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Delivery Day with Väktargatan Food Hub

Kristína Korčeková, part of the Väktargatan Food Hub, checks her list to make sure all of the members get the right groceries. On Thursday May 18th, Väktargatan Food Hub arranged to have its monthly food delivery at Kollaboratoriet as part of the Uppsala Sustainability Festival.   Food Hub members picked up items such as produce, milk and kombucha. The Väktargatan Food Hub allows members to order food online from local producers and has it delivered a few days after the order deadline closes.   Orders typically open once a month. For more…

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Fashion is Front and Center at Arts Exhibit in Uppsala

This past week, Kollaboratoriet, a venue in Uppsala for events based on sustainability themes, was taken over by “Follow Me Through Fashion Land”, a multimedia exhibit on the pitfalls of fast fashion. Combining arts and communication with traditional sustainability concerns of environment and economy, the exhibit guided more than 80 guests through the unintended consequences of careless consumerism. Throughout the May 17 exhibit, creators Julia Fahlman, Hanna Andtbacka, Hyejin Choi and Aimée Kampschöer were on hand to field questions about the exhibit and to direct guests. In the early evening, the…

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Off they went! University Delegation Leaves for Climate Talks

On Friday May 12th at 9:36 PM, part of the Uppsala University delegation boarded the train at Uppsala Central Station to begin their 18 hour journey to the climate talks in Bonn, Germany.   When asked how they were feeling, one delegate replied:   ‘Surreal. This is where the big decisions happen, and we get to go in’. Climate groups in Uppsala and interested citizens are eagerly awaiting their reports from Bonn and will be welcoming them back to Uppsala at the end of the week. Pictured (from left):   Louise Audrier, Mirea…

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