Climate change is real. With the Sustainable Science Park Initiative, we take action to reduce our climate impact and adjust to a low CO₂ future. The initiative is part of the municipality of Linkoping’s ambitious goal of reaching carbon dioxide neutrality by the year 2025. One-third of CO2 emissions come from traffic. To achieve CO₂neutrality, we need the involvement of the local business community. Therefore, the municipality of Linkoping funded the development of a Sustainable mobility plan for Science Park Mjärdevi. An action plan was created in collaboration between property owners, companies and other stakeholders within the park. This plan is now being realized –step by step.
Guidelines for sustainability in the Science park
In February 2019 the Board of Science Park Mjärdevi took a unanimous decision to support future guidelines for sustainability in the Science Park organization.The purpose is to provide internal guidance and external inspiration on how sustainability work can be conducted.
- Guidelines for sustainability in the Science Park (in Swedish)
- Annex 1. Checklist for sustainable events (in Swedish)
(We are about to translate the guidelines and checklist to English, send us an email if you want then when they are finished firstname.lastname@example.org).
It all begins with what we as individuals and organisations can do, and It is our firm belief that the innovation environments in Sweden, the Science Parks in our cities could be arenas for accelerating the transformation into a more sustainable society. We and our community – the companies of Mjärdevi are continuously working to accept the challenges of tomorrow and embrace new ways of thinking. This guidline will now help us integrate sustainability / global goals into the entire company’s strategy and activities. We have chosen four of the global goals to specially focus on this year. Connecting these to our context not only provides affinity but gives the sustainability effort extra clarity.
Yes, we are still learning and we are a small company but we are in the middle of one of Sweden’s hottest innovation environments – 400 companies with over 7000 employees. If we include all external projects and cluster contexts we are a part of both national and international we really think- togheter we could make a change!
- Highlight good initiatives and present sustainable and smart alternatives
- Events and meet up to inspire and to build knowledge
- Code of conducts- regarding climate and gender equality
- We will be the common platform, the navigators and those who weave together initiatives and people and get more innovations to happen.
- We will focus on seeking/running projects that solve society’s challenges and promotes sustainable development.
D.IY. Become more carbon neutral
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