Mykolas Romeris University implements the 2021-2023 Strategy for Sustainable Activities. Each month of this academic year, we pay more attention to the implementation of different Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In December, the focus is on Affordable and Green Energy (SDG7) and Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG8).
On December 9th 3 p.m. together with the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Vilnius, we kindly invite you to watch the film Breaking Boundaries. The Science of Our Planet at MRU LAB, Didlaukio st. 55, Hall L-101. The film was made by Sir David Attenborough, the famous British naturalist and documentary filmmaker in preparation for the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 that was held in November in Glasgow, Scotland.
We invite you to join the MRU team on December 9th to take part in the Battle of Sustainable Minds. At the end of November, a battle of sustainable minds took place in Kaunas, where the MRU team took the 2nd place and reached the national final. The event is organized by the Institute of Green Policy and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Lithuania. Please register here.
In December, we call for more attention to be paid to energy issues. As the cold weather approaches us while waiting for Christmas let us meet with our family, friends and colleagues, drink hot chocolate, coffee or tea and talk about the energy situation in the world, what can we do to use clean energy to make electricity and heating available to everyone? Where can we save on electricity and heating? As the weather gets colder, let’s get warmer clothing and reduce the heating by 1 degree? Let’s try to celebrate Christmas by buying less, giving more sustainable gifts, being more creative and packing with no or less paper, instead of cutting the Christmas tree let’s enjoy its branch or a wreath, with less or no Christmas lights?
Let’s also talk about the good, honest job of what kind of economy we want in the future. What can we do to make the economy more sustainable and fairer, to enable people to act freely and creatively, exchange the goods they create, make a living from their talents?
December 22th let’s celebrate a day without a car. Let’s leave our cars at home and come to the university (all or part of the way) on foot or by public transport.
Together with the Italian Embassy, we organized a screening of the documentary The Climate Limbo in November. The film talks about the links between migration and climate change, and presents how Italy is overcoming these challenges. Directors: Elena Brunello, Paolo Caselli and Francesco Ferri.
In the autumn, the Senate of Mykolas Romeris University approved the Equal Opportunities and Diversity Policy. We invite you to get acquainted.