Press Release 170/2012

Sustainability Cultures

Colloquium Fundamentale Discusses Cultural Science Approaches to a Sustainable Future
Per pedes oder doch lieber mit dem Wagen? Unser Mobilitätsverhalten steht exemplarisch für ein oft paradoxes Verhältnis zum Umweltschutz (Foto: Johannes Kiefl)
By foot or by car? Our mobility behavior reveals an often paradox relation to environmental protection. (Photo: Johannes Kiefl)

Many environmentally compatible technologies exist. Frequently, individual habits prevent a lifestyle with a minimum consumption of resources. This winter semester, ZAK I Center for Applied Cultural Science and Studium Generale of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) will discuss cultural science approaches to a sustainable future. On Thursday, November 15, 2012, the series of public presentations will be started at 18.00 hrs by the honorary chairperson of BUND, Professor Angelika Zahrnt. She will speak about the end of growth society.


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

jm, 08.11.2012

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