Get there early!
We're expecting a full house for tomorrows lecture with Alan AtKisson, there'll be an attance list passed around so make sure you sign it!
See you then!
Uplifting videos related to todays lecture
After this evening's more downbeat lecture, we thought that we would share a couple of upbeat short videos - one a short documentary and another a TED talk on a similar theme but with a different approach.
Alan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change
Documentary Showing TONIGHT: No Impact Man
As part of the course and for inspiration during your 30 Day Challenge we'll be showing the documentary No Impact Man (trailer here) after tonights lecture. We're expecting the movie to start at 7:45 and finish approximately at 9:20.
We'll be in the same lecture hall (Hambersalen) for the showing so stick around after the lecture.
See you this evening!
CEMUS Christmas Fika!
As the semester is drawing to a close, and the need for lit candles and fika grows stronger, it is only appropriate that students, staff and friends get together to celebrate. The time and place is Friday, December 13 from 15:00-18:00 in the Cemus library/multi-space. Coffee, tea and seasonally appropriate snacks will be served of course.
As an added bonus, the contributions for the CEMUS Christmas Calendar will be screened for everyone to enjoy. It is not quite sure when the screening will happen, perhaps some time around 15.30 or 16.00, but come early to make sure you don't miss out!
Presentation Cecilia Mark-Herbert
This Wednesday (4th of December) we will have the combined lecture with the Global Economy course. Cecilia Mark-Herbert will come and talk about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In preparation for this lecture she has suggested that you read the article in the course reader, but she also suggested that you will think about the following question:
"What do you think the role of corporations is for Sustainable Development?"
Please note that this course will be in Bertil Hammer Salen in Blåsenhus (which is downstairs).
See you in class!
Ben and Heleen
Guidelines for the Presentation and the Personal Reflection
We just wanted to relay the information about the Group Presentation and the individual Personal Reflection...
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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER.
Thanks again for yesterdays workshop, we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did!
Heleen & Ben
FIAN Wants Your Feedback!
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
Reminder – Toxic Playground Movie Screening
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)
Attendence for the Course
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
We have just updated the schedule, the following things have changed:
- The student debate will now be in Norrlands I&II in Geocentrum.
- Mikael Höök's lecture will be on the 3rd of December in Betty Pettersson-salen in Blåsenhus.
//Ben and Heleen