Thinkathon on Sustainable Consumption (22 – 24 May 2020)
Practical Solutions to Everyday Questions
Which consumer choice is more sustainable? Organic food wrapped in plastic or non-organic food without packaging? Second-hand or Fairtrade clothing? Let’s find out!
From 22.-24. May 2020 we will (virtually) get together for a weekend to find answers to your questions from everyday life. You can work on a topic in the fields of diet, energy, clothing, cosmetics, and electronics. In small groups of students we’ll research, discuss, and compose articles for a wiki – an online platform that will be used as a guide for sustainable consumption.
The Thinkathon is open for English and German speaking people who study or work at Leuphana. Join us in this interactive and collaborative new experience!
Register until 04 May 2020 using the application form*
A peek into the Schedule of the Thinkathon Weekend
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The Thinkathon Team
Hi there! We are the team behind the Thinkathon on sustainable consumption.
Henrik von Wehrden, the dean of the Faculty of Sustainability of the Leuphana University Lüneburg, came up with the idea of collecting the knowledge on sustainable behaviour in different areas that can be applied to everyday situations.
Although we are only a small team of three students, we got help from different people of the faculty on the way:
Alexa Böckel helped us in designing an interactive and versatile schedule for the Thinkathon weekend. Prabesh Dhakal gave us advice on how to design the wiki and set up this subpage for us. Julius Rathgens and Matteo Ramin shared helpful methods for the implementation of the Thinkathon with us.
And this is us:
My name is Sonia, I am 21 years old, was born in Hamburg and I study Environmental and Sustainability Studies and Law. I decided to take part in the project because I liked the idea of combining and sharing knowledge about everyday sustainability in a scientifically sound and cooperative way. I hope that there will be a big variety of research questions due to the interdisciplinary composition of Thinkathon members.
I am a bachelor student of Environmental and Political Sciences. Since we cannot passively wait for change that is established in a top-down approach, I think we need to inform ourselves how our lives have an impact and how we can change our impact for the better. Especially when it comes to food consumption, I regularly become frustrated because I do not know what impact my choices might have. I would be glad if this Wiki could help some people to better understand the impacts of their actions in order to act in the best possible way.
I am Fine, 25 years of age and a sustainability science graduate student. Dealing with sustainability problems and trying to find ways to solve them together with the people around me has been a passion of mine for many years. I especially enjoy to organize projects or workshops which allow others to get involved as well, e.g. in the fields of climate protection and sustainable consumption.
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