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!

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Deadline September 9: Work at CEMUS

Course Coordinator Positions Announced – Amanuensanställningar utlysta

Kreativa och utvecklande anställningar som kursamanuenser på CEMUS utlyses. Anställningarna är tidsbegränsade och på deltid. Du arbetar tillsammans med en kollega med en universitetskurs – planering, genomförande och uppföljning – som ett projekt. Sista ansökningsdag tisdag 9 september 2014. Välkommen med din ansökan!

Apply no later than Tuesday September 9 midnight 2014. Read more and instructions of how to apply here:

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Facebook, Studentportalen & other updates…

Hi again,

Thanks for an interesting session yesterday, we think it is going to be a great semester! We would like to inform you about the following:

We have updated the schedule, which now includes more Cemus Open Lectures & Events. See if there is something interesting for you, or just go to all of them.

One of your classmates has already created a Facebook group for everyone in class: This group is mostly for you to share information, videos, organize class activities, etc. Since not everyone might check Facebook that regularly or have access to it at all, we will continue to post all updates regarding the course, assignments, lectures, etc. here on the course portal.

In case you do not have access to Studentportalen, please go to Most Swedish students will be able to activate the account using the 'UniversityAdmissions'-option. Other students will need to choose 'Onetime passcode.' Check in the information box where you can receive a code, this will be possible at various reception desks at university buildings, including Geocentrum and Blåsenhus. With the code you will be able to activate Studentportalen yourself.

Note that the course will not appear until you are registered, which could take a couple more days.

Again, please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions about the course. And remember to submit your project plan for the 30DC before next week Tuesday at 17.00.

Good luck with your challenges!

Ben and Heleen

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Course literature

Hej everyone,

We hope you are getting excited for the new semester and all the reading that comes with it! For GCSF 2014 we will use the following two course books:

o The Post Carbon Reader : Managing the 21st century’s sustainability crisis – edited by Richard Heinberg and Daniel Lerch
o Eaarth: Making a life on a tough new planet – Bill McKibben

You will be able to buy these books from the usual online bookshops. The books will be also available in Cemus’ library – but only for reading in the library, not for borrowing.

In addition to these books we will also use a course reader with various article. The reader can be bought from us at the first lecture (we will inform you about the exact price as soon as possible).

Enjoy the last days of summer holidays 🙂

Ben and Heleen

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Warm Welcome!

Hej everyone,

We are looking forward to 'Global Challenges and Sustainable Futures 2014'! At the moment we are working hard with the last details before we start the course in September. Please keep checking this course portal for the latest updates, soon we will post the preliminary schedule and additional information regarding course literature.

Mandatory roll call for this course will be on Tuesday, the 2nd of September in Hambergsalen in Geocentrum, Villavägen 16 from 17.15 to 19.30.

If you already have any questions, feel free to contact us at

Looking forward to meeting you,

Ben Owen & Heleen de Goey
Course coordinators GCSF 2014

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