At the Metropolia workshop in the end of November we piloted a new campaign called “Climate Challenge!”.
All the participants of the workshop were given the opportunity to challenge anyone, individual or organisation, to a concrete act towards mitigating climate change. The challenges are videos, which we filmed in front of a beautiful moss wall in the cafeteria of Metropolia’s campus of Myyrmäki.
We promised to deliver these challenges to their recipients and also share some of them on social media (Twitter).
We got many great challenges and we were thrilled of the success of the pilot. The challenges were targeted to universities, politicians and cities.
Some of them are yet to be sent, but it will be done soon. We will upload the links to the rest of the challenges to this blog in early January!
Here are two of the challenges made at the workshop. These have already been shared in Twitter and sent to the recipients.
- The student union of Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, METKA, wants to challenge the staff and the board of Metropolia to give only immaterial gifts this Christmas to reduce overconsumption.
- Nadine-Cyra Freistetter from University of Helsinki wants to Challenge the City of Helsinki and Helsinki City Markkinointi ry to turn off the Christmas lights in city center during night time. It would save energy and help mitigate climate change!
So in a nutshell:
We got amazing challenges from you. Thank you for that! We will report how the challenged people and organisations will respond to these challenges. We have a few ideas for the future, but we can say almost for sure that Climate Challenge will continue!
PS. Climate University is now in Twitter! Follow us: @uni_climate