With the WIN WIN Gothenburg Sustainability Youth Award, we want to create an opportunity for upper secondary students to use their creativity, curiosity and knowledge for a sustainable future.
The prize was awarded for the first time in 2018. It initially targets upper secondary students in Gothenburg. The project is being carried out in collaboration with Chalmers University of Technology, the Universeum Science Centre and our other partners.
Students are to develop a project idea that clearly illustrates how the WIN WIN Award theme can be applied to their environment, for example at school or in their respective residential areas. The prize consists of 10 000 SEK and will be awarded at the WIN WIN Award ceremony.
To help teachers and students getting inspired, finding material and chose a topic we have put together a inspirational package. Feel free to download and share at your school.
In September, we had a webinar for students and teachers who wanted to learn more about the WIN WIN Youth Award and this year’s theme; Sustainable food. Did you miss it? Don’t worry, we’ve saved the webinar, and you can watch it and rewatch it whenever you want to.
In the webinar, you hear Lisa Kolarby explain how the award works and how you submit your project idea followed by Annie Svensson, sharing her expertise on sustainable food systems.
Winner of the WIN WIN Youth Award 2018 is “Food for the Future” by three students from class TE3C at Lindholmens Tekniska Gymnasium in Gothenburg. The students behind the winning project idea are: Jonathan Westerdahl, Gustav Kristensson and Johan Blomsterberg.
The jury’s decision: “This year’s award goes to an innovative and future-oriented project idea. A well-defined and clearly formulated project description with a global starting point and plan for local implementation. You demonstrate a good awareness of the complexity of the area and also apply cultural and behavioral perspectives on sustainable development. Your enthusiasm to find a solution to a global challenge through industrial symbiosis is engaging and inspiring!”
The jury for our youth award consists of five members with different experience and skills.
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, AKADEMISKA HUS
Mia Edofsson has long and extensive experience in the field of sustainability, from several industries. She has worked as head of sustainability at Akademiska Hus since 2012 and is responsible for the development and execution of long-term sustainable strategies. Mia is a board member of the UN Global Compact Network Sweden and is deeply committed to contributing to the United Nations Global Goals and Agenda 2030
SUSTAINABILITY MANAGER, PEAB
Maria specialises in CSR, especially in topics concerning diversity, equality, immigration and education. Maria worked as a teacher for many years before joining Peab to become the CEO of Peabskolan. Even though she has now left the classroom environment, she remains engaged in issues concerning equality and every young person’s right to an education and to pursue the career of their dreams.
HEAD OF PROGRAMME, UNIVERSEUM
The Universeum science centre is a public arena for lifelong learning, where children and adults can explore the world through science and technology. As a former teacher and headmaster, Kerstin embraces Universeum’s mission to create experiences that boost creativity and innovation, increase knowledge and activate critical thinking. She has worked at Universum for 10 years and is responsible for all of the activities that the centre arranges for its daily guests.
RESEARCHER, PHYSICAL RESOURCE THEORY, CHALMERS
Erik Sterner combines his strong interests in climate change and pedagogics through research, teaching and by identifying innovative ways to engage people in climate change knowledge. He believes in science communication and education that take the perspective of the learners. He cares for people’s motivation to learn and encourages them to engage in dialogue around sustainability challenges.
HEAD OF THE SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENT AT VGR
Viveca Reimers has a master of science degree from Chalmers University of Technology and a long experience of working with social, economic and ecologic sustainability, from different sectors and fields. At Region Västra Götaland she works as head of department of social sustainability.Viveca thinks Win Win Youth Award is important because real participation is crucial in the work for a sustainable future, not least the participation of children and young people.
SEB REGION VÄST
Pernilla is responsible for partnerships regarding sustainability and entrepreneurship at SEB. Her main area of expertise is social sustainability and she is passionate about creating inclusive arenas where everyone gets equally good opportunities.Mentor, Mitt Liv and El Sistema are some of SEB’s important partners for this work.