Congratulations! We can now proudly present the winner of the WIN WIN Youth Award 2018.
Food for the Future by three students from class TE3C at Lindholmens Tekniska Gymnasium in Gothenburg. The winners 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 winners will receive the prize (SEK 10 000 SEK and diplomas) at the award ceremony on 24 October.
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 and the Universeum science centre together with our 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 SEK 10 000 SEK and will be awarded at the WIN WIN Award ceremony.
The jury for our youth award consists of six members with different experience and skills.
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.
Maria works as sustainability manager at Peab, Sweden’s largest construction company. She specialises in CSR, especially in topics concerning diversity, equality, immigration and education. Maria worked as a teacher for many years before joining Peab in 2006 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. Maria is also a board member of the Mentor foundation (www.mentor.se ) and of the Ethical Council for the Swedish Construction Sector ( www.byggetik.se ).
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, which consist of the general public, schoolchildren, students and teachers. The centre uses engaging teaching methods and tries to challenge people to enrich their lives and take action to achieve a sustainable world.
Helene became politically involved in the early 1980s through her engagement in the Swedish Union of Secondary School Students (SECO) at district and national level. In 1989, she joined the national board of the Youth League of the People’s Party (PFU) and became chair of the local chapter in Gothenburg. Helene was elected to the municipal council of Gothenburg in 1991 and at the same time became a member of the municipal board of education. She became a local government commissioner and member of Gothenburg’s municipal executive board in 2003. In the same year, she was elected to the board of the Liberals. She eventually joined the party’s executive board and was elected 2nd deputy chair in 2007. In November 2010, she succeeded Cecilia Malmström as the party’s 1st deputy chair.
Erik Sterner combines his strong interests in climate change and pedagogics trough 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 encourage them to engage in dialogue around sustainability challenges.
Björn Siesjö has been a member of the jury since 2016. He is an architect with a degree from Chalmers University of Technology obtained in 1992. Björn was born and raised in Lund, but has lived in Gothenburg since 1983.
He worked as an architect for 20 years in the private sector, with assignments both in Sweden and internationally, comprising projects from product design to city planning. Björn started Kanozi Architects 2001 and ran the business for 10 years, as partner and CEO, with offices in Gothenburg and Malmö. He has served as City Architect of Gothenburg since 2012.