“When I see what research shows, that the car-dependent society, increased air travel and increased meat consumption are not sustainable in the long run, I would like to try another way to live and feel good, in my working life, in my everyday life and during my vacations,” Karl Hillman says.
Nominated by his students
Karl finds it extra gratifying that his students appreciate his efforts and nominated him for the award.
“It shows us that they have confidence in what we are doing; we do want our students to go out into their working life and deal with these issues and contribute to a sustainable development.”
He enjoys working at the University of Gävle, where a sustainable development in society has been in focus for a long time. This is seen in its everyday activities, in its investment in environmental programmes and its efforts to integrate sustainable development into existing programmes.
“When I’m out and meet businesses and organisations in and near our region, they are familiar with the University and our work for a sustainable development. This is really important, and a key to the University’s development forward, I believe.”
Text: Douglas Öhrbom
Photo: Lena Säfström
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