Seminar 100 years of sustainability

100 years of sustainability

What is a sustainable lifestyle? And how much does culture and participation play a role in getting everyone involved in sustainable development? What can we learn from organizations that work with sustainability dialogue in the Nordic region? Åland has worked for a long time with sustainability issues and during this seminar we will take a closer look at sustainable lifestyles and Åland in a Nordic context and what it can mean. Can little Åland even inspire other parts of the Nordic region to a more sustainable lifestyle? Welcome to a seminar on the theme "100 years of sustainability".

  • How can we be inspired by the lifestyle on Åland?
  • Green transition and sustainable lifestyle, how is it related?
  • What is needed to achieve a sustainable lifestyle where everyone is involved?
  • What is the role of dialogue with decision-makers and culture as a whole?

A large part of the green transition also takes place in private homes. But we have a long way to go in terms of private consumption and sustainable lifestyles. At the same time, it has been shown during the pandemic that more families are moving to sparsely populated areas. Closer to nature, closer to where food grows, smaller units and the opportunity to work remotely with fewer trips. We have also become accustomed to "hemestra" (vacation at home). The desire to make sustainable choices is quite clear, but how do we get everyone involved?

The Nordic Council of Ministers has just come out with a list of recommended choices for private individuals. But, how can a society support sustainable processes for all pieces of a sustainable everyday life? What then is a sustainable lifestyle - what can it consist of? And how much does culture and participation play a role in getting everyone involved? And what can we learn from organizations that work with dialogue in the Nordic region? Åland has worked for a long time with sustainability and celebrates 100 years of self-government and therefore we will take a closer look at sustainable lifestyle and Åland in a Nordic context and what it can mean.

Participants

We have invited interesting people to a living room in Mariehamn, and more precisely in Alandica Culture and Congress.

  • Moderator: Sharon Jåma, journalist and programhost on SVT in Sweden

Speakers: 

  • Annette Holmberg Jansson - Minister for Nordic Cooperation and Minister for Social Affairs and Health on Åland
  • Ella Turta, Secretary General of ReGeneration
  • Efe Evwaraye, Dialogue Pause - Finland TBC
  • Özlem Cekic - dialogue coffee Denmark TBC
  • Jean D’amour Banyanga Nubaha, priest on Åland
  • Jacob Magwaana Haagendal, Nordic Institute on Åland (retires 2021), DK
  • Kim Larsen, new director of the Nordic Institute on Åland (from 1.1.22), Greenland

We start with conversations with our guests at 16.00 Finnish time. After that, the program switches to mingling at 17.00 to celebrate Åland 100 and to end a nice Nordic evening. The program also includes poetry and music. With reservation for changes.

Welcome!

Where? Stadsbiblioteket in Mariehamn
When? April 5 th

The seminar is a collaboration between the Nordic Region in Focus, the Nordic Institute on Åland and Åland100.

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