"If you only want to do one thing, it is to buy smaller clothes"

Aja Barber is a journalist, stylist and now a writer in sustainable fashion. Photo: Stephen Cunningsworth.

Of: Julia Carlzon

In previous articles from this week, we have read about the fast fashion industry's impact on people and the environment, and how slow fashion is the future. Aja Barber - journalist, stylist and author of the book "Consumed: The Need for Collective Change" - is convinced that all consumers bear a responsibility for the injustices created by the fashion industry.

November 26, 2021, Interview

Swedes' clothing consumption takes place at the expense of both people and the environment

The textile industry is estimated to be the second most polluted industry in the world, after the oil industry, according to UN News. Photo: PhotoMIX-Company. Source: Pixabay.

Of: Alice Eriksson

The clothing industry is the second most polluted industry in the world and the largest parts of the emissions for Swedes' consumption take place abroad. At the same time, the people who make clothes in factories work under terrible working conditions.

November 23, 2021, Analysis

Films For Change - RIVERBLUE

“Can fashion save the planet? Through awareness, we evolve ”FUF Jönköping are welcoming you to a film screening of the documentary RIVERBLUE. Date: 22nd of November. Where: Hb221 (HLK) Time: 18.30 Who: All students at JU Together we will have a night of film, discussions, quizzes, engagement and of course snacks. Remember to bring your […]

November 17, 2021, English, Calendar, Local group

Land grabbing destroys unique landscape in Romania

A Swiss meat company has purchased, or otherwise claimed, large portions of arable land in the Hârtibaciu Valley in Romania. Photo: Martin Wallmen.

Of: Lisa Busch

Land grabbing and international companies buying up land in Romania are destroying one of the places in the world with the greatest biodiversity and creating problems for the people in the countryside. This is the opinion of biologist Joe England and landscape architect Viktoria Luft, who works to promote sustainable agriculture and small-scale agriculture in the country.

November 16, 2021, Interview

Indigenous peoples' knowledge can stop climate change

The Manobo people live on the Philippine island of Mindanao. The area where they live has a thriving biodiversity. Photo: Keith Bacongco. Source: Flickr.

Of: Elise Olsson

In a world where almost all of the earth's ecosystems have been disturbed by climate change and a quarter of our animal species are endangered, there are areas that have been preserved as if they were untouched - despite the presence of humans there. These areas often have a thriving biodiversity and ecosystems are even healthier than in nature reserves. The common denominator is that these are areas inhabited by indigenous peoples.

November 15, 2021, Report

My attempt to live in an environmentally friendly way in Ukraine goes like this

"For many, it depends on how easy it is to live environmentally friendly. If it's easy, we do it." It writes FUF correspondent Nick Nguyen in a column. Photo: Nick Nguyen.

Of: Nick Nguyen

It is easy to live environmentally friendly in Uppsala where I study. You can always walk or cycle to where you are going. You can choose environmentally friendly products at ICA and it is easy to sort waste. Even though I am not a vegetarian, I often eat vegetarian food. I always travel by train to other cities and I never have to drive. But it is also easy to quickly get used to this lifestyle when you are abroad.

October 14, 2021, FUF-correspondents, Chronicle

"The future of peace" - a new anthology with voices for sustainable peace and security

The anthology "The future of peace" contains 14 texts on how we create sustainable peace and security. It is free and can be downloaded further down the page.

Of: The Chancellery

How can children be included in the work for sustainable peace? How are climate justice and global health related to peace work? These and many other important issues are addressed by different voices for sustainable peace and security in our anthology The Future of Peace. FUF's network for global sustainable peace and security has together with the Human Security Association been involved […]

September 29, 2021, Activity

The one solution connecting multiple SDGs in Nepal

Illustrating a school girl in Nepal. Photo: Wellington College (A trip to Nepal) / Flickr.

Of: Irina Martin

Along with my classmates from Lund University, together we wrote a project proposal which, fictionally, has been approved by the European Commission as part of the course assignment. After hours of discussion and reflections, the decision was to deal with the lack of menstrual health education and accessible menstrual products in the district of Chitwan […]

December 25, 2020, Chronicle, English, Chronicle, Magazine

The climate in focus at the FUF editorial office

Photo: Jairo Gallegos, Unsplash

Of: The Chancellery

The COP24 climate summit in Katowice, Poland, ended recently. It is clear that a lot of work remains if we are to achieve goal 13 in the global goals: to combat climate change. The writers in FUF's editorial staff have chosen to write about the climate issue in their last texts for this year. Among other things, you can read about how fresh the world's air […]

December 19, 2018, Leader