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Sustainability Stage

SCHEDULE

During the day you can meet:
  • Sustainability Science Centre
  • Sustainability2030
  • The International Green Youth Movement
  • Green Solutions Centre
  • SDG Ambassadors
  • Actory
  • Vegan Students 
  • KU Green Student Society
  • Oasen Cider
  • Medical Students for Climate
  • Global Development Network &
    School of Global Health
  • Ecosia on Campus

Read more about our sustainability efforts HERE

PROGRAM

Student research project: “Danish Energy Communities in a Just Green Transition” and “Green Hub Orientkaj”
TALK / Green Solutions Centre

Join us for an enlightening talk where students who have received funding from the Green Solutions Centre (GSC) will talk about their projects and the opportunities the funding has given them. The projects are:

Danish Energy Communities in a Just Green Transition
Political Sciences students Emilie Pihlkjær Nitschke and Emma Søe Naldal will share insights and findings from their project, “How do renewable energy communities in Denmark reflect a just green transition?” With the support of GSC who funded travel and interview expenses, Emilie and Emma conducted interviews with 10 renewable energy communities.

Green Hub Orientkaj
Landscape Architecture students Andrea and Theresa will present how they collaborated with Gehl Architects and employed the Eye Level City Tool app to achieve public involvement in their master thesis, with the goal of transforming Orientkaj Plaza, Nordhavn, into a thriving hub for all inhabitants.

So join us for the talk and discussion about green transition, energy justice, engagement of citizens, urban planning, and more. We will be joined by GSC Living Lab Manager Mette Frimodt-Møller, who can answer questions about student funding options in GSC.

The funding in GSC is available for all students working cross-disciplinary. Read more about the funding opportunity here.

This talk is in English

14.50-
Welcome by Dekan Jacob Graff Nielsen & free cake

EVENT / Sustainability2030

Collective Climate Action Now! How do we accelerate the green transition?
TALK / Sustainability Science Centre

In this talk, Katherine Richardson and Alexander Holm debate how young people can push for political action and social change to address ecological crises. What role can a young, concerned person take on? What is our collective responsibility? And how do we keep our spirits up in a time when the climate crisis worsens day by day, yet political action is lacking?

The talk is moderated by Iben Maria Zeuthen.

Photos: Lærke Emilie Bach, Christian Bang

This talk is in English

Climate Quiz: As Smart as a Professor?
William Demant, Sustainability Consultant

Climate crisis, research, University of Copenhagen. These are the three main ingredients in the KU Festival’s new climate quiz. Test your knowledge, beat your friends, and find out if you are as smart as a professor.

There are prizes for the best, so you better start studying right away. 

This event is in Danish

Global Lounge – What it means to be a Danish University in a Global World
TALK & DEBATE / Global Development Network x Eye on Global Health Initiative x School of Global Health

Grab something to drink, settle into a cozy spot, and join us for Global Lounge, a seminar discussion which will investigate the multifaceted concept of ´global´. We´ll inspect UCPH´s ´Global Perspective´ as mentioned in their 2030 strategy, examining the interplay between local and global dynamics in educational settings and beyond. Join us for an engaging and complimentary conversation involving both university staff and students, where we will collectively explore the boundaries of UCPH´s global identity. Global Lounge Participants:

UCPH Staff
Anne Bruun – Director Education & Students, International Education
Ayo Wahlberg, Head of Department of Anthropology and Chair of the Global Development Network, UCPH

UCPH Students
Colette Weese, MSc Global Health
Josefine Niessen, MSc Global Health

This event is in English

UCPH Degrowth Network – A UCPH fit for the crises of our times: towards democratic,
degrown and decolonial university

TALK / Sustainability

In this panel debate UCPH Degrowth Network challenges University of Copenhagens research practices, modes of engagement and financial activities, which they believe UCPH is failing to address the crises of our times. UCPH has millions of kroner invested in corporations contributing to climate collapse and providing support for continued war, colonial domination and genocide. Therefore they believe that UCPH has failed to put climate action at the center of its strategy for years to come, and refuses to address the needs of its own staff, students and civic society.

At the core of these failures lie deeply undemocratic structures that control how our university is run, who gets to make decisions and who doesn’t. Are there alternatives? How could we transition from a university in the service of profit to one in the service of people? In this panel conversation, we discuss how power structures within UCPH prevent change, and what strategies different groups are pursuing to dismantle these structures from within.

Panelists:

  • Mads Ejsing, postdoc at Center for Applied Ecological Thinking (CApE), ran for the UCPH board in 2023
  • Fernando Racimo, Associate professor at University of Copenhagen, active in Scientist Rebellion and the UCPH Degrowth Network
  • Lucas Rigillo, studying philosophy at UCPH, active in Students against the Occupation
  • Nikoline Borgermann, UCPH Degrowth Network (moderator)

This talk is in English

17.00-
Cider Tasting with Oasen Cider

“Climate myths busters” – Debunking myths about climate change.
Vegan Students and Medical Students for Climate

Come and debunk myths with climate student organisations!

Wil you fall in the trap of believing these myths or are you already an expert? Can you only be a healthy vegan if you take daily vitamins? Is the decreasing sperm quality of the Danish caused by air pollution? Can you only get through as a climate activist by using civil disobedience?

Students from different climate organisations from UCPH will be on scene to explain if the facts are true or not and why. You will here from Vegan Students and Medical Students for Climate.

The debunking will be preceded by a musical prelude by Martin Keller, with a special song about sustainability.

This event is in English

Music Quiz with the SDG Ambassadors

Warm up for the evening’s music program when the SDG Ambassadors invite you to a music quiz with a small sustainable development goals twist. There are, of course, prizes up for grabs for the best performers and lots of great music. The SDG Ambassadors are a network of young communicators, project managers, activists, and opinion leaders who work for a more equal, sustainable, and just world. They bring people together around the shared vision and hope for the future that the sustainable development goals represent. 

Host: Ellen Bang

This event is in English

You Can Do What With That Plant?
DEBATE / The International Green Youth Movement

We all know buying local reduces your carbon footprint, but what if you could use the very plants growing in your yard instead!!!

As the International Branch of the Green Youth Movement, we are dedicated to helping Copenhagen transition to more climate-friendly foods and sustainable practices.

Our event is dedicated to showing you how to identify and use plants for lotion, essential oils, and even as food!  We will teach you how to safely identify, prepare and even eat edible plants here in Denmark! We will even provide recipes and some food and products for you to try! Worried about pesticides? So are we, and we can teach you how to safely clean your plants for use! So come broaden your cooking horizons, meet cool people, and hear about the International Green Youth Movement!  

This talk is in English

During the day you can meet:
  • Sustainability Science Centre
  • Sustainability2030
  • The International Green Youth Movement
  • Green Solutions Centre
  • SDG Ambassadors
  • Actory
  • Vegan Students 
  • KU Green Student Society
  • Oasen Cider
  • Medical Students for Climate
  • Global Development Network &
    School of Global Health
  • Ecosia on Campus

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