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Green Days 2011: March 30th-April 1st (Schedule!)

Join us for Green Days, a three-day annual event organised by GAIA to raise awareness about environmental issues.

Green Days 2011 will be held at the University of Iceland from Wed 30 March – Friday 1 April.

This year promises to be our most memorable ever!

Schedule below (click to enlarge). More information:

Green Days 2010 – Day 3

Final day of Green Days 2010. Today we would like to continue the good event and invite you for the following events:

  • 11:00 – 14:00 Clothes swapping and exhibition (1st and 2nd floor Háskólatorg)
  • 14:00 – 16:00 World café – Topic: Biodiversity (room 301 – 3rd floor Háskólatorg)
  • 19:00 – 21:00 Closing of Green Days 2010 (Nordic House)

Hope you can join us and have a drink and celebrate with us! 😉 We did it!

Green Days 2010 – Day 2

The Green Days 2010 have been opend on April 7th. Today (April 8th), we would like to invite you for the next events:

  • 11:00 – 14:00 Clothes swopping (2nd floor Háskólatorg – University Square)
  • 14:00 – 16:00 Panel Discussion – Topic: GMO in Iceland (Nordic House)
  • 19:00 – 21:00 Pub quiz (Háma at Háskólatorg)

It is going to be fun, if you can join!

Green Days 2010 – Meeting

Hello friends and fellows

As you have maybe heard the Green Days 2010 are going to happen soon. This years Green Days will be an event filled with interesting activities around the theme of “Biodiversity”. But this event can only become better with your help. … and we need your help.

So please join us in our activities to organize it and make it a great event. All small and large help is more than welcome. The Green Days will take place between the 7th and 9th of April at the University of Iceland and maybe other places.

Next meeting to organize it (since we now have a rough schedule and programme) will be on Tuesday 9th of March between 13:30 and 15:00 at 3rd floor meeting place in Gimli. We hope you all can make it.

The board of Gaia

Green Days 2009 – Tuesday 3rd

11:00 – 14:00
Green Companies, Háskólatorg

Gaia invited several Icelandic companies and organisations to join our engagement and come to our fair about “Green Consumerism”. This fair is designed to educate students and personnel at the University of Iceland about sustainable, ‘green’ practices and how to access these options locally.

We intend to give all companies and partners the possibility to get in direct contact with the University community and learn about the great  ‘sustainable’ options available in Iceland. We would like to offer the companies or organistion the opportunity to promote their business and raise awareness of conserned consumption among students and the university personnel.

At the moment, the following companies take part in this fair:

Yggdrasill –
Te & Kaffi –
BioBú –
Umhverfisstofnun –
Á næstu grösum –
Happy Green Kids –
Græinn Kostur –
Maður Lifandi – –

14:00 – 17:00
Seminar on Green Consumerism, Nordic House

  • 14:00 Opening words for the seminar
    Kolbrún Halldórsdóttir, Minister for the Environment
  • 14:15 “To Consume or to Be?”
    Jón Ásgeir Kalmansson, PhD student in Philosophy University of Iceland
  • 14:45 The Nordic Swan – a reliable choice for green purchasing
    Anne Maria Sparf, Environmental Agency
  • 15:15 The development of organic farming in Iceland
    Ólafur R. Dýrmundsson, Farmers association of Iceland

Seminar Chairperson: Taru Lehtinen, president of Gaia

This seminar will be held in English

17:00 – 20:00
Movie in the Nordic House with organic drinks in the café

More information are comming soon!

Green Days 2009 – Monday 2nd

10:00 – 11:00
Welcome to Green Days at Háskólatorg

Green Days 2009 is organized by Gaia, the Nordic House and Institute for Sustainability Studies. We would like to welcome you to come and listen to the welcome words by following persons:

  • Kristin Vala Ragnarsdóttir, Dean of the School of Engineering and Natural Sciences
  • Taru Lehtinen, President of Gaia
  • Þuriður Helga Kristjánsdóttir, Nordic House

11:00 – 17:00
Recycling in Reykjavik, Háskólatorg

Recycling is one of the most important things you can do to help the environment and reduce your ecological footprint.

Have you ever wondered where you should put that empty coke bottle? How about that paper you just printed on? There are so many chances for you to recycle right here at Haskoli Islands!

Learn how you can recycle on campus and at home by visiting Haskolatrog on Monday, March 2nd.

SORPA will present information about recycling in Iceland and how you can make the most of your trash

The City of Reykjavik will present information about how to recycle more efficiently in your home

Gámaþjónustan will share new creative ways that you can reduce the amount of garbage you produce

More information are comming soon!

Green Days 2009 are coming up

This years Green Days are coming up. We would like to present you the agenda for our Green Days, organised by Gaia at the University of Iceland in cooperation with the Nordic House. So stay informed and check up with us again, to get the latest news about it.

Agenda of the Green Days 2009

  • Monday 2nd

10-11: Welcome to Green Days at Háskólatorg!
11-14: Recycling in Reykjavik, Háskólatorg

  • Tuesday 3rd

11-14: Green Companies, Háskólatorg
14-17: Seminar on Green Consumerism in the Nordic House
17-20: Movie in the Nordic House with organic drinks in the cafe

  • Wednesday 4th

11-14: Energy Companies at Háskólatorg
17-20: Movie in the Nordic House (organic drinks in the cafe)

  • Thursday 5th

11-14: Clothes-swapping, Háskólatorg
14-17: Seminar on EU and the Environment in the Nordic House
17-20: Movie in the Nordic House (organic drinks in the cafe)

  • Friday 6th

11-14: Clothes-swapping, Háskólatorg
18-24: Closing party in the Nordic House until 24! (green drinks, music)