is created by seven students from the college Biskops Arnö, that have recently finished five months internship at Vi Agroforestry in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.
The interaction between trees and humans are in the centre of the exhibition. Trees are vital for the regeneration of degraded landscapes and help creating resilient environments. Most of all they provide food, shelter and increase soil fertility, which improves the living conditions for small-scale farmers.>

Where: Uppsala stadsbibliotek
Organizer: Vi-skogen
Info: viskogen.se

23 May

Grattis Linné

På Carl von Linnés födelsedag arrangeras en heldag för högstadie- och gymnasieelever. Vi lär oss om medveten och rättvis handel – lokalt och globalt, nu och då. Obligatorisk föranmälan.

Where: folkuniversitetet.se/framtidsakademin


Organizer: Botaniska trädgården i samarbete med CEMUS Forum
Info: www.cemus.uu.se

22-24 May, 17-20

Sustainable Housing Design Studio

A Sustainable Housing Design Studio dealing with the challenges of increasing demand for housing in Uppsala plus new trends towards sustainable urban living will be held on the evenings (17:00-20:00) of May 22-24 at Biotopia. The event will include lectures on topics such as modular living, building with natural materials and permaculture, as well as practical design workshops aided by experts in various related fields. The designs, done in groups, will be based on an actual site in the city and are intended to be used in the establishment of a new residential area.

The lectures will be open for all. However, there will be a limited number of participants for the workshops. In order to confirm your place email plugginnuppsala@gmail.com.

Where: Biotopia, Uppsala
Organizer: CEMUS Forum
Info: plugginnuppsala@gmail.com

24 May, 10-14

Project fair and 2hand fundrasing market

In connection with exhibiting my project Re-usage of care facilitation equipment at the Cemus project fair, I invite everyone to come to the Second Hand Market of the project!
The Market aims to raise funds to finance a Security Alarm, to be installed and donated to a retirement home in a small countryside town in our neighboring country Latvia.
100% of the incomes of the fair will go straight to the project, without any deductions or intermediaries. On the market you will be able to buy items from a broad selection of shoes, bags and clothes and various technical devices. All clothes and shoes are just slightly used. They are quality checked, carefully laundered and of high quality and design! Come make bargains, for a good purpose!

Where: Blåsenhus, Uppsala
Organizer: The project course at CEMUS
Info: Facebook event

30 May, 18:30-20:00

Framtidsakademin: Hur skulle "den svenska våren" se ut? -Utsikterna för en demokrativåg i Sverige

Öppen föreläsning med Brian Palmer, socialantropolog och religionsvetare samt före detta Harvardlektor. Föreläsningen ges som en del av CEMUS Forum och Folkuniversitetets öppna och tvär- och populärvetenskapliga föreläsningsserie Framtidsakademin. Vårens föreläsningar belyser sambanden mellan makt och ekonomi – samt utsikterna för motstånd, demokrati och förändring. Välkommen att diskutera framtidens frågor med dagens forskare.

Where: Uppsala stadsbibliotek, Kerstin Ekman-salen
Organizer: CEMUS forum och Folkuniversitetet, Uppsala
Info: folkuniversitetet.se/framtidsakademin

May 31, 10-17

Democracy and Development: A Disputable Pair

The symposium addresses the meanings and realities of democracy and development and their linkages to globalisation and power. What meanings are assigned to these concepts? How do they connect? Such difficult questions and possible answers will be illuminated and debated by experienced and concerned scholars of various generations and backgrounds:

Neera Chandhoke, University of Delhi; Yusuf Bangura, UNRISD, Geneva; Beppe Karlsson, University of Stockholm; Seema Arora-Jonsson, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; Lars Rudebeck, DevNet, Uppsala University; Olle Törnquist, University of Oslo, (chair)

The symposium marks the - probable - closure of DevNet, since we've come to the end of funding. Many thanks to all of you who have participated in our events, making DevNet an exciting and stimulating arena for critical exchange and debate on issues of sustainable development!

Where: Hambergssalen, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala University
Organizer: DevNet
Info: www.csduppsala.uu.se


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Calendar for Stockholm+40 events can be found here