In Sweden, ABC runs a local environment, democracy and integration project in Lund. An important part of ABC’s work is also to spread information and form opinions about fair trade, organic farming and our international projects and collaborations for development work. For instance, we have a food saving & waste management project, an urban gardening project and a beekeeping project that work actively to integrate environmental sustainability into the local context of Lund. We also arrange fruit picking days, urban gardening training, ecological footprint workshops, pop-up cafe’s serving organic food and much more. Read more about our local efforts below and get involved!
Food Saving Lund!
Food Saving Lund are a group of people fighting against food waste by doing regular food pick-ups in and around Lund, storing it in food banks and sharing it among the community. They conduct workshops, seminars, webinars, potlucks, documentary/movie screenings and other social events to raise awareness towards the major environmental challenge of food waste and help bring about systemic change by dialogue and community activation. They are one of the most active, inclusive and diverse groups in Lund.
Vi Odlar! aims to explore and apply urban gardening in practical and creative ways. It is a place to build new social networks and get inspired and work towards a sustainable and inclusive Lund. By using sustainable methods and creatively reusing leftover materials, we have been transforming a grey industrial area into a dynamic and edible piece of urban art since 2014.
When disaster strikes in certain areas there is often no local spatial information on the area available, even on Google Maps. This is why ABC Sweden invites people to its Humanitarian Mapping workshops, where volunteers collaborate to map disaster-struck areas around the globe using OpenStreetMap and the HOT/OSM platform. It's an easy tool that can be used while just hanging out, but which accomplishes something major!
Bee the Change Lund
Bee the Change is a collaboration between ABC and HU. The project gives students and community members the opportunity to learn about pollinators and beekeeping. Bee the Change aims for a biodiverse and a pollinator-friendly Lund. Bee the Change keeps its own bees at Stenkrossen in Lund and produces honey with them.