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Green Growth - First lectures

02 November 2017

We’re a month into the new academic year and with that, we’ve had our first three Green Growth lectures! The lectures have thus far been filled with new knowledge, interesting discussions and most importantly lots of inspiration for a more sustainable way of living.

In the first week, professor Henk Manschot talked about sustainability and philosophy. During his lecture, he argued that we should start looking at the earth from a planetarian point of view, rather than that of humans. The second lecture was all about food and was given by Akkeliene Postema from the Nature- and Environmental Federation Groningen. She told us all about the origin of food, the sustainability of different kinds of food and the role of humans therein, and about food waste. This week, we invited Marco Kwak from Attero to come and talk to us about waste. He described how we produce waste, what happens to waste after it leaves our houses and what possibilities are for a more sustainable waste management. Up til this point, all of the lectures were linked through the motto ‘preventing is better than curing’, which seems a valuable life lesson so far. All of the lectures (with the exception of the one about food) are available online. So if you couldn’t make it to a lecture, this is your chance!

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