WHAT WE DO
Handels Students for Sustainability (HASS) brings together students who want to engage in events with a sustainable character and help build a more sustainable society in the social, economic and ecological sense. Our goal is to spread knowledge of sustainability issues and to give students the opportunity to engage in this area.
WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN
HaSS is the social centre of Handels for sustainability interested students. Here you can explore what role you can and want to play and how sustainability can be realised in everyday life. It also gives students the possibility to influence the sustainable efforts aspired and implemented by the school, while meeting many wonderful people both at and outside of Handels. Engagement in HaSS can give you valuable contacts and experience that can be useful in pursuing your future.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Projects are started continually throughout the year, ranging from large projects such as EnviroTravel, to smaller events. Want to join? Fill in the form below!
Knowledge is the basis for commitment. Without knowledge we cannot make any difference. Therefore, Handels Students for Sustainability will act to give students the possibility to broaden their knowledge about sustainability issues. Furthermore, Handels Students for Sustainability will spread knowledge of ecological, economical and social challenges, in balance between academia and practice.
To create difference, it requires not only knowledge and willingness. It also requires courage, leadership and tools for change. We want to give our members that. Handels Students for Sustainability will give practical experience and support in project management and change management to develop students’ abilities to drive change in enterprises, organizations and society.
Many students lack a context and a forum for discussion around important sustainability issues. Handels Students for Sustainability want to contribute to this by creating spaces for discussion, reflection, community and personal development around questions concerning ecological, social and economical sustainability.
We want to make use of engagement and make sustainable development to a natural incentive in students’ future lives and careers. Handels Students for Sustainability will relate sustainability challenges to all students at the Gothenburg School of Business, Economics and Law ; whether they study on basic or advanced level; law, logistics, economics or environmental science.
A sustainable development requires our knowledge used in actions. Our projects will influence and contribute to a perceptible effect in society. Handels Students for Sustainability will act to create a measurable effect towards a more sustainable society.
EnviroTravel is a project HaSS is making every year, giving students the opportunity to learn about sustainability. Sometime during each year a couple of sustainability interested students get the chance to travel and learn more about the environment at the same time.
During the previous five years we have been to Bangladesh to study the textile industry, on the interrail through Europe for sustainable food production and to Iceland focusing on renewable energy resources, for example. It is decided from 2020 that no EnviroTravel project will include transportation with airplanes.