Let’s Settle!

Posted by Shubhankar

Here at CSS, we are always searching for possibilities to encourage sustainable development and implementation wherever possible.

Being the second-largest city in Sweden and home to two prestigious universities, Gothenburg attracts many international students and working professionals. After coming here, they first have to buy essential things, and then very few things come from second-hand shops. After the studies, they either have to sell them or give them away.

Since we live in a sustainable city, we thought, what if we can introduce some sustainable options to the new students from day one? What if we can provide essential things like bedding, cutleries, and clothing along with other things? It will help them save some money and promote the Circular economy!

Keeping this in mind, with Freeshop Olofshöjd, we organized Freeshop in July 2022 for more than 100 Summer Students at GU.

So, what is Freeshop? you ask! Freeshop Olofshöjd is a secondhand shop where everything is for free. You can take what you need and leave what you want to give away without obligation for trade.

We will be organizing it again in August!! If you are moving in during August, don’t forget to visit us.

Dates: 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28

Time: 18:00 – 19:00

Hope to see you there!

Also, to provide sustainable alternatives to everyday work, we have created a LinkTree. There are links to Freeshop, a waste pickup map, and most important, “smartakartan.” We are also arranging a “Fika with CSS” in September. Let’s have a sustainable conversation (with some fun 🙂 )!!

Green Resources LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/greenressourcesgbg

CSS LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/ChalmersCSS

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And that’s a wrap!!

28th August was the last day of our project.
More than 300 students from Chalmers and Gothenburg university benefitted. Essential things like bedding, cutleries, and clothing, along with information on waste segregation, and sustainable alternatives to shopping and everyday items, were provided.
We want to thank a couple of people for this project’s successful execution. First, the welcome services of Chalmers and Gothenburg university for helping us in reaching more students. Second, all the volunteers of the freeshop, in particular Antara.
Once again, thank you to everyone who was associated with this project directly or indirectly.