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Guidelines for the Presentation and the Personal Reflection

Hej!

We just wanted to relay the information about the Group Presentation and the individual Personal Reflection...

Group Presentation:

Each group will have a time of 15 minutes. This includes...

  • • 10 minutes for the group to present their project (challenge background, capital role-plays and opinions, solution(s) and anything else you feel is important).
  • • 5 minutes for Peer Review Feedback and discussion/questions with the rest of the class

Remember we've got eight presentations on the night so try and keep them lively. Previous years have had plays, songs, raps, news reports - be as creative as you can, that said there is no harm in slides and prezis.

Preliminary running order for the presentations are:

  • • 17:20 - 17:35 -- Improving primary schools in India
  • • 17:35 - 18:50 -- Palm oil / rainforests in Borneo
  • • 18:50 - 18:05 -- Transportation in South Africa
  • • 18:05 - 18:20 -- BREAK
  • • 18:20 - 18:35 -- Obesity in Mexico City
  • • 18:35 - 18:50 -- Local food practices in London
  • • 18:50 - 19:05 -- Economic Growth in China
  • • 19:05 - 19:15 -- BREAK
  • • 19:15 - 19:30 -- Poverty in Paris
  • • 19:30 - 19:40 -- Waste of Nutriens in Sydney
  • • 19:40 - 20:00 -- Course Evaluation and End

If there are any issues with this running order let us know before the final week and we can play around with the schedule. The presentations will be the final time we'll meet (sad face) so we're really looking forward to a lively and relaxed evening to see what you guys come up with.

We'll send you another group report to review early next week in preparation for the peer review after we receive all final versions of each Group Report.

Individual Reflection

This is an individual assignment. What is required is a short (200-300 words) description of:

  • • how you think the group work went - how was the group dynamic? What was your involvement? Could you have done more/less?
  • • what you think of the 6 Capitals model - is it good? Bad? And why?

This small assignment is to be sent to us by email (gcsf@csduppsala.uu.se) by FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER.

Thanks again for yesterdays workshop, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!

Heleen & Ben

 

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FIAN Wants Your Feedback!

HeJ!

Rebecka from FIAN, who brought along some guests from Ecuador, is looking for direct feedback for their lecture a couple of weeks ago on 'The Right to Food'. They want to improve their talks and it would be valuable to them if you spent a couple of minutes to fill out their online survey here.

Also we've uploaded the Fact Sheet on the Kimsakocha case in Ecuador just above in the 'Lectures' section for those interested in more information.

Don't forget that it's a mandatory workshop tonight - see you all then!

Heleen & Ben

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Reminder – Toxic Playground Movie Screening

Hej!

Don't forget about the Toxic Playground moving screening this evening in Hambergsalan (Geocentrum). The movie will start soon after 17:15 and will be shown with English subtitles. There will also be some extra material at the end - some notes from the producers and clip of a future project.

Film description taken from Laika Film:

Swedish Lars, 23, is studying film in Chile. 12-year old Yoselin is a belly dancer and wants to become a doctor, but her hips are beginning to crumble. Lars finds that hundreds of kids in Cerro Chuño have fallen badly ill because of toxic waste from his home town in Sweden.

 Lars tries to find out whether Boliden, the mining company involved, is accountable for what has happened to Yoselin and the other kids.

 Boliden refuses to take any responsibility for what has happened. But Lars finds Rolf, the former head of environment of Boliden. Rolf admit that his advice to the company was necessary for the decision to send the waste away and surpisengly decides to follow Lars back to Chile to find out what really happened.

(This is not a GCSF event and attendance won't be included in the course attendance)

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Attendence for the Course

Hej!

This morning we went through the all the attendance sheets for the course so far. There is quite a large number of students who are currently under the 75% attendance rate for the course. No alarm yet as 100% attendance over the next three weeks which includes the mandatory Workshop 3 next week will see that most of you boost your attendance over that magical 75%.

Failure to attendend 75% of the lectures will result in an additional make-up task to be completed over Christmas and handed in before the official end of the course in week 2 next year.

We'll have a list of those people who are currently under 75% at the Debate Night tonight if you want to see if you're on the 'at risk' list.

See you all tonight!

Heleen & Ben

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IMPORTANT – Tomorrow’s Lecture Cancelled (Tue 29th Oct)

Hej hej allihopa,

We have some sad news... (and some good)... unfortunately we've had to cancel tomorrow's lecture with Mikael Höök at short notice. We are trying to reschedule his lecture for later in the semester as it's a topic that we know has been of interest. This new date is not yet confirmed but we will inform you as soon as possible when we know.

The good news is... instead of the lecture tomorrow night, we'll be showing No Impact Man (trailer here) in the CEMUS library. We'll start getting together and forming the comfy chairs into a mini cinema from 17:15 and start the film around 17:30.

Please note, this is not mandatory but we saw this as a good opportunity to show a film/documentary that we think suits the course well. If you choose not to show up, remember this is a good time to work on your draft report - the deadline is this Friday.

Heleen & Ben

P.S. Please share this with your class mates as we'd hate for people to show up. We've sent an email to everyone and posted this elsewhere to catch as many as possible.

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Times for Tomorrow’s Progression Meeting

All,

In the schedule we have a progression meeting tomorrow. There is no need for all groups to turn up for the full three hours. Each group will get around 20 minutes with us (Per & Ben) so we can provide feedback on the Project Plans that you submitted last week. It is also a time for you to talk to us about the current status of the project and if there is anything we can help you with and/or bounce ideas off us.

The schedule also says that the room is 'Tufendahl & Hällström' - it's the final room on the left as you walk down the Geocentrum corridor on the ground floor. It's affectionatly known as 'the Bunker' and you'll see why tomorrow - ask anyone at CEMUS if you're having trouble finding it.

Here are the following times that each group must show up for:

  • 13:15 - 13:35 - SOL Consumption
  • 13:40 - 14:00 - ESD Exhibition
  • 14:05 - 14:25 - SustaInheritance Uppsala 2013
  • 14:30 - 14:50 - Sustainations: Coffee Chapter

After the final meeting (around 15:00) we can all - that's the whole course - meet in CEMUS library for fika, to share the current status of each project and talk about anything and everything else.

Per & Ben

 

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Slides from Maria Börjesson’s Transport Lecture

We've uploaded the slides from Maria's lecture on Tuesday, you can find them under the 'Lectures' option above.

Thanks for all the documentaries sent in, we're looking forward to looking through them on Monday!

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Project Plan Instructions now available

All,

We've uploaded the instructions for the Project Plan due in on Monday 29th October. We've also uploaded two example Excel files for the Milestone/Tollgate and Resource Plans that need to be attached at appedices in the Project Plan (you're more than welcome to adjust them).

We also offer the option of using the free software Open Project which could be a useful tool to use now or get to know for future use.

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Christmas Calendar Competition Reminder

Christmas is a time of joy and being with loved ones. However, present-day Christmas traditions have come to entail profligacy and reckless consumption. A change must happen. How can we create new traditions? This is where you and the CEMUS CHRISTMAS CALENDAR COMPETITION come into the picture. We want you to share your best tips for a more sustainable lifestyle. How can we consume less but still spread fun and joy at Christmas time? What tips do you have for more sustainable living, at Christmas or the whole year around?

The 23 best suggestions will be selected and presented in our online CHRISTMAS CALENDAR, where a new film will be released every day from December 1st. Are you up for the challenge?

There are only 2 rules to follow:

  1. We want you to present your suggestion in a 2-3min long video
  2. It has to be a positive example towards a more sustainable lifestyle that can easily be copied by everyone – even those not really interested in sustainable development.

Deadline for the competition is November 17th. Upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo and send the link of the video to cecilia.esbjornsson@csduppsala.uu.se

Free workshop in filming and editing skills

Tue. Oct 22nd, 14 – 17, CEMUS Multispace

With your own filming devices and Windows Movie Maker / iMovie.

To sign up and get more info, write us at cecilia.esbjornsson@csduppsala.uu.se

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Christmas Calendar Competition Reminder

Christmas is a time of joy and being with loved ones. However, present-day Christmas traditions have come to entail profligacy and reckless consumption. A change must happen. How can we create new traditions? This is where you and the CEMUS CHRISTMAS CALENDAR COMPETITION come into the picture. We want you to share your best tips for a more sustainable lifestyle. How can we consume less but still spread fun and joy at Christmas time? What tips do you have for more sustainable living, at Christmas or the whole year around?

The 23 best suggestions will be selected and presented in our online CHRISTMAS CALENDAR, where a new film will be released every day from December 1st. Are you up for the challenge?

There are only 2 rules to follow:

  1. We want you to present your suggestion in a 2-3min long video
  2. It has to be a positive example towards a more sustainable lifestyle that can easily be copied by everyone – even those not really interested in sustainable development.

Deadline for the competition is November 17th. Upload your video to Youtube or Vimeo and send the link of the video to cecilia.esbjornsson@csduppsala.uu.se

Free workshop in filming and editing skills

Tue. Oct 22nd, 14 – 17, CEMUS Multispace

With your own filming devices and Windows Movie Maker / iMovie.

To sign up and get more info, write us at cecilia.esbjornsson@csduppsala.uu.se

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