Unfolding Tomorrow — The end of ignorance
We keep producing way more stuff than we really need, and too much of what we no longer need is not recycled. 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are thrown away each year. At this point, you’d think people knew better — but many still don’t. There are of course those who believe climate change is a hoax. However, there are far more of those who simply ignore it, or even acknowledge it but don’t really know how to live more sustainably.
While no amount of knowledge may not affect the first group, we can get through to the others. By making sure sustainable development is part of all education, we can raise awareness, give knowledge and equip people better for creating a sustainable future.
At Aalto University, we believe in solving problems related to sustainability through entrepreneurship, in facing problems rather than pretending they don’t exist, and in educating ourselves rather than using the lack of knowledge as an excuse. And we believe in you
Unfolding Tomorrow is an event series that brings the brightest minds in business, academia, and government together to talk about what we can do today to make tomorrow better. The event topics come from the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and their targets and indicators.
This Unfolding Tomorrow session is about SDG 12: ‘Responsible consumption and production,’ and more specifically about Target 12.8: ‘By 2030, ensure that people everywhere have the relevant information and awareness for sustainable development and lifestyles in harmony with nature.’
We’re joined by representatives from academia, the business world, and politics for brief introductory talks followed by a panel discussion. You’ll hear about the importance of awareness and education in reaching the SDGs from different perspectives, learn of our current and future efforts, and get ideas for making an impact yourself. After the panel, you're more than welcome to stay for pizza, drinks and to have a chat with the speakers and other guests.
Stay tuned for more information and speaker introductions!