Wednesday, 6 May 2009

TAMK goes green

TAMK goes Green this spring! Are you?


We warmly welcomed hundreds of visitors to our Go Green event which was held on the 23rd of April at the Teiskontie campus. Our exhibition was filled with fifteen tables in which numerous sponsors came to talk to student, display their products and participate in our event.

The participating companies were; UPM, Pirkanmaan Porakaivo, Pirkanmaan Jätehuolto, Suntrica, Vegaaniliitto and Runsaudensarvi, DODO, the Green Party and the Ikimono Creative Agency. The areas of expertise were; organic goods, recycled fashion, solar energy and thermal heating and much more.

We had three lecture hours, the first was ‘Material and Energy saving through Engineering Mechanics’ presented by Gerd Mühlenbeck from Germany, Sanna Huikuri of DODO, Helsinki and a series of mini-lectures; ‘Aspects of Change’ focusing on and presented by, the Green Party, the Carrot Mob, Solar Technology and Ethical Business/Customer Decisions.

We had two documentaries shown; one being ‘Garbage: the Revolution Begins at Home’ and ‘Recipes for Disaster’. Both documentary screenings were accompanied by free popcorn and soda.

Our fair item was an organic cotton shopping bag which we sold for one euro at the event. TAMK was very satisfied with the success of this environmental fair and we are looking forward to doing it again next year.

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