Sustainability in Campus

Sweden is among the top 10 leading countries in the field of Sustainability. Sustainability here is not just something that’s taught in Universities as the main focus in any field, but it is also a lifestyle.
In Sweden, all university campuses promotes sustainable living. In KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in the past few months alone there have been so many environment and sustainability related workshops, seminars and activities. Here’s a sneak peak into a few of them!


Green Week at KTH:

This event was organised in the last week of April 2017 and focused on exhibiting the projects that focus on making KTH and Stockholm more ‘Green and Sustainable’! The event took place in the ‘Dome of Visions’ which in itself is a Green and Sustainable project. It is a design that incorporated urban farming and provides an area for inspiration building.

The Projects that were displayed during the green week involved various sub-categories like food sustainability on campus, which focused on better consumption patterns, better waste management of organic food , compost in campus, and so on.
There were projects related to waste management which involved recycling and remoulding plastic using solar power to create plastic for creating models in 3-D printers and other small uses.

There were projects related to promoting biking and sustainable transportation, metro rail tunnel farming using LED lights and other such innovative projects as well!

Other that this, there were guest lectures from leading environmental companies like NCC which provided a great insight into Sweden’s sustainability projects.

View from inside the Dome of Visions

Project exhibit for Green Week

Seminars during Green Week

Sustainable Placemaking Week at KTH:

This was aimed at promoting outdoor sustainability and better information sharing about the KTH campus. It was conducted on the 16th and 17th of May 2017, by transforming the outdoor areas into active public spaces.
The projects that were exhibited were related to food waste and how students could contribute to reducing in-campus food waste, information sessions about KTH’s urban gardening and beehives. (KTH has two bees called ‘Bee McBeeface’, and ‘Beeyoncé’ who live in the dome of visions, thanks to the natural temperature control inside the structure.)

Source: Sustainable Placemaking at KTH event page

Sustainable Transportation ‘Grab&Bike’:

This event focused on promoting free in-campus transportation by installing a new biking system wherein students can use bikes to transport from one place to another, drop it off in front of a building and another student can use it. It’s like a bike rental but free! To promote biking in campus, there was an exhibit of exotic bikes and workshops on how to fix your own bike etc.

Bike exhibit and bike repair workshop

 

Exotic Bikes display


There are many such activities that happen across various universities in Sweden, because Sweden does not only preach about sustainability and environmental protection, it practises it as a lifestyle.

-For now, your Swe-Desi Seafarer signing off 🙂

Supritha avatar

8 Comments

  • Sania
    Sania • 6 Jun 2017 at 12.03 am Reply

    Exotic bike display haha! Love it.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 13 Jun 2017 at 8.23 am Reply

      Haha 😀 It was so hard to ride them! I kept falling 😛

  • M VIJAYALAJSHMU • 21 May 2017 at 8.22 am Reply

    Goid focusing on waste mangement like food waste plastic recyling and remoulding .using bike insude campus is a good idea and good exercise also. Good keep it up.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 21 May 2017 at 10.30 am Reply

      Yeah, it’s always more sustainable to recycle and remould 😀

  • R Balakrishnan. • 21 May 2017 at 5.26 am Reply

    What’s the difference when compared with our Universities … especially curricular?

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 21 May 2017 at 10.33 am Reply

      Hello, There are many differences as such. But the most prominent one is the type of teaching. It’s more practical oriented and more focused on group work. Each semester is divided into 2 periods and each period is for 2 months. So, it’s more intensive to learn a subject in two months.:)

  • Vijayalakshmi Anantharaj • 20 May 2017 at 10.38 am Reply

    Good concept. Most of the european countries are using bikes for their transport. It is good to use from both health and environment point of view.

    • Supritha
      Supritha • 21 May 2017 at 10.35 am Reply

      Hey 🙂 Yeah, that’s so true! 🙂 They focus more on environmental protection and reduction of GHG emissions! And like you said, it’s really good for health as well!

Reply or comment