Worn Wear Repair Tour – Lausanne

If we repair your equipment, you can use it for several seasons and are helping to reduce overall resource consumption. This is not only better for your wallet (more money for snacks before the descent), but also for our planet. That’s why Patagonia manufactures products of the highest quality with lifetime warranties. In order to fulfill our mission, we would like to invite you to bring us your favorite garment (in need of repair). We will fix it for free – no matter which brand. Our rules: First come, first serve and one item per person. Clothes only: No shoes, boots, bags, luggage or other equipment.

Come visit us in Lausanne. We are going to repair your GORE-TEX® textiles, broken zippers, tears, holes, buttons and other damages (we repair all brands) for free. We will also show you how to get your clothes back in shape with simple repairs.

Warm Welcome!

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Pizza & Topic Session | NSG + oikos Lisbon

Hello everyone,

Together with oikos Lisbon we would like to invite you to our joint Pizza & Topic Session on Environmental Economics Issues. Members of NSG and oikos will discuss the environmental impact of biofuels as well as consequences of their use for countries’ development.

Come join us next Thursday Feb 20th in room D -115 (floor -1)!

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2040 – We save the world! – Premiere at Elevate The Campus

Austrian premiere of “2040” and discussion with people from Fridays For Future, Extinction Rebellion and System Change not Climate Change – as part of Elevate The Campus / free admission! Voluntary contributions very welcome!

What could our future look like in 2040 if the solutions available today to mitigate the climate crisis, which is already killing many people, were finally used? How can we quickly and massively reduce CO2 emissions in order to leave a world worth living in for future generations? The Australian actor and director Damon Gameau goes on a long journey in “2040 – We save the world!” To find answers to these pressing questions. He finds numerous promising change approaches and already available solutions that give hope.

According to his findings, living together on earth could be sustainably improved by 2040 if households produced their own energy in a smart way, if car traffic were massively restricted and space for parks, urban forests and urban farming became free. With forward-looking agro-ecological cultivation methods and through the renaturation of ecosystems, we could manage to massively reduce the CO2 content of the atmosphere and perhaps even prevent the karaoke crisis from escalating completely.

The prerequisite for this is that the pressure from the streets becomes so strong through even larger and more determined protests that the decision-makers in the corporate headquarters and government districts must finally act. 2019 was the year of school strikes. If we all want to live well in 2040, 2020 must be the year of mass strikes by adults.

“2040 – We save the world!” Celebrated its premiere at the Berlinale and can now be seen for the first time in Austria.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-rTQ443akE
Website: https://whatsyour2040.com

Following the film: Talk to people from Fridays For Future, XR Graz and System Change not Climate Change

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ELEVATE THE CAMPUS

Confronting Climate Breakdown
From Discourse to Action

Conference, panel discussions, lectures, workshops, reading, film

MO 2.3. & DI 3.3. – Karl-Franzens-Uni Graz, Schubertnest, Literaturhaus

2019 millions of people – led by children and young people – managed the climate crisis caused by corporations and governments, which is already causing countless deaths, with school strikes and massive worldwide protests in many countries on the number one issue close. Nevertheless, the decision-makers continue as before. Adequate and just climate protection measures are still not available.

2020 is perhaps our last chance to achieve the climate change. Where are the strikes of the adults? They could create the economic pressure that can make the rich and powerful make concessions. What do we need to do to make the fundamental changes we need? What roles can students and universities play in this? How can research be promoted that deals with approaches to the necessary major social-ecological transformation that goes beyond existing systems?

Shall we study less and protest more in 2020? What can we do to make a future worth living? We will deal with these questions as part of Elevate The Campus. We cordially invite all students, university staff and interested parties to participate on the days before the Elevate Festival (4-8 March).

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PROGRAM

Monday 2.3 .:

09: 00-18: 00 / Schubertnest (Uni Graz, Harrachgasse 21, EG):
Workshop Action Day

09: 00-11: 00 Potluck Brunch – Bring everyone, feast everyone.

11: 00-12: 30 “Weltcafé: Sustainable Living” (SAS – Students Association for Sustainability)

12: 30-14: 00 “Eat plants, save the future! What we can do about the climate killer animal production ”(Graz Animal Save & Anonymous For The Voiceless)

14: 00-18: 00“ Seeding the Future: Seed gift and exchange action ”(Forum urban gardening, seed collective)

14: 00-16: 00 “Urban Gardening: Getting started! Even sow and prefer young plants ”(GIN – Department for Society, Innovation and Sustainability at HTU Graz)

14: 00-16: 00“ Make Climate Justice Visible! – Creative workshop: design protest signs, etc ”(Students For Future & Extinction Rebellion Graz)

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm“ What is climate justice? An intro for everyone ”(System Change, not Climate Change)

17: 00-18: 00 “Traffic turn instead of the end of the world! – How can we guarantee mobility for everyone and prevent the climate collapse? ”(System Change, not Climate Change)

18: 00-19: 00 dinner together

19: 00-20: 00 / HS 15.04 (Resowi Center, Universitätsstraße 15, EG )
“Confronting Climate Breakdown – Perspectives from the Global South”
Panel discussion with alternative Nobel Prize winner Nnimmo Bassey (Health of Mother Earth Foundation) and Josef Obermoser (Crossroads, Elevate)

20:15 / HS 15.04 (Resowi-Zentrum, Universitätsstraße 15, EG)
Film: Austrian premiere of “2040” and discussion with people from Fridays For Future, System Change not Climate Change and XR Graz

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Tuesday March 3rd: 11:00 am – 6:30 pm

/ Meerscheinschlössel, Mozartgasse 3:
Confronting Climate Breakdown – with Science, Activism and Courage
Conference for socio-ecological transformation

11: 00-12: 00 Keynote & discussion
” Socio-ecological transformation : the roles of universities and students”
Alina Brad (Senior Scientist at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Vienna)

12: 00-13: 00 Panel discussion (Fishbowl)
“Scientists For Future? Which science advises youth and politics? “
With Alina Brad (University of Vienna), Leo Kühberger (historian), etc. / Moderation: Josef Obermoser (Crossroads, Elevate)

13: 00-14: 00 lunch together

14: 00-15: 00 keynote & discussion
What should be intensively researched at universities, but not yet – Part 1:
“Social movements: How are societies fundamentally changed?”
Leo Kühberger (historian)

3: 00-4: 00 pm Keynote & discussion
What should be intensively researched at universities, but not yet – Part 2:
“Prosperity without growth? Paths in solidarity post-growth societies “Andreas Exner (RCE Graz-Styria, University of Graz)

4: 00-5: 30 p.m. World Cafe
#ActNow : How can we take our future into our own hands? ”
Moderation Brigitte Kratzwald (commons.at)

17: 30-18: 30 dinner together

19:00 / Literaturhaus, Elisabethstrasse 30
book presentation, reading, panel discussion
“The Burning Lake”
with author John von Düffel and activists from Fridays For Future, System Change not Climate Change and Extinction Rebellion

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Sustainable Week

Find out more about the event here!

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Green Camp

Green Camp aims to raise awareness about caring environment and creating the strong ties among people and nature through trainings, thus, the participants will be well-informed about sustainability and problems created by humans that harm the environment and will step forward for better world and communities. 🌳🌏

During the event minimal lifestyle, eco-friendly habits, diets and student movement towards sustainable life will be explained and practiced through activities and camping culture will be promoted for being as a part of youth life.
In comparison with lectures and trainings about environmental issues, the participants will get practical skills which will help them to become more in touch with nature and understand the essence of protecting environment which plays a big role in human life and will be able to deter the possible negative individual impacts on it.

In conclusion, Green Camp targets to create a 3-day platform for youth in order to spend time together in nature and get informed about their influence on environmental issues, gain practical skills for protection of environment and create sustainable communities for better future for all.

Application form will be announced soon! Keep yourself up to date at the event page

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oikos Vienna Semester Opening

This event will be held in German, however, English speakers are more than happy to come as well 👋
The introduction will be in German, but from 7:30PM on, we will mix languages – so just tell us, when you prefer English 🇬🇧

oikos Vienna kindly invites you to the Semester Opening 💚

When: 16 March 2020 | 18:00
Where: WU Vienna | Club Room (LC)
Registration: https://forms.gle/usKET7X3Aq4HvfHx8

You think sustainability and business belong together?
You would like to meet like-minded students?
You are creative and enjoy organising?
You want to make a difference?

Join us at our oikos Vienna Semester Opening!
Vegan buffet afterwards 🍇🥞🥗

About us:
oikos Vienna is a student organisation that deals with sustainable development in economy, society and environment. We inform about current challenges and discuss innovative solutions. Our goal is to build ecological and social awareness 💚

Be informed. Get involved. Make a difference.

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Social Pioneers Company Visit: Organic Basics

In a world where the fashion industry is one of the major polluting and exploiting industries, Organic Basics aims to make a difference. Join the Social Pioneers and visit the fashion company that puts sustainable thinking at the very core of doing business!

💼🌸 Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScP817t2sudZmNkeklpkdOoQIz3tYZB8RLfO54_yGvsIHvGSA/viewform?usp=sf_link

Why are we amazed by Organic Basics?
Organic basics is constantly in search for better innovation to implement through its whole supply chain in order to reduce its impact and do sustainable business 🌏. The company has a visionary use of sustainable materials and a continued focus on ethical production 👚👕🔝.

If you’re looking to get to know a company that built its entire existence on sustainability, Organic Basics is your chance!

Preliminary time schedule 🗓

18.00-18.30: Welcome & company presentation
18.30-18.50: Q&A – time for your questions!
18.50-19.10: Tour through the company
19.10-19.30: Networking, open questions, snacks & drinks, mingle

Remember to sign up through the Google sheet!

Your Social Pioneers ❤

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ABOUT SOCIAL PIONIEERS
Social Pioneers is a project of the student initiative oikos. We aim to raise awareness about Copenhagen’s social entrepreneurship scene amongst students. We have therefore made it our mission to bridge the gap between Copenhagen’s students and social entrepreneurs by creating a casual setting for face-to-face encounters, where students can be inspired by social pioneers’ insights, learn about unique business models and engage in valuable networking.

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Guest lecture by Katherine Richardson

Dear oikees,

Time is flying, projects are running and we are well on our way to continue to promote sustainability at CBS and beyond.

But what is sustainability? What challenge are we trying to face with sustainable solutions? What are we actually aiming for together?

To answer these and other questions, we are very excited to announce a guest lecture by Katherine Richardson. She is a Professor in Biological Oceanography at KU and the leader of the Sustainability Science Centre. She is also a core researcher in the team looking into “planetary boundaries” – how much humans can safely appropriate from the Earth System Services.

In this lecture, Katherine will give us an introduction into the planetary boundaries and the current status of the environment. If there is time, we will also touch upon the developments in international politics, with the rather unsuccessful COP25 that was held in Madrid last year.

We will be joined by students from CBS Climate Club and Net Impact, to have a fruitful debate about where we are at the moment and how we can use this in our own activities.

No registration needed.

Note: only for oikos and Net impact members

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Info event about oikos Case Competition

📣 oikos Case Competition is finally here with three new and exciting case companies!!!

➡️ GN, Danske Bank and Nordic Development Corporation

We invite students from all universities in the Copenhagen area! We will start the Info Event with a brief introduction to oikos Copenhagen followed by an oikos Case Competition introduction and last but not least a presentation on this year’s case companies and the cases you will be working on🌱

Pop by at DH. Ø.1.89 between 17:00 – 18:30 and get all questions answered on the practicalities of the oikos Case Competition while enjoying some pizza and drinks 🍕🍻

To already get some inspiration on the cases and the application process visit our website: https://www.oikos-copenhagen.com/case-tracks and if you cannot join the info event, feel free to reach out to us with any question you might have: casecompetition@copenhagen.oikos-international.org

We are looking forward to seeing you in DH. Ø.1.89 on the 19th of February 🤩

Your oikos Copenhagen Case Competition Team💚

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Why your money matters

Oikos Copenhagen presents a night on sustainable pensions, investments and consumption and what there is to know on these issues as a student.

We’ve invited some fantastic speakers from Matter pension, DoLand investment and the thinktank Frej.

They will all get the chance to present their area of expertise and participants will afterwards get an opportunity to go in depth with one workshop on either of the three topics.

Everybody is welcome and the event is free of charge and will be held in English. There will be served some refreshments during the event.

Programme:
17:30 – Start
17:45 – First introduction: Consumption
18:00 – Second introduction: Pensions
18:15 – Third introduction: Investments
18:30 – Workshops
19:15 – End of workshop and good night!

More information about the speakers will appear on this page, so keep yourself posted.

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