Christmas greetings and wrapping up the year 2016

Dear friend of sustainability, member of Nordic Sustainable Campus Network,

The year 2016 is coming to an end. We are proud of the achievements of NSCN member universities, like the UN initiated Sustainability Literacy Test being launched to Nordic countries, Nordic City Challenge course tackling sustainable urban planning and sustainability becoming more rooted in NUAS´ agenda. We have also reached out to our European and international colleagues.

What´s next – how to get involved

NSCN is led by our 9 member core group, NUAS Sustainability. We are currently exploring possibilities for external financing as Nordic Council of Ministers´ support is ending by March 2017. Ideas we are considering are continuing SuLiTest in Nordic universities, implementing Agenda 2030 and SDG´s, launching Green Gown Awards to Nordics or research community platform supporting better politics; in conjunction with Globe-EU, WBCSD and Global Education Alliance. How and what should we address as sustainability professionals? Do contact us – we welcome new institutions and people to get involved, as partners and also as members of the core group.

NSCN 5th anniversary 2017 – create the festivities with us!

In January 2017 NSCN network will start celebrating its 5th anniversary. We want the year to be filled with empowering actions, improved visibility and significant results. Therefore transmit your idea for activity, maybe a challenge, or consider blogging or share your most compelling photo of sustainability activities. If you send it by end of January 2017, it can be part of the 5th anniversary communications. We are also considering putting up NSCN Facebook pages, a platform for Nordic languages to flourish.

Season´s greetings – and a better year 2017

Hopefully NSCN activities and communications have supported and inspired your work as a game changer, as an educator, as a researcher. Our sincerest thanks for partners, stakeholders and members for good collaboration. Despite the challenging times, relaxing holiday seasons and an even better next year!

Meri Löyttyniemi

Chair of NSCN & NUAS Sustainability

riemukaariL´Arc de Triomphe was illuminated to celebrate the inception of global climate agreement on 4 November 2016 in Paris. Despite the success, major global challenges remain unsolved.

 

 

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