On September 23, 2021 FHWien der WKW hosted the SDG Day for the first time. The focus was on SDG 12: Sustainable Consumption & Production.
Around 100 participants attended the first Sustainability Day at FHWien der WKW online. Under the motto “Be smart. Act responsibly.” they took part in the diverse program, learned about good practice examples, established contacts with companies, exchanged ideas with like-minded people, and learned about FHWien der WKW’s SDG projects and activities in the networking coffees.
The SDG Day was opened by Circular Activist and Change Agent Harald Friedl, who gave an exciting keynote on “We have no more time to wait – system change and leadership in the year of COP26?”. This was followed by five interactive workshops, in which the participants
- improved their storytelling skills,
- reflected on their personal carbon footprint and ecological footprint,
- learned about improvisational theater as a new way of communicating knowledge about sustainability issues, or
- used the power of visualization to communicate sustainability strategies and other complex issues.
Afterwards, the SDG Awards were presented. Congratulations to the lecturers Klaus-Peter Fritz and Jürgen Weiss, who won the teaching award in the category “SDGs in Teaching”, and the two winning teams Claudia Schwarz, Margret Steixner and Sandra Luger as well as Birgit Kronberger, Rainer Kraft and Doris Preyer, who were awarded in the category “Individual Innovative Elements”. The prize for the best Bachelor’s thesis went to Andreas Ledermüller (Bachelor’s program in Management – Entrepreneurship) for his thesis on “Opportunities and risks of social entrepreneurship in consideration of the Austrian government program 2020-2024”. Talea Gauhl (Master’s program in Leadership in Tourism) was pleased to receive the prize for the best Master’s thesis, in which she dealt with the topic “Food waste: consumer analysis of food sharing platforms using the example of the individual case study of Too Good To Go”. Congratulations for this great achievement!
At the end, our graduate Stefan Lenglinger (presenter of the “ZIB” news programs on ORF 1) moderated an exciting panel discussion on the topic of “Food Waste”. Alexander Hell (REWE Group), Lisa Tamina-Panhuber (Greenpeace), Renée Nicole Wagner (Accor Hotels) and Florian Schleicher (until recently TooGoodToGo) discussed, among other things, awareness raising, basic problems in the food system, legal regulations and framework conditions as well as measures along the entire value chain to solve the problem of food waste.
You missed our first SDG Day? No problem! On our event platform you will find the video recordings of the keynote, panel discussion and award ceremony as well as great videos and company presentations, podcasts from Radio Radieschen and the excellent Bachelor and Master theses to watch and read.
We are already looking forward to the next SDG Day 2022. Stay tuned!