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Greencarrier supports innovative students for Future Transports

By The Blogging Crew, February 8, 2018 in In focus, Sustainability
One of the transport industry's biggest challenges is to make transports smarter, more efficient and more environmentally friendly. On January 31st Greencarrier participated in the final exhibition for the “Future Transports” project at Universeum, where students in grade 7 and 8 showed their suggestions of sustainable transport solutions for year 2047 and competed for the winning price.

Winners of the first price was Römosseskolan 8A, who developed an innovative solution for a fast train powered by geothermal energy, and with the ability to pick up travelers while moving. As a partner, Greencarrier also had the pleasure to give an honorary price to one specific solution. Our price went to Guldhedsskolan 8C for a creative innovation for underground goods transportation. An innovation partly built on existing techniques with maglev trains, but with a very innovative idea for how to power these with energy extracted from people’s everyday movements.

The importance for Greencarier to support Future Transports

The overall purpose of the Future Transports project is to create a forum for dialogue and to engage, inspire and make students interested in environment and sustainable technology as well as showing different types of job functions in the transport industry. For Greencarrier this is a way to be part of the dialogue and share our knowledge and expertise within the subject of transports and sustainability with students, teachers and other partners to the project. This goes well together with Greencarrier’s ambitions for sustainability, the Greencarrier Spirit.

During the day we had our own Greencarrier exhibition stand where we met a lot of young people with great ambitions and interesting ideas for a sustainable future. Our environmental expert Bengt Erlandsson also participated in several panel discussions together with experts from the other collaboration partners, where the students could ask questions and discuss sustainability in transportation.

Stefan Björk, Greencarrier’s founder and owner, says:

“During recent years we have more frequently been asked about our ambitions as a green company. Especially being in the transport industry, an in­dustry that inevitably has a great impact on the environment, this is a very important matter for us and we constantly strive to find environme­ntally smart solutions and new and better ways of meeting our customers’ transport needs. Being able to inspire and get inspired by young people and other partners is a great way for us to open our minds and think outside the box. This is also an excellent way for us to share our knowledge and contribute to the society and young people’s education. And hopefully some of these creative students will come to work for us some day!”

More about Greencarrier’s project partnership with Universeum

The Future Transport project is initiated by Universeum, which is the largest Science Center in the Nordic Countries, and carried out each year in collaboration with a number of partners. It is held in Gothenburg, Sweden, and gives students in grade 7 and 8 a chance to be inspired by nature to find new and sustainable ways to move and transport goods. The students’ mission is to look into the future and create a transport solution for the year 2047.

Greencarrier is one of the several partners to this project. Other partners are Chalmers, Gothenburg University, Volvo, Gothenburg Port, Swedish Shipowner’s Association, Hogia, Västtrafik and Gothenburg City.


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