Student Sustainability Summit

So basically…

  • Are you keen on sustainability issues?
  • Do you want to expand your knowledge on environmental topics and participate in different workshops?
  • Do you live in Sweden?

If you have answered yes to these 3 questions, then this will interest you! Jönköping University has organized the Student Sustainability Summit and is inviting us to take part in its conferences and workshops. This summit will be taking place between the 16th – 18th February. Don’t miss the opportunity and get involve.

Want to participate? More information? Who’s going to be there? Click here and get on board!

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Cheap Food in Stockholm

Hey peeps! Some of you may know and some may not, but as a student in Sweden we can have tons of discounts on many things, one of them is on food! But why food and discounts are the subject from this post today? Well, using hard data from the Swedish Environment Protection Agency, Swedes generated in 2012 around 127 kg/person of food waste.

Panini Internazionale, offers a variety of salads, paninis, wraps and other things extremely delicious! (well, I do like the food here). The good part is that not only you can find their offer quite tasty, but that they have some pretty good and healthy meals too… sad part, it is not so friendly for a low-budget student; I’m taking about 100 SEK salads, for example…

BUT WAIT!!! DON’T GO!!!! There’s a good part also… as a student… in the last hour before closing, all stores offer all of their products already displayed with a 70% discount! YES 70% DISCOUNT showing your student id (phone or card)!

With this strategy food that could have ended up as waste, now ends up on your table ready to be eaten! Let’s remember that there’s still a fight against world hunger so let’s be aware of what we eat and how much we can actually eat. Prevention is always the best way to cut our waste! Here some pics of what I bought today for 57 SEK (normal price 190 SEK).

Suscribe and don’t forget to share! Until next time, peeps!

Sustainability at KTH

Hey peeps, last week our friends from university admissions just closed application to enroll in a Swedish university. Did you apply or at least considered? Well, no matter the answer I would like to keep this post simple and just remind you a bit of some things taken place here at KTH. As you may know by now, KTH is a technical university highly focused on solving sustainability issue in the most efficient way, want to take a look? Watch this video…

You like it? Want to know what else KTH is doing? Don’t hesitate contacting me!!! And remember, we share Earth with other species, we don’t own it! 😀

Trevlig helg!

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Let’s Have “The” Talk

Where do babies come from? Ok, I think y’all readers actually do know where they come from haha so I’ll skip that part… and well, today’s topic comes from something that has mesmerized me since I arrived here, the amount of baby trolleys EVERYWHERE!

But what’s with the babies? Why talk about babies in a Sustainability Blog? Well peeps, for those wanting to have a family with 2, 3, 4… kids, and as stated in this article (2017) from the British online newspaper, The Independent…

Having children is one of the most destructive things you can to do the environment

Hey! Don’t freak out! I don’t want to be too controversial, but this is true. When we talk about activities that are counterproductive for our future well-being (healthy environment = positive well-being) such as eating meat, having a car, or even traveling by plane (top of the list from Greenhouse Gases emissions), having a baby is far worst than those 3.

Do you like numbers? Let me show you how worst having a baby is for our environment:

  • Plant-base diet saves 0.8 tonnes CO2-equivalents per year.
  • Avoided transatlantic flight saves 1.6 tonnes CO2-equivalents per year.
  • Having one fewer child would save 58.6 tonnes CO2-equivalents per year.

If we want to meet the goals of staying within our “environmental limits”, we should not exceed per person the quantity of 2.1 tonnes annually by the year 2050… 2.1 vs. 58.6… well is not rocket science to notice the difference.

So where do I want to go with this article? Well, I want you to be conscious about having kids. To begin with if they are not planned…common guys! There are many ways to avoid this… can’t think about one? click here. Second, think for alternatives to have a family; what I mean with this, adoption. There are many kids wanting to be part of a family, if your decision is to have one, then give it a chance and change the life of a kid. The third and last one, open your eyes and look at your surroundings, look at the news, look at the current job situation in your country, just look and think, do you really believe that Earth and socio-economic systems can handle the current population growth?

Food for thought, peeps! Let’s fix first our current disconnection with the environment!
Read the article from Lund University about babies and environmental impacts here.

Apple Did What?

Hej peeps! Well this time I bring to you some news I was readying during Xmas Eve that shocked (not-at-all) me! Our beloved Apple, slowing our previous devices with their updates because… battery reasons ??? Say what?!

This movement from Apple was a “sneaky” way of making their customers to change to the latest version of their devices. Moreover and after the lawsuit was done and showed that it was true, Apple said that “it only required for customers to change the battery of their device for it to go back to its normal speed”… hmmm yeah sure. As a gentle move from them, they reduced significantly the prices for battery replacement. 

I bring this topic to you to explain and create conscience on something and that is UNSUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION. For example, Apple says that the average life span of their iPhone devices is about 3 years based on two things: the first one is the Software possible incompatibilities (when Apple reaches an update that is not longer supported from the device) and the second one because its hardware is not longer sustainable (system’s performance like battery); but what is this industry really basing their growth on? The continuous replacement of smartphones to create value to stakeholders :O … other words, they need to sell phones… and sell a lot of them!

In resume, Apple did bad (in all ways). So peeps, be aware first of all on what you are buying, be conscience that a cellphone lifespan is longer than a year and that reducing e-waste (cellphones, computers, etc) will mean that you’ll be helping the environment!

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