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Embassy of Denmark in Korea to host 'A Greener Future: A Talk on Sustainable Lifestyles' webinar 

07.04.2021  09:04

The Embassy of Denmark in Korea will host ‘A Greener Future: A Talk on Sustainable Lifestyles’, an online seminar aimed at promoting a more sustainable lifestyle. The event will be held exclusively on Zoom on December 17, from 4PM to 5:30PM.

Speaking at the event will be Selina Juul, the Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Stop Wasting Food movement in Denmark. Also speaking will be Kumsook Ko, environmental activist and co-founder of the Almang Market. Together, the speakers will provide insight into how everyone, in their daily consumption of food and products, are currently contributing to the issue of waste and environmental degradation, and suggest alternative methods and habits to be more sustainable in our daily lives. A live Q&A session will be held where participants may engage with the speakers directly.

Selina Juul will emphasize the importance of reducing food waste and introduce the Stop Wasting Food movement, which has been credited for the significant food waste reductions in Denmark for the past decade. She will touch upon easy to follow habits and actions that one may adopt in their daily routines that can reduce food waste.

Kumsook Ko will cover the hidden aspects of waste and waste recycling, and present on how to better incorporate a zero waste lifestyle in our daily habits. Ko co-founded Almang Market this June, as a zero waste store and re-fill center where customers bring their own containers and shopping bags to purchase eco-friendly daily items such as shampoo, detergent, toothbrushes, and more.

“The amount of single use plastic and waste being thrown away has steeply increased all around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. The embassy hopes to create an opportunity where we, as consumers and individuals, can think about what we can do in our daily lives to contribute for a greener future for all,” commented Danish Ambassador Einar Jensen, on introducing why the embassy organized this event. “This event aims to answer the question: How can we all be more sustainable in our daily life?”

The ambassador added, “I hope that by hearing from these experts who have been practising sustainability in their daily lives, and by engaging in dialogue with them, we will all be inspired to consciously make sustainable choices as we go about our daily lives. The speakers are living examples that show that each and every one of us can have a meaningful impact on our society and on the Earth through our actions.”

The webinar requires pre-registration via the embassy’s registration web page (http://bit.ly/3oImxRx) or by email. Those signing up by email may do so by sending their [Name / Email address to receive the webinar invitation link / Question for the Q&A with the speakers] to seolee@um.dk.

The Embassy of Denmark will randomly select a total of 15 winners to receive an eco-friendly Christmas gift among those who contribute to the Q&A session. Those who register a question during the registration process, or those that send their questions during the webinar via the live chat, are eligible to win.

 A Greener Future: A Talk on Sustainable Lifestyles

Date and Time: 17 December, 16:00-17:30

Platform: Zoom (Prior registration required to receive Zoom link)

Speakers:

- Denmark: Selina Juul, Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Stop Wasting Food movement in Denmark

- Korea: Kumsook Ko, Co-Founder of Almang Market

Language: Korean, English (simultaneous interpretation)

 

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