YouSuAL – Young Sustainability Ambassadors of Linköping

Best practice by Stångåstaden, Sweden

The aim of this project by Stångåstaden is to, in an educational way, engage students in sustainability questions from the view of a residential area.

Through education and new experiences we increased the sustainability awareness amongst our tenants in general but more specific amongst our Young Ambassadors; this also increased skills which they can put into their CV.

It is a long- term perspective, YouSuAL’s objectives are to:

  • Reduce the total amount of household garbage per apartment.
  • Increase the percentage of recyclable materials per apartment.
  • Increase the thrive and sense of security and safety amongst tenants in the area.
  • Reduced cost of maintenance for Stångåstaden, Tekniska Verken och Linköpings kommun (cost for graffiti removal, cleaning sewers, picking up trash etc.).
  • Increase youth’s confidence for the future and for themselves, through offering an educational and active free time where they meet inspiring role models.
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