Setting the Stage for Sustainable Consumption
In an attempt to put our inspiring ideas into practice, MEG students have organized a day dedicated to experiencing new concepts in a creative matter in order to answer some of the pressing questions underlying responsible consumption. Our Forum will present scientific information with new forms of media that will ignite an alternative process of self reflection and learning, inspired by discussion among all participants.
We - 26 Environmental Governance Master Students representing 19 countries - invite you to join us, on 2nd March 2012 to experience this unique approach to the issue of sustainability. We invite all international and German students and academics as well as the general public of Freiburg to put the topic of sustainable consumption on the stage. The one day format will include theatrical performances by the MEG students themselves, complemented with academic input by well renowned keynote speakers, a documentary that shows the attempts to live sustainably in a city and a sustainable consumption leaflet for Freiburg.
The Freiburg Forum is an annual event organised by students of the M.Sc. Environmental Governance (MEG) of the Albert-Ludwigs-University as part of their study program. Unique worldwide, the interdisciplinary MEG program was established to train future leaders to facilitate environmental governance that includes market, state and civil society. The 2012 event is the 5th in the series with previous editions attracting outstanding speakers such as Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom, the recognized environmental activist Vandana Shiva and the former President of the Wuppertal Institute Ernst U. von Weizsäcker.