Challenges

Challenges

The climate change crisis is asking humanity to solve an impressive amount of challenges in many disciplines in a very short time frame.

One of the paradox of this historical moment is that in the heart of a hurrican, we need to slow down, question and rethink our impact and our models.

Through sustainable and impact challenges the Club’s students are getting familiar with the real experience of being out there, willing to tackle a meaningful challenge and actually succeeding.

Depending on the session students can choose different challenges, check Credits validation for more details.

#DiversityforFuture: How we created a communication campaign about multiculturalism in Finland

Hello! We are Katarina Sladakovic and Raysa França, and we are international students living in Tampere, in Finland. This semester, as part of our studies, we created a communication campaign to raise awareness about the importance of internationalization of the Finnish workplace, with a (...)

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EKO TUNI - Handbook

The Sustainable Students Handbook Credits and Acknowledgements The Sustainable Students Handbook Credits and Acknowledgements

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Relish Responsibly: A student’s guide to sustainable food choices

This work is the big challenge taken by Deepika Sundresh, Sandhya Naidu and Sandhya Naidu. The PDF version of this article is available here: For this challenge, we thought that our student’s life can be the right moment to (...)

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Is your country green enough? (Final results)

This work is the big challenge taken by Maria Vlasova. Contents 1. About the Challenge 2. Methodology 3. Countries: evaluation and analysis 4. Conclusion Reference 1. About the Challenge When we think about “greenest” countries, isn’t it sometimes too obvious who is best? But what if it’s not (...)

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Kohti ekologisempaa joulua!

This work is the big challenge taken by Amanda Pokki. Contents Suomalainen jouluruoka Katsaus perinteisiin jouluruokiin Ruokahävikki Joulukoristeet Joulukuusi Joulukukat Itsetehdyt koristeet Maalauksia puuviipaleille Joululahjat Ekologisempaa paketointia! Minulle joulu on monen eri asian (...)

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The Duologue

Specifications: Year 2020 / Duration 19 min. / HD 16:9 (1920x1080) / Sound: Stereo ARTIST STATEMENT How sustainable are we? What does it take for us to not only become aware but also be the change itself? ‘The Duologue’ interprets the vacuum of actions related to the individual in the prospect (...)

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Exchange students: recycle your stuff!
A sustainability challenge for ESN FINT

This work is the big challenge taken by Tatjana Blum with two other students from ESN FINT, a local section of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) at the centre campus of Tampere University". It started from an exchange student’s perspective… If you enter an exchange student building in Tampere (...)

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Omega-3 – Creating a strong base for human nutrition

This work is the big challenge taken by Tri Phung. Contents Why nutrition matters to me, to you, and all human A reference intake for Omega-3 Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) EPA and DHA from whole food Supplementation Thought for the Planet Ending note Reference The PDF version of this article is (...)

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Amazon Deforestation, A Situation Overview and Proposed Solution: Vertical Tower Farming with Hemp

"One feather will tip the scale in favor of a better world. Be that one." Thoughts of an Awakening Millennial: New Aware Contents 1 Introduction 2 Rainforests 2.1. The Amazon 3 Deforestation Extinction & Biodiversity 3.1 Accumulation of Extinction Debt 4 Indigenous Peoples of the Amazon (...)

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Three amazing tips that will help you write stories about climate change

At the ​Sustainability and Impact Club of Tampere University, an important part of the course’s task was to choose a personal challenge related to sustainability and impact. In my case, I chose to write stories about climate change as a strategy to invest in my creativity skills, to get over the (...)

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How can we survive the apocalypse by telling stories?

When I was a child, I grew up listening to stories about the ​end of the world​. Because of that, the idea of Jesus Christ has always been attached to his return, by which I would lose everything that is material for my existence, I’d suffer and I’d be judged for my sins for the eternity. To live (...)

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Money goes green

The finance industry embraces sustainability This blog post is part of my personal challenge for the course ‘Sustainability and Impact Club’. In my challenge I try to understand how capitalism in general and the finance sector in particular can be more sustainable, and how we, the individuals, (...)

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ECO :) a virtual exhibition

The MISWAK- exhibition is an online virtual tour with soundscapes and information about nature’s oldest toothbrush and some facts about our dental care habits. For the best experience: click on the upper left corner speaker to turn on sound. You are also able to enjoy the virtual space in webVR (...)

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ECO :)

The toothbrush represents the idea of small changes that brings awareness into our everyday life of sustainable choices. We have routines in our everyday life and we also choose to make them in a way that does not harm ourselves or others. The plastic toothbrush, a companion for life, may not (...)

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Living with a meat lover

Story of a French girl who quit meat 5 years ago and turned to share her life with a meat lover. Student life, meat, plastic, healthy life, how do we combine everything while not losing your head? I accepted the challenge! Who am I My name is Meredith, a French girl and a Master’s student in (...)

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Mapping Tampere’s treasures

Browse the map Direct link to share: https://map.sustainabletampere.fi/ The results After hours and hours of self-learning JavaScript language, coding madness and research on forums, a new online tool is soon available to the inhabitants of the Pirkanmaa region: a map to Tampere’s (...)

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Unlocking Tampere’s treasures

You’ve started your sustainability journey in Tampere or perhaps you would like to start it, but you’re left pondering: “where is the best place in town that sell second-hand sports equipment?” or “where can I repair my coffee table?”. Visiting a multitude of stores in a city like Tampere to finally (...)

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Is your country green enough? (Intro 2/2)

When starting my challenge on each countries’ “green” development, I understood that it is needed to define about what exactly development I’m going to start investigating on: sustainable in general or just environmental sustainable? The chart below shows one of the way of presenting (...)

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Making Lapinkaari students residency more sustainable (2/2)

This challenge isn’t properly speaking a ‘small challenge’ as it goes beyond my only personal interest. For the personal interest side, the challenge is done, and succeed. If I remember clearly what the main goals were, then I can tell that it is a success. I wanted to prove myself (and maybe (...)

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What’s behind sustainable labels? (2/2)

Fair trade labels Although it was my initial aim to cover a broad range of labels in this blog post, I have changed my focus half-way through my challenge. Instead of reviewing organic, ethical and vegan labels at once, I will only write about and compare ethical trade labels in this blog post. (...)

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Fourteen days to make my life greener (2/2)

After testing out the 14 days of being greener, this is what I had to say. Starting with the positives. It was liberating completing these daily challenges. Strangely, I felt proud. It makes me feel like I had a secret mission each day. Throughout the challenge, I spotted things to consider (...)

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What’s behind sustainable labels?

Delusive labeling: Background Long before I discovered my passion for sustainability, I had to give a presentation in high school on the destruction of rainforest in South America. I still remember how surprised I was to find that even wood products certified by sustainable labels could not be (...)

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Making Lapinkaari students residency more sustainable

The challenge consists of having a positive impact on the place I live during my journey in Finland, in Lapinkaari. Indeed, as a personal goal, I am determined to link my words to actions, by breaking this psychological border of fear preventing me to act and convincing me instead that there is (...)

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Fourteen days to make my life greener

To be environmental-friendly… it is a daunting subject nowadays. When approaching this topic, we’re often confronted by distressing images to encourage us to act. Although this is the most direct way to change people, this method could cause people to become too overwhelmed to the point of where (...)

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Is your country green enough? (Intro 1/2)

When we are talking about different countries’ approach to environmental sustainability we already know who is the best, right? But what if it is not that simple as it seems at first? One day, I was discussing why I wanted to do my practical in Japan and one of the arguments was that it is a (...)

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Coffee Awakening

We are all in the hustle, especially if you are an engineering major college senior with an entrepreneurial mindset (that’s me). We put great efforts into our works so that we have money to put food on the table and pursue our interests. And that cup of morning coffee is a great boost for any (...)

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