Friday, November 27, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I would like to invite you all to participate the annual general meeting of our own student club GLOBE.
GLOBE annual meeting:
When: November 27th at 3 pm
Where: at TAMK, lets meet in the lunch area opposite to the staff canteen
Who: each enve student
A new board will be elected and also some other general issues discussed. If you have anything concerning student activities at enve, please come and share it now. Generally the role of GLOBE has been to organise social and educational events for enve students, including even excursions abroad. GLOBE is a good way to think of applying official finance for projects too, cause its part of registered student union and has own bank account etc.
Please find the protocol of the meeting below. The meeting wont be anything too official and wont take too long although we have the "official" agenda for the annual meetings, wecan chat, have fun and plan everything for GLOBE's future! :)
president for GLOBE (autumn 2009)
P.S. GLOBE will have its traditional pre-christmas/christmas party on Sunday 13th December at 5pm onwards in Solu (tamkos saunaplace), mark the day to your calendars already and we will inform you more about that soon!
Student Club G.L.O.B.E for environmental engineering students
The Protocol of the Annual General Meeting of the G.L.O.B.E.
Date: 27th November 2009
Time: 3 pm
Place: TAMK, opposite to staff canteen
1. Opening of the meeting
2. The election of the chairman and secretary for the meeting. The election of the inspectors (2) of the records.
(3. Stating the legality and quorum of the meeting)
4. Approving of the meeting agenda
(5. Representing the auditing, annual report and the statement of the accountants)
6. Deciding of the confirmation of the auditing and allowing the discharge of liability for the board and other accountables
7. Confirming the plan of action, estimates of revenue and expenditure and the amount of the joining- and membership fee
8. The election of the chairperson of the board for 2010
9. The election of the vice- president and secretary of the board for 2010. Electing the other members for the board if wanted
10. Open forum (plans for future!) Christmas party, GLOBE blog, projects….
11. Closing the meeting
Thursday, November 19, 2009
FIRST MEETING FOR OUR OWN ECOLOGICAL SCHOOL GARDEN,
Wednesday, 25th of November, at 17.00 (the place will still be announced)
Absolutely everyone is welcome, you can also bring friends with you if you want, this is going to be fun!
What we are going to do is to plan a school garden where we students, especially the ENVEs but I don't see a reason why others cannot join, will have the chance to grow our very own, ecologically correct food, where we can spend some time outside, where we can try out everything we want (first ideas are rainwater harvesting system, own ecological fertilizer, permaculture, garden on the roof...), where we can relax and follow our roots and dig in the mud. The end of the ready packed carrots and salads has come! No imported food anymore, no unknown chemicals in our meals!
This first meeting will be for gathering ideas, sharing knowledge, and setting up a first timeplan and a strategy. I am more than willing to put lots of energy into this project, but I cannot do this by myself, so I need every single one of you!
The planning period will be during the winter so that we can start in springtime to get into action.
So put your rubberboots on and get ready for next Wednesday!
I cannot wait to hear what ideas you all have!
post by Magdalena, student at TAMK
See also: TAMK's English blog's writing and pictures about this :)
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Since it is the Nordic Climate day and I am enthusiastic about climate change I would like to comment or give some links about climate change and something related to current discussion in Finland about climate change..
On Monday at Finnish national TV channel Yle there was a programme about Climate change and how global warming is not real according to the journalist.. well, to start with, the programme MOT and its journalist Mr. Backman have never really been that creadible with their journalism in Finland so perhaps this should not even be commented, but there is a slight problem anyhow. Lots of people trust Yle and its contents in general and me, amongst many others, are surprised that programmes as this (English transcript of the broadcast):
http://ohjelmat.yle.fi/mot/taman_viikon_mot/transcript_english are "allowed" to be shown as such. There is something serious going on in the world and it might be about a time to concentrate on facts and not find alternative interpretations of graphs and so on. Well its a long story and I am not gonna go into that now, but if you are interested I forward here few links that I found useful from my fellow student and that I follow on blog discussions. Some are in English, the blogs in Finnish, but even after the Finnish blogs you might find interesting references to English sites!
I heard that films watched at TAMK were the Venus theory and "The Great Global Warming Swindle"
Highly recommend at least the first one mentioned, the other clip I havent checked out yet..
By the way,
Had a chance to see the film "Age of Stupid" last friday and recommend that as well to all of you!
Monday, November 9, 2009
COME and hear what the very first speaker of the very first NORDIC CLIMATE DAY in TAMK has to say about current climate policy.
Meri Pukarinen, the campaign coordinator of the Big Ask-climate bill campaign (coordinated by the Friends of the Earth) is a young, inspiring and active doer. Meri has already met with the politicians and decision makers, now she will be telling us about the Big Ask-campaign. Should we in Finland have our own climate bill? Meri will also discuss about the United Nation's Climate Conference in Copenhagen in less than a month.
She will be initiating us into the most burning environmental topic of today, don't miss it.
Place: Auditorium D1-04
Other topics of the Nordic Climate day:
From 12:30 onwards, it is possible to hear about Environmental Engineering students excursion to Estonia.
From 14:00 onwards, Environmental Engineering students arrange a workshop about Energy & Ecoefficient Housing.
You are all most warmly welcome!
Thursday, November 5, 2009
There will be really interesting lecture, see more details below (the lecture is in English!!)
When: On Monday 9th November (9.11.2009) at 4 pm
Where: At the University of Tampere (main building) lecture room: A2B (2nd floor)
Falk Beyer, campaigner and journalist
from Germany, gives lecture on Monday, November 9th at
the University of Tampere. After the talk there is the
possibility to watch the film "Power of Community: How Cuba Survived
Peak Oil" http://www.powerofcommunity.org
Arranged by TAMY's environmental club and
Tar Sands - the dirtiest way to make oil
While conventional oil resources are running out the oil industry is
forcing new ?unconventional? sources. In the Canadian province Alberta
nearly all big oil companies of the world currently are working hard to
destroy an area as big as Switzerland - they are looking for the Tar
Sands, a very oil-bearing soil. Alberta provides with the Tar Sands the
second biggest oil reserve in the world. But its a very dirty and
poisonous process to make the bitumen contained by the Tar Sands to an
useable oil. Extracting this unconventional oil resource doesn?t mean
only the destruction of large ecosystems but is also connected with
the continued disregard of indigenous rights and dispossessing of the
First Nations of Canada. The presentation is based on images taken at
the Tar Sands mines in Canada and is the start of a European campaign
against the Tar Sands industry.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Check this out, interested and belong to their target group?
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's new fellowship programme promotes prospective leaders from threshold and developing countries who are engaged in climate protection and resource conservation in academia, business, government or non-governmental organisations.
Up to twenty fellows are scheduled to be funded annually. They will come to
The aim is to create a network of German and foreign experts who work together to combat climate change and its global consequences on a sustainable, international basis. The fellowships are funded through the Federal Environment Ministry's (BMU) International Climate Protection Initiative.
The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is running the programme in cooperation with the Federation of German Industries (BDI), the Centre for International Postgraduate Studies in Environmental Management (CIPSEM) at the TU Dresden, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt (DBU), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC). The closing date for the first round of applications is 15 January 2010. The fellowship programme commences on 1 September 2010.
More information: www.humboldt-foundation.de/ICF