Tag: Changing habits

#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 special focus on international students. In this blog (...)

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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 hustling we are about to undertake. Until one day, (...)

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Tri Phung

Tri comes from Vietnam. He is in 4th year in Energy & Environment Engineering. He has a passion for renewable energy. He's working on the following challenges: - Coffee awakening - OMEGA-3 – Creating a strong base for human nutrition Short posts: - How to manage my digital existence? - A note about permaculture Contact: (...)

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How do we recycle?

How do we recycle? - Amanda Pokki, Jan. 2020. When it comes to any plant based plastic I am sceptical about what that actually means, this is due to the fact that many times I don’t really understand all the labels that have been put onto products, such as “biodegradable” or “compostable”. There is a lot of confusion in my mind about what do these (...)

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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 yhdistelmä; se koostuu perheeni kanssa vietetystä ajasta, (...)

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How to have more impact?

How to have more impact? - Tatjana Blum, Jan. 2020. This first session made me reflect on how I for myself define the word impact. When we were supposed to come up with one example of how we have (recently) had an impact in our lives, I immediately thought of my time in a sustainability-minded association at my previous university. Before (...)

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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 small acts of being environmentally friendly are (...)

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Victor Théorêt

Victor is coming from Canada and he's studying Leadership for change MDP. He choose the following challenges: - Unlocking Tampere’s treasures - Mapping Tampere’s treasures Short posts: - Emotional recycling and plant-based packaging Contact: victor.theoret@tuni.fi

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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 of an uncertain future. It considers the aspect of (...)

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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 be right away considered as a grave, environmental (...)

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EKO TUNI - Handbook

The Sustainable Students Handbook Credits and Acknowledgements The Sustainable Students Handbook Credits and Acknowledgements Living a more sustainable life is our passion, and we see this Handbook as a necessity. Above all, our priority is to open many windows of opportunity by showing you that there is room for change, and you can be part (...)

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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 when creating challenges. For instance, how to make (...)

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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 mode with VR glasses. Tina Jokitalo (Feb. 2020) (...)

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Juliette Caillé

Juliette comes from France where she graduated at Sciences Politiques school. She is an exchange student in 2020. She worked on the following challenges: - Making Lapinkaari students residency sustainable (1/2) and (2/2) here. During session 2, she’s part of the team working on Eko Tuni - the Sustainable Student Handbook. Short posts: - What’s (...)

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How do we recycle?

How do we recycle? - Juliette Caillé, Jan. 2020. Do you always sort out and respect the rules for a perfect recycling? If yes, how do you feel about others not doing so? If not, how do you feel about that? I believe one of the main issues about recycling is that the way it works is very unclear. Honestly, this is one of the themes I master the (...)

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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 change some habits and become more sustainable. Sustainability has evolved from a buzzword to the sine qua non of the (...)

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How to have more impact?

How to have more impact? - Candy (Leong) Hio Lam, Jan. 2020. Keywords: Changing habits - Food In my opinion positive impact means doing something, that results in an action which benefits the society. The action could be however small or large. As long as it results in making a change. On the topic of positive impact (to the environment), the (...)

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What’s your own definition of a positive impact?

Notes from our first meeting - Juliette Caillé (Feb. 2020). To my opinion, a positive impact is an action where we put efforts in, thinking and questioning the consequences of our behavior, and taking the decision to act and change an action for a better alternative, indeed a more sustainable alternative. This decision ultimately has some (...)

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Tips to sustainable relationships. Non-violent communication.

Notes from our session about non-violent communication. - Maria Vaslova (Jan 2020) What are the sustainable relationships? What do we put in that words? As for me, sustainable relationships are that kind of relationship that is durable, long-lasting, non-violent, based on the mutual trust and respect. It is not that easy to maintain this type (...)

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Candy (Leong) Hio Lam

Candy comes from the U.K. where she is studying Law. She decided to embark on an exchange year in Tampere to study international business before completing her Law degree. She’s an active member of the Sustainability and Impact Club happening at Y-Kampus since January 2020. During session 1, she picked a personal challenge to make her life more (...)

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Tina Jokitalo

Tina is a bilingual artist from Finland and she's part of the Piece of Work-program. She worked on the following challenge during session 1: - ECO:) The toothbrush represents the idea of small changes that brings awareness into our everyday life of sustainable choices. - ECO:) (virtual exhibition) "My small challenge the recycling of the (...)

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Celebrating diversity and social inclusions at Tampere Universities

Author: Raysa França One good way to start your sustainable journey at Tampere University is to think about diversity and social inclusion. . You’re not familiar with these concepts? No worries! In this article, we are going to walk you through why diversity matters, and what it can be your role as a student in promoting a socially inclusive (...)

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Amanda Pokki

Amanda is from Finland and she studies Energy and environmental engineering at Tamk. She’s part of the team working on Eko Tuni - The sustainable Students Handbook collective challenge. She also worked on a challenge to make Finnish Christmas sustainable, Kohti ekologisempaa joulua!. Her very first challenge, Sustainable mökki, will be released (...)

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