Sustainable development week is part of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and National Union of University Students in Finland joint project. The Sustainability holds us up, uphold sustainability project´s goals are to encourage students to change their consumer habits more sustainable. The week takes place from 1.-5.11.2021.

The registrations for the events are closing one day before each event.

Contents

Sustainable Consumption -Webinar

On Mon 1.11.2021 at 14.30-16.00 (only in Finnish)

Breakfast with Local Entrepreneurs

On Tue 2.11.2021 at 8.30-10.30, Ilokivi restaurant (can be held in English)

Ethical and ecological problems in the clothing industry workshop

On Wed 3.11.2021 at 14.00-17.00, Ruusupuisto lobby (can be held in English)

Finding FairBook documentary screening and discussion

On Thu 4.11.2021 at 18.00-20.00, Ilokivi Venue (only in Finnish)

Student organisations´ influencer training of sustainable development

On Fri 5.11.2021 at 15.00-17.00, University library LÄHDE, Väite-room (B 248), (only in Finnish)

BONUS

Thrift Store Tour of the University Committee for Environmental Affairs 1.-3.11.

Sustainable Consumption -Webinar

Why is it important that we change our consumer habits more responsible and sustainable? How to, above all, promote the sustainability of consumption and not just the sustainable consumption? This webinar deals with sustainable development from everyday life, economy, politics and society´s perspective. Speakers at this event are Professor of Sociology Terhi-Anna Wilska, Economist Anni Marttinen, The Specialist of Sitras Sustainable Everyday Life -field Emma Hietaniemi and Europarliamentarian Henna Virkkunen. Additional commentary will be given by University of Jyväskylä School of Resource Wisdom´s Conservation Biologist Panu Halme as well as JYY´s board member Oskari Hakala. Discussion aims to bring up students’ points of view in addition to how we can encourage students and the youth to make sustainable consumer choices. You are welcome to join the discussion whether it is by listening or as an active participant.

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Breakfast with Local Entrepreneurs

What is a responsible business like? How can a business advance sustainable development? We offer you a great opportunity to get to know local businesses which work with responsibility and sustainable development. Shareway is a local business, which offers parking space rental services for everyone who wants to rent out their private parking space. They will be talking about the opportunities that the sharing economy can provide and how it can advance sustainable development along with the wiser use of resources. Second hand store Aarre Store will be diving deeper into the subject of how everyone can find their own sustainable style. The event is organised together with Jyväskylä Entrepreneurship Society and is open for everyone. There will be some vegan snacks available for the participants at the Ilokivi restaurant.

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Ethical and ecological problems in the clothing industry workshop

Long work days, dangerous working conditions and too low wages are part of the daily life in clothing factories. When shopping, we do not necessarily think about the problems associated with the clothing production chain, both from a human rights and a sustainable development perspective.

On 3.11.2021, JYY will hold the Ethical and ecological problems in the clothing industry workshop. The workshop discusses the environmental impact and ethical problems in the clothing industry, responsible consumption and the recycling of textiles. We will dig deeper into these themes with the help of practical examples and exercises, with Bachelor of Fashion and Clothing and Adult Education Teacher Pipsa Niemi leading the discussion using new research data.

The Ethical and ecological problems in the clothing industry workshop inspires students to make more responsible consumption decisions and encourages critical thinking. The workshop is open and free to all. It is possible to hold the workshop in English. Please, register for the event and mark down the language preference.

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Finding FairBook documentary screening and discussion

Computers and phones make our lives easier in many ways, but their production is associated with many human rights and environmental problems. The ethical issues with electronics manufacturing are associated both with child labour in Kongo and with dangerous working conditions in electronics factories.

Where is the ethical laptop of the electronics industry? Why doesn’t it exist? The documentary Finding FairBook tells the story of the attempt by Finnish human rights activist Anna Härri to challenge the human rights violations and environmental issues associated with the electronics industry. Härri has decided to build an ethical laptop. Härri does not shy away from challenges: Bravely, she travels in search for minerals and electronics both to cobalt mines in South Congo and Talvivaara in Finnish Sotkamo.

After the movie, experts will lead the discussion on global electronics production and what each of us can do to promote the use of more ethical electronics.

The event is open and free to all. Because of the COVID-19 situation, the event only holds up to 100 people.

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Student organisations´ influencer training of sustainable development

How can we advance responsible consumption and the everyday life´s ecological acts in our own communities. We will be diving into this subject in the influencer training of sustainable development with the guidance of a professional instructor! Elina Mikola will host the training, she works as an adviser on advocacy and sustainable economy in Finnish Development NGOs Fingo. The training will be held in collaboration with the umbrella organisation of Finnish civic organisations, Fingo which takes actions in order to make the world a fairer and more sustainable place. All of the students of University of Jyväskylä as well as student organisation representatives, student representatives and everyone who does advocacy work in collaboration with the University of Jyväskylä are welcomed to join the training. Come to learn and be inspired by sustainable influencing, together! The event will be held in University library LÄHDE, Väite-room (B 248).

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Thrift Store Tour of the University Committee for Environmental Affairs 1.-3.11.

No idea where the best thrift stores in Jyväskylä are located? Perfect! Join the Thrift Store Tour and find out!

Visit four thrift stores (see the list of our partners below), take a selfie in front of each, and win a patch for your overalls! You can pick up your patch in the university library, room B239, on Thursday the 4th at 14-18 o’clock & on Friday the 5th at 14-16 o’clock. Be prepared to show us the four selfies you took. We only have a hundred patches for grabs, so don’t dawdle!

THE FOLLOWING STORES HAVE PARTNERED WITH US FOR THE EVENT – visit four or why not all:

Aarre Store (exceptionally open from Monday to Wednesday for this event alone) (Cygnaeuksenkatu 5, 12-18 o’clock)
Keskustan kirppis (Vapaudenkatu 40-42, 11-18 o’clock)
Talentti Harjunporras (Gummerruksenkatu 13, 10-18 o’clock)
kirpparilla.fi (Sorastajantie 1, 10-18 o’clock)
UFF (Asemakatu 4, 10-19 o’clock)
Kilpisen kirppis (Vapaudenkatu 38A, enter from Kilpisenkatu, 10-17 o’clock)
Seppälä SPR (Ahjokatu 14-16, 10-18 o’clock)
Fida Jyväskylä (Tapionkatu 12, 9-17 o’clock)

Link for the Facebook-event