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News from KTH Sustainability Office August 2020

News from KTH Sustainability Office
August 2020

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News from KTH Sustainability Office

August 2020 

  • Sustainability Day at KTH, 19 Aug
  • Webinar: Sustainability at KTH, 19 Aug
  • The Climate Collage Workshops, 19 Aug
  • Student Travels in Europe, 19 Aug
  • Pop-up ReUse Container, 19 Aug
  • The Role of AI in Achieving the SDGs: Enabler or Inhibitor?, 20 Aug
  • Digitalization for Urban Sustainability, 10 Sept
  • Matchmaking-träff för lärare och kursansvariga- träffa företag kring samverkan för hållbar utveckling i kurser och exjobb, 16 sept
  • Workshop: KTH's New Sustainability Objectives, 3 Sept
  • Available positions at KTH
  • Don't miss this!

Sustainability Day at KTH, 19 Aug

KTH Sustainabilty Office welcomes new and old students back to KTH. During this day you can participate in webinars about sustainability at KTH, learn how to get involved in student sustainability organizations and projects as well as meet new people to discuss climate issues in the Climate Collage workshops. Stockholm Vatten and Avfall's Pop-up Recycling Container will be at KTH Campus and there will be DIY bike service webinars. See the program and registration for events here.

Webinar - Sustainabilty at KTH, 19 Aug 

It takes a village to solve global sustainbility issues. KTH Sustainabilty Office works to integrate Sustainability across all levels of our campuses together with engaged students, staff, faculty, alumni, and partners. Learn more about how KTH works to ensure that sustainability is a critical part of operating procedures and is fully integrated into education, research, collaboration and our daily work and study environments. 

Speaker: Kristina von Oelreich, Sustainabilty Manager KTH

Time: 19 Aug, 9:00-10:00 2020-08-19 Venue: ZOOM

The Climate Collage Workshops, 19 Aug

“The Climate Collage" is a serious game about climate change, based on collective intelligence and creativity. Whether you’re completely new to the topic or quite savvy, you can play the Climate Collage. In 3 hours time, you will retrace the IPCC’s reasoning and you may even have fun doing it! You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss the consequences, challenges and changes that you see are coming or should be coming.”

How to participate: 10 sessions will be held during the day 19 Aug between 10:00 -13:00 on 19 Aug. Sign up to select time and participate here

Join the Facebook group for more information:

Student Travels in Europe: A climate-friendly approach

This presentation is a part of a Klimatstudenterna-KTH project focusing on creating awareness and collaborations in the sub-domain of sustainable travels within the university level. It encapsulates the intent behind taking this initiative of aligning policies and decisions with the KTH Climate Framework which is further in line with the Paris Agreement. The presentation is complemented by providing real life examples of students opting for sustainable modes of transport within Europe and followed by an open discussion where attendees can ask questions to the concerned members regarding these initiatives. 

Time: 19 Aug, kl.10:00
Sign up to participate in the webinar here  

Webinar: Pop-up ReUse Container and Stockholm City's work for better waste management

Meet Karin Sundin from Stockholm Vatten och Avfalland project manager for Pop-up Recycling Container. Karin will tell us about how Stockholm is working to reduce and reuse waste. 

Time: 19 Aug, kl.13:00-13:30
Register here to participate in the webinar

About Pop-up ReUse Container
On August 19-23, you can recycle items at Stockholm Vatten och Avfalls Pop-up Recycling container. The staff will help you sort out what can be reused and what should be left for recycling. More information about what you can leave for recycling or reuse here.

The Role of AI in Achieving the SDGs: Enabler or Inhibitor?, 20 Aug

Guest speaker: Max Tegmark (MIT), Francesco Fuso Nerini, Ricardo Vinuesa (KTH) and more.
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to help improve the health of people and ecosystems, reduce urban pollution, spot oil spills at sea and desertification of land, as well as to enhance education systems. However, AI can also increase the gap between the rich and the poor, and the bias of the algorithms may enhance existing injustices towards minorities.

Time: Thu 2020-08-20 14.00 - 16.00 Venue: Online
Please register to participate here

Digitalization for Urban Sustainability with IVL and KTH, 10 Sept

Welcome to an interactive inspirational and networking day on the transition to sustainable cities, enabled by digitalization. The pathway towards reaching the global sustainability goals is full of challenges that need to be tackled, and common solutions need to be identified and implemented. Digitalization is often seen as an important tool for the transition towards climate-neutral and inclusive society. What role can digitalization have in achieving the SDG's in urban development? What are the challenges of sustainable cities and what is potentially achievable by applying digitalization? New ways of working together is needed; what possibilities are there for your organisation?

Time: 10 Sept, 10.00 - 15.00 Location: Zoom
More information and registration here

Workshop: KTH's New Sustainability Objectives, 3 Sept

KTH's present Sustainablity Objectives end December 2020 and KTH Sustainability Office is now in the process of developing new objectives for 2021-2025. KTH's employees, students and other stakeholders are encouraged to participate in an open workshop as part of the work to develop new sustainability goals for the period 2021-2025.

Time: 3 Sept 10.00 - 12.00 Lecturer: Göran Finnveden, Kristina von Oelreich, Sofia Ritzén, Sven Ove Hansson  Location: Zoom More information and registration: Please register here

Matchmaking-träff för lärare och kursansvariga på KTH - träffa företag kring samverkan för hållbar utveckling i kurser och exjobb, 16 sep

Här får du som lärare möjlighet att träffa externa aktörer som vill bidra till KTH:s utbildningar genom exempelvis gästföreläsningar, projektuppdrag och exjobb. Temat är samverkan för hållbar utveckling i kurser och exjobb. I år kommer vi ett extra fokus vara på klimat och digitalisering men andra ämnen inom hållbar utveckling kommer också diskuteras.

Tid: 16 Sept, kl 14.30 - 16.30 Plats: Meddelas senare till de som anmält sig, Digitalt via Zoom eller på campus Valhallavägen. Anmälan senast den 9 september: Mer info och anmälningslänk hittar du här 
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19 Aug Recovery of organic carbon from municipal waste streams
20 Aug: Docentföreläsning: Stadsutveckling för hållbar konsumtion

26 Aug: Fundamentals of Polyethylene Composites for HVDC Cable Insulation – Interfaces and Charge Carriers
28 Aug: Incentivising Innovation in the Swedish Construction Industry
5 Oct: Varför jämställdhet?

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Available positions at KTH

Here is a list of open positions at KTH related to sustainability:
Postdocs in nuclear power safety
Research Engineer with focus on assembling hydro-climatic data
Forskningsingenjör inom cirkulär ekonomi
Associate Professor in Electrical Engineering, Protection of Power Systems

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