Sustainable Development Week

Monday, October 7, 2019 to Friday, October 11, 2019

Sustainable Development Week will be held during the week number 41 – from 7th to 11th of October. During this week, we shall discuss the future, our way of life and how institutes and bigger organisations could bare their part of responsibility together with individuals to take better care of our planet. The sustainability week will be organised in collaboration with OYY and the university.


The programme for Sustainable Development Week:


Monday 7th Oct

10 AM: Opening ceremony at the green coat racks. Speakers: Eeva Furman (Finnish Enviroment Institute), Riina Vuorento (Ministry of Education and Culture) and reporter Ina Mikkola. Music by the Irish Festival of Oulu. There is a bus transportation from Kontinkangas, register here:

4:30 PM: OYY sustainability training for organizations, sign up here:


Tuesday 8th Oct

9:15 to 9:45 AM: Professor Lassi Linnanen; Lappeenranta Technical University, will give a plenary talk (open to all): Sustainable Development as Multidisciplinary Research. Followed by discussion.

1 to 4 PM: UniOGS workshop for doctoral students, requires registration:

5 PM: Documentary movie night "The Chocolate Case" at the Botanical garden. Keynote by Jan Hermes (Oulu Business School). Vegan cupcakes and coffee for the first 50 people. 


Wednesday 9th Oct

10 AM to 2 PM: NGO fair at the main lobby

10 AM to 2 PM: Sustainable research fair in Tellus Linnanmaa

11 to 12 AM: Brown Bag Lunch Seminar at Linnanmaa Tellus Stage

1 PM to 2 PM: Rector's sustainability coffee break. Come discuss about making our University more sustainable. 

2 PM to 3 PM: Eetti ry workshop: Ethical electronics and the global South

Vegetarian day at Juvenes' Restaurant Napa and Vegan cakes at Tellus Linnanmaa café. 


Thursday 10th Oct

8:30 AM to 1 PM: (Only in Finnish) Tekniikan torstai: Vesi, Ilma, energia ja kiertotalous

11 to 12 AM: Brown Bag Lunch Seminar at Tellus Kontinkangas

12 AM: (Only in Finnish) Panel discussion Main topic: Limits of growth: The global effects of economic growth at lecture hall L2

1 PM: Climate University workshop: local research themes; climate education and communications, Tellus Linnanmaa Stage

1 to 4 PM: UniOGS workshop for doctoral students, requires registration:

6 PM: (Only in Finnish) Arto O. Salonen's public lecture in Voimala 1889

7 PM: Science Open Mic at Tuba. A multidisciplinary seminar in a bar. 


Friday 11th Oct

10 AM: Climate University panel discussion: Challenges of multidisciplinary climate education, Tellus Linnanmaa Stage

10 AM to 4 PM: Twitter Conference, Arctic Sustainability #STARCTIC2019 moderated by @OuluTC on Twitter and streamed to Tellus Linnanmaa café area. 

12 AM to 2.30 PM: Responsible Resistance Afternoon: Zero Waste ry workshop and Fair Trade ry presentation at Tellus Linnanmaa 

12 AM to 4 PM Sustainable Future networking event in Business Kitchen organized in co-operation by Oulu Business School and the Junior Chamber International Oulu. 


Sustainable development week and all the events during this time are free and open for all, except UniOGS workshops, which are for PhD students. If you want to add something to the programme or participate for example by giving a presentation in Science Open Mic or the Sustainable Research Fair, please contact Anni Huovinen ( Check the event in facebook: 




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Last updated: 7.10.2019