Candidate for the position of Sustainability Officer

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Katrin Eldholm

For a green and bee-friendly campus

Hi, I’m running to be your next sustainability officer. My name is Katrin and I’m a first-year studying sociology and social policy. I’m running because the globate climate we are currently facing is severe and although the university has come a long way to become more sustainable and reduce its carbon footprint, there is still a long way to go and if I’m elected, I believe I can help the university to come further. Down below are some of the implements and ideas I will work towards if I get elected. 


Recycling: Recycling is crucial in becoming more sustainable and recycling should therefore be made more accessible to encourage it. This can be done by increasing the number of outside bins as well as making recycling bins available in every university building as well as accommodations. In addition to this, I also believe that more information on how to properly recycle should be giving as we are a university with students with different internationalities and backgrounds and not all have the knowledge on how to recycle.     


Wildlife and nature: We are lucky to have a stunning campus with assorted wildlife and I want to work with the university to preserve this wildlife and encourage more of it. I believe investing in insects’ hotels can be the key to attract more biodiversity as well as helping to save the bees, which is important not just because they are super cute (which they are!), but because they also play a crucial part in our ecosystem.  


Less plastic: The use of environmentally friendly products over plastic and no biodegradable products is good, but it can be better. The use of plastic utensils and cups in university facilities should be further limited and changed to biodegradable options. All plastic bags sold on campus should be changed to paper bags or other biodegradable options.