This whole week Wake-Up Call is busy at the event called Sustainability Week that takes place in an area of Stockholm called Huddinge. Our trainee Tova Melin started the week and delivered her inspirational talk to six out of fifteen school classes participating in the event. From the middle of the week I, Johline Lindholm, took the stage and since Wednesday I’m doing presentations and discussing with the students.
This year Huddinge Sustainability Week is about sustainable consumption. In Swedish language “handla hållbart” can be interpreted in two ways: to consume sustainably and to act sustainably. And I chose to focus on the second one when preparing my presentation.
Coming to Huddinge in the morning I have been welcomed by a projector and speakers and the first thing I did was to try the speakers by turning up the volume listening to Save the World Tonight with Swedish House Mafia and this has been my theme song this week. Every time I interact with an audience like this, I always learn new things and the best feeling for me is when they are asking questions and also when they are questioning what I say. This shows me that they are focused and that they are thinking and this always makes me think one more time myself and I always learn something.
I am looking forward to starting my Friday by pumping up the volume on the speakers and preparing myself for questions and questioning.
Update from Friday: As a little “thank-you” the organisers of the Sustainability Week donated money to one of Wake-Up Call’s favourite projects, an agroforestry initiative Vi-Skogen. Now eight more trees will be planted around the lake Victoria in Eastern Africa in Wake-Up Call’s name, awesome!