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How Sustainable is the Digital Society?

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Seminar, 350th Anniversary

Our constant quest for development and new technology has a price. Mobile phones, tablets and computers – sooner or later our everyday electronics become waste. Digitalisation can be a revolutionary tool but also an environmental rogue when it comes to sustainability.

During our all-day symposium we will discuss the electronic waste we produce looking at various aspects. The event is primarily intended for upper-secondary school pupils from the Spykenskolan in Lund. In the morning, there will be lecturers from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) and the Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) to talk about the environmental and societal impact of electronic – and highlight what we can do to reduce it. In the afternoon, we will conduct a number of workshops with the pupils and with representatives from the technology and recycling sectors.

The symposium is not open to the public; however, certain parts of the day will be recorded and can be viewed at a later date.

We will also illustrate the amount of electronic waste we produce through a large installation on Stortorget in Lund.

This event is part of the science week entitled “The Digital Society” which runs 24–30 April 2017.
Read about all the events during this theme week

Opening concert

Lund University’s brass band and student choirs will introduce LU’s second science week entitled “The Digital Society” by performing music from famous video and computer games at the Stadshallen concert hall on 23 April at 17:00. Admission is free but there is limited seating. To ensure a seat you can visit the Lund Tourist Office, located on Stortorget in Lund, and acquire a ticket (for a small fee of SEK 20). You can also simply show up at the event, but with a ticket you are guaranteed a seat for the duration of the concert.
Read more about the concert

Time: 
28/04/2017 - 13:00 to 15:30
Location: 
Aula, The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Tegnérsplatsen 4, Lund

About the event

Time: 
28/04/2017 - 13:00 to 15:30
Location: 
Aula, The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Tegnérsplatsen 4, Lund


International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Lund University P.O. Box 196, 22100 Lund, Sweden
Visiting Address: Tegnérsplatsen 4,Lund

Telephone: + 46 46 222 00 00 Fax: + 46 46 222 02 10