Tag: Culture

#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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Imagining a sustainable future

Notes from our meeting with Siiri Enoranta, writer, awarded with the Junior Finlandia Prize in 2018 - Tatjana Bum (Feb. 2020). To begin with, I am very glad to have attended this meeting. As I don’t consider myself an artistic person and lack a special connection to art in the sense of painting or sculpturing, I was intrigued to learn about the (...)

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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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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 under the expectation that your ​world can fall (...)

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Tatjana Blum

Tatjana is from Germany and she studies in the Leadership for change – Governance for sustainable change course. She worked on the following challenges: - A jungle of eco-labels: What’s behind sustainable labels? and here. - Exchange students: recycle your stuff! A sustainability challenge for ESN FINT She also contributed to the Waste and (...)

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Meeting Siiri Enoranta

Notes from our meeting with Siiri Enoranta, writer, awarded with the Junior Finlandia Prize in 2018 - Meredith Chuzel-Marmot (Jan. 2020). First of all, I would like to point out that inviting a writer- artist to discuss sustainability was unexpected but really relevant according me. Indeed, it is important first, to remind that the world is (...)

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Mérédith Chuzel-Marmot

Mérédith comes from France ans she's following the Leadership for change - Political Science at TAU. She’s worked on the following challenge: - Living with a meat lover. This challenge is taken to the next step by Deepika for the Student and the Sustainable Appetite collective challenge (to be released in May 2020). Short posts: - Meeting Siiri (...)

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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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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 eco-anxiety and the stress and to imagine a (...)

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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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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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Raysa França

I am driven by a strong sense of social and environmental justice that led me to be part of multifaceted projects focused on feminism, social impact, and sustainability. I truly believe in the power of communication to cause real change, and I’m passionate about cooking vegan food and studying. I write at Cacheia.com, a portal that promotes (...)

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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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Imagining a sustainable future

Notes from our meeting with Siiri Enoranta, writer, awarded with the Junior Finlandia Prize in 2018 - Amanda Pokki (Jan. 2020). We discussed many topics during the evening, but I will only focus on a few of them. We discussed Western guilt and gratitude. I had not heard of the phrase “Western guilt” before. I know I am very lucky to have been (...)

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