Words from the President
We have all had a rather different year in terms of, well pretty much everything! Despite the challenges a global pandemic has put on us, I am still proud of all the things we accomplished last year. In the face of adversity, I have witnessed our active members go on with a positive attitude and great creativity, and managed to pull off many amazing events throughout the year!
The quest for sustainable development continues and in times of disruption we also have the opportunity to pause, breath, reflect, enjoy and celebrate what is good and improve what can be done better. What can you do in your life to make the world a little better?
To enjoy and celebrate the end of 2020, here are some highlights from what was.
- Filip Sehlin, Navitas President 20/21
Navitas Happenings 2020
Despite 2020 being 2020, it has been a year of celebration for Navitas as we started off the year with the celebration of our 10 years of existence with events and dinner party. Nevertheless, we also got to finish of the year with LiU Student secondhands first year celebration. The committee ensure that LiU students have a smart and easy solution to sell, buy and recycle furniture and during the year they have launched a new website and arranged transportation days and digital upcycling workshops. And, as always we celebrate our cooperation partners Tekniska Verken and Ebbepark, for their contribution to our association and sustainable actions and contributions.
The spring semester
Before COVID-19 hit and much, such as the Valborg trip to Berlin, was cancelled or revised, number of webinars about Biological diversity and Agenda 2030, LiUs environment strategist Anna Gustafsson and Environmental Technology with Mats Eklund.
The fall semester
When we came back from the summer break we had a late summer Movie quiz at KK and Swapping day, before going more or less fully digital and next level social distancing again. Later in November The (digital) Global Weeks was held. The weeks had environment and health as a theme and included workshops, panel discussion about food waste, trash walk, and webinars about sustainable fashion, Linköping municipality, how to handle the climate change, workout and health and energy solutions.
In December we learned about sustainable tourism with Reform Travel and Navitas instagram spread sustainable insporation in the christmas calendar.
LiU's Vice-Chancellor says to further integrate sustainability at LiU
“In summary, I want to work towards making sustainable development a natural part of the university’s activities, so that we can prepare students for their future professional life, and that our researchers can compete for funding. LiU can, together with others, take a leading role in the fundamental transformation of society that Agenda 2030 will involve”, says Vice-chancellor Jan-Ingvar Jönsson according to the article “LiU is helping to build a sustainable society” written by Lennart Falklöf, November 10th 2020.
Learn more about what the university does today to Walk the Talk, here.
One example is the new sustainability course, Strimma
A brand new course in Sustainable Development atarted this fall. Read about it here and here. Apply for it at Antagning.se.
The (continuing) Home Office Survival Kit
We sent some inspiration in the beginning of 2020, as the times of pandemic are continuing, these and some added recommendations can be found below
Watch, listen & read to stay inspired & optimistic
Dinner: Spicy fried quinoa, Black bean burger & Garlic pasta
In times of the pandemic
Stay safe, keep distance, wash your hands frequently and follow the restrictions and recommendations from FHM.