Subjects: Environmental technology, Recycling
Learning how to make sound environmental choices not enough
“Time and time again, we see that the fact that people have environmentally friendly opinions is not enough to generate the change in behaviour we need to bring about,” Noah Linder says. “In general, we humans try hard to figure out what kind of behavior is the desired one. If it is a little easier to throw away food waste than household waste, it becomes very clear what you should do.”
Leasing instead of buying chemicals would make wonders for the environment
“Our concept could reduce chemical emissions in the atmosphere from today’s hundreds of tons to only 10-12 tons per year,” says Rodrigo Lozano, researcher in industrial engineering and management at University of Gävle. Originally, this concept comes from the UN industrial development organisation (Unido). It is a method to reduce trade and dumping of chemicals.
We understand environmental problems but we don’t change
“We understand, but we don’t change, and this refusal to change is a completely different barrier, and a much bigger one than people realise. That Is why we need to bring in psychology in environmental research to help explain this complexity of behavior and behavioral changes,” Noah Linder says.
Horse manure a resource often overlooked
“My research focuses on extracting biogas from horse manure while returning nutrients to the soil and, as a result, on closing cycles,” says Åsa Hadin, environmental researcher at the University of Gävle. “In our minds, we connected the horse manure to biogas. The horse manure was to become useful while its negative environmental impact was reduced,” Åsa Hadin says.
Lisa and Linnéa awarded prize for their environmental work
Lisa and Linnéa awarded prize for their environmental work. At a ceremony at the University of Gävle on 26 April, Lisa Johansson and Linnéa Löfquist were awarded a prize of 7500 SEk each by Gästrikeregionen Miljö. “Those three years were great fun with many interesting projects where you could be creative and work a lot with your hands,” Linnéa Löfquist says.
Thomas Nylund, Honorary Doctor of Technology in Science at the University of Gävle 2018
Thomas Nylund, Honorary Doctor of Technology in Science at the University of Gävle 2018. Thus, for a long period of time, Nylund has been very much involved in, and a strong driving force, in the development of the University. Since 2016, he is a member and deputy chair of the University Board.
The church needs airing out
The church needs airing out. “Intentional airing is old knowledge which has been forgotten. If you open a church door during one hour, 50 percent of the air is aired out, and we can scientifically prove that it works,” says Abolfazl Hayati, researcher at the University of Gävle.
Waste becomes biogas and biofertiliser
“Forsbacka biogas plant is a good example of a collaboration between the University of Gävle and the surrounding society,” Zhao Wang and Sandra Carlos Pinedo, researchers at the University of Gävle, says. Biogas is formed naturally when biological material degrades; it is a renewable energy source which is part of the natural cycle. Apart from biogas, biofertilisers are also formed.
Stephen Barthel Awarded Environmental Prize of the Year
Stephen Barthel Awarded Environmental Prize of the Year. Stephen Barthel has been awarded the Environmental Prize for 2016. He received the award from the Vice-Chancellor at the 40-year Jubilee of University of Gävle on 19 May. Stephen is a reader in geospatial information science with a specialisation in spatial planning at the University of Gävle.
How to turn Port of Gävle into a unique, sustainable port
How to turn Port of Gävle into a unique, sustainable port. “We have an opportunity here, as we can learn from the practical experiences of the port and the research experiences of the University and combine these in a unique way,” says Rodrigo Lozano, researcher at the University of Gävle.
Smart packaging a hot trend
Smart packaging a hot trend. “Packages have a bad reputation as environmental villains, but in fact they contribute to a sustainable society,” says Chris Dominic, researcher in packaging logistics at the University of Gävle. Historically, the focus has been on the product, but in line with growing demands on reduced climate impact, packaging has become increasingly important.
My is commended for her environmental work
My is commended for her environmental work. At a ceremony at the University of Gävle My Holgersson received the "Miljö stipendium"(The Environmental Scholarship) granted by the Gästrike Region Foundation worth SEK 15,000. “I have investigated the interest for the optical sorting of household waste in Swedish municipalities.