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Seminar: How do we create a more sustainable AU?

Would you like to contribute to developing sustainable initiatives at AU? Join us for a sustainability seminar 21 March. The programme includes inspirational talks, a short presentation of existing sustainable solutions at AU as well as a brainstorm session on ideas for new sustainable solutions. All interested employees and students are welcome.

2019.01.29 | Signe Opstrup

The purpose of the seminar is to kickstart a greater focus on sustainability at AU. The ideas generated at the seminar will be presented to AU’s senior management. The discussions will also serve as inspiration for a future sustainability strategy at AU.

This is an opportunity to share your ideas about how we at AU – both as an institution and individual employees/students – can make AU greener and more sustainable.

Ideas can range from initiatives that require a managerial action, for example in relation to procurement or waste separation, to initiatives that require a behavioural change of employees and students at AU – reminders to save energy, print less, reduce air travel etc. All ideas are welcome.


Welcome and opening remarks

  • Welcoming remarks (video): Connie Hedegaard, Chair of the AU Board
  • Opening remarks, University Director Arnold Boon: What is AU already doing in relation to sustainability?

Inspirational talks by researchers with different perspectives on environmental sustainability:

  • Simon Elsborg Nygaard, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences: How do we encourage sustainable behaviour?
  • Jørgen E. Olesen, Department of Agroecology: AU and the climate: The university’s role and possibilities.

Brainstorm: How do we make AU more sustainable?
From idea to action.

  • Presentation of ideas
  • Panel comments on and further develop the ideas


Everyone is welcome and participation is free. There is a limited number of seats. They will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Follow the link to register

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