Environmentally Sustainable Lifestyle: Small Steps, Big Change?

Association of European Business (Minsk) and ODB Brussels

Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 13:30 to 18:00

Minsk, Belarus

The Association of European Businesses  and ODB Brussels with the support of the Swedish Institute and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) invite to the seminar on sustainable lifestyle.

The seminar will focus on:
- environmentally sustainable lifestyle;
- responsible consumption;
- human ecological footprint;
- sustainable transport/mobility;
- energy-efficient housing;
- ecofriendly initiatives in Belarus.
Moderator of the event: Siarhey Laboda, IMACON company consultant.

The seminar will have input from Swedish and Belarusian experts:

Matthias Lehner

Fellow at the  International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University (Sweden), researcher of sustainable lifestyle and sustainable consumption patterns in trade relations, expert on sustainable development, agriculture and sustainable food systems, on green consumption and green business models, Research Fellow at the  Sustainable Consumption Institute at University of Manchester (UK), Research Fellow at the Copenhagen Resource Institute (Denmark).

Fredrik Björk 

History MA, professor at Malmö University, board member of the Swedish SROI Network, Board Member of Yalla Trappan (social enterprise), Member of the Global Wellbeing Lab, Board Member of the Center for Public Entrepreneurship, formerly Programme Coordinator for Leadership for Sustainability Master's Programmes at Malmö University, Research network coordinator for Forum for Social Innovation Sweden.

Valentina Liaonchyk

First Deputy Chairman of the Republican Public Association "Belarusian Union of Transport Workers", expert on transportation policies and legislation, manager of several projects on sustainable mobility and public transportation, formerly member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Belarus.

Daria Chumakova 

Deputy Head of the Center for Environmental Solutions, Business Consultant on green offices, ecological compensation of industrial activity, environmental management. Expert on chemical safety of goods, Coordinator of Non-Dangerous Toys campaign to eliminate hazardous chemicals from children's toys, environmentally friendly lifestyle programme manager.

Mikhail Anufriev - energy and climate project assistant of the International Public Association "Ecopartneship", project member at SPARE (School Project for Application of Resources and Energy) and ARCEE (Awareness-Raising Campaign on Energy Efficiency for Construction-Related Stakeholders in Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine), MA by BNTU (thesis subject: "Draft Design of a Windmill Generator in Context of the Republic of Belarus").


Vegetarian snacks buffet will be provided by the non-profit organization "VegaMara".
The deadline for applications is September 12, 2015. There is no participation fee.
If you want to take part in the event, please send your competed application form to katsiaryna.syrayezhkina@aebbel.by no later than September 12, 2015.
For further information please send your questions to katsiaryna.syrayezhkina@aebbel.by (Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina).