Seminar: The University of the Students - Building sustainable communities
The seminar will address the question of how to build a sustainable community. The seminar participants will explore several sustainable University movements and communities through guest speakers and excursions. They will use this knowledge to build a community adapted to the specific context and needs of CAU students.
Students will learn with and from each other while working as a group towards building a sustainable community at CAU.
They will learn through guest talks, and from speakers with various experiences and fields of expertise.
Participants will also take part in a sustainability tandem program to tackle their own routines and habits with the support of a community. Together with their tandem partner they can learn how to make their own life more sustainable.
In the seminat students will study and discuss relevant theoretical approaches to sustainable communities and sustainable lifestyle.
Such as Degrowth, Transition theories, "bottom-up" processes, sufficiency, barriers to sustainable behaviour and the "Transition University" movement.
Various guest speakers will contribute their knowledge such as St Andrews Transition University, Klik and AG Abfallvermeidung Kiel, Leverage Points of Sustainability Research Group and many more.
How to Register
The seminar “geogr229-01a: The University of the Students - Building sustainable communities” is offered as a ZfS and E-module (for School of Sustainability students) for 3 ECTS in the summer term 2019. The Seminar is held in English and is student-led.